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Leadership Academy

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

Upcoming Events

Learning to Lead session

Academy One-Read: Boys in the Boat  Discussion

If you read this year’s One-Read selection, The Boys in the Boat, join us for this follow-up session to discuss the leadership lessons learned from this compelling true story.  You only have to attend ONE of these sessions

Wednesday, April 4, 3-4:00 p.m. – W1004 Lafferre Hall OR

Tuesday, April 17, 9-10:30 p.m. – W1004 Lafferre Hall

Group discussion: NOTE: Reading the book and attending one of the above sessions is worth 15 pts. for members of the Academy. (No partial credit.) If you have not read the book, but would like to and attend one of the above sessions, come see us in the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy.

Learning to Lead session

Working with and Leading Teams

10 points

Regardless of where you work, you will be more successful if you learn how to work in teams. Engineers rarely work in isolation; engineering requires multiple viewpoints and a variety of expertise to create solutions to the problems we face today. How do you know if your team is functioning well? How do you put the best team together for every project?

Thursday, April 12 – 12:30-2 p.m. W1004 Lafferre

Presenter: Seth Scheilz, Black & Veatch

Additional Opportunity

Following his presentation on Thursday, April 12, Seth Scheilz will hold Office Hours in W1025 Lafferre Hall from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

This is a rare opportunity to have time with an industry professional who has great experience and an understanding of what you should do to prepare for work after graduation. Only eight 15-minute appointments are available, and you must reserve your time sending an email to fickeln@missouri.edu, or calling 884-1907 or stopping by W1025 Lafferre, the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy.

Learning to Lead session

Clifton Strengths (formerly StrengthsQuest) – A Deep Dive for Leaders

10 points

The power of Clifton Strengths is investing in the strengths of your team members so you can all be successful. Leaders aren’t always well-rounded, but their teams should be. Come learn how to leverage your skills and abilities with those of others to create productive working relationships. (If you have not taken the Clifton Strengths assessment, please see the Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy to access the assessment at no charge.)

Monday, April 16 – 4-5 p.m. W1004 Lafferre

Presenter: Craig Benson, Manager, Student Support Services, MU Career Center

Learning to Lead session – Personal Development

Financial Planning for Students and Graduates

10 points

Sometimes the financial challenges associated with your education and in your early career can be confusing. What are the best choices for you? How do you meet your immediate needs while planning for your future? Bring your questions, and learn how to manage your education and career expenses most effectively.

Wednesday, April 18 – 4-5 p.m. W1004 Lafferre

Presenter: Staff from the MU Office for Financial Success

Learning to Lead session

Get on the Bus! The Power of Teamwork at Kiewit Engineering and Beyond

We hear it every day. Learn to be part of a team. Learn to work well with others. Learn how to be part of the solution. But what does that REALLY mean in a company like Kiewit? How does company culture influence the usefulness and success of professional teams? Join us to hear from someone who knows. Scott Gosoroski, P.E., of Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc., in Lenexa, KS, will present a session on teams and the value they add to any organization.

Monday, April 23 – 10-11:30 a.m. W1004 Lafferre

Presenter: Scott Gosoroski

Following the presentation, join Scott for an informal luncheon event in W1025 Lafferre when you can ask him your individual questions about team, career development or practically anything!

Company on Campus

Come Meet BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.

10 points

BlueScope is a global leader in premium branded coated and painted steel products – the third largest manufacturer of painted and coated steel products globally. The company has great strengths in engineered steel buildings in key markets and is number one in building and construction markets. Join representatives of BlueScope for a Meet and Greet.

Wednesday, April 25, outside W1025 Lafferre Hall – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

From 1-3 p.m., Bluescope HR and Engineering professionals will meet with students individually for either a resume review (15 minutes) and/or mock interviews (30 minutes) for students. To reserve your appointment for these great opportunities, email Nikki Fickel at fickeln@missouri.edu, call 884-1907 or simply stop by.

Academy members receive 10 points for a resume review or mock interview, but this opportunity is open to ALL students in the College of Engineering.

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