Leadership skills are important for students to have to be successful in the engineering industry. With new technology constantly changing the skills required on the job, strong leadership skills will make CSULB’s engineering students valuable assets in the workforce. With the development of leadership skills in and outside the classroom at CSULB, our engineering students will become sought after and influential graduates.
Leadership and Diversity recognizes the positive impact of student involvement on their academic success. By increasing engineering students’ participation in leadership activities, students will learn to manage their time, co-curricular commitments, and academic responsibilities. The office of Leadership and Diversity provides the connections and resources to available leadership opportunities. It is our priority to increase the awareness of these opportunities and students’ participation to facilitate leadership development and to demonstrate successful college-wide engineering events.
The office of Leadership and Diversity is developing an engineering leadership program that will tailor leadership skills to future engineers. This leadership program is in the developmental stages.
Leadership and Diversity supports the Associated Engineering Student Body in its activities. Working closely with the AESB and other engineering student organizations, Leadership and Diversity promotes opportunities for engineering students to take on leadership responsibilities in events and activities. The office encourages student involvement in organization activities that support the academic performance of each student. In collaboration with student organizations, events headed by AESB are important for students to become actively involved in. First-year students should join the student organization Leaders in Freshmen Engineering (eLIFE) to begin their leadership development at CSULB.
Leadership and Diversity also connects engineering students to year-round volunteer opportunities such as participating on engineering student panels, leading tours during Open House events, and judging engineering competitions. Each spring semester, the College of Engineering mock interviews are sponsored by Leadership and Diversity in coordination with a committee of engineering students. Please contact Leadership and Diversity for opportunities to become involved with these events.