The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business will officially dedicate its new Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Business Building Room 2.01.08. The dedication is open to the public.
Offering comprehensive and customized services for students and employers, the Center for Student Professional Development in the UTSA College of Business provides a range of academic and career preparation programs and services designed to give business students a competitive edge in attaining internships and employment opportunities.
“The goal of the center is to transform business students into business professionals,” said Dr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. “By combining theory with practice, students can develop a balanced portfolio of academic, career readiness and leadership skills to place them on the path to success in their professional careers.”
The Center was made possible thanks to the generous support of local community leaders and businesses. Renowned real estate investor Kyle Seale and his wife, Billie, donated $100,000 to establish the H. Kyle Seale Student Professional Development Endowment in the College of Business. In addition corporate sponsors have established multi-year commitments to fund the center’s start-up operation. Corporate partners include AllianceBernstein, Deacon Recruiting, JPMorgan Chase, Rackspace Managed Hosting, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Wachovia and Wells Fargo Bank.
The center also serves as a resource conduit for the business community. Partnering with local, regional and national employers, the center offers specialized services to help employers recruit internship and job placement candidates. Supporting employers through the entire recruitment process, the center hosts companies for on-campus interviews, networking receptions, industry panels and expos, and career fairs.
The UTSA College of Business is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 5,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. Offering comprehensive academic programming at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level, the college is ranked second in the nation for the number of undergraduate business degrees awarded to Hispanics and was named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minorities by the Princeton Review.
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