As dean of the College of Engineering, I want to make sure we are helping you showcase your accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom. Because of that, I’m excited to introduce Engineering, by Design, a new CENG recognition program designed to help you get credit for all the good things you do on campus and in the community.
Eric Mehiel, our associate dean for diversity and student success, has worked to design six custom badges through Preciate, a peer appreciation platform where anyone can give and receive recognition. The badges correspond to the Engineering, by Design value areas, including work experience, leadership, civic engagement, inclusion, professional skills and cultural context.
Here’s how it works: With each recognition compiled onto your own collage-style page, called a Portrait (similar to other social platforms like LinkedIn), you can showcase peer- and faculty-verified feedback to future employers, including how well you work with others, how considerate you are with your work and how you succeed as a leader or a follower. You can nominate yourself and others to receive recognition from the Dean’s Office for achievements associated with the six Engineering, by Design badges. It is a great opportunity for you to receive recognition for all the good work you do.
This recognition program is unique because it allows you to be seen in a positive way that is not curated by only you. We all need to promote ourselves, but there is also a need for peer promotion. Rather than rely on a single piece of paper or highly curated LinkedIn profile to communicate everything about yourself to future employers, you can now tap into something new and even more valuable: peer- and faculty-verified recognition assembled on your Preciate Portrait.
I hope that you take an opportunity to sign up if you haven’t already. It’s time to showcase our students in every positive way we can.
Amy S. Fleischer, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering