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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.

A unique leadership learning opportunity!

The Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy is partnering with the local Quaker Oats production facility to offer two paid experiential learning opportunities in LEADERSHIP. The intent of this opportunity is to provide an on-site work experience to MU engineering students to develop their non-technical skills while working in a part-time (< 28 hours per week) position at Quaker Oats here in Columbia. Students will learn the importance of interpersonal competencies in the workplace and will have an opportunity to witness and practice their skills in communication, prioritization, working with generational differences, diversity, active listening, personality differences, accountability and teamwork. Representatives from Quaker will hold two information sessions to discuss this opportunity with students on Friday, Feb. 15, at noon in C2205 Lafferre Hall and Monday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall. Any engineering student, regardless of major or discipline is welcome to attend. Apply on Handshake (Job ID no. 2430443).

Col. John Clark – The Crucible of Leadership

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Leadership Auditorium in the Student Center to hear Col. John Clark, United States Air Force, a 1962 graduate of the MU College of Engineering. Col. Clark had a long and distinguished career in the military. He is best known for the nearly six years he spent as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. He will discuss his transformative experience in Vietnam and how leaders emerged among the POWs, helping all of the men survive. This presentation is open to the entire campus, event presented in partnership with the MU Parents Leadership Council and the College of Engineering.

Bayer US LLC information session – Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

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, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium, Lafferre Hall. 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/.

Now, New & Next Gen Additive Manufacturing Innovation with Stratasys and DEPCO -Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 am – 4 pm, W1024 Lafferre Hall

Join Stratasys and DEPCO Enterprises, LLC to discover better ways to prepare your students for the future than hearing what industry’s is doing today and what they hope to do tomorrow. Spend a half-day immersing yourself in what industry is doing, what is happening now in higher education and learn what is coming next from research and innovation. More information

Whiting-Turner information session — Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m.

Attend the Whiting-Turner information session on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in C2205 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.

MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy extended office hours — Get career ready!

It’s time to get career ready, and we are here to help you. For the next two weeks, the MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy will have extended office hours. Come in and get your resume reviewed, practice mock interviews, ask for career advice and learn how to navigate the upcoming Spring 2019 College of Engineering Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in MizzouRec. Drop in any time between the hours below, or make an appointment by clicking here.

  • Monday – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Now, New & Next Gen Additive Manufacturing Innovation with Stratasys and DEPCO -Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 am – 4 pm, W1024 Lafferre Hall

Join Stratasys and DEPCO Enterprises, LLC to discover better ways to prepare your students for the future than hearing what industry’s is doing today and what they hope to do tomorrow. Spend a half-day immersing yourself in what industry is doing, what is happening now in higher education and learn what is coming next from research and innovation. More information

LinkedIn photo days

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

  • Friday, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Semester Mandatory Student Org Training — Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium

Save the date for the College of Engineering Spring Semester mandatory student organization training on Tuesday, Apr. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium. At least one student org officer or leader from College of Engineering student organizations must attend. If your organization has both a president and treasurer or similar officer positions, it is encouraged that both people attend. For more information, contact the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy at muengracademy@missouri.edu or (573) 884-1907.

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