My name is Diana Dimitriu. I am double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. I am a senior but it is only my second year as a full time college student. I came from high school with about 60 college credit hours which I transferred to UTSA. This is thanks to dual credit, AP credit by examination, and summer and evening classes at both San Antonio College and Northwest Vista. I have been on both the President’s List and the Dean’s List. I am a College of Engineering Ambassador and a member of Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering Honor Society). Lastly, this semester I have the fortunate opportunity to mentor a robotics team from Leal Middle School.
To me, being a mentor means to be someone that people can trust. You don’t have to have all the answers but if you can gain the trust of your mentees then you have done your job. To have someone’s trust means that you do everything in your power to help them. If you know the answer to their question, then gaining their trust would involve getting the answer to them as swiftly as possible and ensuring that the person understands that answer. If on the other hand, you don’t know the answer, then trying to find that answer or a place with the answer to that question is what you need to do. Never tell someone false information.