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The McDonough Leadership Program helps students gain a deeper understanding of leadership, practice their leadership skills, and in the process grow as engaged leaders on campus, in the local community, and beyond.
Requirements for a certificate in Engineering Leadership.
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in the nation on Brookings Institute's “Common Sense” list (and ahead of every Ivy League school).
of Marietta College’s International Leadership graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during spring
Marietta College leadership students perform community service as part of the EXCEL program
A Marietta College leadership student stands at a whiteboard
The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during spring

What you'll learn while earning the Engineering Leadership Certificate.

This program allows students to see the connections between their studies and their work after graduation. Graduates will be prepared to enter the engineering profession as agents of change with a grounding in specific, identifiable leadership skills that fit well with their training. 


The certificate promotes a greater degree of collaboration between two of the College's remarkable programs: the Center for Earth, Energy and the Environment and the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business.

Going where others won't

Students interested in pursuing this certificate must apply for and be accepted to the McDonough Leadership Program. Accepted students participate in the EXCEL Workshop, which is the orientation for incoming McDonough Scholars. In addition to the curricular track, students must also complete 50 hours of approved service in the community.

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This is also a chance to expand your knowledge of leadership concepts, theories, and models while learning leadership skills through guided experiential opportunities.

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