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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.

Midwest Energy Policy Series: Energy Efficiency – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Courtyard, Marriott, Columbia, MO

Learn about energy efficiency valuation in the real estate market, discover the economic impact energy efficiency has on local economies, network with energy policy leaders and share your research ideas at the Midwest Energy Policy Series: Energy Efficiency event on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia. Register now using Code: student. The College of Engineering will cover registration fees for the first 25 students who register for this event. The Missouri Energy Initiative is presenting this event in collaboration with Columbia Water & Light, the Missouri Division of Energy, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Building Performance Association. This event is worth 10 Leadership Academy points.

State Farm information session – Monday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. at Shakespeare’s Pizza

Participate in the State Farm Information Session at Shakespeare’s Pizza (Downtown) on Monday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. Individuals from Ent-Tech & Info-Sec will discuss an array of internships and full-time employment opportunities and skillsets needed in order to be competitive in those types of positions. There will be question and answer and breakout sessions for more personalized discussions within your area of interests. Also, stop by the State Farm table on Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Naka Hall from 10 a.m. – noon and then W1025 Lafferre Hall from noon – 3 p.m. Apply for internships and full-time employment today at  www.statefarm.com/careers.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) information session – Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

Learn more about Procter & Gamble at the information session on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Pizza will be served. P&G (Procter & Gamble) serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.pg.com/ for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Students can apply for a job on our website at www.pgcareers.com.  Click on “Opportunities,” then “Career Areas,” then “Engineering,” then “Search Jobs,” which will launch our job-search engine. Once there, enter job number MFG00006364 and ENG00002148 for full-time positions and MFG00006391 and ENG00002167 for summer intern positions. The position titles are manufacturing engineer and product supply engineer. In order to be considered for September interviews, you must apply online by Friday, Sept. 13.

Shelter Insurance meet and greet table – Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m.

Are you a full-time student looking for a part-time job in Software Development? Stop by our meet and greet table on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Naka Hall. Shelter Insurance is one of the top regional insurance groups in the U.S., and we are looking for innovative IT team members. Shelter has a collaborative work environment and flexible work hours to accommodate your class schedule. Our experienced teams are developing the next generation of technology for a group of companies that continues to grow and innovate. Want to learn more? Visitwww.shelterinsurance.com/careers.

Emerson information session – Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Attend the Emerson Automation Solutions information session on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall to learn more about the company, job opportunities and more. Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. In 2018, Emerson had annual revenues of $17.4B. The company is comprised of two business segments: Automation Solutions and Commercial and Residential Solutions. For more information, visit https://www.emerson.com/en-us/careers.

Emerson lunch and learn: Ethical Leadership – Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 pm.

Join Emerson’s Mart Berutti, Vice-President of Process Simulation, and Nick Rodriguez, Simulation Sales Engineer, for a presentation and discussion about Ethical Leadership on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Learn from an industry leader and pioneer about the importance of prioritizing ethics in your career. Lunch will be served. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Anheuser-Busch information session – Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.

To really get a more personal sense of what it is like working at Anheuser-Busch, we encourage you to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. in 105 Cornell Hall. Hear firsthand from our employees about the company, culture, entry-level opportunities, and examples of real-life projects. You will have an opportunity to network with members of our team to learn more about our key initiatives—from our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our better world programs to how we’re leading future growth for the beer industry. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit anheuser-busch.com/careers.

Bayer lunch and learn: S.M.A.R.T. Goals – Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 12 p.m.

S.M.A.R.T. goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and objectives whether these are personal or professional goals or objectives. Instead of vague resolutions, S.M.A.R.T. goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective with clear milestones and an estimation of attainability. Every goal or objective, from intermediary step to overarching objective, can be made S.M.A.R.T. and can be brought closer to your reality. S.M.A.R.T. goal setting is one of the most effective and yet least used tools for achieving goals. Participate in the Bayer lunch and learn on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall to learn how to make your goals S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely).

Bayer information session – Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.

Bayer offers an exciting range of careers at the forefront of innovation in our Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Health Divisions as well as Corporate Functions. To sustain and grow our business, we require diverse business perspectives and the flexibility to work with a variety of people wherever we do business. We invite you to learn how you can use your major to make an impact through a career with Bayer during our information session, Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. You can also meet with professionals from Bayer in an informal setting to discuss 2020 Internship and Co-op opportunities from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in W1025 Lafferre Hall. Explore how you can impact our mission: Science for a Better Life at career.bayer.us

Garmin International information session – Thursday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Attend the Garmin International information session on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall to learn more about the company, summer 2020 internships, full-time opportunities and to network with Garmin engineers in an informal setting with free Jimmy Johns too! Garmin strives to develop innovative, high-quality and state-of-the-art products that inspire our customers in their adventures. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve including Aviation, Outdoor, Fitness, Automotive and Marine. In 2018, Garmin was ranked number five on Forbes America’s Best Employers List. Come on, what are you waiting for? Put your brain to work at Garmin. Also, stop by our table located in the lobby of Naka Hall from 10 a.m. – noon and then in front of W1025 Lafferre Hall from noon – 2 p.m. For more information, visit https://careers.garmin.com.

Google events at the College of Engineering — Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10

Google’s returning to the University of Missouri! We will be back on Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10 to host some talks and events on campus for you to learn more about life at Google and specific job and internship opportunities that we have for students. We will have food and swag while they last. We hope to see you there.

Check out the details below and register for the events HERE.

  • Inclusivity Talk – Monday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Google is committed to empowering all women by connecting, developing and fostering a sense of community amongst women in tech. Come build that community and conversation with us on Monday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall.

  • Tech Challenge – Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Interested in participating in a fun and friendly puzzle competition? Assemble a team of up to five of your friends to put your knowledge and tech expertise to the test against other student teams on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. in C2205 Lafferre Hall.

