Professional Development

The Whitman Experience transforms you into tomorrow’s business leaders. Prior to arrival on campus, you will take part in a series of onboarding assignments to begin your professional and career development. Some of these assignments include opportunities to explore industries and career of interest, plan for the summer internship search, and target areas for professional development.

On campus, through rigorous experiential curriculum for MBA students and other collaboration with Whitman’s Career Center, our curriculum provides interactive and participatory leadership development seminars as well as individualized coaching to enhance your professional skills, introduce and incorporate appropriate behaviors related to growth and success, and give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Additionally, you experience management first-hand by hearing and learning from professionals facing today’s business issues. Guest lecturers include entrepreneurs, business leaders, and successful alumni in an array of forums. Gatherings range from the intimacy of a sit-down conversation in the student lounge to a distinguished lecture series that draws the entire Whitman community.  You gain new perspectives as speakers discuss their leadership style, business views, personal vision, and strategies for success.