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Professional Development Events

Every year, the College of Business hosts a variety of Professional Development events, each designed to help prepare students for the professional realm and even help them find jobs and internships. The Wells Fargo Speaker Series is one of the highlights where we host a real-world professional to come and speak to students once a semester. Clubs also host different speakers throughout the year, each designed to benefit students of that specific major. September is our Professional Development Month that's packed full of opportunities to help students become more career-ready and find internships or jobs.

Professional Development Month | September 2024

Resume Roundup

September 10 | 11 AM - 1 PM | COB Student Community Center


JC Penney Suit Up! Event

September 12 | 4 - 7 PM | JC Penney @ Pine Ridge Mall


Etiquette & Networking Dinner 

September 19 | 6 - 8 PM | Stephens Performing Arts Center


College of Business Career Fair

September 26 | 10 - 1 PM | Student Union Ballroom


Meet the Firms

September 26 | 6 - 8 PM | Student Union Ballroom


Accounting Career Vision Symposium

September 27 | 8 AM - 1:30 PM | Stephens Performing Arts Center

Resume Round-Up

This event brings the ISU Career Center and the CoB’s PD program together to meet one-on-one with students. Here, experts review each student’s resume and give valuable input and advice for improvement.

Practice Interviews

Dress the part and meet with one of our Career Center or Professional Development experts for a mock interview. This opportunity allows students to practice without the pressure of interviewing for an actual positions and finishes with advice for improvement.

Etiquette Dinner

Many professional positions require multiple interviews, with one of those often being a meal-time interview. The Etiquette Dinner features a networking event with recruiters and a multiple course meal - all guided by etiquette expert Marissa Rudley with Palouse Nutrition.

Career Fair

The CoB Career Fair brings recruiters from nearly 20 different businesses to meet with students.

Past businesses in attendance have included:

  • The Bernett Group
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Farm Bureau
  • ICCU
  • Gem Staffing
  • Melaleuca
  • Portneuf Health Partners
  • Citizen's Community Bank
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc
  • Enterprise
  • Fastenal
  • FBI
  • INL
  • Jordan & Company
  • Lamb Weston
  • Monsanto
  • Pilot Flying J

Meet the Firms

This career fair event is meant mostly for accounting students and also brings in over 20 different firms and businesses seeking accounting or finance students.


Past firms and businesses in attendance have included:

  • Altman Rogers
  • Becker Professional Ed
  • Citizen's Community Bank
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Consolidated Supply
  • Deloitte
  • Eide Bailly
  • ICCU
  • INL
  • JG CPAs, LLC
  • Jordan & Company
  • Kernutt Stokes
  • KPMG
  • Melaleuca
  • Monsanto
  • Moss Adams
  • Phillips Oakes Goodwin Crane & Co
  • Pilot Flying J
  • Poston Denny & Killpack
  • Wipfli
  • Woodgrain Millwork

Accounting Career Vision Symposium

During the symposium, students have an opportunity to participate in an open forum with graduates and professionals to ask questions about their professions. The students also enjoy a networking lunch and keynote by prominent experts in the field.

Executive in Residence

Each semester the College of Business invites a prominent CEO or business executive to speak. Past speakers have included:

  • Frank VanderSloot, CEO of Melaleuca- Forbe’s “Idaho’s Richest Person”
  • Dan Ordyna, CEO of Portneuf Medical Center
  • Brad Little, Idaho Lieutenant Governor
  • Steve Cooper, CEO TrueBlue
  • Sarah Calhoun, CEO of Red Ants Pants
  • Linda Leeuwrik, Local President of American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • S. Todd Cooper, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo
  • Roger Akers, Managing Partner of Aker’s Capital


Club Speakers

The Professional Development program also works closely with ISU's business-focused student organizations to schedule frequent guest speakers as part of the club’s meetings. Speakers include successful alumni and prominent figures in business.