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, alumni/industry leader guest speakers and MBA-level course material. 

The Leadership Seminar helps all engineering students enhance their leadership and communication skills in a weekly course full of discussion, small-group activities and individual assessments. This course is a great way to meet other engineers, develop and think about your leadership skills in a fun format, as well as build your resume. 

Seminar topics include leadership styles, vision, micromessaging, bias busting, conflict resolution, negotiation, communication styles, team dynamics, body language, personal branding and marketing. This course is open to all engineering majors, both male and female and is best suited for second-, third- and fourth-year students. The WEP Leadership Seminar provides many skills and benefits to participants, including:

  • background and basic skills needed to transition into the workplace
  • a distinct advantage in the job search process
  • demonstrates to potential employers that you are committed to learning the principles of leadership required to be successful in the workplace

This course is taught in the fall and spring semesters and the listing may be found in the UT Course Schedule under Engineering Studies 222. Students may only take the course on a pass/fail basis.