Overview:Students for Professional Development(SPD) is a student-run organization at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professional skills are necessary for success in all career fields; therefore, students of all majors are encouraged to join. Members are constantly engaged in resume building, interview practice, company tours, and other forms of job search preparation as well as volunteer service and social events. Students utilize their networks for job and internship opportunities to further their professional careers. Past and current members have work experience at various corporations such as the Big Four Accounting Firms, SolarCity, Enterprise, Bloomberg, and Citibank.
The organization aims to educate members to appreciate higher ideals and essential skills in business as well as aid the individual welfare of members during college and beyond.
Students for Professional Development works to develop members both socially and professionally through close personal and business relationships. Students learn to challenge themselves and strive for excellence while aiming to become exceptional, value-based leaders in society and the workplace.