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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
4:05-4:55 pm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
3:00 – 3:50 pm

Thursday, September 7, 2017
9:35-10:25 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, August 29, 2017
4:05-4:55 pm

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

Thursday, August 31, 2017
9:35-10:25 am

Thursday, September 7, 2017
10:40-11:30 am

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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, September 12, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:40-11:30 am

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, August 31, 2017
10:40-11:30 am

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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 
9:35-10:25am

Monday, September 18, 2017
4:05-4:55pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:35-10:25am

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, October 5, 2017
9:35-10:25 am

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:00-3:50 pm

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.