Students Ritika Bhattacharjee ’22 and Drew DeHaven ’22 are giving a voice to the latest College of Engineering stories and opportunities by hosting two podcasts, “Just a SEC” and “The Study Break.”
Airing bimonthly, the 15 to 30-minute episodes are part of the Department of Engineering Communications’ larger SoundBytes podcast, which also includes the weekly programs “Ask An Engineer” and “Engineer This!” While these highlight impactful research, Bhattacharjee and DeHaven interview students about professional development, education abroad and internships for “Just a SEC.” In the “Study Break,” they speak to students and professionals about personal topics, such as mental and physical health.
“I’ve gained a new perspective about life,” DeHaven said. “We’ve been fortunate to host candid guests who are honest and vulnerable regarding their personal challenges.”
Each episode is produced over a month-long period, during which the co-hosts are responsible for identifying themes, selecting guests and scheduling interviews. “We hope these series create an impactful platform,” Bhattacharjee added. “Each episode is important in showcasing the varying lives of engineering students and their experiences.”