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The Center for Student Professional Development or CSPD is a branch of advising offered by Temple University’s School of Media and Communication. Services are offered exclusively to SMC undergraduate students.

The CSPD is committed to enhancing students’ professionalism and empowering students to present themselves successfully as candidates for employment or for graduate schools.

In addition, the CSPD works closely with Temple’s Career Center and sponsors specialized career development programs and workshops related to graduate school admission and research opportunities.

Speaking from Experience – Latest Blog Entries

As August comes into view, it is time to get ready for your internship evaluations and exit interviews. For the last few months, you have been working hard and putting your best foot forward at your company, but alas, it is time to return to the world of textbooks and term [...]
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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In the same way that June turned into July, soon July will fade into August, and the sights and smells of summer will quickly fade as the new semester approaches. For most college students, this means that flip-flops and bathing suits will turn into flats and business-casual attire and the hours [...]
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
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1. When you “borrow” a pen from your grumpy co-worker: 2. When your boss praises you on a stellar presentation or project: 3. What it’s like trying to get the first cup of coffee when you first get into the office: 4. When the presentation you thought was due in a week is [...]
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
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When the words “professional” and “college” are used together in the same sentence, some typical words and phrases come to mind.  Sure, it is important to create a resume, learn the basics of cover letter writing, and get as much internship experience as possible, but those tasks are the absolute musts [...]
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
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