Expectations for today’s engineering graduates are higher than ever before as companies and graduate schools seek employees and candidates with strong leadership, communication and team-building skills. WEP provides many opportunities for students to gain real-world leadership experiences and connections to engineering leaders in industry and academia.
The WEP Leadership Collaborative brings together WEP and eleven student-led organizations, groups and committees that serve UT Austin female engineering students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Leadership Collaborative includes leadership trainings, monthly collaboration meetings, community building, career exploration, mentoring and outreach initiatives.
Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs)
Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs) are 2nd, 3rd and 4th year women who volunteer to mentor first year and new transfer engineering women, helping the transition into the Cockrell School. Students are automatically matched to a PAL in their major.
The WEP Leadership Seminar provides undergraduate students with practical applications to assess their leadership and communication styles and then apply what they learn through interactive activities. Seminars include interactive discussions, personal assessments, industry leader guest speakers, and MBA-level course material.
Student Leaders Conference
The Cockrell School of Engineering Student Division Offices hosts the Annual Student Leaders Conference to train student leaders across the Cockrell School including student office staff, mentors, tutors and student organization leaders.