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Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program


Al and Lila Self Al and Lila Self founded the SELF Program at the KU School of Engineering in 2007.

Where will your leadership take you? Since the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program began in 2007, students have helped lead more than 90 student organizations, interned at Fortune 500 companies, met with a Nobel Peace Prize winner, attended the World’s Expo in Shanghai, flipped more than 5,000 pancakes for charity, and taken their studies to five continents. Just imagine what you could accomplish!

We strongly believe this program gives students incredible opportunities to grow personally and professionally as they prepare for a life of leadership in their careers and communities. SELF Fellows have had the chance to learn from successful industry leaders like Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally and co-creator of Google Earth Brian McClendon -- both KU Engineering alumni.

SELF students also participate in seminars and training on leadership, entrepreneurship, business and communication led by industry leaders and well-respected experts in those fields. SELF Fellows have also taken the lead in planning the School of Engineering’s annual High School Design Competition and Engineering Family Day. This is all in addition to receiving a generous financial package that is distributed over your years of involvement.  

The Self Team The SELF administrative team, from left to right, Heidie Grove-Tosaka, director, Amanda Hornick, coordinator, Charles Neiss, coordinator.

So are you ready to join us? We are looking for leaders, not test scores. If you have a passion for engineering or computing and are ready to bring that passion to the School of Engineering at KU, we invite you to apply for this amazing opportunity.

Best wishes,

Heidie Grove-Tosaka
SELF Program director

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