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Academy Events

Academy members may earn point values listed in parentheses for participation; however, ALL events are open to ALL students regardless of whether or not they are members of the Academy.

Academy Services

All services in the Academy are open to ALL students in the College of Engineering and include:

  • Assistance with job search, including access to powerful databases that provide the latest information
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Individualized career counseling
  • Presentations to your class or organization
  • Wide variety of professional and personal development sessions
  • Training for the engineering leaders of tomorrow

We welcome requests for ADA accommodations. Please contact muengracademy@missouri.edu to make arrangements.

Leadership Academy One Read

To participate, read the book (to be announced in the fall) and attend one of two book discussions next semester (dates TBA). Academy enrollees receive 20 points for participating, but the One Read is open to all students, faculty and staff in the College.

Check back in the fall for the announcement of the new One Read title!


Upcoming Leadership Engagement Events

While these sessions are open to all students in the college, students enrolled in the Leadership Academy may receive 10 certificate points for attending.

Veterans United Propeller-Heads and Pizza Series

Attend the Veterans United Home Loans Seminar Series: Propeller-Heads and Pizza to discuss different software services and to learn more about computer science. All while eating pizza! All seminars will be held at the Shakespeare’s South location from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Relational or Not: How to choose between a relational or non-relational data structure and when to use ACID for database transactions.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Package Repository Solutions: Exploring package repository solutions for software storage. VU’s experience using NuGet Feed and the pros and cons of that platform.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Cthulhu, NgRx and You!: Discussing reactive programming, the flux pattern, rxjs and Angular Redux (NgRx).

For more information, contact Katie Smith at Katie.Rsmith@vu.com

Meet and Greet with Mr. Jason Martin from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) – Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Engage with one of our prestigious alumni Jason Martin on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Martin serves as the acting director, Cyber Development Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Md. DISA is the information technology combat support agency for the Department of Defense. Martin will talk with students and faculty about what it is like to work in the information technology/computer science field in the national security arena. Sign up to participate in this event HERE. Also, stop by the meet and greet table from 10 a.m. to noon in Naka Hall and noon to 2 p.m. in W1025 Lafferre Hall to learn about employment opportunities at DISA.

Parker Hannifin Corporation meet and greet – Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by the Parker Hannifin Corporation meet and greet table on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Naka Hall and 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in front of W1025 Lafferre Hall to learn about the Technical Sales Development Program. This program hires and develops talented graduates for technical sales positions. If you are interested in this opportunity, apply on HandshakeHERE(#3047013). Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. The company’s engineering expertise spans the core motion and control technologies – electromechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic, fluid and gas handling, filtration, sealing and shielding, climate control, process control and aerospace. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com.

Leadership Academy is now on Canvas!  And you’re enrolled!

As of August 2019, all College of Engineering students are automatically enrolled in the Leadership Academy.  This means you can skip the former “enrollment” step and start earning points now for the Dean’s Certificate in Leadership and Engagement.  You can check your point totals, find point earning opportunities, and get a refresher on how the Dean’s Certificate is structured.  Just check the “CoE Leadership Academy” site on Canvas for more information!  If you log into Canvas and don’t see it in your course list, just email the Leadership Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu.

Self-report your internship/co-op opportunities

The Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy is tracking internship/co-op information both past and present. Please help us track this information by self-reporting your internship/co-op opportunities HERE. This survey should only take three minutes or less. This information will be very helpful when we are asked about our College’s internship/co-op placement rates. If you have already completed the survey for a particular internship/co-op, no need to complete the survey again. If you have any questions, please email muengracademy@missouri.edu.

Students, please complete this brief survey to let us know your availability for events

The Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Professional Development Academy would like to know the day(s) and time(s) that are best for students to attend professional development educational sessions. You do NOT have to be a member of the Academy to attend these sessions. They are open to ANY STUDENT in the College of Engineering. Please complete this brief survey letting us know your availability. We appreciate your response so we may schedule these sessions at a time that is best for you.

Volunteers needed for Mizzou Merit Badge Day 2019

Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up and escorting scouts to their classes for the Mizzou Merit Badge Day 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 28. There are five shifts that you, your friends and/or your student organizations can sign up for starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Sign up for a shift HERE. The ninth-annual Merit Badge Day is hosted by the Mizzou College of Engineering and the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council. This event started in 2011 as a project of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Each year, 800-1,000 or more scouts from across Missouri and bordering states attend this event. More than 35 Merit Badges are offered each year, which include, but not limited to: Auto Maintenance, Engineering, Genealogy, Inventing, Moviemaking, Nuclear Science and Robotics. In 2018, there were about 1,250 Eagle Scouts in the state of Missouri, and many of these scouts have likely attended this event at some point during their scouting career. Volunteering for this event is worth 10 Leadership Academy points. For more information, contact Nicole Fickel at fickeln@missouri.edu.

Save the date: 3rd Annual Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference

Our 3rd annual Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference will be held on Sat., Oct. 26! This event aims to bring students, educators and employers together to empower our College’s diverse community through education and collaboration. The conference will include diversity workshops, professional development workshops, student poster sessions, company exhibits and keynote presentations. These events will gather diverse perspectives while promoting our core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration and accountability. Registration will be open later this summer! For more information, visit https://engineering.missouri.edu/about/diversity-outreach/diversity-events/depc/.

LinkedIn photo days

The MU Career Center is once again hosting LinkedIn photo days, providing a free professional headshot for all students, staff and faculty! Fall semester 2019 LinkedIn photo days are scheduled the first Friday of the month (September – November). All photos will be taken in Room 24 in the lower level of the Student Success Center.

  • Friday, Sept. 6, from, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join the Engineering Academy Mentor Program!

OPEN TO ANY STUDENT IN THE COLLEGE! The Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy, the Office of First-Year Students and the Engineering Recent Alumni Development Board are collaborating on the Academy Mentor Program (AMP). In this innovative program, mentors (engineering professionals) will mentor protégés (sophomores, juniors, seniors). Protegés may then CHOOSE to mentor mentees (first-year students). Pairs of mentors and protegés and pairs of protegés and mentees will meet throughout the semester (sometimes virtually). To apply for the program, go totinyurl.com/ENGRAMP19, or stop by the Office of First-Year Students in W1002 Lafferre or the Academy in W1025 Lafferre for information and applications.

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