Belk College launches new professional development program for graduate students

The Belk College of Business is pleased to announce a new professional development initiative for graduate students: the Professional Development Program, or PDP.

The PDP will help students define their individual skills, values, interests and potential so they can focus their career goals. A highlight of the program will be a mentoring component, in which students will be paired with Belk College alumni based on their professional interests and goals.

Applications are available in the Graduate Programs office on the 2nd floor of the Friday Building, or by emailing Robin Boswell, director of graduate student career development, at Applications are due Friday, Dec. 4.

Students’ applications for the PDP will be evaluated based on various criteria, including GPA, school and work load, commitment to leadership and community involvement, and career goals. Accepted students will receive a scholarship for participation in the program.

“The PDP is a great opportunity for students who want to make the most of their Belk College experience, and we’re excited to roll it out this year,” said Boswell. “The professional development activities, combined with the strong business background they will gain in the classroom, should make these students exceptional prospects for employers.”