What is professionalism?

Simply put, professionalism is the perception others make regarding your behaviors as they relate to your skills and overall competence.

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The PDC equips you with the tools necessary to establish the professional brand that will create opportunities for your future.

Benefits of using the Neeley Professional Development Center

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Still not convinced? See what students have to say!

"Thank you so much for the expert advice and guidance. It served me well. I ended up getting two job offers that I really wanted. Honestly the case preparation provided through the PDC enabled me to do well in both interviews." ~ Chad H. Analyst, Amazon 2017 graduate

"I never would have imagined that professional development would be so important and now I don't know how I could have finished college without it." ~ Smith S. Cyber-Security Consultant, Zyston 2017 graduate

During our semester in Rome we have watched many presentations and have been witness to the flaws in presentations. We were the only group that didn't bring up note cards, and following our presentation a student said, 'That was the best presentation I have ever seen' and our teacher told us we had been 'absolutely brilliant.' " ~ Catherine M. Senior, Marketing

Your Professional Pathway at Neeley

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Talent Development in the News

As companies change, so does the strategy for talent development. Learn more here: New approaches to talent development.

Coach's Corner

The Business of Makeup

Meet Everett (Boomer) Betts, a PDC coach and second year MBA student who learned all about contouring and shading while working at L’Oreal in New York this summer. You can read about his experience and how his focus on being professional enhanced his internship experience and his network.
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The Payoff of Professionalism


Smith Sheehy

Smith Sheehy, a 2017 Neeley graduate and former PDC Coach knows professionalism matters. “Investing time on professional development developed me into more than I thought I was going to be. I can’t imagine finishing college without the skills I learned through the PDC.”  Smith works as a cyber-security consultant at a start-up in Dallas. Congratulations Smith – we miss you.