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Junior Engineer building career foundation through structured training

Name: Matthew
Title: Junior Engineer
Years with company: 9 months
What educational/employment path led you to CenterPoint Energy and the position you hold today?
I attended Texas A&M University earning a degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power.
What are some of the things that you do in a day’s work?
I apply engineering principles to design and estimate, coordinate and install electric transmission systems in a safe, efficient and practical manner.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
Knowing that I am part of a company that transmits energy for the vital needs of everyday life.
What is the most memorable experience you have had while working at CenterPoint Energy?
Visiting the first completed project that I helped to design and implement.
How has CenterPoint Energy helped you move forward in your career?
CenterPoint Energy has structured a training plan to attain the skills needed to accomplish my goals and to build the foundation for a successful career.
What advice would you offer a potential employee of CenterPoint Energy?
Do not be afraid to ask questions. CenterPoint Energy has many experienced employees who are considered industry leaders in their field of study.
What is your favorite movie?
“Top Gun”
What was your high school mascot?
Brahma Bull
What is one thing that you would like to see or do in your lifetime?
However unrealistic, I have always wanted to float weightless in space while taking in Earth’s grandeur.
If you could travel to any point in history, where would you go?
I would like to travel to Rome at its peak and watch some of the games at the coliseum.