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The Professional Development Practicum is designed to enhance students’ leadership objectives and career development goals by offering a wide selection of experiential activities from which students may choose to suit their needs.

Practicum Objectives

At the conclusion of the practicum, students will be able to thoughtfully reflect upon and effectively communicate how their practicum experience:

  • enhanced their career development objectives,
  • enhanced their leadership skills,
  • enhanced their interpersonal skills,
  • increased their involvement in the academic community, and
  • increased their involvement in the business and professional community.

Practicum Activities

  • Attending the Professional Development Practicum Livetext training workshop and submitting a semester plan to the student’s advisor
  • Professional meetings and seminars
  • Leadership/board/membership service in professional or UT student organizations
  • MBA Leadership Coaching program
  • Student Success Coaching program
  • Internships
  • Sustainability Award Project (fall semester)
  • Career development activities and other activities
  • Collaborative projects/research with faculty members
  • Certifications in field of study (e.g., CPA, level 1 CFA)
  • Field trips or regional/national conferences
  • Professional competitions
  • Rosetta Stone certification
  • Emerging Leaders (Level I) Leadership Development Certificate (formally the Sustainability Leadership Series)
Contact Information
PDP Coordinator  Mary Anne Watson 
PDP Consultant  Stephanie Thomason 
Faculty Advisor  Brian Kench 
Faculty Advisor  Susan Steiner 
Faculty Advisor  Charles Skipton 
Coaching Advisor  Mary Anne Watson 
Internship Director  Dean Koutroumanis 
Internship Coordinator  Ali Dunn 
International Internships  Marca Bear 
Career Services Director  Mark Colvenbach 
Sustainability Advisor  Dan Verreault 
Rosetta Stone  Raymond Cepko