John Brooks Slaughter

Center for Engineering Diversity

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Academic Success Series

To assist students in reaching their full academic potential, we offer workshops and discussions on topics such as:

  • Goal-setting, Study Skills and Self Care
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Benefits of Academic Coaching
  • Study Strategies, Stress Management and Self-Care

Professional Development Series

This series provides students opportunities to engage with corporate representatives while attaining skills to successfully navigate the career development process:

  • "Inclusion in Tech" with Google
  • "Ins and Outs of the Recruiting Process" with Zynga
  • "Lunch and Learn" with Intel
  • "Day in the Life of an Engineer" with Edwards Lifesciences
  • Mock interviews
  • Internship Panel with VISA
  • Office Hours with Raytheon

CED Mentor Program

New Viterbi students often have questions about classes, internships, research, study strategies, and balancing academics with life outside of class. Our mentoring program places a small group of new incoming students with an upper-class student that will serve as their mentor. In addition to benefitting from the mentor’s guidance and advice, students have the chance to connect with their peers and begin creating their community.

Dine with Faculty

This program is designed to encourage and foster student-faculty engagement, which is particularly important to student retention. These small, informal meals give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about faculty members’ backgrounds and careers while discovering mutual interests.

Community Building

Community-building activities allow students to build a wide, supportive network of peers, faculty, staff and industry representatives. Each year we celebrate the beginning of the semester with a Fall Welcome and a Spring Kick Off event. We close the end of the academic year with our banquet, "A Celebration of Excellence."

Published on April 8th, 2022

Last updated on September 22nd, 2023