Certification Point System
Students may participate in a variety of opportunities throughout the year to build toward their certification in Leadership and Engagement. Activities will provide young professionals with the knowledge and skills in the key aspects of the engineering business and career success.
- To be earn a certificate, students must accrue 400 points by the time they graduate from the College.
- Students accrue points however and whenever they wish. There is no requirement to accrue a certain number of points per semester/year. Obviously the earlier in their academic careers students begin their Academy involvement, the easier it will be to reach 400 points.
- For the current academic year ONLY (Aug. 2017-May 2018), because the Academy was not in existence prior to this year, students considered sophomores, juniors or seniors in their academic programs will still need to accrue 400 points, but will be awarded point credits as follows:
- Sophomore – 100 pts. toward the 400 final total
- Junior – 200 pts. toward the 400 final total
- Senior – 300 pts. toward the 400 final total
- This option will only be available during the 2017-2018 academic year, so students are encouraged to enroll immediately. Freshmen should enroll immediately as well to ensure they have their entire academic career during which to accrue their points.
Below are some examples of activities in which students can participate to accrue points. As the Academy grows, other activities will be added. If you are unsure whether a certain activity will qualify for points, check with Academy staff.
Learning to Lead – 10 points
Nearly 30 scheduled throughout the academic year
Professional development sessions facilitated by campus, engineering, business and community professionals. Topics will include discussions on business ethics, managing conflict, team building, communication, working with volunteers, decision-making and more.
Participation in Mentor Program – 20 points
Match with industry representative or more experienced student
Career Chats, Information Sessions, Office Hours – 10 points
Nearly 20 scheduled throughout the academic year
Industry representatives and alumni will present a variety of sessions to help you understand and navigate the real world of work after graduation
Participation in student org OR Leadership in student org – 10/15 points
10 points per year of involvement
15 points per year in leadership position
Attendance at Career Fairs – 10 points
Per Career Fair attended throughout academic career
Volunteer at CoE events – 10 points
Per event, such as camps, competitions, conferences
Participation on competition team – 15 points
per year of involvement
Participation in Academy Book Club – 15 points
Two sessions per academic year
Read a book and attend up to three discussion sessions
Participation in other college and campus events – 10 points
Opportunities presented by campus career services, other college career services, diversity offices or other organizations may be eligible for points.
Your participation in the Academy will change from year to year depending on your schedule, your interests and the skills you wish to refine. We are always open to suggestions for activities, changes to the program and your questions. Let us hear from you!