Development of written, oral, visual, and non-verbal communications that persuade and inspire others.
Use of self-reflection to develop a course of action to improve specific skills that increase one’s potential.
Career & Industry Awareness
Demonstration of an understanding of the workplace, various industries, and career options through exploration, research, and experiential learning
The CSPD Difference
The Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), is a vital link between Fox School students and the business community. Through an integrated professional development program, unparalleled customer service, and in-depth knowledge of employer needs, CSPD prepares Fox students for the business world and provides recruiters with diverse and professionally polished management talent.
In order to differentiate Fox students from the competition, CSPD takes a multi-faceted approach to professional development with a focus on personal development, career/industry awareness, and impression management. Completion of the CSPD’d process prepares students to connect with Fox corporate/industry partners.
The CSPD Experience
Resume development, interview preparation, personal branding, professional development coaching, and networking events are some of the strategies used by CSPD to assist students in achieving their career goals. Hear some firsthand accounts from former Fox School students about how they went from getting CSPD’d to getting hired.
The Fox School hosts two networking events each year, the Fall and Spring Connection, for organizations to promote and discover a diverse source of talent. These events are great opportunities for students to find internships as well as full-time jobs. These events are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Benefits of Internships
Besides gaining hands-on experience, internships provide students the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and develop their professional network. In addition, many employers use their internship program as a feeder for full-time hiring