  • Life of a SWE – Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

What is it like to be a software engineer at Google? Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall as Googlers share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look about what makes engineering at Google unique.

Google is also hosting 1:1 Resume Reviews and 1:1 Mock Interviews on Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10 in W1025 & W1026 Lafferre Hall. Sign up for a time slot in advance HERE. Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are also up to date (feel free to link them in the form when you sign up).

Career Studios

Drop in any time to engage with employers, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. in C2205 Lafferre Hall. They will review resumes, conduct mock interviews and provide any other student support you need to prepare for the Fall 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.

Tradebot Systems, Inc. meet and greet table – Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Beat Wall Street from Kansas City! Stop by the Tradebot Systems, Inc. meet and greet table outside of W1025 Lafferre Hall on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Established in 1999, Tradebot Systems, Inc. is located in Kansas City, Mo. and is a registered broker-dealer and member of most major stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://tradebot.com/.

Burns & McDonnell lunch and learn: Acing the First-Round Interview – Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Join Burns & McDonnell Engineers and Recruiters to hear the ins and outs of how to succeed in a first-round interview on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. They will bring multiple perspectives from the recruitment team who reviews the video interviews and engineers who have successfully completed them. While sharing their knowledge, the session is structured in a Q&A panel format for you to ask questions, too. This is just in time to prepare for those upcoming interviews that are just around the corner. Food and beverages will be served. They will look forward to seeing you there. For more information, visit https://www.burnsmcd.com/careers.

What is Consulting Engineering? | A Burns & McDonnell information session – Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

It is an industry within engineering that is not covered too often in course work, so we would like to share our first-hand experience of what the day-to-day life looks like for a consulting engineer. Engineers from Burns & McDonnell will be conducting this session.

Are you ready to create amazing? You will find it at Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm with offices worldwide. You will do remarkable work for our clients, discover a tradition of loyalty and find a big family. We believe in doing great things with great people. We are entrepreneurs, leaders, problem solvers and philanthropists who do work that matters every day. Join us to learn more about consulting engineering, our company and the opportunities we offer at the information session on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Food and beverages will be served. We hope to see you there. For more information, visit https://www.burnsmcd.com/careers.

Brinkmann Constructors information session – Monday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.

Stop by the Brinkmann Constructors’ information session on Monday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Brinkmann is the employee-owned, creative leader in the construction industry. From offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver, we build across the United States. Come network with us at this information session prior to the Engineering Career Fair, the following day. Do you have what it takes? Learn more at BrinkmannConstructors.com.

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.

Alberici Constructors information session – Monday, Sept. 16 at noon

Attend the Alberici Constructors information session on Monday, Sept. 16 at noon in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Enjoy free giveaways and learn more about internship and employment opportunities with Alberici. You’ll also hear more about our exciting construction projects and have a chance to network with Alberici employees. Alberici is a diversified construction company recognized for our strong execution of projects throughout North America. Currently celebrating our 101st anniversary, Alberici has built a legacy of rock-solid reliability through the work of our employees, who deliver each project with quality, excellence and integrity. Our people enjoy building complex projects and find satisfaction in exceeding our clients’ expectations. Visit www.alberici.com for more information.

Veterans United Home Loans information session – Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.

Join Web Application Developers of Veterans United Home Loans for an information session on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. in C2205 Lafferre Hall. Learn about what it is like to work as a pairing developer with emphasis in C#. You’ll hear about exciting advancements that we have made including our new VU Academy. The VU Academy is a three-month program beginning in May that takes developers with limited work experience and fast-tracks them to becoming successful full-stack developers, so they can hit the ground running when they join our teams. Veterans United has proven that we have what it takes to keep up with the industry as we have been awarded #23 on the Best Places to Work survey by Fortune 500 Magazine. We are passionate about developing code, deliver outstanding results and enhance the lives of users around the country each and every day. We look forward to getting to know you. For more information checkout our website at https://www.veteransunited.com/careers/.

McClure Engineering information session – Monday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.

Attend the McClure Engineering information session on Monday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall. McClure Engineering is one of St. Louis’ most trusted and respected design and consulting engineering firms. Established in 1953 and employee owned, McClure has built its reputation on providing the most innovative solutions and building systems technologies to a broad base of clients. In turn, employees enjoy working on a variety of challenging projects involving institutional type buildings that are designed to last. Visit our website at http://www.mcclureeng.com for more information.

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.

DISH Network information session – Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

Come learn about DISH, and our corporate internship and full-time opportunities on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall! DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $14 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now, we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it is in our DNA. We are looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story. Opportunity is here. We are DISH: http://www.dish.com/careers.

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 with 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 and Career Development Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu or 573-884-1907. Thank you to our Leadership Academy Investors: AT&T, Bayer-U.S. LLC, Brinkmann Constructors, Emerson, Essex Industries, Garmin International, Honeywell, Huhtamaki, Inc., IntelliFarms, Melton Machine and Control Company and Veterans United Home Loans.

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

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company information session – Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Attend the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company information session on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall. Whiting-Turner is one of the fastest growing construction firms in the nation–but not through acquisitions of other firms. Our growth is completely organic and derived from the pride our people take in applying ethics and talent to the opportunities presented and their unwavering dedication to our primary mission–delighting our customers. Whiting-Turner employees get to work with premier architects and consultants from across the nation and around the world on some of the most intriguing and technically demanding projects being designed and built. Our construction professionals are exposed to the very latest trends, building systems and construction methods on projects such as hospitals, life sciences laboratories, data centers, performing arts facilities, university sports facilities and lifestyle centers. For more information, visit http://www.whiting-turner.com/careers/careers.html.

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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