Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

Experience beyond the classroom.

The Case School of Engineering's Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice connects students with opportunities to integrate the fundamentals from the classroom into the real world. A variety of intentionally designed programs with specific missions in mind give you a chance to apply your engineering talents across disciplines, across the campus and beyond. 

The division organizes the following programs:

Co-operative Education (co-op)

This voluntary program lets students gain hands-on, paid experience relevant to their course of study. Co-op students get a jump-start on their job search—as most companies use co-op as a pipeline for finding future employees! Learn more now >>


Dual Degree Programs

This unique program lets students from participating schools earn two bachelor's degrees in five years by studying for three years at their original liberal arts university or college, and spending their final two years at Case Western Reserve. Explore the program >>


Global Programs

Participate in specialized study abroad programs designed for engineering students. Start your international planning >>

The Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice also helps administer 3+2 Global Master's Programs—partnerships with specific universities across the globe for international students to spend three years at their home institution and two years at Case Western Reserve, earning their undergraduate and master's degrees in five years. Learn more >>


Student Talent Recruitment

The division's team of talent acquisition managers collaborate with industry to help pair talented students with partners to coordinate co-ops, internships, projects, plant tours, speaking engagements, event sponsorships and more. Explore industry partnerships >>


Student Organizations

With dozens of dynamic student organizations to pick from, what are you waiting for? Get involved >>


Engineers Week

This annual program of events every February puts a spotlight on the contributions of engineers to society. Learn more >>


Professional Development

To help students gain an edge in industry, academia or wherever their career endeavors take them, the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice ensures that all of its programs and activities integrate various aspects of professional and personal development. Additionally, the division hosts programs focused exclusively on the development of professional skills. The Professional Development Lab for Engineers is a course taught jointly by the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. It exposes students to competencies such as emotional intelligence, learning styles, leadership, teamwork and communication. Beginning in the fall of 2019, the course will be a part of the engineering core course requirements. 

The division also offers various workshops on emotional intelligence, workplace etiquette, active listening, executive presence and professional communication throughout the academic year, which additionally provide students with opportunities to engage with alumni and industry representatives. 


Meet the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice Team

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    Deborah Fatica

    Assistant Dean, Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

    Provides leadership, management, and administration to the Division of Engineering Leadership & Professional Practice.

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    Bonnie Worthy

    Department Assistant, Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

    Supports cooperative education, global engineering, dual-degree programs, industry relations team and pre-K-12 activities.

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    Genine Apidone

    Director, Cooperative Education, Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

    Provides the strategic vision and goals, leadership, management and operational implementation of the co-operative education program.

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    Laura Marshall

    Senior Business Leader, Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

    Connects professional and student talent to industry opportunities

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    Nazanin Tousi

    Industry Relations and Talent Manager, Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice

    Connects companies to engineering student talent