Lamar University Motivation Seminar: Right on Time Advise

Lamar Univ IEEE Student BranchNot a time short of anxieties: finals, what’s next after college, the job market, adulting, credit scores, to name a few. Those in colleague know getting advice in these and many other topics from individuals ahead in the professional game is always a very welcome privilege.

In a seminar hosted by the IEEE Student Branch at Lamar University, keynote speaker Tyler Troutman shared motivational words and valuable life advise with students, right on time for the end of the spring semester. The seminar was delivered at the Lamar University Cherry Engineering Building on May 1, 2019.

Mr. Troutman, a native Texan, graduate of the Stephen F. Austin State University, and recipient of the 2016 “40 Under 40 Award” from the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization, elaborated on several tips relevant to those preparing for adult life and the professional arena. From the importance of having positive and healthy social circles, to a careful watch of the 2.0 footprint and credit score, personal finances, health and nutrition, Troutman gave the attendees a wonderful boost of motivation.


The words of the keynote speaker were complemented by those of Mr. Andreas Fornwald, a renown international corporate executive and IEEE Houston Section member, who provided further encouragement and wisdom for attendees. “Stay positive and work hard, don’t give up on the goals you’ve set for yourself. Be open to criticism and keep learning. This beliefs will take you far from where you are here in Texas but around the world.”

The occasion also served to welcome the incoming leadership team of the IEEE Student Branch of Lamar University. The investiture was officialized by the presentation of lapel pins provided by the IEEE Houston Section Vice Chair and R5 South Area Chair CB Sanderson.

An IEEE Student Branch provides opportunities to meet and learn from fellow IEEE Student and Graduate Student Members and engage with professional IEEE members locally. An active IEEE Student Branch can be one of the most positive elements of your academic career,  offering programs, activities, and professional networking opportunities that build critical skills outside of the classroom. IEEE currently has Student Branches at thousands of universities and colleges in hundreds of countries throughout the world.

A special thanks goes out to Mr. Ryan Hobbs, who has turned over the mission and responsibilities over to the new incoming Student Branch leadership just in time for the start of his internship with Black Pearl Technology.



Article by Fabian Pineda Houston Section Newsletter team

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