MAPS Program

Managing change can be difficult, but as a professional engineer or engineering student, it is unavoidable. Transitioning into UNC Charlotte as a successful engineering student requires adapting to a new environment and developing a more sophisticated long-term approach to learning.

The MAPS coaching program is a supportive resource to connect Lee College of Engineering students to college and campus-wide resources, extra-curricular opportunities, organizations, faculty, staff, and fellow students. In doing so they will be enabled to successfully transition into the College and navigate the path towards their chosen degree. Our ultimate goal is to develop independent learners and problem solvers.

Topics covered in sessions:

  • Workload Management
  • Networking, Job Hunting, and Resume & Cover Letter Development
  • Shortcuts to Success
  • Study and Exam Preparation
  • Team Development and Leadership
  • Academic and Professional Ethics
  • Future Planning

What to expect:

In-Class Sessions:

  • 10 weekly, one-hour sessions each semester
  • Sessions facilitated by two upper-class College of Engineering students (Coaches)
  • 10 new student participants per session
  • Topics customized by Coaches to meet the specific academic and professional needs of attending College of Engineering students

Out-of-Class Sessions:

  • Vary based on interest of MAPS Program participant(s)

What else is in it for you?

ENGR 1201 and ETGR 1201 Extra Credit! Requirements:

[1] Attend a total of 10 sessions:

  • At least 7 of the 10 sessions must be in-class sessions
  • A maximum of 3 out-of-class sessions can be attended to supplement missed in-class sessions

[2] Submit a one-page summary of your experience in MAPS to your ENGR 1201 or ETGR 1201 Professor.

Engineering students who actively participate (attend seven or more sessions) in our MAPS Program earn an average semester GPA of 3.2, compared to an average semester GPA of 2.7 for engineering students who do not participate.