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CBE Professional Development Program

The CBE Professional Development Program prepares students to communicate effectively, make an impression, and develop leadership skills for today’s challenging global business environment. Participating in the Professional Development Program creates a competitive edge when applying for internships and jobs. It is a great way to interact with alumni and learn from experienced professionals, improve networking skills and create that important professional network.

All CBE, IBE and CSB students are automatically enrolled in the Professional Development Program. Students’ participation is tracked using a point system. 

Professional Development Program Point System

12 total points must be accrued to receive the Professional Development Achievement Award: 

4 Required Activities

1.       Meet with Center for Career and Professional Development for a Career Planning Session

2.       Attend Lehigh Career Fair

3.       Participate in an Externship

4.       Attend a Networking Event

8 Flexible Points

Examples of these events include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethics and the Job Search

  • LinkedIn: Creating Your Professional Identity and Social Networking

  • Developing Your Personal Brand

  • Professional Behavior: Social Interaction and Conduct

  • Case Interviews

  • International Business Day Trips

Point balances can be checked by e-mailing Keith Gustafson at keg415@lehigh.edu or by visiting the CBE Undergraduate Center to ask directly.