Alexandra Forsythe is a student at Indiana Tech. She is a double major in electrical engineering and computer engineering with minors in CS and math. Alexandra is currently working as a year-round intern for Ultra Electronics USSI.
Hi! I’m Alexandra (“Alex”) Forsythe. I’ve been fortunate to have worked as an intern for NASA, Raytheon, and Ultra Electronics USSI. I designed a mission critical circuit board for NASA that will be used in an upcoming launch. For Raytheon, I programmed artificial neural networks. I’m a year-round intern for Ultra Electronics USSI, where I have been placed in charge of a new innovative product, and I’ll be an FPGA/ASIC design engineering intern for Intel next summer. At Indiana Tech, I’m a double major in electrical engineering and computer engineering with minors in CS and math, and I’m an officer in four student organizations.
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Wyatt Wells is co-founder and chief marketing officer at The Bee Corp, an AgTech startup in Bloomington. Wyatt graduated from Indiana University in 2016.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
If you asked me this question 10 years ago, I would’ve replied, “I’m going to play third base for the Boston Red Sox.” If you asked me three years ago, my answer would’ve been, “Let me get back to you on that.”
It’s the cliché question nearly all students dread hearing. Responses tend to fall into three categories: the vague (“I want to work in [medicine/software/sales]”), the naïve and oddly specific (“I’m going to be a senior cloud systems engineer at Facebook”) and the aimless (“I just want to do something that makes me happy”).
Flashback to 2015
Entering my senior year at IU, I belonged under the aimless category. I became an expert at …