13:00-14:00 | 23rd of June 2020
The first company contacted by SSD was the renowned ProDrive Technologies, headquartered at Eindhoven. With close to 1500 employees as of 2020, ProDrive is a leader in the innovation and manufacturing for the medical, automotive, semiconductor, and energy industries. They hence raised several eyebrows of students following the Power Electronics and Drives specialization of our Electrical Power Engineering program. The speaker was Sjors Verkammen, a masters student carrying out his thesis at the company. His work related to efficient charging in electrical vehicles, and design of the corresponding power electronics. Hearing his story provided students a gist of the energetic work culture at ProDrive, as well as a peek at how smoothly the company operates from within. After his talk, a representative from HR, Ruud de Vries, explained in better detail the internship and job opportunities at ProDrive.
An idea of how the company is involved in a vast variety of markets and the applications of their technologies in these fields has been made known to the students.
Overall, the enthusiasm of students made the very first online event/lecture in the pandemic age a success! It was also a chance for the board of SSD to know where we could improve in organizing online events to make them more educational and informative.