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.

Recent E-ASB trips have traveled to North Carolina, Florida, and Mississippi to work with Habitat For Humanity.

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 International & Leadership Programs 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 Ramsey Jabaji at rjabaji@umd.edu to set up a meeting to discuss possibilities.


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