The Professional Development Program seeks to expose scholars to topics and experiences that will give them the tools they need to become strong, leading professionals, in their field and while also helping them to develop personally, as well.
Examples of past experiences include:
Presentation by Barbara Barrett, Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation
Discussion of how employers view ROI as an employee
Networking opportunities and training
Discussions about perseverance, failure, and teamwork by astronauts
Behind the scenes tours of career opportunities within industry, including RBC Capital Markets
"I really liked the talk about common mistakes that smart people make! I was scared that it was going to be another career advice talk but it was funny and real and actually very helpful."