The Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides academic advising, career coaching services, and study abroad resources to students in the College of Business. Staffed by experienced Human Resource professionals, our Career Coaches help students develop their career plans from the day they start classes in the college.

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How We Are Organized

The College of Business focuses on supporting our students’ academic and professional careers through our expert Advising Team (A-Team), Career Coaches and Study Abroad Advisors who can help set students up for success after graduation.

  • A-Team Member (Advising Team)
    The A-Team members are a vital asset to the College of Business. These A-Team members are high caliber students who have a deep understanding of the curriculum relevant to all business majors. In addition, they provide students with insider tips on creating an ideal schedule based on the major and their specific needs.
  • Career Coach
    The College of Business is unique in offering Career Coaches who are dedicated to helping students “get to the one.” Focusing on professional development, the career coach team works with students to help them realize their career aspirations and to formulate a plan for building a successful career. In addition, we have specialized coaches who act as a liaison between employers and College of Business students for networking opportunities, internships, and potential jobs. Utilizing their previous human resources and recruiting experience, the coaches ultimately assist students with search strategies and ways to obtain employment upon graduation.
  • Study Abroad Advisors
    The College of Business offers unique study abroad experiences at every step of your academic career. There are about 8,500 business students; so how are you going to differentiate yourself? How are you going to give yourself an edge in an increasingly competitive job market? Whether you plan to work for a large international firm or a bank in your hometown, studying abroad will help prepare you for your career in our global economy.

 

OPD Staff

Business Administration 2

Room 101
For Appointments
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For Walk-Ins
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

* Office closes at 4:30 p.m. when classes are not in session.

Who Should I see?

    A-Team*

    • Schedule Planning
    • Registration Errors
    • Graduation Checks
    • Academic Guidance
    Career Coach**

    • Resume Reviews
    • Mock Interviews
    • Major Exploration
    • Career Exploration
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Internship/Job Opportunities
    Study Abroad**

    • International Program Exploration
    • Internships Abroad
    • International Business minor

* The A-Team is available by appointment (preferred) or on a walk-in basis Friday only.
** The Career Coaches and Study Abroad Advisors are available by appointment only.

Advising Team

The A-Team members will help you plan your class schedule and successfully navigate through the administrative processes that are required to earn your degree. They are available to assist walk-in students at the front desk with quick questions, but may also meet with you for private consultations on an as needed basis.

OPD Support Staff

The support staff will assist you with specific issues regarding the College of Business Administration policies and procedures. Members of the support staff are able to answer questions over email and are also available to meet with students by appointment only.

Career Coaches

OPD Leadership Team


Upcoming Professional Development Events

Executive Education Workshop: Key Topics in Procurement and Supply Management For many organizations, the majority of their expenses and administrative oversight are applied to the Procurement function. This advanced workshop led by Chris Sawchuk of The Hackett Group, Inc. allows…
The UCF Professional MBA Information Session will provide detailes about the UCF PMBA including our three PMBA program options, program format, cohort experience, curriculum, learning outcomes, admission requirements and application process. Complimentary lunch included. RSVP required. Register at www.ucfpmba1206.eventbrite.com
The UCF Executive MBA Information Session will provide detailes about the UCF EMBA including program format, cohort experience, international residency, curriculum, learning outcomes, admission requirements and application process. Register at www.ucfemba1207.eventbrite.com


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