Career Development Requirement

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management (SOM) encourages students to engage in professional development activities outside the academic environment. In the Fall of 2019, SOM will require all students to participate in career development activities to enhance their employability skills.

CDR offers a variety of career development activities to aid with your career success.

Students will be required to participate in practical work experience and career development activities to earn 30 points prior to graduation. Students will be able to attend or participate in presentation, workshops, and seminars/online tutorials in the following areas:

  • Developing Networking Skills
  • Resume Writing Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search Skills 
  • Business Etiquette 
  • Job Shadowing 
  • Internship 

**Points can be accumulated for each event you attend from freshmen to senior year.

Report Activities


Contact Antonio Riggs, Career Planning Counselor
Phone: 810-237-6680


How to report activities:

All CDR activities must be documented by completing a google form with Antonio Riggs, Career Planning Counselor. 

Report Activities


CDR requirements will take effect during the Fall 2019 catalog year and beyond. Students will be encouraged to participate in a combination of professional development activities to achieve a total of 30 points prior to graduation.


*Students with substantial professional experience may be granted a waiver from this requirement.


The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined Career Readiness as the attainment and demonstration of competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. Using this definition career practitioners and human resources professionals have identified eight competencies graduates must acquire to be career-ready.

  1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  2. Oral/Written Communication
  3. Teamwork/Collaboration
  4. Digital Technology
  5. Leadership
  6. Professionalism/Work Ethic
  7. Career Management
  8. Global/Intercultural Fluency

With these competencies in mind, the SOM has prepared a point system along with activities to aid in building knowledge in the areas listed above.

Knowledge Inquires


(2.5 points)

Attending Events


(5 points)



 (10 points)



(11+ Points)

Meet with Employers

Flint & Genesee Chamber

Learn Foreign Language

Develop Skills in
Business Software
Utilize Student
Development Center
Innovation Incubator
Career Development:
  • Resume
  • Career Assessment
SOM Professional
Development Events

Employer Networking

Faculty Research

Professional Conference

Alumni Speaker

Company Visits

Panel Discussion

Join Student or Professional 

Career Fairs

Mock Interviews

Graduate Business
Programs Webinars/
Info Session

Research Competition

Professional Conference

Leadership Role in

Student Organization

Hagerman Center Events

On-campus Interviews



VITA Program



For a listing of upcoming activities, please visit the SOM Events webpage at