Learn more about the courses we offer in the Engineering Office of Personal Development section of the Academic Catalogue.

McCormick First-Year Experience 101-1

A series of peer-led small group discussions for first-year engineering students, covering topics like higher education culture, time management, strategies for success in courses, and mindset.

McCormick First-Year Experience 101-2

A series of peer-led small group discussions for first-year engineering students covering topics such as academic strategies, choice of major, exploration of non-major options, and health and well-being.

Emotional Intelligence 101

Managing Yourself, Maximizing Your Potential (1 Unit): Introduction to emotional intelligence theories and concepts; provides practical tools for building skills in stress management, intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness, peak performance, resilience/adaptability, and general mood.

Engineering Improv I

The Art of Allowing (0.5 Unit): Start anywhere, remember you are not the most important person in the scene, and say yes. Through these and other improv techniques, students learn to tackle unexpected obstacles, building skills that can be leveraged in both academic and non-academic contexts to face challenges with resilience.

Engineering Improv II

The Art of Inspiration (0.5 Unit): This course builds on Improv I and takes students deeper into concepts and applications.

Whole-Body Thinking

Collaborative Problem Solving through Partner Dancing (1 Unit): In this approach to swing dancing, the goal is for two people to join hands and use the rhythms they hear in swinging, jazz-rhythm-based music as a means of connecting with each other.