Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute (PDI), is an annual event that offers an intensive professional development opportunity that engages alumni and College friends. The PDI aims to help students consider and prepare for “Life after K.” Through reflection and discussion, professional networking, Guild gatherings, mentoring/advising sessions, and more, students and career professionals hone skills and deepen connections necessary for successful post-graduate pursuits.
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PDI Dates for the 2013-14 Academic Year
October 18-19, 2013
Registration opening soon.
If you are interested in being a PDI guest participant please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 269-337-7183.
Friday, October 18, 2013
11:00 am - 11:40 am
Community Reflection - More in a Lifetime
This reflection is part of the CCPD’s Professional Development Institute and Homecoming 2013. Alumni recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award and the Young Alumni Award share how their professional and personal experiences have helped shape career choices and personal decisions in their “Lives After K.” Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office of Alumni Relations.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Career and Professional Development (CCPD) Welcome Lunch
Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
This casual lunchtime gathering offers the chance for K alumni, faculty and staff to connect with one another. Come learn more about how to support the work of the CCPD, ask your questions about being an internship or externship sponsor, or learn how to join the Guilds.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Career and Professional Development Connection Reception
Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center, lower level
Please join students, alumni professionals, faculty, and staff at an informal professional networking gathering. Come prepared to share the story of your own career path, listen and learn from others’ work experiences, and explore professional possibilities both local and global. Whether you are still in school or already on a career path, this is a great opportunity to network and make professional connections. Co-sponsored by the Guilds of Kalamazoo College and the Kalamazoo College Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB).
Saturday, October 19, 2012
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Guilds foster mentoring relationships in which professional share their experience, knowledge, and connections with students. Join us for an informal gathering for each Guild area and network with students as well as professionals in your industry. Guild Areas: Arts & Media, Business, Education, Health, Law, Nonprofit & Public Service, Science & Technology.