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Professional Development Program

This program presents an overview of the fundamentals of professional development planning.  It is designed to prepare students for internships, positions in their chosen field, or advancement in their current jobs.  The professional development program consists of 12 sections - an Introduction and 11 Units. The Introduction section incorporates the StrengthsQuest® material as it relates to careers and is part of the requirement for our QUEST Leadership Program. However, you may participate in the Professional Development Program without participating in the QUEST Leadership Program.  (Please contact the director of career development for more information.)

The other 11 topics covered are: 

  • Professional Etiquette
  • Professional Ethical Considerations
  • Dress & Grooming
  • Communication (Verbal, Written, and Informational Discussions)
  • Company Research
  • Job Search: Resume, Cover Letters, Reference Page, and Interviewing
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Work Place Etiquette
  • Diversity & Sensitivity Awareness
  • Social Media
  • Accepting the Offer and Personal Finance.

This blended program consists of online assignments through Blackboard and individual meetings with a career counselor.  All topic assignments must be satisfactorily completed in order to complete the Professional Development Program.  To begin, please contact the director of career development and request an appointment.