Engineering Leadership Experiences

In a recent study of employers and what skills they are most looking for in college student, the following landed in the top 10:

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability

Engineering leadership opportunities are designed to promote student leadership development and enhance the skills employers are most looking for. The following leadership opportunities are an excellent way of enhancing your leadership skills.

Clark engineering students take part in the Engineering Without Borders program.Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners with communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students. Find out more!

Clark engineering students pose during an alternative spring break service trip.Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips have been gaining popularity the past few years. But what exactly is an alternative spring break trip? By participating in ASB, students forego traditional spring break trips to engage in a week of community service-learning. Groups travel to different locations and work on a variety of projects, typically related to a social or civic issue. Working in teams enables students to learn more about themselves, develop valuable leadership skills, and gain awareness about social and civic issues and the communities that are affected.

14th Annual Engineering Alternative Spring Break (E-ASB)
March 15-21, 2020

Apply your engineering knowledge and serve on a build site with Habitat for Humanity in Sandhills, NC along with a group of other UMD Engineering students. Apply via this Google Form before November 10, 2019, at 11:59 pm. Cost to participate ranges $350-500 for the week and includes Habitat for Humanity collegiate challenge fee, transportation, housing and meals. All engineering students from freshman to senior year are eligible to participate. Maximum limit of 20 participants.

To contact E-ASB trip leaders Katie May and Ben Lee, email



Throughout the year, you will receive emails about leadership opportunities well suited for engineering students. In addition, you can request to have staff from the Office of Global Engineering Leadership tailor a leadership workshop for your group. The staff is trained in MBTI (personality indicator), True Colors (leadership assessment tool), and StrengthsQuest (leadership assessment tool) and have expertise in group and organizational development. Contact to set up a meeting to discuss possibilities.