The Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy (Academy) was created in response to the College of Engineering’s strategic plan, which includes “Educating Engineering Leaders” as a major emphasis area. In addition, the College’s employer partners, when considering applicants for a position with their organization, often look specifically for students who have intentionally and purposefully dedicated time to developing their leadership skills.
The Academy provides a mechanism through which students may track their involvement outside the classroom and accrue points toward earning the Dean’s Certificate in Leadership and Engagement. This certification indicates to potential employers that MU graduates value leadership development and have participated in educational sessions and experiential learning to help develop their interpersonal, team building, decision making, communication, emotional intelligence, networking, professional etiquette and ethical behavior skills.
The Leadership Academy offers a range of services to assist students in planning their futures, including one-on-one consultations to assist in students in their career exploration and development.
- Mock interviews
- Resume reviews
- Cover letter guidance
- Networking advice
- Job and internship search
- Interview preparation
Our goal is to provide services that contribute to the career readiness of our students and provide opportunities for students to succeed at the College of Engineering and beyond. Want to meet with a specialist at the Academy? Contact us for an appointment.
Practice Interview Skills with Online Resources
Big Interview is a web-based program that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:
- Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries.
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them.
- The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback.
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job.
- A step-by-step Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions.