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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University

Professional Development Program


The goal of the Professional Development Program is to provide all undergraduate business majors with a foundation of career exploration, search, development and readiness skills to complement the rigorous education of the Leavey School of Business. 

Understanding professional development milestones and honing relevant skills and experiences is a lifelong practice that begins when you start with the Leavey School of Business.

As a Leavey School of Business student, you'll have a special advantage in the workplace as our graduates are known for their ability to make an immediate contribution to any organization they join. 

You'll explore roles and careers through your major's department, industry panels featuring LSB alumni, and the Career Center's assessment tools. 

You'll be prepared for a satisfying and successful job search through workshops, mentoring opportunities, and internship options. 

You'll be ready to lead through your work with student organizations inside the Business School and across campus.

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Navigate here to Peer Career Consultant Profiles

The Peer Career Consultant program focused on supporting professional development initiatives for undergraduates.

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Navigate here to MGMT 50

Looking for ways to strengthen your professional presence? Look no further ー The Professional Development Skills and Strategies Seminar (MGMT 50) is exactly what you need!

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Navigate here to Internship Spotlights

88% of Leavey School of Business students complete 1 or more internships during their college experience. Learn were our students are interning this summer.

The Peer Career Consultants

Learn more about the Peer Career Consultants

Virtual Internships Panel

The Peer Career Consultants present their recent virtual internship experiences - including benefits, challenges, and tips for success.

Myth Busting Video Series

The Peer Career Consultants created this series of videos to share their experiences and break some of the myths about internships.


Myth Busting Video 1

Transferable skills are skills that can be used in a variety of roles and industries.

Myth Busting Video 2

It is not unusual to get rejected in your search for a job or internship.