On the Road: MOTRing with Mudd

February 3, 2014

Sixteen students spent part of their winter break with MUDD on the Road (MOTR). Office of Career Services Director Judy Fisher and Aneesha Akram, assistant director, traveled with them Jan. 15 and 16 to seven Northern California companies: Bloomenergy, Facebook, Quantcast (an OCS corporate partner), Yelp, Space Systems/Loral, VMWare and Tesla.

Students seeking to meet alumni and discover more about their companies were Johnathan Ashley ’15, Allison Barry ’16, Jason Bluhm ’14, Arthur Chi ’15, Angela Chin ’16, Jean-Claude de Sugny ’14, David Derry ’14, Alexander Gruver ’15, Justin Lim ’14, Jonpaul Littleton ’15, Jozefa McKiernan ’16, Kristina Ming ’15, Sarah Paek ’16, Vyas Savanur ’13, Olivia Warren ’13 and Bruce Yan ’15.

Alumni Jeffrey Hemphill ’13 (Facebook) and Laurel Fullerton ‘07 (Tesla) led informal discussions, and alumni networked with students after presentations made by Michael Recce at Quantcast and Ben Goldenberg ’10 at Yelp. Quantcast alumni included Esteban Molina-Estolano ’06, Jordan Ezzell ‘13, Durban Frazer ‘05, Zack Purdy ‘13, Ben Jones ’12, Jackson Newhouse ‘12, Kwang Ketcham ’10, Wayne Yang ’99, Wynn Vonnegut ‘11, Anatole ‘Toli’ Paine ’11 and Dietrich Langenbach. Alumni at Yelp were Bryce Lampe ‘10, Jessica Stringham ‘13, Marty Field ‘09, Jason Fennell ‘08 and Xanda Schofield ’13.

Thank you to VMWare’s Amber Daniels for her generous gift to Harvey Mudd, which covered the transportation costs for MOTR as well as arrangements for the visit to her company. In addition, we thank all of our contacts at each company: Ashleigh Adams and Arne Ballantine ’90 at Bloomenergy; Jordan MacDonald at Facebook; Betty Liao, Ali Segreto and Bill Umoff at Quantcast; Malea Brunner and Crystal Black at Yelp; Tina Goulart at Space Systems/Loral; and Stephanie Sanchez at Tesla.

HMC group at Bloomenergy in Sunnyvale
HMC group at Bloomenergy in Sunnyvale
Students with Nick Slovan, Engineering Project Manager
Students with Nick Slovan, Engineering Project Manager
HMC group at Facebook in Menlo Park
HMC group at Facebook in Menlo Park
Jeffrey Hemphill ’13 and Jeffrey Lin, Pomona alumnus
Jeffrey Hemphill ’13 and Jeffrey Lin, Pomona alumnus
Alex Gruver ‘15, Arthur Chi ‘15, Vyas Savanur ‘13, Olivia Warren ’13 with alumnus at Quantcast in San Francisco
Alex Gruver ‘15, Arthur Chi ‘15, Vyas Savanur ‘13, Olivia Warren ’13 with alumnus at Quantcast in San Francisco
Alumni Esteban Molina ‘06 and Dietrich Lagenbach with Kristina Ming ‘15, Jonpaul Littleton ’15, Allison Barry ’16,  Jozefa McKiernan ’15, and Jonathan Ashely ’15
Alumni Esteban Molina ‘06 and Dietrich Lagenbach with Kristina Ming ‘15, Jonpaul Littleton ’15, Allison Barry ’16, Jozefa McKiernan ’15, and Jonathan Ashely ’15
Alumni
Alumni: Back L to R–Wayne Yang ‘99, Wynn Vonnegut ‘11, Anatole ‘Toli’ Paine ’11, Durban Frazier ‘05, Ben Jones ‘12, Jackson Newhouse ‘12. Front L to R – Esteban Molina ‘06, Dietrich Lagenbach* Jordan Ezzell ‘13, Zach Purdy ‘12, Kwang Ketchum ‘10
HMC group at Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto
HMC group at Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto
HMC students dressed in clean room gear on tour at SSL
HMC students dressed in clean room gear on tour at SSL
Students examining the Tesla battery design
Students examining the Tesla battery design
HMC group with new Tesla at the headquarters in Palo Alto
HMC group with new Tesla at the headquarters in Palo Alto
HMC group with alumna Laurel Fullerton ‘07
HMC group with alumna Laurel Fullerton ‘07
– HMC group at VMWare in Palo Alto
HMC group at VMWare in Palo Alto
Yelp2
Left to right – Marty Field ‘09, Ben Goldenberg ‘10, Denis Lantsman ‘10, Jessica Stringham ’13 and Xanda Schoefield ‘13
HMC group at Yelp in San Francisco
HMC group at Yelp in San Francisco
Alumni - Bryce Lampe ‘10, Jessica Stringham ‘13, Marty Field ’09, Jason Fennell ‘08, Xanda Schoefield ‘13
Alumni – Bryce Lampe ‘10, Jessica Stringham ‘13, Marty Field ’09, Jason Fennell ‘08, Xanda Schoefield ‘13