The Professional Development Program provides an opportunity for international spouses to practice their presentation, interview, and leadership skills and explore and discuss career opportunities and alternatives. The program also includes invited speakers and trips to points of interest.
These learning opportunities were previously available through the second part of the Professional Liaison Program.
To help you decide whether the Professional Development Program is right for you, we have incorporated a few examples of how the PDP, under its previous program name, Professional Liaison Program (PLP), allowed participants to either advance in their career or to make a change to another career of more interest to them. Examples of recent PLP/PDP success will give you an idea of how the program has helped other applicants.
To participate in the PLP weekly group discussion
For CCIS Volunteers
PDP International Spouses have previous professional careers prior to arriving at Stanford and have graduate degrees in science, engineering, medicine, business, and/or education.
Presentations given by invited speakers are generally 30 minutes long plus an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers.
To participate in the PDP as a guest presenter
Send an inquiry message to PDP@CCISstanfordU.org