Management Student Professional Development

The Faculty of Management Student Professional Development Program (PDP) is a valuable and exciting initiative that provides students with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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Through PDP, you'll participate in events that engage you in your area of professional study, and your enhanced knowledge and self-awareness will give you a competitive edge as you enter the work force.

The PDP provides benefit to students in four ways:

  1. professional development events
  2. mentorship and networking
  3. experiential learning (hands-on, practical)
  4. conference and competition funding

The program is available at no cost to students on all three campuses (Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton) and you'll be able to participate in the program from your first year.

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Faculty of Management Events

To view a full list of upcoming Faculty of Management events, and to register, please visit our PDP Events page.

Professional Development Fund

In addition to all the valuable experiences you'll acquire through the Professional Development Program, you may find additional PD opportunities for growth and learning outside of the program.

The Faculty has established a Professional Development Fund to provide financial support to enable you to participate in activities that will add value to your post-secondary experience.

Approved activities may include academic competitions, active involvement at conferences or attending a conference as an executive member of a ratified club.

There are two types of funding for which you may be eligible:

1. Student Leaders Conference Attendance (up to $500) - you are an executive member of a ratified club and you would like funding to attend a conference.

2. Business Competitions and Other Active Participation (up to $2,000) - you are attending a conference as a speaker/presenter, or you are participating in an academic competition.

For either type of funding, you must be a Management student in good academic standing on any U of L campus, and you must be registered as a full-time student (exceptions may be made for Edmonton and Calgary students).

*Note that you must submit your application online. Print submissions are not accepted.

To ensure the best chance of receiving support funding, please apply as soon as you choose an event.

You may also apply for a Student Union Travel and Conference Grant.

Funding opportunities for graduate students.


Contact Us:

For more information about the Student Professional Development Program, please contact:

Heather Harty, Coordinator, Student Professional Development
Faculty of Management | 403-380-1867
AH154, Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge