In the 2019-2020 academic year, select students in the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering learned valuable communication (ex: email and phone etiquette) and interoffice skills through the Emerge online program.
In CE-UY 1002 (Introduction to Civil Engineering), led by Professor Anne Ronan, students watched an Emerge video in which young adults demonstrate the importance of making sure all voices are heard in social and business settings.
Professor Ronan then asked students to give their thoughts on the scene they observed.
Here’s the video:
One of Professor Ronan’s students remarked how the video will make him think differently the next time he sees someone standing alone.
“Typically I would assume that it would be awkward if I went up to someone and introduced myself and bring them to my group of friends so they would not be alone because I would assume that they wanted to be alone. This video made the interaction between the man from the friend group with the man who was alone not awkward and made him look like a leader.
This especially stood out to me even more, because the social gatherings happen pretty frequently, where there is usually someone who is left out. After watching the video, I will try to handle the situation similar to how Danny Rubin explained would be the best way.”
Through hands-on writing exercises and impactful instructional videos, Emerge prepares engineering students to excel in the workplace.
When students combine technical know-how with a strong command of soft skills, they will succeed in any engineering work environment.
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