Employer-led Professional Development Institute
Fall 2022 Registration Coming Soon.
What is EPDI?
What you will gain:
- Hands-on experience to help their career exploration and gain competitive credentials
- A menu of professional development activities to choose from
- Meaningful interaction with employers in specific fields
- Opportunities to network with other students in the cohort
- Intellectually and fulfilling career related experiences
- Professional development activities to frame and map career pathways
- Skills to articulate professional and academic experience.
To receive the $200 service award, student participants must complete the following:
- Register for and attend one kickoff session
- Register for eight EPDI (8) virtual professional development sessions. All sessions are 60 minutes in length and students must be present for the entire duration of each session
- Students must complete the exit survey at the end of each session for full credit
- Complete an in-person or virtual résumé review with the University Career Center
Optional: Bonus Activities
To receive the additional $200 service award, student participants can complete the optional bonus activities. The additional award is only available to students who have completed the eight (8) required sessions and completed a résumé review with the University Career Center.
- Participate in three (3) bonus engagement activities.
Past Virtual Workshops
How the Career Center Can Help Students
Career Mapping with Service Now
Creating a Successful Résumé with Target
Building Your Brand with Dell
Rock Your Profile- Professional Foundation with LinkedIn
The Importance of Networking and Mentorships with Microsoft
Dress for Success with Kfox14 News
UTEP StandOut with ADP
Rock Your In-Person& Virtual Interview with Lockheed Martin
Career Exploration in Healthcare with a former PA
You received a Job Offer, Now What? With Halliburton
Service Around the World with Peace Corps
Rock Your Summer Internship with Texas Instruments
Career Exploration in Finance with Synchrony
Career Exploration in Non-Profits with Paso Del Norte
Using your Experience to kick start your Career with Simplicity Exports and Gaming
The Importance of Diversity in the Workforce with Nasa
What Can I Do with a Law Degree? With Helen of Troy
Women in Engineering with Honeywell
What is a Bonus Activity?
A bonus activity is an engagement opportunity that will further enhance your professional skills by allowing you to practice with the University Career Center and gain valuable feedback. The additional $200 award is only available to students who have completed the eight (8) required sessions and completed a résumé review with the University Career Center.
1.LinkedIn Review with the University Career Center
- Students must have a LinkedIn account created and updated using the resources available in the sample documents
2.Mock Interview Or EPDI InterviewStream with the University Career Center
4.Earn a Grow with Google Certification
Employer Led Professional Development Institute Coordinator
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management
First Job: UTEP New Student Orientation Leader
Happiness Projects or Interesting Facts: I love playing volleyball, playing my electric guitar, walking my dogs, and spending time with my friends and family.
Strengths: Woo | Maximizer | Relator | Intellection | Activator
Employer Led Professional Development Institute Intern
Majoring in Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Production
First Job: UTEP Entering Student Experience Peer Leader
Happiness Projects or Interesting Facts: I like to play video games, draw, hang out with my sisters, and pet animals.
Strengths: Harmony | Consistency | Intellection | Deliberative | Relator
How do I get in contact with the EPDI team?
Students can email email@example.com.
How many sessions do I have to complete?
Students accepted into the program are required to complete eight (8) sessions, prior to the last day of the institute.
How long is the program?
The program is six weeks long.
Who can join the program?
The program is open to all currently enrolled students. Note: Students who recieved any payment from past cohort are not eligible to participate.
Who should join the program?
Students who are interested in gaining a competitive edge in obtaining internships and employment should apply for this program. The program is also an excellent way to meet faculty mentors and network with local and regional employers.
How do I register for the program?
Fall 2022 registration information coming soon.
When will I know if I was accepted into the program?
Students who register and attend a kickoff session are automatically enrolled into the program.
How do I register for each professional development session?
All EPDI session will be available via Job Mine.
How do I keep track of the sessions/bonus activities that I have attended?
Students will be able to see their attendance via Job Mine in their "Scorecard".
Can I attend more sessions than the eight (8) that are required?
Yes, students in the program can attend as many sessions as they would like. Students must meet the program requirements to receive the service award.
I want to connect with an employer that hosted an institute, how can I do that?
Please contact the EPDI Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is another professional development workshop on campus/Job Mine that I want to attend, will that count toward this program?
No. Students in the program are required to attend the workshop that have Spring EPDI in Job Mine.
When will I receive my service award?
Students who have complete part one of the program requirements (8 workshps and résumé review) will receive an invitation to PaymentWork from Amey Gomez, Employer Led Professional Development Institute Coordinator.
Students who have complete part two of the program requirements (3 bonus activities) will have payment processed automatically.
***Payment may take up to 5 weeks after PaymentWork accounts registration.
Will the service award impact my financial eligibility?
No. The service award will not interfere with students’ financial aid eligibility.