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Shaping the Future: The Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program

Educating tomorrow's engineering leaders demands a new approach that encompasses students' professional, personal and leadership progression, in an environment that fosters the development of core values and which builds upon the strong technical fundamentals of the rigorous MIT education. The Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program provides to a select group of MIT engineering undergraduates a challenging and supportive environment in which they develop engineering leadership skills that will prepare them to be highly effective leaders of engineering teams. For approximately 120 MIT engineering Juniors and Seniors committed to honing their engineering leadership skills, the first year of GEL (GEL1) provides unparalleled leadership experiences and development. For an exclusive group of 25-30 students, the second year of GEL (GEL2) is an intensely personalized leadership development program featuring significant interaction with industry leaders, staff, and fellow students. The program also offers professional education opportunities for early career engineering professionals.

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Why You Should Apply to Become a Gordon Engineering Leader (GEL)

Why You Should Apply to Become a Go...

Added 8 months ago | 00:01:19 | 925 views

In this video, GEL Student Leader (Fall 2013) Emily Hupf (GEL '14) shares with viewers the personal and professional leadership skills they'll discover in the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. The admissions period to apply to b...

Bernard M. Gordon Lecture: "Lessons I've Learned in My Life As An Engineering Leader"

Bernard M. Gordon Lecture: "Lessons...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:45:28 | 4217 views

On April 5, Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program Benefactor Bernard M. Gordon (MIT '48, M.S. '49) shared with an overflow crowd lessons he's learned in his life as an engineering leader. In his remarks, Mr. Gordon spoke passionately...

GEL Alumnae Share How GEL Has Helped Them in their Careers

GEL Alumnae Share How GEL Has Helpe...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:30 | 1804 views

In this video, two GEL alumnae share how the program helped them to guide their career paths, and how they continue to benefit from the lessons they learned in GEL. Nora Micheva (GEL '10) is a Program Manager at Microsoft; Ariadne Smith ...

Program Benefactor Bernie Gordon Shares a Lifetime of Engineering Leadership Lessons

Program Benefactor Bernie Gordon Sh...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:06:24 | 1258 views

Each semester during one of our weekly Engineering Leadership Labs, the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program hosts a "Engineering Leader's Roundtable." During our Spring 2012 ELL, we enjoyed remarks from Program Benefactor Bernard M...

"Blast Off" Engineering Leadership Lab, 9-28-12

"Blast Off" Engineering Leadership ...

Added almost 2 years ago | 00:01:56 | 2116 views

Many of you have asked what sort of things we do in the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program's weekly Engineering Leadership Labs (ELLs). In this video of our "Blast-Off" ELL on September 28, Gordon Engineering Leaders (GELs) pract...

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