Program Details

Program Goals

The program goals for PELE are:

  • Represent the University of Michigan as the premier Engineering leadership experience
  • Prepare students to be global engineers prepared to enter and impact industry immediately upon graduation
  • Develop a community of student leaders that promotes life-long relationships with PELE and Michigan Engineering

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate business mindset into their professional engineering identity
  2. Develop a network of peers, alumni, and industry partners to advance their career and be ready to continue building networks and communities
  3. Identify personal leadership values and how they impact and influence your leadership style
  4. Develop communication skills to effectively engage and lead others

Learning Experiences

  • Leadership Labs introduce critical content for leaders to know and practice through hands-on activities and case studies
  • Leadership Spotlights will be a special opportunity to hear business and campus leaders tell the inside story about how they arrived in their leadership position and explore how they lead.
  • Site Visits consist of interviews with University of Michigan graduates in leadership positions, visiting different companies. 

Note that Winter 2022 dates are still TBD. A sample schedule is below.

Important Dates 2019-2020

Leadership Labs and Leadership Spotlight will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Chrysler 133 on dates noted below.

January 15Leadership Lab #1
January 22Leadership Spotlight #1
January 29Leadership Lab #2
February 5Leadership Spotlight #2
February 12Leadership Lab #3
February 19Leadership Spotlight #3
February 26Leadership Lab #4
March 11Leadership Spotlight #4
March 18Leadership Lab #5
April 1Capstone 
February- March

March 20: Site visit 1 (tentative)

March 27: Site visit 2 (tentative)