Student Profile: Yash Shah – Electrical Engineering Co-op, SoCore Energy

Student Profile: Yash Shah – Electrical Engineering Co-op, SoCore Energy

August 15, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


– My name is Yash Shah. I’m a senior in electrical engineering. Engineering in general, has
so many different things that you could pursue. It was hard for me to
pinpoint what I wanted to do. And when I saw that this company is working with renewable energy, what I think is the source of the future. It immediately caught my attention. SoCore is basically a
solar energy developer. We acquire panels. We set up a design,
and we set up a system. – [Tom] Yash has an
electrical engineering co-op. He’s working on projects that’s span from small rooftop project, maybe some of the larger rooftop projects to humongous ground mount projects. And so have that electrical
background is phenomenal. I know that a few of my
coworkers actually met Yash at one of the engineering
fairs and they said, “We’ve got to get him in here.” “He just seems that he
is really a great fit.” – [Yash] I personally
would encourage people to pursue three session co-ops, because every time you
come back your doing more and your trusted more and
you’re in charge of more. Basically now I have the same presence of a Photonic engineer and I
do the same amount of work, the same quality of work. And this is something that developed through the three sessions. Initially I could not
see myself doing that. During my first session I
didn’t know what comes next or how we do things. So I had to ask my boss or a coworker for, to tell me about how
every single step works. But now, I know how it works, so it’s basically them
assigning me the initial task and me giving them the
complete final product. – [Tom] With our interns,
or co-ops we look for, Purdue is one of our targeted schools. There are several of them,
Purdue is among the top. And the reason why it
really does come from the educational background, the type of the material
that they’re learning, and we have found that
students from Purdue are able to do that more
quickly and more successfully than a lot of other schools
that we’ve recruited from. So that’s why we are always interested in students from Purdue, who
are interested in solar energy, who want to apply their
engineering background to the solar work that we do here. – [Yash] I got two different
very distinct experiences through EPICS and through
Engineering 131 and 132. I got the experience of
working with people in a group, towards the same project,
with the same goal in mind. And that experience, I think, defiantly helped me communicate
better with team mates. And its something that I think
its pivotal in this industry, or in the field. – Internships, again are great, but if we’re able to have
someone who is interested in what we’re doing and
have a multi session co-op, that’s even better. Yash, right now, he’s done a great job from where he’s started and he was great in the beginning but there is so many additional aspects and the points of work that
he’s been able to work on now, that he wasn’t necessarily
in the beginning. – This was my first professional
internship, or co-op. My first experience ever. And having these people kind
of support me and nurture me and kind of help me
develop as an individual, kind of assisted in me learning
so much about the company and becoming the kind of
person I am right now. (guitar music)