VIP Professional Development

VIP Professional Development

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What is vip Professional development?

VIP means Y-O-U!

Through applied and engaging learning opportunities, 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 prioritized throughout the VIP Professional Development curriculum:  communication, career self-management, professionalism, successful thinking, collaboration, and equity and inclusion.

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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.


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