Ten Year Up Interns Join Stanford to Begin a Life-Changing Journey

By Evan Bello, Year Up Intern, Office of the CIO, UIT

Diving into a new internship is a daunting, yet exhilarating experience. It’s a chance to grow, to change, and to learn all you can about yourself as a professional. With 10 new Year Up interns — including myself —joining various teams at Stanford this fall, there is once again a chance to see this change unfold. With that said, we are all on a journey that will allow us to blossom into the best version of ourselves. 

Now, I'd like to introduce you to Stanford’s sixth Year Up cohort and learn how we each answered the question: What do you hope to gain during your time at Stanford?

Laurentino Angeles

Laurentino Angeles

Land, Buildings & Real Estate, IT Support

I hope to learn how to connect better with people as connections get you far in life.

Maria Urias

Maria Urias

UIT Service Desk Analyst

I hope to advance my skills in IT as well as learn new soft skills that I can apply to my future roles.

Krishan Chartiar

Krishan Chartiar

UIT Service Desk Analyst

During my time at Stanford, I hope to gain experience. I would also like to grow my network.

Philip Chu

Philip Chu

UIT Service Desk Analyst

During my time at Stanford, I hope to gain different soft skills which I can utilize now, and also in the future. I also hope to gain more connections and build my network amongst all my peers and colleagues.

Jarrell de Vera

Jarrell de Vera

UIT ServiceNow Operations Analyst

I hope that I gain the best experience possible during my time at Stanford. I hope to gain friendships in this community and build a strong network.

Eddie Ortiz

Eduardo “Eddie” Diaz-Ortiz

Stanford University Libraries IT Tech Support

I hope to gain more experience in the IT field, make new connections, and absorb as much important information as I possibly can!

Julian Jarquin

Julian Jarquin

Computer Resource Consulting IT Support Technician

I hope to gain strong habits and skills to project me towards a career in tech where I can bridge the gap for others who come from similar backgrounds as myself.

Lupe Gomez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Gomez

Residential Dining & Enterprise IT Support Services

I'm genuinely excited and love how I'm currently learning the different areas in IT by supporting campus users as part of the Help Desk operation. This includes triaging tickets in ServiceNow, assisting with Cardinal Key questions, and imaging systems. During my time at Stanford, I'd love to build connections and develop new skills.

Leandra Plotkin

Leandra Marie Plotkin

Learning Technology & Spaces Project Management

I hope to gain valuable knowledge of how the operations of a professional work environment function. Along with the connections I hope to make during my time at Stanford.

Evan Bello

Evan Bello

Office of the CIO Project Coordinator

I hope to gain a wealth of knowledge that will carry me forward in my career, while meeting fantastic people and being in an environment that fosters and welcomes growth.

Year Up Journey

Prior to starting an internship at Stanford, all of us completed six months of training in Year Up at different locations within the Bay Area. We studied in areas such as help desk/desktop support, cyber security, project management, data analytics, and quality assurance. Please welcome this wonderful group of individuals as we soar to greater heights at Stanford. 

Learn more about Year Up

I'm proud to be a member of this Year Up cohort. Whether this is a first job or a career change, an internship is a special time for each of us. The next months will offer us the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to complete tasks, learn new systems and tools, and continuously push and move forward. The chance to grow and develop in a positive work environment at Stanford for success will help us to grow and reflect on where we were and where we want to be. It is through these reflections that we can see the path that has been forged from our experiences.

If you’d like to learn more about Year Up, please visit the Year Up Internship Program webpage.