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Professional Development Programs

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Stern supports the professional development of students through the following programs:
  • Industry Introduction Series (IIS) - IIS is a 15-week, full academic year workshop series that provides freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with critical resources for professional development and presents an in-depth look at a different industry each week through speakers from leading companies, Stern alumni working in the industry, current Stern seniors who have interned in the industry and Stern faculty.
  • Professional Development Series (PDS) - PDS is a semester-long series that introduces students to the essential personal and professional skills that are necessary to compete for internships and full-time jobs. Students will learn how to develop a personal brand, how to convey their personal brand in a resume and interview, how to be a professional, and how to network.
  • Case Competition Series (CCS) - CCS provides sophomores and juniors with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in the development of a solution for a real world business problem. Each case describes a business problem or situation, and students receive a sound theoretical and practical foundation to approach the case.
  • Juniors: Alumni Career Engagement (ACE) - ACE provides juniors with personalized career guidance from alumni on topics such as resumes, cover letters, interviewing strategies and careers.

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The Undergraduate College’s Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is here to help you find your career calling or develop the skills you need to get there. Learn about potential careers in 20+ industries -- accounting, finance, marketing, and more -- in Stern’s Industry Introduction Series. Then, cultivate Stern friendships and develop professionally by joining one of our 25 industry-focused student clubs or taking the semester-long Professional Development Series. When you want to explore more deeply, you can showcase your knowledge through many case competitions or connect directly with industry leaders and Stern alumni through the Alumni Career Engagement program.