UF Engineering Leadership Institute

We live in a world where rapid technology advances frequently collide with volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business conditions that result in the increasing need for effective engineering leadership. The Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Florida is preparing a diverse engineering student body with the mindset, knowledge and key competencies needed for their transition into the workforce as an emerging engineering leader.

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Jared Stone, B.S. '18, Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Integration Engineer, Ford Motor Company

The Engineering Leadership Certificate program was absolutely the most invaluable set of courses I took at UF, and the lessons learned helped shape my career and personal life. They supplemented my technical training with the leadership and strategic thinking skills that provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to enhance my professional career, and the skills competitively separate myself in the marketplace.

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Chandan Reddy, MD

Assistant Professor, UF Department of Neurosurgery

Having received both the engineering leadership and innovation certificates, I highly recommend the programs. The classes were highly engaging and motivating and instructed by Professor McElroy and his colleagues in ways that distilled the essence of business school leadership and allowed me to balance a pretty busy work schedule. The lessons learned are broadly applicable for any career, and life in general.

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Shirin Ghatrehsamani

Ph.D. '19, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department

I am honored to have received both the engineering leadership and innovation certificates. The set of courses was the most valuable in my whole academic career. Engineering leadership empowered me to accomplish my goals and prepare for success. Professor McElroy’s training inspired me to learn more, dream more and instilled belief in myself. I have greatly benefited from the experience in both my personal and professional life.


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Jared Stone, B.S. '18, Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Integration Engineer, Ford Motor Company

The Engineering Leadership Certificate program was absolutely the most invaluable set of courses I took at UF, and the lessons learned helped shape my career and personal life. They supplemented my technical training with the leadership and strategic thinking skills that provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to enhance my professional career, and the skills competitively separate myself in the marketplace.

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