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Commonwealth Engineering Scholars Leadership Conference

The Commonwealth Engineering Scholars Leadership Conference is a three-day orientation program held prior to the start of the fall semester. The program is designed for Commonwealth Campus students who are transitioning to the University Park campus in the College of Engineering. The program focuses on giving students the tools they need for a successful transition to the College of Engineering. These tools include team building, mentoring, leadership experience, corporate networking, and professional development. The program will be offered virtually Monday, Aug. 11-13, 2021.

Our focus

Participants will take part in team building activities and professional development breakout sessions. The program will be hosted online as a remote program. The program provides a unique opportunity to meet other students who are transitioning to University Park with similar majors in engineering. Participants are paired with a mentor who will help guide them to become more comfortable with the college and campus communities.

Why participate?

The benefits to participating in the Commonwealth Engineering Scholars Leadership Conference include the following opportunities:

  • Build community
  • Participate in professional development workshops
  • Meet and connect with a mentor who will help you get involved on campus and assist in your transition
  • Network with other engineering students and corporate partners
  • Become familiar with resources in the College of Engineering and University Park

Cost

There is no cost associated with this program for participants.

2021 Commonwealth Engineering Scholars Leadership Conference Dates:

  • August 11-13, 2021

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About

Founded to serve students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff with equity and inclusion engagement. The center leads the implementation of evidence-based best practices to support student belonging and degree attainment, while also encouraging involvement with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and organizations. All are welcome!

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287