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11th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat (WSLR)

The 11th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat (WSLR) will be held January 28 - 29, 2017.  The purpose of the retreat is to provide an opportunity for underrepresented  minority students majoring in engineering and other STEM majors to build their career, professional, and leadership skills; as well as to network with corporations and student leaders from 4-year colleges/universities and 2-year community colleges in the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis area.  Students who attend the following colleges and universities are eligible to apply to participate in this years' retreat:   

  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Prince George’s Community College 
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, and
  • University of Maryland College Park.  

There is no cost to students who are selected to participate.  Representatives from the retreat sponsors listed below  will facilitate workshops during the retreat. Two tracks of workshops will be provided, one for 1st time attendees and another for returning attendees.  Workshops to be presented include resume writing, interview tips, mock interviews, graduate school, and a corporate information fair.

Approximately 3-4 students from each college or university will be selected to participate through an application process.  The application is available until December 9, 2016.  Persons who are selected to participate will be notified no later than December 21, 2016.

The retreat sponsors this year are: 

  • Bechtel
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • W. L. Gore
  • Accenture
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)