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. 

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

Please note: Fall 2016 will be the last opportunity for on-campus a session in Professional Appearance.

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Steps to Success

Exploring Your Potential - Course I

Mandatory Orientation for Online Class, Monday, September 26, 2016 at 3 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 YSM (Your Success Now).

Please contact for more information.

Professional Appearance

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 • 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • 219 AB&C, MSUB

In this workshop students learn how to improve their professional image and how to appropriately dress for diverse business and professional occasions, including interviews. Gentlemen should bring a tie to the workshop for a demonstration.

To be completed in the FRESHMAN year
$25 (register online below)

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, October 6, 2016 • 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 15, 2016 • 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.

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



The Student Professional Development Program consists of four workshops: Career Planning, Professional Appearance, The Job Campaign, and Professional Etiquette Dinner. The workshops are a graduation requirement for all College of Business Administration majors. Students are encouraged to take all four workshops prior to applying for admission to the College of Business Administration. Multiple workshops will be offered in the fall and spring semesters. Workshops must be attended in their entirety. Incomplete attendance will result in having to repeat the entire workshop (register, attend, pay fee).


Please see your advisor for more information.

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



Students are strongly encouraged to present themselves in a professional manner at each workshop. Business casual attire is recommended. The workshops involve professionals from the community and the university. Every contact with them should form a positive and professional impression.

Contact Cindy Longoria

voice: 361 593-3902


This page was last updated on: September 21, 2016