Julia Heseltine

Class of 2019-2020

University of Portland, 2019
Mechanical Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM to push my potential, both academically and as a future professional. The ESTEEM program stood out to me the most because of its unique hybrid between business and technology, which is exactly what I wanted to integrate into my future career.

My capstone project and why I’m excited about it:

For my capstone project I will be working with Avanade, an IT consulting firm focused on the Microsoft platform, on their Future Ready AI project. I am beyond thrilled to be working with Microsoft and Avanade's current and emerging cutting-edge AI technology. Through research, market validation and an analysis of Avanade’s existing business, I will be putting forth a recommendation around the highest value AI/emerging technology opportunities and important considerations to answer how to look at the next generation of AI technologies. To be behind the analysis of the next generation of AI technologies not only excites me but will also be an unforgettable learning experience through expanding my knowledge in the world of AI!

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

I would love to continue working with new emerging AI technology, within technical consulting, sports-tech or the biomedical device industry. My long term goal would be to be a part of the C-Suite!

What I like to do when I’m not working:

Pure Barre, hot yoga, and running!

And finally...   I cannot wait to work for a company from my hometown!