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Eric M Stuve
CHEM E 301
Seattle Campus

Leadership Seminar

Forum for industrial, academic, and government leaders to share their experiences and insights with students. Includes topics related to leadership in the chemical engineering profession including career planning, management skills, interpersonal skills, effective planning, entrepreneurship, ethics, and strategic decisions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

Class description

The Leadership Seminar provides a forum for industrial, academic, and government leaders to share their expertise and insights with undergraduate and graduate students. Speakers and students will have an opportunity to discuss topics related to leadership in the chemical engineering profession including career planning, management skills, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship, ethics, and strategic decisions.

This seminar is intended for current and prospective students of chemical engineering. There will be ample time for Q&A from students. After each seminar, students can meet with the speaker at a reception in the lobby of Benson Hall. Refreshments will be provided.

Student learning goals

A better understanding of the chemical engineering profession as it relates to their professional and personal goals.

Opportunities to discuss career planning, management skills, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship, ethics, and strategic planning with practicing and retired professionals in the field.

Opportunities to ask questions like:

Should one take time off after graduating before attending graduate school?

Same as 1 except before attending business school for an MBA?

Is law school a good career choice?

Should I plan on working for a small number or a large number of employers?

General method of instruction

Seminar format: invited speakers will present a seminar followed by Q&A from students.

Recommended preparation

No preparation necessary, although check the class web site for materials posted in advance of the seminars.

Class assignments and grading

Grading is CR/NC. Attendance is mandatory. Absences must be excused with the instructor in advance.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Eric M Stuve
Date: 05/08/2008