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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.

Panel Discussion: Industrial Career Planning in IT and Computer Science

Join us for a panel discussion with our IT faculty and Industrial Advisory Board members about industrial career planning in IT and computer science on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium. Panelists will include:

  • Hank Niederhelm, Director of Infrastructure, MOREnet
  • Jim Ries, Technology Education Architect, Veterans United
  • Daniel Rogers, Senior Recruiter, Kansas-Missouri Unit Sogeti
  • Yinghui (Susan) Zeng, Team Lead, Faculty Member of IBM Academic Initiatives, IBM Global Technology Services Columbia Delivery Center

Moderator: Dong Xu, Professor and Director of Information Technology. Academy enrollees receive 10 points for attending, but the session is open to all engineering students.

Engineering Career Studios

Drop in any time between the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Leadership Academy to engage with employers on Friday, Feb. 1 and Wed., Feb. 6. Employers will review resumes, conduct mock interviews and provide any other student support you need to prepare for the Spring 2019 College of Engineering Career Fair. 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.

Mad Dash Resume Review

Don’t miss your chance to have your resume reviewed the day before the career fair. Industry representatives from employers attending the career fair will be at the College of Engineering on Monday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to review resumes in 20-minute individual sessions. Resume reviews will all be 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.

Engineering Career Fair Employer Sessions

In a classroom setting, employers present information about their companies and current openings to interested students. Presentations will be held in Ketcham Auditorium, W1004 and C2205 Lafferre Hall on Monday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Session details will be provided.

Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair

The Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MizzouRec. Top engineering companies will attend this event to recruit for internships 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.

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