VIP Professional Development

VIP Professional Development

What is VIP@MINES?

The Vallejo Irvine Program for Professional Development equips all Mines students with the essential skills needed to distinguish themselves in their careers.

Six core professional development competencies are integrated into VIP Professional Development offerings through workshops, signature events, guest speakers, and more!

Learn More about VIP in our 2022–23 Annual Report!


VIP helps students develop skills that many employers are looking for when hiring!


Employers looking for communication skills on the resume


Employers looking for collaboration skills on the resume


Employers looking for successful thinking skills on the resume

2021 NACE Job Outlook



VIP offers programming in 4 main capacities.

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VIP programming focuses on 6 core competencies of professional development
VIP's two signature events are the Etiquette Dinner and the professional development symposium
VIP hosts workshops, panels, and guest speakers that are open to all students. Register for free food!
VIP has a library of professional development resources all for you to learn at your own leisure.

In The Spotlight

Inside Mines - Orediggers Are In Demand

President Johnson discusses how the “Signature Student Experience” can help to prepare students for eventual careers.  Read More.

A Head Start For The Workplace (Mines Magazine)

Learn more about the VIP Program and the vision for professional development at Mines.  Read More.