What sets RCEL students apart?

Focused academic training in leadership theory
Practice of leadership skills in real-world engineering contexts
Sustained engagement and refining of skills over 4 year Certificate Program
Mandatory structured internship experience
Mentorship engagement with Rice Engineering Alum network and industry partners
Weekly engagement with “Engineer in the Room” from industry
On-going self-assessment and development of personal development plan
On-going performance feedback throughout internship from faculty and industry experts
Extensive communications training – written, oral, visual, and presentation coaching
Skill focus: conflict management, interpersonal communication, negotiation & advocacy, risk mitigation, intercultural relations, project management, optimization, systems thinking
Tiered student leadership program allows students to shape and refine RCEL program