Professional Learning Institute

Preparing engineering students for careers that advance society and serve the world

Welcome to the Professional Learning Institute!

The College of Engineering in fall of 2007 launched the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) which provides students with real world "soft" skills to complement the technical curricula they receive at Colorado State. As a graduation requirement, you will develop expertise in many areas that are highly valued by employers. Interactive workshops led by key industry leaders and Colorado State faculty and staff in each of these focus areas: Cultural Adaptability, Leadership, Civic and Public Engagement, Innovation, and Ethics.

If you have questions about the PLI, send an e-mail to