MEET NAIN, MAXIMO & JORGE!
Nain Ortiz, Maximo Gamez, and Jorje Valle are all Juniors in Engineering Innovation & Leadership. They participated in a business competition at UTEP for Studio G and the Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce where they won second place. Read more about the Studio G competition and their experience below!
Engineering Innovation and Leadership students Maximo Gamez, Nain Ortiz, and Jorge Valle had the opportunity to compete at the Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce’s Fall 2020 Business Competition. MLCIC’s Studio G held this competition based on the Business Model Canvas, and the E-Leaders tied for 1st place and lost in the tie breaker, to earn 2nd place and a $500 for their business idea.
The team cites their E-Lead curriculum as the source that prepared them to excel in this competition. Maximo Gamez says, “This example shows other students how well E-Lead prepares its students to excel in many different fields, and how our courses translate to activities outside the classroom.” The team also gives special thanks to Dr. Kendall and Carlos Pallares for their valuable help.
The same team also participated in last year’s El Paso Strong hackathon hosted by Microsoft, in which they won the Educational Track, along with $250.
To see their Business Model for Studio G, click here. https://view.genial.ly/5f4d11debe2b890d540f08cc
Manufacturing Operations Internship - Dallas, Texas
Company: Texas Instruments (TI)
Cesar Caraveo is a Senior in Engineering Innovation & Leadership. He is currently in the Electrical Engineering Concentration E-Lead offers. This past summer, Cesar had the opportunity to travel and work in Dallas, Texas as a Manufacturing Operations Intern at Texas Instruments (TI). Read more about what Cesar had to say about his experience below!
“This summer I had the opportunity to work at one of the largest and most reputable semiconductor companies, Texas instruments. TI designs, manufactures, tests, and sells processing chips on a global scale. This internship allowed me to learn about manufacturing, implementation of new technology, and the process of designing wafer semiconductor chips. Throughout the internship, I was able to build relationships and learn about the culture of the company. I learned new communication and presentation skills as well as implementing those we learn in Engineering Leadership.
As an E-Lead student, getting recognition of our talent and proficiencies can be difficult with big companies, but through the help of the department faculty, a new relationship with TI was created. Through that relationship, and the lessons we are taught in our courses, I had a very successful internship that led to a full-time offer. The biggest lessons I learned through this internship were to never be afraid of asking questions, and that having confidence makes you stand out. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with TI and hope to help other E-Leaders also find great opportunities.”