The People of PASE: Jessica

Here at Peoples Associates Structural Engineers, we put our interns and their talents to work–their skill set and education are not taken lightly. We truly appreciate the opportunity to educate and shape these bright people into becoming talented Structural Engineers, ready to create the next set of structures that shape our cities.

This summer’s interns were a mix of eager Undergraduate and Graduate students. Join us as they share a bit of their story and what they look forward to on their journeys ahead.

All of our interns had a wonderful learning experience at PASE, giving them real-life experience that they’ll take into their blossoming careers. Team PASE took them in with open arms, and absolutely loved to show them what they can look forward to what awaits them after finishing their college careers.

It’s all about the people, here at Peoples Associates Structural Engineers. Check out our other Summer 2017 interns’ stories: John, BrookeTanya, and Ian.

 


 

Meet Jessica,
Undergraduate Student at Cal Poly University

 

2017 Intern Jessica

Why Structural Engineering?

Jessica’s father and his career path introduced her to structures from a very young age. From helping to design and build projects for her family (such as doghouses for the family pets), Jessica has grown to truly love structural engineering. The pairing of math and designing structures is a perfect match.

 

What inspires you?

Jessica touts her dad as her biggest inspiration for her career path. She is also inspired by helping people, and hopes to soon take her talents back to where they are needed most–to serve families and communities that otherwise can’t afford structural engineering as we know it here in the United States. She hope to soon travel to Mexico to help families in communities that are near and dear to her heart.

 

At PASE, what kind of project(s) did you work on?

Jessica worked mostly with the multi-family team, working on projects that included anchorage calculations. She also worked on calculations for the Data Center/Mission Critical team.

 

How was your experience at PASE?

The friendly and education-fostering environment was such a wonderful surprise. She didn’t expect that everyone would be so helpful and hands-on in helping her learn. Throughout Jessica’s internship, PASE has truly felt like a team.

 

Where are you heading next?

Timber Construction Engineering is the career path she’d like to stay on. Jessica has been focused on multi-family type of projects since beginning her studies in Structural Engineering, and she enjoys the projects involved.

 

2017 Intern Jessica-2

Any words of advice you’d like to share with fellow students?

Jessica had three great pieces of advice that anyone can take to heart:

1) “Don’t be afraid to try something new”

2) “You’ll never know how far you can go until you try it”

3) “Don’t be afraid to ask questions”

 

 

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