Abdulelah Almazrua receives feedback on his resume from iHire expert Laurie Ballow, at the Fall 2014 PDI
Newly created in fall 2014, the Hood College Graduate School’s Professional Development Institute has proven to be a huge success. Students looking for ways to learn more about life skills to complement their academic achievements were able to meet with local business and academic leaders with various areas of expertise. Discussion topics included finding a career path suitable to identified skill sets, networking, mentoring, presenting, creating a dynamic resume and much more. Students in the inaugural PDI session had this to say:
“The Professional Development Institute was everything I needed. The sessions were very interactive and insightful. Industry and community leaders shared tips, advice and experiences on how to start my career right…. I received meaningful advice pertaining to my career, business, and even life that is proving very helpful in competitively entering the job market as a young professional.” –Josephine Camara
“The Professional Development Institute gave me tools I did not even know that I needed to begin to market myself. Academics are the first step, and getting your name known and marketing yourself can give you an edge in the competitive job market…” – Kimberly Gradoni
For additional information on program dates and to submit your application for the Spring 2015 PDI, please visit www.hood.edu/gradpdi the week of November 11.