E-LEAD MISSION:

  • Guiding Change. Solving Problems. Serving Others.

E-LEAD PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

This program:

  • Develops engineers who are able to address 21st century global challenges

  • Prepares individuals to lead, not only through innovation and technical expertise, but also through their ability to motivate, engage and guide people and organizations who represent the full range of diversity across the human spectrum

  • Educates and develops the leadership and character of outstanding engineering students, who are able to lead technical teams in solving problems

CONCENTRATION IN ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP

Students who complete all of the required elements of the E-Lead Program will earn a Concentration in Engineering Leadership.

E-LEAD THEMES AND PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

E-Lead is a three-year undergraduate program, beginning sophomore year. Each year, the student cohorts will focus on a different theme, helping them build and strengthen their personal leadership skills while also impacting the Marquette community and communities outside of the university.

  • Year 1: Leading Oneself: E-Leaders are self-aware, authentic, and have developed the professional and leadership skills necessary to effectively lead with others.

  • Year 2: Leading With Others: E-Leaders motivate, empower, listen to, and collaborate with others to solve problems and create change.

  • Year 3: Leading Technology and Innovation: E-Leaders create innovative change because they have an entrepreneurial mindset and understand how to strategically approach an existing problem.

PROGRAM ELEMENTS:

Elements of the E-Lead Program include:

  • One credit Engineering Leadership Studios, offered each year (E-Lead I, II and III)

  • Participation in a national leadership institute (LeaderShape)

  • Participation in an industry co-op, internship, research project, or major service project

  • Shadow industry leaders for a total of 12 hours

  • Engage in self-guided study of leadership theory

  • Leadership capstone project (funded up to $5,000)

  • Creation of a Personal Leadership Development Portfolio

E-LEAD INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Industry leaders across all engineering disciplines guide E-Lead’s student leadership development efforts in various ways:

  • Host students for Industry Leader Shadow Experience

  • Serve as guest speakers for classes

  • Facilitate student participation in corporate leadership development programs

  • Participate in formal and informal networking opportunities

  • Guide the program through the E-Lead Industrial Advisory Board

 

A full list of E-Lead corporate partners can be found on the E-Lead website.

 

 

Student studying on campus

E-Lead


CONTACT


Kate Trevey
Director of Engineering Leadership Programs
(414) 288-0588
kate.trevey@marquette.edu

Dr. Kristina Ropella
Opus Dean
Professor of Biomedical Engineering 

(414) 288-5460
k.ropella@marquette.edu

Andrea Gorman
Assistant Director Engineering Leadership Programs
(414) 288-6188
andrea.gorman@marquette.edu