13:00-14:00 | 23rd of June 2020
The first company contacted by SSD was the renowned Prodrive Technologies, headquartered in Eindhoven. With close to 1500 employees as of 2020, Prodrive is a leader in innovation and manufacturing for the medical, automotive, semiconductor, and energy industries. They hence raised several eyebrows among students following the Power Electronics and Drives specialization of our Electrical Power Engineering program. The speaker was Sjors Verkamman, a master’s student carrying out his thesis at the company. His work is related to the efficient charging of electrical vehicles, and the design of the corresponding power electronics.
His story provided students with a gist of the energetic work culture at Prodrive Technologies, as well as a peek into how smoothly the company operates internally. 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 were 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.