Complete Engineer - Self-Management

  • Complete Engineer - Self Management & Leadership

Self Management & Leadership

As an engineer you will be called to manage and lead projects, teams, organizations, etc. Therefore, an effective engineer must first lead and manage themselves by reflecting on one’s behavior and experience, managing one’s time, establishing personal goals, handling stress, etc.

As a student in the College of Engineering, you have the opportunity to develop this competency every day by balancing priorities relating to your academic, professional, and personal life. Whether you are creating your own mission statement and/or goals, making an active choice to uphold academic integrity on your tests or assignments, or simply making it a point to show up to class and appointments on time - you are creating habits that will allow you to effectively manage yourself and your path forward.

Self-management & Leadership Growth Model

Exposure Exposure

Student is open to learning about self-management and leadership. Student demonstrates knowledge of the role self-management plays in engineering and their role as a leader.

Examples where further growth can happen:
  1. Participate in a campus co- or extracurricular activity.
  2. Participate in a service-learning activity.
  3. Work part time in STEM while pursuing degree.
  4. Participate in a K-12 afterschool activity.
  5. Attend an etiquette and professional networking dinner or similar event.
  6. Attend a leadership seminar.

Engagement Engagement

Student engages in self-reflection on what constitutes a good leader. Student recognizes the importance of serving their needs and the needs of others. Students can identify opportunities for growth in themselves and others.

Examples where further growth can happen:
  1. Reflect on participation in a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
  2. Reflect on the leadership prowess of a famous leader and juxtapose to self and lessons learned.
  3. Interview someone in a leadership position outside of academia and reflect on lessons learned.
  4. Develop a written, 5-year plan including pathways to leadership positions.

Transformation check-circle-1(status)

Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior knowledge, skills, or abilities serving their needs and the needs of others through demonstration of effective leadership. Student also demonstrates growth in prioritizing goals and use of initiative, motivation, empathy, openness, and organization.

Examples where further growth can happen:
  1. Election to an executive-level leadership position in a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
  2. Lead a service learning or volunteer activity.
  3. Create a new Recognized Student Organization (RSO).

Students are exposed to developing this core competency by taking one of these courses:

All of your classes will enhance your self-management competency by challenging you to think with specific deadlines to complete your work.

City Campus - Lincoln (L) / Scott Campus - Omaha (O)

Opportunities for further development in this core competency can include: