I remember similar stuff when I was studying engineering and went to my university's Career Center for advice and they wanted me to put some irrelevant (to engineering) fluff on my resume. As an engineer, your resume will be a little different from the resumes by kids in other majors.
If you look around, you will probably find that your engineering department can provide better resources for resume advice for you. The best resume advice I got was from a resume workshop hosted by one of the engineering organizations (in my case it was SWE, but look for anything hosted by IEEE (and join your student chapter if you haven't already!), CSCE (ASCE for any Americans reading this), ASME or maybe ACM). It was open to all engineering students at the school and a couple engineers from a local company came and talked about what they liked to see on resumes. It was also a good networking opportunity, before I even really realized what networking was, that led pretty directly to getting my first interview.
Oh, and the best career advice I've ever gotten is: don't burn any bridges. No matter what advice you get on your resume, from here or anywhere else, don't go tell the orientation guy he's full of it. It's entirely likely you'll be working with this guy, or someone who knows him, before long. If you see him again there's no need to tell him he was wrong about anything. You should thank him for his time and, if he presses you on how your resume turned out, just say that you got some tailored advice from an engineering-focused organization.