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Professional Development Institute

Professional Development Institute - Mentor and Student

The Professional Development Institute is where you carve out your path for success.

Getting a job requires more than having a degree. Employers want well-rounded graduates with professional attitudes and skills developed through experiences beyond the classroom.

Your career starts right here, right now, with the right type of planning, mentoring and practice. It's never too early to plan for your future.

Access the Gateway to Your Future.

The Professional Development Institute is a certificate program coordinated through the Career and Professional Development Center that connects students with UB faculty, staff and alumni to explore interests, set career goals and grow professionally. As a member of PDI, you'll receive one-on-one mentoring and a tailored plan to advance your career giving you a competitive edge for success in the job market.

In the Professional Development Institute, you will:

  • receive one-on-one mentoring from an alumni, faculty or staff member
  • devise a customized plan for your personal and professional growth and success
  • create and polish your resume
  • prepare for job interviews
  • develop comfort at public speaking
  • identify and maximize your strengths
  • explore how diverse perspectives play a vital role in our global society
  • practice leadership and ethical decision-making strategies.

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