On Saturday, November 16, 2019 the Houston Section partnered up with the Galveston Bay Section to support the Professional Forum and Student Poster Session. This was a great event coordinated by the Galveston Bay Section where their were over 35 Students participating from TAMU-Galveston, UH-Clear Lake to UT Austin. I was very impressed with the variety of Student Poster sessions and learning about all of the challenges that these Young Professionals are trying to address with some of the worlds most pressing challenges. I was equally impressed to learned so much from my fellow guest speakers about Time Management, Networking As a Tool, Road Map to Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Challenges & Solutions in Smart Grids and Roles of Leadership. These presentation shared critical skill opportunities that we should all take into consideration in our professional and personal lives. One of the critical skills opportunities that I will work better on is Time Management. Thank you Dr. Sabia Abidi for sharing the Time Management exercise, I have some areas of improvement. From each one of the Guest Speakers I learned something new that I will incorporate into my continued growth.
I was very impressed to see UH-Clear Lake and TAMU-Galveston Faculty members supporting, encouraging, and giving feedback to students during their Poster Sessions. I’m reminded of a quote “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded;” (Luke 12:48). Your gift in time was well spent on this Saturday. This was truly reflected in the volunteers that helped support a great forum. Special thanks to Dr. Zafar Taqvi, Forum Chairman and Dr. Ishaq Unwala, Galveston Bay Chairman for coordinating and supporting such a great conference. I hope to have the opportunity to participate and support next years forum. Feel free to download a copy of my presentation on Roles of Leadership
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