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Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

Electrical Engineering MS

Ifeoluwa AdetoroStudent Name:  Ifeoluwa Adetoro

Program: Electrical Engineering

Graduated: 2014

Employer: Oncor

Position: Engineer

What attracted you to this field?

I never had the privilege of having constant electricity growing up and I wanted to become an electrical engineer to be able learn, design and implement the technology that keeps electricity on for the consumers.

Why did you choose UT Tyler?

I chose UT Tyler because of the opportunity to interact closely with the professors because of the teacher to student ratio, participation in competitive sports but yet focused on academics, diverse groups of student and faculty, and of course the gorgeous UT Tyler campus.

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

The family-like atmosphere! Everyone, including the professors, are very welcoming and always willing to go above and beyond! The student organizations are amazing and multiple variety of campus events are always a great way to maintain balance between school and social life.

What are your career aspirations?

Continuous education in order to attain a PhD and one day own my own Engineering firm and hire UT Tyler undergrads to continue the tradition of creating solutions.

What's your work experience?

Designing high voltage transmission lines, coordinate teams of 10-14 project stakeholders, lead bi-weekly meetings, and ensure on-time completion of all projects. Projects consist of 138kV transmission lines and switching stations.

Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?

Tackle assignments as soon as they are given to you, always ask questions no matter what! Be the best version of yourself every day in and out of the classroom, and do not drop or switch to another major!!! Electrical engineering will sharpen your mind and will help you tremendously for when you transition into the real world.

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