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 three components:

  1. Sophomore Year – Career Exploration
  2. Junior Year – Career Preparation
  3. Senior 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 class standing (sophomore, junior, and senior).

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 sophomore year and transferring juniors.

  • Sophomores are identified as having completed a minimum of 24 units and are not yet enrolled in BUS 302.
  • 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 program begins and can be joined before the fall semester only.

How can I join?

If you are interested in joining, fill out the application by clicking the link below:  


Applications for the 21-22 academic year is open. 

You are encouraged to do the following:

  • Create and/or update your account on Handshake.
  • Attend one of the Passport Program Information Session. The Information Sessions provide an overview of the Passport Program and will answer all questions and concerns. 

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