By participating in this program you are:
BPD began as a pilot in the Career Development course for upper level students in 2014. Since then, BPD has been redesigned and embedded into the Senior Experience and Global Management Experience courses as a pre-requisite experience.
This program is a pre-requisite to enrolling in Senior Experience and Global Business Experience. If you do not complete the program, you will not be able to enroll in either course.
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 30-60 students along with an EIR.
An IDP is a guide to setting goals for your educational and career development. 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 may change over the course of your life and that's okay.
The BPD for 2017-2018 provides students with 3 options to choose from:
In addition to the session you choose, you will also be required to:
Note: The dinners, networking events, and mock interviews offered will occur within the fall and spring semesters; some activities will fall outside of the program session dates in order to accommodate our 600+ students participating in our program. Dates will be emailed along with registration links in fall 2017.
Yes. This program is worth 5% of your grade for Senior Experience or Global Business Experience.