In The Hilla #19 Ahmad Shehata | My Journey as an Engineer & Saving a Company over $1 Million - In The Hilla

Episode 19

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14th Oct 2020

#19 Ahmad Shehata | My Journey as an Engineer & Saving a Company over $1 Million

Ahmad Shehata is a business development engineer for the IDEX Corporation. He has designed, manufactured, and in some cases negotiated deals for products that costed anywhere from $100k to over a $1 million. Furthermore, he has also done multiple cost savings projects that resulted in their company saving over $1 million. Ahmad had 5 internships during his time at Iowa State and now helps with IDEX's recruitment efforts to hire talent. In this interview, Ahmad gives advice on landing engineering roles and also walks through his journey as engineer. Throughout his journey he ran into many obstacles and gives guidance on how to overcome adversity.

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In The Hilla
In The Hilla (الحلة‎ - Neighborhood)
A podcast that educates/informs folks from marginalized communities about different career avenues/possibilities.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate/inform folks about the different avenues/possibilities that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

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Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed is a first generation immigrant from Sudan and is currently an industrial engineering student at Iowa State University. He is a driven and entrepreneurial minded student with a diverse set of experiences that include working as a software engineering intern and mechanical engineering intern, studying abroad in the UK, conducting research for the U.S. Dept of Energy, lobbying for the U.S. Dept of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and serving on the national board for a multi-million dollar non-profit.