October 7, 2021
Examining the Impact of Mentoring Experiences on Leadership Development and Career Decision-Making among Engineering Graduate Student Mentors
Professional Engineers spent over half of their working time doing leadership and other professional skill-related tasks. Engineering graduates, however, reported lacking leadership competencies to their employers’ expectations. They then must acquire these skills on the job to fill the gaps. Educators have called for innovative ways to introduce and impart leadership concepts to engineering students at all levels that do not further burden the already dense curriculum. Studies suggested that mentoring opportunities can provide an alternative approach for learning and practicing leadership.