About the Hornet Leadership Program
The College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to educating our students to ensure they will develop into strong technical experts prepared to contribute in all aspects of the 21st century workplace. The Hornet Leadership Program (HLP) is a co-curricular platform of opportunities created to augment technical students’ development into well-prepared professionals. Our modern working environment requires not only excellent academic preparation but the ability to work effectively with all people.
This requires understanding how to be a productive team member and when, and how, to step into a leadership role. The HLP opportunities allow students to learn and grow throughout their academic career. HLP participants are eagerly sought after by employers. Participation in the HLP allows the transition to a post-college professional career to be made easily and participants are able to deliver significant on-the-job contributions quickly.
There are three pillars of to the Hornet Leadership Program:
Cohorts of 10 work closely with industry leaders to develop leadership skills based on best practices. Selection is competitive; based on academic record and individual motivation. Applications available in late Spring.
Developing leadership skills through practical applications is the focus of the extra-curricular HLP Actions program. Participation in a variety of opportunities allows development of technical abilities in a group setting.
The signature event is the annual ECS Student Leadership Conference during the Spring semester.
Lecture style presentations by industry leaders, generally serving about 400 students per year.
The speakers are from a wide variety of backgrounds representing different industries, government entities, and academia.