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Student Professional Development

Overview and Mission

The Babb Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) empowers UAFS students to develop the professional skills and personal attributes most valued by prospective employers through career preparation programs, experiential learning, and collaborations with UAFS partners. This is accomplished through workshops, mentoring, and internships that complement the content knowledge and tools taught in the classroom.

CSPD offers a variety of services connecting students with employers, thereby supplying local and regional employers with highly valued professional employment candidates.


Primary Goals

  • Deliver a quality certificate program that provides UAFS students career preparation programs and services to develop the essential skills needed to excel in today’s competitive global economy
  • Develop relationships with alumni and employers resulting in internship and full-time career opportunities for students
  • Serve as a valuable recruitment tool for corporate partners

Program Membership

To participate in CSPD sessions, students must apply and meet the qualifications for the program. The first step is to complete the online application, which should only take a few minutes. The form will give the office a snapshot of the student's background and professional experience as well as expectations for the program. By filling out the application form, if the student meets the qualifications, they will be automatically enrolled in the CSPD program and begin their pursuit of the Distinction in Professional Development Certificate. They can then start attending the professional development workshops.