Professional Development Institute

Students in graduate school, like you, are gaining the technical skills you need in your field. Do you have the expertise you need to stand out to an employer after you graduate?

If you are interested in further developing your professional skill set to help you thrive in the job market, then sign up for the Professional Development Institute beginning this Fall 2017!

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Why should I attend?

The Professional Development Institute is a series of 4 seminars designed to get you ready for the real world. After completion, you will be awarded a hard-copy (non-credit) Certificate of Completion to use for resumes, portfolios, and/or interview purposes.

  • Learn about your personal identity through unique testing and connect with mentors to continue to develop your professional persona.
  • Develop a personal development plan and get one on one guidance for your job search.
  • Learn more about what type of professional skills employers are seeking.
  • Determine what makes you effective as an employee and what drives you.
  • Develop your style of supervision and leadership.


Four Required Saturday Session Dates:

September 30: Building a Professional Identity: Developing a Sense of Self-Awareness through the MBTI Building a Network of Mentors

October 7: Building Your Brand: Resume Writing Development and Interview Skills Building your Brand on Social Media

October 28: Workplace Awareness: Job Searching and Workforce Trends Navigating the Workplace Environment

November 4: Supervision and Communication Style: Making Sense of Your Style Understanding Leadership and Personal Style


Shippensburg University Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center
CUB (Ceddia Student Union Building) Room 108


Only $30 for all four sessions!

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Can't make it?

Please contact the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at or 717-477-1484 if you would like to schedule an individual appointment to review similar information!