This week we are putting a spotlight on one of our graduating mentors, Marlou de Guzman.
Marlou is a Graduating Senior in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Robotics, Digital Media, and Chinese. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and enjoys music, sports, and tinkering. He has pursued 2 internships at GE. He is a 5-time recipient of the Brookshire Scholarship, the President of Bengal Reauxbotics, as well as holding multiple leadership positions throughout college. His goals for the next few years is to begin his Electrical Engineering career, start a company, and invent something revolutionary.
What is your favorite part about being a robotics mentor?
The best part of being a robotics mentor is seeing the joy that robotics brings to everyone involved.
How has being a robotics mentor impacted you personally and/or professionally (i.e.: internships, leadership skills, etc.)?
Being a robotics mentor has helped me in obtaining my first internship with GE. It also helped me be able to lead robotics teams beyond VEX, while exposing me to handle conflict situations, being professional, and how to interact with different personalities
What do you think it means to be a robotics mentor?
A robotics mentor serves as a model for younger generations in how to begin thinking like an engineer. We also introduce professionalism and help them transition to higher education.