Author: Adiki Puplampu
Date: 15 December 2023
Jesugbenga Omoniwa is a third year computer science student from Nigeria with big dreams. Passionate about technology, innovation, and social impact, Jesugbenga aspires to work as a software developer at a company that uses technology for social good.
“I would like to work on projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives, such as education, health care or environmental sustainability.”
This summer he forayed into the world of work as a hydraulic engineering intern at Enbridge. On the system design team that provides hydraulic engineering support for projects within the organization, Jesugbenga mainly worked with team members to develop a web-based dashboard for monitoring and analyzing pipeline data. During his internship, Jesugbenga leaned on and learned from peers.
“One thing that surprised me about my internship experience was how much I learned from my colleagues and mentors. They were very supportive, knowledgeable, and helpful.”
Connecting with his peers, sharing his work, and learning about the work of other interns at ELITE Program workshops was a program highlight for Jesugbenga who also enjoyed his time in the Entrepreneurship Design Series where he learned practical skills from idea validation using customer feedback to building business models using lean canvas.
Along with pursuing a career as a software developer, Jesugbenga also hopes to one day take on a mentorship role in the community to inspire other youth interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
“The ELITE Program has been one of the best experiences of my life. It has given me the chance to work on a meaningful project, learn from amazing mentors, meet inspiring peers and alumni, and discover new opportunities.”
The future is bright for Jesugbenga, and we can’t wait to see where it takes him.