"The Professional Enrichment Program is an extension of the classroom. It is another way to bring our students more fully into the academic experience with speakers and presentations to strengthen their education." -Linda Carlone, Program Director
The College of Business provides academic programs that deliver both classroom and hands-on, learning experience through the Professional Enrichment Program (PEP). The college holds seminars and forums which deal with real-world issues and situations that happen outside of the classroom. The speakers that come in to interact with the student body give those that go to the events a chance to network with industry professionals. These networking opportunities could lead to internships that help put students on a successful career path. In fact, the College of Business has found PEP seminars to be so valuable, attendance is a graduation requirement and students get a credit for attending!
As Adam Small, composer, producer and instrumentalist once said, "Networking is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization." The Professional Enrichment Program (PEP) operates as a catalyst to ensure the students meet and interact with great people to include in their network and expand their sphere of influence. Networking, in its various forms, gives business students an advantage in the job hunt. By using connections and networks, they are able to differentiate their names from the thousands of other online applications. Employers are quick to rely on networks because they save time and they are more reliable than resumes.
All Events listed below and within the PEP Calendar are approved for PEP credit!