Leadership Development

Choose How You’ll Change the World

Leadership experiences will push you – to serve others, expand your horizons, be part of something bigger than yourself. Wherever you go after graduation, prepare to make a bigger contribution right out of the gate.  

“The Honors Program seminar helped me focus my interests  and gave me the confidence to pursue other programs.”

Mobin Mazloomian
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Honors Program
Center for Socially Engaged Design
Center for Entrepreneurship

Engineering Global Leadership (EGL)

Engineering Global Leadership (EGL) is a unique specialization of the Engineering Honors Program, designed for those students interested in global operations and the intersection between engineering and business.  EGL prepares students to communicate across cultures and across the engineering and business boundary, increasing global competitiveness, allowing students to deepen their technical knowledge while preparing to become global leaders in engineering and business.

Engineering Global Leadership

Talk to a human: coehonors@umich.edu | (734) 763-0505

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round

Financial: No Extra Fees

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Core Professional Competencies

Experiences in Engineering Global Leadership build professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Global & Cultural Awareness: Learn to acknowledge, practice, and articulate your own cultural identity to better appreciate, adapt to, and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Leadership: Develop leadership skills through participation in the College of Engineering Honors Program and the Topics in Leadership workshop series, which has been designed specially for engineering students.
  • Teamwork: Supplement leadership learning with real-world experience on a team project sponsored by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations.

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how EGL can foster your professional growth.

Honors and Engagement

The Engineering Honors Program is an opportunity for highly-motivated students to reach their full potential, supported by a community of peers, in pursuit of meaningful work and lives. Students pursue high-impact projects in areas such as research, design, entrepreneurship, public service and global operations.

Honors Program Website

Talk to a human: coehonors@umich.edu | (734) 763-0505

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round

Financial: No Extra Fees

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Core Professional Competencies

Experiences in the Honors program build the professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Communication: Gain communication skills related to public speaking, self-reflection and team dynamics.
  • Leadership: Participate in the Honors Seminar, an interactive classroom experience that fosters leadership and develops connection between highly-motivated students.
  • Lifelong Learning: Integrate your U-M experiences to assess areas for potential growth, reflect on your unique combinations of skills and talents and develop communication strategies.

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how Engineering Honors can foster your professional growth.

Michigan Engineering Emerging Leaders (M2EL)

Michigan Engineering Emerging Leaders (ME2L) prepares you to be a global engineer, ready to impact industry immediately upon graduation. You’ll engage in experiential and lifelong learning and develop your own leadership philosophy. The program will also help you explore emotional intelligence and learn to employ leadership and communication tools and theories.

Michigan Engineering Emerging Leaders (M2EL) website

Talk to a human: aprilmra@umich.edu | (734) 647-7155

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Program Currently on Hold

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Multidisciplinary Design Program

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Core Professional Competencies

Experiences in Michigan Engineering Emerging Leaders (ME2L) build the professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Communication: Build skills that will help you effectively engage and lead others.
  • Empathy: Develop a network of peers, alumni, and industry partners and gain the skills to continue building networks and communities.
  • Leadership: Identify your personal leadership values, learn how they impact and influence your leadership style and develop your own leadership philosophy.

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how ME2L can foster  your professional growth.