Personal and Professional Development Program 2018-19 Annual Report

Program Outcomes

The PPD Program is committed to continuous innovations in student career and leadership preparedness. Program design creates a setting for students to nurture the development of an industry approach to a career action plan of depth-building a strong and diverse professional network for fast-paced career advancement.

Graduates Employed by: 

Bakertilly Target Walt Disney World
NJ Devils Enterprise Goldman Sachs
PWC Dun & Bradstreet Mondelez International
Adidas Vera Bradley M&T Bank

Top 6 industries:

  • Accounting Services
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing
  • Sports
  • Hospitality
  • Management

96% Job Placement

Average class size is a 13:1 Ratio

Professional Development:

  • Team Building
  • Mock Interviews
  • Electronic Portfolio
  • Resume/Cover Letter Creation
  • Professional Head Shot
  • Business Cards

Sidhu Graduate Student Activity

  • 50% participation in athletics
  • 52% participation in student-run professional clubs
  • 64% participation in volunteer community service
  • 100% of students complete 1 internship
  • 34% student complete 2 internships
  • 9% students complete 3+ internships

Deans executive advisory board with 18 business executive members

65% of graduates earn $40,000 or more for their first job.

On-Campus Job Fair: 85+ companies with 398 students

81% students agree or strongly agree they have a foundation for long-term professional goals and they have business skills needed to grow their career