Gateway to Professional Success Program

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The Gateway to Professional Success (GPS) Program is a series of six workshops focused on key professional skills that are the critical leadership competencies sought after by employers. Each workshop consists of multiple short presentations of key information followed by faculty-mentored practice sessions designed to help students focus on improving their leadership skills. The GPS Program consists of the following workshops: 

  • High Impact Communication Skills for the Workplace
  • Teamwork and Collaboration Skills 
  • Effective Managers are Problem Solvers 
  • Working Successfully with Others
  • Putting the "PRO" in Professional 
  • Self-Empowerment for Success

Participants who complete all six workshops will earn a certificate and a stole to be worn during graduation. Students are also welcome to attend individual workshops without attending the full series, but to earn the certificate and stole, students must complete all six workshops.

The GPS Program is free for all current School of Business juniors, seniors, and professional MBA students, as well as all EOP juniors and seniors.  A short application is required to participate. Seats are limited.  Applications for the Fall 2024 program are due Friday, August 9, 2024.

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Program FAQs
What Are the Dates of the Program?

For Fall 2024, workshops will be offered on Mondays from 12-12:50 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18

For Spring 2024, workshops will be offered on Tuesdays from 12-12:50 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 13 
  • February 27
  • March 12 
  • March 26
  • April 9 
  • April 23


What's In It For Me?

College graduates will be taking on leadership roles much more quickly than they might anticipate after starting their career. School of Business graduates who possess strong professional skills will have the best opportunity for being chosen for leadership positions.

Upon completion of all six workshops in the GPS Program, students will receive:

  • Certificate of completion that can be included in your resume or shared with future employers
  • Stole to be worn at graduation

stole for gateway to professional success program





Leaders are not born, they’re made. ~Vince Lombardi