Industrial Engineering graduate Emily Theriot knew from a younger age that she wished to pursue a profession in a STEM (science, know-how, engineering, and arithmetic) subject. When it was time to select a school, she chosen Louisiana Tech University realizing that she would earn a level from one of the very best engineering universities within the nation. By the time she accomplished the University’s first- and second-year Living with the Lab collection, Theriot was decided to turn into an industrial engineer.
“Starting out your degree with hands-on, technical projects is definitely something that separates Louisiana Tech from other schools since many students do not get the chance to start projects until sophomore or junior year,” she stated of the Living with the Lab collection. “I saw how well the degree meshed with things I do every day. I’m always trying to increase the efficiency of whatever I am doing and perform it in an organized manner, which is a fundamental of industrial engineering. I also knew I wanted to direct myself toward a managerial role within an engineering team, and Louisiana Tech’s Industrial Engineering program really prepares you for that.”
As a Louisiana Tech Industrial Engineering scholar, Theriot has earned 4 skilled certificates in Lean and Six Sigma practices and has accomplished internships with Medtronic, which resulted in a patent software, and with UPS. She and two classmates will current analysis that originated throughout her UPS internship on the digital University of Louisiana System “For Our Future Conference 2021” later this month.
“The Industrial Engineering program has done an excellent job of helping me learn about various processes. The program prepares you well for many positions that don’t have the words “industrial engineer” within the title. I certified for my internship with Medtronic as a result of all the pieces I discovered from my main and minor utilized to what they had been searching for.”
Theriot additionally spent 4 years as an energetic member of the Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science neighborhood, committing time and effort to the College’s scholar chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, its Society of Women Engineers, and its chapter of the nationwide engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. In the previous 12 months, she has turn into a member of the nationwide Order of the Engineer and was chosen for Louisiana Tech’s Who’s Who, and was the feminine 2021 Tenets of Tech awardee.
Last Saturday, Theriot graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and minors in Mechanical Engineering and International Studies. She will carry her Louisiana Tech schooling and the abilities she discovered right here to Europe the place she plans to examine product and innovation administration at Eindhoven University of Technology within the Netherlands, the University of Oulu in Finland, or TU Dublin in Ireland.
What recommendation does she go away to her fellow Louisiana Tech Industrial Engineering college students and anybody contemplating becoming a member of this system?
“Other students and the Industrial Engineering professors are here to help you succeed! Reach out to them for help with classwork or projects. Our professors can also help you with internship or career opportunities. If any company has a process, you’ll be able to apply an industrial engineering degree to a job there. It is such a versatile degree in that way since you are able to go into so many fields. In addition, take advantage of earning our certificates! Two are built into our curriculum and are obtained by earning an A or B in select classes. The other is obtained by taking an optional Black Belt Project class in conjunction with classes you already take. This class gives experience working with a company and other classes the program offers do as well, so I feel that industrial engineering students get a great opportunity for building their real-world skills!”