Updated: 1/27/2020 10:23 AM
ByAlison Polasik, Alison PolasikAnastasia Rynearson, Anastasia RynearsonJacqueline Gartner, Jacqueline GartnerJenna Carpenter, Jenna CarpenterLee Rynearson, Lee Rynearson plus 1 more
Main Point: All Engineering students participate in multiple service and professional activities in their first year.
In each of the courses in the first year engineering course
sequence at Campbell University, students are required to participate in twenty-five hours of professional
development and community service. This fosters the development of students’
engineering identity, encourages a sense of community, and aligns with the core
values of the School of Engineering and Campbell University. There are a number
of professional development and service activities sponsored by the school, and
students also have the opportunity to choose a different activity with
approval. Completion of these hours is worth 10% of the students’ final grade
and is assessed on a pass/fail basis, which results in a high degree of
compliance and minimal grading effort.
Opportunities for professional development include:
Technical Society meetings with guest speakers
(ASME, AiChe, SWE, and IEEE).
A 5-hour “Engineering Techniques for Success”
workshop held at the start of the fall semester.
A series of workshops offered by the School of
Engineering on resume preparation, interviews, and preparation for the career fair.
Training on machines in the fabrication lab.
Visits to companies and manufacturing sites that
are organized by the school and held in the spring. Past locations include BMW,
Mertek, and the US National Whitewater Center.
Opportunities for service include:
Supporting STEM-related activities at nearby
public schools (i.e. coaching robotics leagues, tutoring in math and science,
Assisting with outreach events at local schools.
Leading activities at Campbell University’s
Visitation Day for prospective students.
Helping with the First Robotics State
Championship, held at Campbell University in the spring.
Assisting with various departmental service
including lab clean-up, preparation for events, and other faculty projects.
Get Value: What opportunities exist at your school for students to develop their
personal identity as engineers and build community?