Welcome to the Engineering Student Development (ESD) office in the College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ESD office serves as a hub to connect engineering students to leadership and involvement opportunities within the COE.
Plant the seed that
grows your career
Learn to be a leader. Here. Now.
Engineers’ contributions have positive, lasting effects
on the world. By developing creative, ethical, sustainable, collaborative solutions to societal problems, engineers improve the quality of life for humankind.
This is how every engineer is a leader.
You don’t have to be “a natural” to be a leader.
In the College of Engineering, you can learn and
practice leadership skills in many ways.
Throughout your academic career, you can:
- Take leadership courses.
- Study or work abroad.
- Gain real-world experience as a co-op or intern.
- Participate in extracurricular activities and competitions.
- Join or lead a student organization.
- Take advantage of professional development opportunities.
These experiences root YOUR strong professional future.
Grow skills to root your career. START HERE »