Earlier this month, Fluor Corporation invited 20 juniors and seniors from Irving ISD’s Irving High School, MacArthur High School, Nimitz High School, and Singley Academy to dine with the company’s Human Resources Leadership Team for the Achieving Excellence Executive Roundtable. Students were treated to a catered lunch and great conversation with Fluor executives, covering topics including the role of education in one’s success, emotional intelligence, and how self-awareness and self-regulation can contribute to career and life success.
These students gained valuable insights and exposure through interacting with executives and experiencing a corporate environment. They also had the opportunity to brush up on their communication skills and learn about business etiquette while asking business leaders questions about college, career, and life.
Mayra Ponce, an Irving High School student, spoke highly of her experience at the Fluor event. “It was a great event and I truly enjoyed myself…It was great to talk about fears of going to college as a first-generation student, how important it is to self-regulate one’s emotions, and get a firsthand account on choosing one’s career path. The two employees at my table had both done a complete career switch, and It was great to hear since it helped me realize that choosing a major is not a definite path but a fluid one.”
The Irving Schools Foundation would like to extend a big thank you to Fluor Corporation and its Human Resources Leadership Team for creating this amazing opportunity for Irving ISD students with special thanks going to Torrence Robinson, Lisa Proctor, and Lisa Emery for making the event such a memorable experience! We know the students will carry these conversations and lessons with them for many years to come!