I was probably eating warmed up ramen noodles for the second time that day when I got the call. The call was from Ivone, a facility that had government funding and performed scientific studies, and produced groundbreaking technology for the government itself. If you had said the same to any random person they wouldn’t recognize it. When my engineering professor held me back after class and in hushed voices gave me a slip of paper with their contact information, I applied half as a joke. After sending in my resume and going in for a short-lived interview I never heard from them again.