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Leaders Up Close

The intent of the Leaders Up Close seminar series is to provide practical professional development and career advice to junior and senior CECS students. The objectives of the series are to:

• Expose CECS students to prominent professionals in leadership roles, and
• Facilitate the development and demonstration of leadership traits and skills in CECS students.

Leaders from engineering and technical share their experiences and provide advice on how to be successful and responsible as members of a corporate environment. A series of videos featuring the seminar speakers can be found on YouTube.



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2014 - Leaders Up Close Seminars

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Siemens Exec, UCF Business Alum Launches "Leaders Up Close" Series

Feb 7, 2014 - Jeannie Parsch, senior manager at Siemens, 'connects the dots' on how to build a successful engineering career

Lab Launch! Creativity bolstered at UCF with New Maker Space Labs

Sep 23, 2014 - Collaboration leading to rapid high-tech prototyping now possible at UCF in spaces that replicate real-world innovation process in Engineering II atrium.

2013 - Leaders Up Close Seminars

Six VIP Leaders to Share Advice with CECS Students

Jan 25, 2013 - Six highly accomplished leaders from well-known companies will visit UCF as part of the CECS Engineering Leadership & Innovation Institute Spring 2013 Seminar Series.

National Advisor, Engineering Legend to Speak to CECS Students Today

Feb 8, 2013 - Norm Augustine, retired CEO of Lockheed Martin and former acting secretary of the U.S. Army and five-time recipient of the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal, will speak today to inspire students to achieve their career dreams.

Duke Energy Exec Launches Leadership Series for CECS Students

Sep 13, 2013 - Michael Lewis is part of the eli2 Fall 2013 "Leaders Up Close" seminar series, featuring accomplished leaders from fields as diverse as university athletics and 3D printing in outer space.

Duke Energy Texas Instruments Harris Corporation John F. Kennedy Space Center Lockheed Martin Siemens Corporation Walt Disney World