Are you interested in gaining leadership experience? Introducing new students to Maryland Engineering? Learn more about becoming a facilitator for ClarkLEAD below!

ClarkLEADERS will be helping welcome the new class of Maryland Engineers on Friday, August 23 during the ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome -OR- on Sunday, August 25 at ClarkLEAD for first-year students!

Priority will be given to transfer students to volunteer during the ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome.

ClarkLEAD is an all-day event, please make sure you are available for the entirety of the event. 

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The goal of ClarkLEAD is to foster an engineering community that is united, thoughtful, safe, inclusive, accountable, empowered, and open to growth in order to Mpact society. The weekend prior to the beginning of the semester, new first-year and transfer students will gather to participate in large- and small-group activities with these learning objectives: 

  • Begin to develop a sense of connectedness to their peers and the Clark School community.
  • Identify strategies to facilitate respectful and inclusive learning environments.
  • Learn to articulate and capitalize on individual strengths and productively apply them in team settings.

ClarkLEADERS have an important role in shaping the Maryland Engineering community. You will have the chance to:

  • Introduce new students to Maryland Engineering by sharing your experiences.
  • Guide them through interactive activities and discussions about identity, teamwork and collaboration, and applying strengths.
  • Receive training (online and face-to-face) from ClarkLEAD staff on the topics to be covered and strategies for facilitating group activities.
  • Build skills you can then use to succeed in your classes, work place, and community.
  • Meet Maryland Engineering alumni and hear their experiences post graduation
  • Commitment and active participation in all ClarkLEAD in-person and virtual trainings and events. 
  • Regular communication with the ClarkLEAD planning Coordinators.
  • Willingness to engage in impactful conversations with fellow ClarkLEADERS and new students.
  • An open and curious mindset.

Asynchronous Training: Complete a short online training module through ELMS that includes topics on leadership, identity, inclusive teams, and facilitation skills. (~3 hours)

In-person training: Attend ONE in-person training in August where we run through all of the activities and discussions you will be helping facilitate at ClarkLEAD. This is required for new and returning ClarkLEADERS.  (3 hours and food will be provided)

  • Thursday, August 22 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 24 | 11:00 - 2:00 PM

ClarkLEAD Welcome Events: We have two ClarkLEAD welcome events in August, however, you only need to volunteer for one! We ask that you are present for the entirety of the event as you will be leading a small group (5-9) new students through activities and discussions.

  • ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome: Friday, August 23, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • This event is for new transfer undergraduate students
    • Priority will be given to transfer students to volunteer during the ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome. 
  • ClarkLEAD Welcome: Sunday, August 25, 1:00 - 4:30 PM
    • This event is for new first-year undergraduate students 

Employers seek new hires with some of these skills that you will practice both during ClarkLEADER training and on the day of the event.

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Leadership
  • Digital Technology
  • Career Management

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