June 6, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University rising Junior, Ken Huang, started his summer internship at SEPTA on June 6. Growing up in San Francisco, Ken rode transit and liked that he could get to where he wanted to go without worrying about parking or being stuck in the city’s traffic congestion.
In 2020, Ken came to CMU to learn more about the technical side of transportation, enrolling in the school’s civil engineering program. He quickly found the Transportation Club and joined. This past year, Ken joined the leadership team.
During the 2022 spring semester, he participated in a club visit to Philadelphia, where the students visited the University of Pennsylvania (a Mobility21 UTC academic partner) and SEPTA.
During the SEPTA tour, Ken asked lots of questions. The SEPTA staff person suggested Ken apply to work at SEPTA. The other club leadership encouraged him to follow-up, which he did.
And now he is working for SEPTA as a summer intern, assisting with engineering work for various infrastructure projects including bus loops/turn arounds. He is also interested in transit planning and hopes to get some exposure to that as well.