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Professional Development

Professional Development

Recruiters Seek Complementary “Soft Skills” When Hiring

As you set out to master the technical sides of disciplines such as accounting, finance, human resources and marketing, the Boler team keeps an eye on other important aspects of your growth as a business professional.

It’s common that you would begin college with little or no sense of how personal qualities — self-awareness, integrity and habits of communication — predict future career and life success. Recruiters and senior managers report, in survey after survey, that such “soft skills” matter as much if not more than grades, technical skills, awards and other resume highlights.

The Boler College of Business Professional Development Program will prepare you to explore and one day enter the world of work with poise, finesse and confidence.

Mandatory Four-Year Program With Fast Track Option For The Ambitious Students

Created exclusively for Boler students, the five-semester Professional Development Program will help you build and polish a portfolio of “soft skills” by providing the following:

  • skill-building workshops
  • career events
  • networking and mentoring opportunities with alumni and recruiters

You gain an immediate competitive edge when applying for internships and jobs by:

  • interacting with alumni
  • learning from experienced professionals
  • improving networking skills
  • creating that all-important professional network

Throughout your career, you will continue to learn about your leadership virtues and deepen your appreciation for how a Jesuit business education helps to form your ethical and spiritual inner compass (regardless of your religious or non-religious affiliation), and prepares you to lead a business in a manner consistent with human purpose and dignity. 

Professional Development Topics

Resume writing
LinkedIn
Networking
Professional etiquette and communication
Interviewing
Professional experiences: Internships, externships and co-ops
Job offers and negotiations
On-boarding and the first 90 days
Lifelong career success and strategy