Professional Development Workshops

Be a Successful Engineering Student and Still have a Life!

Designed specifically for engineering students, this workshop includes nuts and bolts guidelines for time management, studying efficiently, preparing for exams without cramming, and effectively utilizing college resources. Please select a date to register for this event.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
3:00-3:50 pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
3:00 – 3:50 pm

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
10:40-11:30 am

Creating a 4-Year Plan

Creating an academic, personal and professional development plan is a big step toward achieving your goals. You’ll know what’s needed for your academic major, as well as knowing when and how to incorporate skill-building as you work toward internships, research, and study abroad experiences. A 4-year plan helps you understand how to stay on track and prepares you to take advantage of all the opportunities available. Please select a date to register for this event.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

Choosing Your Major

What’s your major? Everyone is asking, but what if you just don’t know yet? It’s OK! Choosing a major is a process, not a life sentence. In this session we will provide you with tips and tools for making a major decision that fits you and leads you to your goals. Please select a date to register for this event.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

The Computer Majors Demystified

You like computers and technology, and you think you’d like to pursue a major that will fit your interests and build your skills. But there are so many choices! Computer Engineering, Computer Science (in two colleges!), Digital Arts & Sciences, Electrical Engineering. Which one is right for you? This workshop explains the differences and similarities in the many computer-related majors. Please select a date to register for this event.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:05-4:55 pm

Crafting a Professional E-Mail

You only get once chance to make a first impression. When it comes to email, it isn’t only what you say, but also the way you say it that counts. Communication skills are key elements in establishing professional credibility. Attend this workshop to learn how to craft an email message that makes the right impression. Please select a date to register for this event.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00-3:50 pm

So You Want to Be a Biomedical Engineer?

What is biomedical engineering? How can I stay on track to apply to upper-division BME? In this workshop, you’ll learn about UF BME and its student organizations, professional development opportunities and how to be on track for the major.  Please select a date to register for this event.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:35-10:25 am

Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:00-3:50 pm

How to Navigate Showcase

If you are unsure about how to prepare, how to talk to recruiters, which recruiters you should talk to, or anything else regarding Showcase, this is your opportunity to get all your questions answered! Our Peer Advisors have been through Showcase, successfully, many times. And now, they’re here to help you. They will look over your resume, talk you through logistics, and answer all your questions about how to navigate this event successfully.

Friday,  September 21, 2018
11:45 a.m -12:35 pm

Friday, September 21, 2018
3:00-3:50 pm

 5-Semester Planning Session

Spring Registration is coming up soon. One of the assignments that needs to be completed is the 5-semester plan. Completing your plan can sometimes be intimidating. If you need some help, the HWCOE Peer Advisors are available. They come from a variety of disciplines and will be able to help you create a plan that is challenging yet manageable.

Our dates and times also vary by major

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:30 a.m. -10-25 a.m.
Major(s): Pre-Med BME

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
General

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
General

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Major(s): Chemical

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical/ BME

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical/ BME

Thursday, October 18, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Major(s): Computer/Electrical

Monday, October 22, 2018
1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m
Major(s): BME

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
General

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
General

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Major(s): Chemical/BME

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m
Major: BME

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical/ BME

Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Major(s): Mechanical/Chemical

Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Major(s): Computer/Electrical

 

 

 

Developing a Personal Brand

What message do you want others to know about you? Understanding your motivations and beliefs is important to academic and professional success. In this workshop, you will evaluate your passions and reasons for being an engineering student. You will draft a personal mission statement and goals statement that will form the basis of your personal brand.  Your social media presence and resume will be evaluated to see if it is consistent with brand identity and personal tag line. Please select a date to register for this event.

E-Portfolio Designed to Impress

What message do you want others to know about you? Understanding your motivations and beliefs is important to academic and professional success. In this workshop, you will evaluate your passions and reasons for being an engineering student. You will draft a personal mission statement and goals statement that will form the basis of your personal brand.  Your social media presence and resume will be evaluated to see if it is consistent with brand identity and personal tag line. Please select a date to register for this event.

How to Ace Your Job Interviews

Gator engineer and author of Amazon Best Seller Fearless Salary Negotiation, Josh Doody is here to discuss the fundamentals of a successful interview. This will be especially pertinent to students interested in acing their interactions with perspective employers at the September 28th Career Showcase.

Mid-Term Reality Check: Planning for the Rest of the Semester

We’re at the halfway point of the semester. Where did the time go? More importantly, what will it take to end the semester successfully? This workshop will help you focus on priorities and create a clear plan for the remainder of the term. We’ll also discuss options such as dropping a class, and how this will affect your academic plan. Participants should know where they stand in each class so that we can create a realistic plan. Please select a date to register for this event.

Leadership for Engineers: Professional Competency

Do you want to have an impact while helping others reach their potential? This workshop, led by Bill McElroy, P.E., Assistant Director, Engineering Leadership Institute, explores the keys to effect leadership, including professional competency.

Catching Up When You’ve Fallen Behind

Definitive strategies for catching up when you’re behind. This workshop shows you how to plan your time so that you stay on top of current assignments while catching up on the ones that got away. Most students can accomplish this in ONE week. Please select a date to register for this event.

Pre-health Planning for Engineering Students

Engineering is a great foundation for professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and more. Learn about requirements, entrance exams, and coordinating your engineering degree with your pre-health plan.

The End (of the semester) is Near! Preparing for Finals

No ignoring it now…the end is near!   …the all-nighters, the triple-mocha-espressos, the nagging worry in your gut over how you will get it all done. It doesn’t have to be this way.  This workshop will teach you how to take control of the end your semester instead of letting it control you. Please select a date to register for this event.

 

Study Abroad and International Programs

The International Engineering Programs provides students with an opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. Immersion in a foreign country offers a chance for students to gain exciting and new knowledge, resulting in a life-changing experience. Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is also home to the largest number of international students at UF and we wish to promote cross-cultural interactions among students of all nationalities and background.

Study abroad advising and information sessions are available throughout the semester.