Student Professional Development Program

The Student Professional Development Program (SPDP) gives business students a competitive edge in obtaining internships and securing desired employment. 

By combining theory with practice, our non-credit workshops help students personally and professionally develop. By applying themselves in the program workshops, business students will develop a balanced portfolio which reflects their academic, professional and career readiness. SPDP can be a student’s unique resource in gaining competitive advantage over other qualified job candidates. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: The SPDP workshops are a graduation requirement for all College of Business Administration majors. Students must complete all workshops prior to fulfilling immersion experience requirement for the College of Business Administration.

We achieve this by focusing workshops on personal development, industry and career knowledge, organizational leadership panels, networking, and professional image enhancement.

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Steps to Success

Discovering Your Options - Course 1

Mandatory Orientation for Online Class, Wednesday, September 5, 2017 at 4 - 5:30 p.m., CBA Computer Lab, BUSA, room 102.

Get a clear sense of who you are, what you want to achieve, what skills and experience you have to leverage, and what will truly make you happy. Then you can make it happen! Self-paced professional development and career readiness courses developed externally by subject matter experts, as a combined effort between Bloomberg/ Business Week, Peregrine Academic Services, and Your Success Now (YSM).

$30.00 to register

Please contact for more information.

Sculpting Your Value Proposition - Course 2

( prerequisite complete Course 1 in fall 2016) 

February 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., CBA Computer Lab, BUSA, room 102.

$25.00 to register

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, October 5, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. • MSUB Ballrooms

Students learn the dynamics of interacting and dining in a professional environment.

Should be completed by your SOPHOMORE year
$15* (Register with the Texas A&M-Kingsville Office of Career Services at

*Includes a four-course dinner

The Job Campaign

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 • 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • 221 MSUB

In this workshop students learn the mechanics of a successful job campaign, to include perfecting the cover letter & résumé, targeting specific employment opportunities, interviewing and follow-up. This workshop includes an interactive session with a panel of leaders from a diverse mix of business organizations. Students are strongly encouraged to present themselves in a professional manner. Business professional attire is recommended.

To be completed by your SOPHOMORE year
$30 (register online below)


Please see your advisor for more information.

Contact the Office of Career Services for the Professional Etiquette Dinner.


Contact Cindy Longoria

voice: 361 593-3902


This page was last updated on: May 18, 2017