Engineering Student Success

To be successful in engineering, students should possess a passion for the major, a knowledge of campus/college resources, and the opportunity to development and enhance their technical skills.  The STAR office model for student success promotes the holistic development of the student based on 3 areas of student development (Academic, Professional and Personal).

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

Academic success directly relates to student success within the classroom. While academic success does include course completion, more importantly, it refers to the students level of conceptual mastery and understanding of course concepts and their ability to demonstrate strong problem solving skills and analytical abilities inside and outside of the classroom. The following is a short list of resources that can assist students in their quest for academic development:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Experiential learning opportunities in the form of internships, externships, research and organizational involvement all serve as the initial building blocks of student professional development.  Students should develop and follow through with an action plan that facilitates the acquisition of skills and abilities that will assist them in thriving in the corporate environment just as they follow their course outline plan towards degree completion.  The following is a short list of resources that can assist students in their quest for professional development:

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Emotional intelligence, the ability to manage stress and anxiety, public speaking, organizational leadership, conflict resolution and multicultural awareness only make up the tip of the iceberg as it relates to student personal growth. Student personal growth and development are an imperative component of holistic development in that skills acquired in this area serve to promote the success of the individual in the previous two. The following is a short list of resources that can assist students in their quest for personal growth and development: