Presentation on theme: "Broadening Your Education"— Presentation transcript:
1 Broadening Your Education Chapter 7Broadening Your Education
2 Broadening Your Education Co-curricular/Extra curricular ActivitiesNo one will make you do these. You will have to “step up to the plate.”May have greater educational value than even your required coursework.
3 Examples of Co-curricular Activities Participation in student organizationsParticipation in engineering projectsPre-professional employmentPutting something back (service)
4 Types of Engineering Student Organizations Student chapters of discipline-specific engineering societiesEngineering honor societiesEthnic and gender-based student organizationsEngineering student council
5 Benefits of Participation in Student Organizations Meet your social needsDevelop your leadership and organizational skillsEngage in professional development activitiesReceive academic supportParticipate in service activities
6 Participation in Engineering Projects Student design competitionsTechnical paper contestDesign clinicsUndergraduate research
8 Benefits of Pre-professional Employment Develop job search skillsGain exposure to engineering practiceMake moneyApply your knowledge, skills, and abilitiesStrengthen motivation to succeed in engineering studyGain references for future employment
9 Cooperative Education a program of study at an institution of higher education under which regular students undertake academic study for specified periods of time alternating with work experience in government, industry, business . . .
10 How Do You Measure Up? Your year in school Your academic performance Your personal qualifications
11 Conducting a Job Search Preparing a resumePreparing a cover letterDeveloping your interviewing skillsIdentifying employment opportunities
12 Identifying Employment Opportunities Networking/Informational InterviewsOn-campus interviewsUsing the InternetOther sources?
13 Informational Interviews What is it? – An information gathering session. Not a job interview. You are interviewing the employer.How do you arrange an informational interview?Preparing for the informational interviewConducting the interviewFollowing up on the interview
14 Putting Something Back Providing feedbackServing as an ambassadorHelping other students
15 Group Discussion Student “Power” Power (“the ability to influence others”) comes from at least three sources: 1) position; 2) knowledge; and 3) person.In your group, discuss the “power” that comes to you from your position as a “student”Appoint a leader to keep the discussion on topic and a recorder to document what was learned and report out
16 Alternate Group Discussion Topic Interviewing for Summer Job In your group, develop a list (5-10) of questions you would expect to be asked during an interview for an engineering-related summer job.Appoint a leader to keep the discussion on topic and a recorder to document what was learned and report out.