By participating in this program you are:
Did you know? It takes on average 6-9 months to secure a job. Recruiters begin their search for recent graduates in the fall semester of a student’s senior year. Most begin as early as recruiting from student interns.
BPD began as a pilot in the MGMT 445 Career Development course for upper level students in 2014. Due to recruiting cycles, and what we know about employer expectations, it is now a requirement for all College of Business Administration (COBA) students as early as their second year in pre-business status.
This program is a CoBA degree requirement. Students who do not complete this requirement will not be able to register for Senior Experience or Global Business Experience.
Pre-business or business status students who are:
This program is set up to help you identify an individual development plan that places you on a course to achieving a career outcome pre-graduation.
It is also unique in that we have San Diego executives who will coach each cohort of students through the program. These experts will provide first-hand knowledge to real-world employment needs and expectations.
An EIR is a San Diego executive from a variety of business fields who volunteers his/her time to our students in the BPD program. They are a coach and advocate for your success. Each student in BPD is in a cohort of approximately 40 students along with an EIR.
An IDP is a guide to setting goals for your career success. Many employers use IDPs to help employees with professional development and employee success. You are obtaining practice in using an IDP so that you will be ready to use one in your future employment or graduate school situations. It will also help you map out your career objectives for post-undergraduate career success. An IDP is a fluid document. Your goals will most likely change over the course of your life and that is okay; this document holds you accountable to thinking about and acting on your goals set out by you.
The BPD program is set up as a 2-unit course (BUS 300) offered in the fall and spring semesters. A student would enroll in the course for one semester. The course meets once per week for the full semester, and has external course assignments and activities associated with it.
See syllabus. Students will be required to conduct informational interviews, attend a business etiquette dinner, attend networking events, and conduct a mock interview with an employer.
Yes. This is a University course offered for 2-units of credit. The University grading scale will be used.