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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

It’s April 15th. You’re taxes are due today, the last day of classes is less than three weeks away and finals are shortly after. Are you graduating? Do you have a job lined up? No internships, either? Still working that part-time job you’ve had for four years? Freaking out a little [...]
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
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Social networks seem to come and go like the fashion trends seen on New York City runways. Even though there seems to be a rise and fall period for every social network, one outlier has been able to stand tall against the rest. This network is LinkedIn. Claimed to be a social networking [...]
Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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It can be intimidating walking onto a college campus for the first time as a freshman. Surrounded by upper classmen with a head start in the field you are pursuing and professors with unimaginable accolades, it is easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. However, what most underclassmen [...]
Mon, Apr 07, 2014
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The best way to show your potential employer that you are prepared and genuinely excited for the opportunity during an interview is to ask questions. Always, always come prepared with questions for the interviewer; never leave an interview without asking questions. However, figuring out which questions to ask can frustrate even [...]
Thu, Mar 13, 2014
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