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How will BPD help you succeed?

  • The BPD program, also know as BUS 300, will help students develop career goals
  • Course assignments allow students to practice their networking and interpersonal skills 
  • Required attendance at professional events such as the BPD Etiquette Dinner prepares students confidence for future meetings or interviews over meals
  • Working with Executives in Residence connects students with professionals in industry
  • Students learn from EIRs experience in the workforce and gather tools to succeed after graduation

Read student testimonials about how BPD helped them reach their career goals.

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What is an Executive in Residence?

  • Executives in Residence are volunteer professionals from the business community
  • Each BUS 300 class section is taught by an Executive in Residence (EIR) who contributes real world experience to the instruction of the career development course.
  • An EIR Coach is also assigned to each section to meet with each student and provide one-on-one professional coaching
  • View the Executive in Residence Directory to learn about their experience and expertise


What kind of assignments will you work on in BPD?

  • Self-assesments
  • Resume writing
  • Mock interviews
  • Informational interviews with industry professionals
  • Networrking events

Review all BUS 300 Course Components 

Read the FAQ page for information about this degree requirement


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