Professional Development Program (PDP)

The goal of the Silberman College of Business Professional Development Program is to enrich your learning and preparedness for your career by offering workshops, talks, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and resources to help you secure a rewarding position in your field.

Join us at these PDP Events

Students, alumni and industry professionals help to shape each semester's offerings, and events are very popular and well attended. We are committed to bringing more business leaders and industry experts to campus to discuss the latest issues and trends. Over the past three years, PDP has held more than 30 events at both New Jersey campuses.

Events are also posted online:

Be sure to register for events in advance.

Florham Campus

Career Intensive Workshop

Wednesday, September 13, 3 PM
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion)
Registration Form
Sponsored by Pipeworks Services, Inc.

  • mock interviews
  • telephone talk
  • LinkedIn
  • 30-second elevator talk
  • headshots
  • business cards

Accounting and Finance Networking and Recruiting

Tuesday, September 19, 6 PM
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion)
Registration Form

WMA Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 12, 6 PM
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy hall (Mansion)
Registration Form

Work the Room

Tuesday, November 14, 6 PM
Orangerie, Monninger Center
Master informal networking techniques
Registration Form

Wall Street, Fall 2017, TBA

Metropolitan Campus

Alumni Career Panel

Tuesday, September 12, 3:30 PM
Room: TBA
Registration Form

Accounting and Finance Networking and Recruiting

Tuesday, September 19, 6 PM
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion)
Registration Form
Transportation information for Metro Campus students will be forwarded after you register.

WMA Panel Discussion

Monday, October 2, 4:30 PM
Bloomberg Lab, Dickinson Hall
Registration Form

Work the Room

Wednesday, November 15, 4 PM
Rutherford Room, SUB
Registration Form

  • Master informal networking techniques

Wall Street, Fall 2017, TBA

Events Have Included

  • Personal Branding and Social Media
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking for success
  • Professional Image and Dress for Success
  • Intensive Career Workshops
  • FDU Alumni Career Panels
  • Resume Building
  • Navigating Career Fairs
  • and many more.

What are the Objectives of PDP?

  1. To enhance the readiness of SCB undergraduate students to succeed as business professionals upon graduation.
  2. To foster students' development of a set of skills, knowledge, and capabilities essential for success upon graduation that complement the academic and technical foundation provided by the curriculum.
  3. To build students' confidence and maturity as they transition from the role of student to that of professional: from "Backpack to Briefcase."
  4. To facilitate ways our students can benefit from the University's co-curricular resources and opportunities for professional enrichment and development.
  5. To enhance the overall quality of undergraduate business students' experience.

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