Professional Development Certificate (School of Business Requirement)

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A distinctive feature of the School of Business at Geneseo is the Professional Development requirement. In today’s competitive job market, it takes more than just a diploma to land the best jobs. We are committed to helping students develop job-search and career-management and leadership skills in addition to what is learned in the classroom.
The Professional Development Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the required workshops and four elective workshops that have a focus on leadership skills.
Please Note: Additional workshops can and will be added during the academic year, check your email often for updates.

Required Workshops

First Year

  • *Meet with a School of Business Peer Mentor
  • Career Exploration 
  • Creating a LinkedIn Account 
  • Introduction to Resumes

Second Year

  • Introduction to Interviewing Skills 
  • Advanced Interviewing Skills 
  • Networking 101: Making a Lasting Impression 

Third Year

  • Job Search Strategies 
  • Advanced Resume, class, or a personal appointment with the Career Design Center

Elective Workshopshird Year

  • Pre-Approved Elective #1
  • Pre-Approved Elective #2
  • **Pre-selected specialized elective 
*Recommended, but NOT REQUIRED for Non-School of Business Majors
**Please note: At least one of the three pre-approved electives you attend must be a School of Business PD Specialized Elective.