Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD)

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Professional Passport Program

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD) Passport Program provides undergraduate business students with guidance in their career-building and networking skills.  Students in the program will engage in a variety of professional development activities, including career development, networking, experiential learning, and leadership.

View our Annual Report (PDF), which highlights participation, testimonials, and partners.

Previous Annual Report: 2018/2019 Annual Report (PDF)

Below are some companies that Passport Program graduates work at:

Passport Company Landings Logos (ie LinkedIn, Target, LiveNation)

About the Program

The program is broken into four years:

  1. First Year – Career Introduction
  2. Second Year – Career Exploration
  3. Third Year – Career Preparation
  4. Fourth Year – Career Readiness

Each year you will be able to attend specialized programs, events, and workshops that are designed to further your professional development.

The number and type of professional development activities will be based on the student’s standing in the program.

Some of the programs and activities include Job Shadowing, Mentoring, resume refining, and networking events.

Who can join?

This program is open to all business students in their freshman year, sophomore year and transferring juniors.

  • Freshman are identified as being in their first year at CSUN.
  • Sophomores are identified as being in their second year and are not yet enrolled in BUS 302.
  • Transferring Juniors are identified as transferring from a community college and currently enrolled in BUS 302 or will be enrolled in Spring.

Due to the design of the program, Seniors are not eligible to participate if they have not already completed the sophomore and/or junior stages of the program. 

The Passport Program can only be joined in the Fall semester. Applications must be submitted by the beginning of the Fall semester. 


How can I join?

Applications for the 21-22 academic year is open

If you are eligible and want to join, fill out an application:


 After you complete an application, you will be emailed to complete a mandatory Orientation. 

You are encouraged to do the following:

  • Create and/or update your account on Handshake.

For additional information, please feel free to contact us at or (818) 677-4697.