IUPUI Works Indy: Intern Amelia Jakubec sets her career racing

IUPUI Works Indy: Intern Amelia Jakubec sets her career racing


My name is Amelia Jakubec.
I’m from Rossford Ohio.
I’m going to be a sophomore, studying motorsports engineering
and I’m interning with IndyCar right now.
We have two options.
We can either do tech
or we can do accident investigation.
I usually do tech and my job is to enforce the rules.
I hope to be a race engineer for one of the teams.
I really want to be like a strategist that calls fuel when the guy stops and anything that goes wrong with the car,
I’m going to have to fix it.
It’s definitely a great resume builder.
Starting to try to get in the racing industry is very hard because
you need some type of experience to like back you up.
It definitely opens up the door for other opportunities.
You connect with so many people, whether it be like the mechanics from the different teams,
whether it be the engineers from the different teams the team owners.
Being based in Indy, you wouldn’t get this anywhere else. You connect
with all sorts of different people.
They get to know your name. They get to know who you are
and everything about you and possibly open up other doors
that you didn’t know were possible.

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