Several Engineering Students Engage in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Talk
The president of the Carolinian Engineers in Singapore Alumni Association, Engr. Melvin Tezon, engaged several engineering students in an intimate talk on entrepreneurship and innovation on Nov. 10 at the USC-TC Rigney Hall.
Engr. Tezon started his discussion with a concise definition of entrepreneurship. Aiming to motivate and inspire students to take their own steps on entrepreneurship and product innovation, he presented several successful innovators and entrepreneurs of today’s world. This is to construct a heroic image in the minds of the students as they continue to pursue their degrees.
He also presented a preview of a presentation on “New Business Building” by Dr. Charles Goetz of Emory University. On the presentation were slides tackling about the entrepreneurship age, the reasons to take on entrepreneurship and the sources of entrepreneurial opportunities. The second part of the presentation also talked about defining of the business and the entrepreneurs sources of these business ideas.
“Think out of the box,” this was the challenge issued by Engr. Tezon on the students as he presented the discussion on entrepreneurial ideas. To further motivate the students to see things out of their conventional perspective, he asked students to solve a puzzle.
The discussion ended with Engr. Tezon’s talk about an inspirational message on success. He said that success isn’t a straight line and that student’s shouldn’t be afraid to fail. He also motivated the students to work smart rather than to work hard. Lastly, he gave a further emphasis on thinking out of what usually is even in the school setting.
Engr. Tezon is a computer engineering graduate of the University of San Carlos. He acquired a Masters in Computer Engineering major in Digital Systems Design, Digital Systems Design (Embedded Systems Design) at the same university. He is currently working as a firmware engineer of Hewlett-Packard in Singapore.
Participating engineering students were teamed into two to foster an interactive approach on the subjects of the discussion. Students were also encouraged to ask questions at the end of every presentation. TC