Wednesday, October 25, 2006

University of Central Florida Engineering & Computer Science Leadership Institute

This Friday I have been chosen to be one of three mentors chosen within Boeing at Kennedy Space Center to participate in a University of Central Florida Partnership program. Through April 2007, I will serve as a mentor to a UCF student who has been chosen to particiate in the UCF Engineering & Computer Science Leadership Institute. It is a leadership developmental institute that is sponsored by Progress Energy. I am excited as this will be the first time I will be mentoring a student persuing an advanced degree. However, I'm excited and hope my student will enjoy the advice and guidance I provide.


kevbayer said...

From this and the previous post, it sounds like your career is really going well.
I hope the mentor thing goes well for you.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, what kind of advanced degree is the student pursuing? What kinds of things will you be doing as mentor? I'm always suprised at how quickly you are forced to really understand something when you have to teach or guide someone else. This should be great experience for you :)

Damaris Sarria Toepel said...

I will be metoring her on leadership and also giving her advise as undergraduate students don't know what to expect when they go into the 'real world'. The transition from school to the workplace is quite different and it's also something that can't be learned until you dive into it. But a heads up is always helpful. My mentee is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering.