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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

Leadership Academy One Read

33 Men by Jonathan Franklin is this year’s Academy One Read book. 33 Men is the story of the 33 miners trapped in Chile’s San Jose copper mine for 69 days in 2010 and the international effort to save them. Leadership, resilience and selflessness emerged in the mine and among the rescuers. To participate, pick up a copy of 33 Men in the Academy (W1025 Lafferre), read the book and attend one of two book discussions next semester (dates TBA). This is not a hard read, but it is fascinating – not only from the leadership perspective, but also the engineering used in the rescue. Academy enrollees receive 20 points for participating, but the One Read is open to all students, faculty and staff in the College.


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.

Academy Non-Technical Skills Challenge Series

Non-technical skills are important for employment. Recruiters are looking for skills such as communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, managing change and innovation, and personal resilience. One session is worth 10 points for Academy enrollees. Open to all engineering students. All in W1004 Lafferre Hall.

  • Giving/Taking Feedback, Thurs. April 11, 11 a.m.
  • Interpersonal Communication, Wed., April 17, 10

Attend five of six sessions for commendation in Non-Technical Skills with the Dean’s Certificate at graduation.

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.

Find an Internship Through Missouri Intern Connect!

Missouri Intern Connect is a FREE online resource connecting students with employers offering internship opportunities throughout Missouri. Students can create a profile, upload cover letters and resumes and apply for internships directly on the site. Visit www.mointernconnect.com to learn more and find instructions on how to register. Presented in partnership with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

How to negotiate job offers – Wednesday, April 10

You did it. You graduated. You have job offers. What do you do now? How do you choose? How do you negotiate with employers to find the best fit for you? What is appropriate? Where do you begin to present yourself professionally while negotiating your future? Find out at HOW TO NEGOTIATE JOB OFFERS on Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. A panel of HR professionals will answer your questions. Please submit questions to MUENGRACADEMY@missouri.edu no later than Thursday, April 4, or bring them to the session. This session is open to ALL STUDENTS. Academy members receive 10 pts. for attending. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get the inside scoop so you are prepared when the time comes!

JCPenney Suit Up Event — 40 percent off business attire — Sunday, April 14

Are you in need of business attire for your internship, job or interviews? Don’t miss this JCPenney’s Suit Up Event. This event is only for Mizzou students on Sunday, April 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the local JCPenney store. Save an additional 40 percent off (even off sale prices)! This discount applies to suits, shoes and more! Register here: https://missouri.joinhandshake.com/events/250722/share_preview. For more information, view the flyer.

Bayer U.S., LLC information session — Tuesday, April 16

Why Bayer? We are a pioneer in the fields of human, animal and plant health. We invent the solutions that will create a sustainable future for our planet. A career with Bayer means you can put your passion into practice and make an impact. Explore what makes Bayer different and what we have to offer to our employees at the Bayer information session on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium. In the U.S., Bayer has more than 12,000 employees working from more than 60 facilities. Bayer’s culture supports its employees through personal development opportunities, international and diverse teams, regular feedback and state-of-the-art benefits. At Bayer, you have the opportunity to be part of a company where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. For more information, visit https://www.career.bayer.us/en/.

State Farm meet and greet/tabling – Wednesday, April 17

State Farm is currently hiring multiple Ent/Tech positions at the corporate offices in Atlanta; Bloomington, Ill.; Dallas, and Tempe, Ariz. Stop by the State Farm table on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of W1025 Lafferre Hall to learn more. A representative will answer your questions, review resumes and practice mock interviews to prepare you for a career at State Farm. Apply online at www.statefarm.com/careers (Handshake Job ID #2600380). State Farm is a Fortune 50 company and the No. 1 auto and home insurance company in the United States.

Kiewit Corporation values series – Final sessions

The Academy presents the last two sessions on the company values that have guided Kiewit since its inception. Learn how values can drive a company to long-term success and industry leadership. Each session is 10 points for Academy enrollees. Open to all engineering students.

    • Mon., Apr. 22, 3 p.m.: John Fangman, C2205 Lafferre–Mechanical Eng.: People
    • Thurs., Apr. 25, 3 p.m.: E3508 Lafferre–Dan McEneny, Electrical Eng.: Excellence

Enrollees who have attended four of the five sessions will receive the Corporate Values Commendation with their Dean’s Certificate at graduation.

Anheuser-Busch meet and greet/tabling and information session – Tuesday, April 23

Interested in a career with Anheuser-Busch? Stop by the meet and greet table on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in front of W1025 Lafferre Hall and attend the information session this same day at 4:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Anheuser-Busch is a company built on a dream. We have a vision that we share with our wholesalers, retailers, consumers and partners. We want to brew great beers that cannot only be enjoyed responsibly, but which are also created with a low impact on the environment. We are a company of go-getters dedicated to providing unparalleled quality and results. At Anheuser-Busch, it’s not about what you have studied or where you have previously worked. It’s about what you can do. If you see yourself working for a company that allows you to excel at the pace of your talent, then a career at Anheuser-Busch may be the right fit for you. Want to learn more? Visit https://www.anheuser-busch.com/careers.html.

Do you know the difference between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optical Practical Training (OPT)? – Tuesday, April 30

In this special presentation for international students, you will learn about work authorizations available to you before and after graduation. Chris Huh and Mo Whitley, student advisors at the MU International Center, will lead the session and answer your questions about the requirements and application process. Bring your questions, and join us on Tuesday, April 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Academy members may receive 10 points for attending, but the presentation is open to all students in the College.

Mad dash résumé review – Monday, Sept. 16

Don’t miss your chance to have your résumé reviewed the day before the career fair. Industry representatives from employers attending the career fair will be at the College of Engineering on Monday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to review resumes in 20-minute individual sessions. Résumé reviews will be held on the first floor in offices and study rooms in Lafferre Hall. Students must first check in with the Leadership Academy in W1025 Lafferre Hall. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact the MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement & Career Development Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu or (573) 884-1907.

Fall 2019 Engineering Reverse Career Fair – Monday, Sept. 16

Engineering Student Organizations, reserve your table for the Fall 2019 Engineering Reverse Career Fair on Monday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., location TBD. This is a great opportunity for your organization to share information, showcase projects, technologies and inventions with industry representatives. All engineering students are invited to attend. Business casual attire is recommended. Sign up here to reserve a table for your group! For more information, contact the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu or (573) 884-1907.

Fall 2019 Engineering Career Fair — noon, MizzouRec – Tuesday, Sept. 17

The Fall 2019 Engineering Career Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at MizzouRec. Students must enter through the north entrance of the MizzouRec on Rollins Street across from the Student Center. Top engineering companies will attend this event to recruit for internships, co-ops and full-time positions. Career fairs provide you opportunities to meet employers and to start establishing your network. Get your resume ready or schedule a mock interview with the MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement & Career Development Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu or 573-884-1907.

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.

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