APDPro is a professional development program offered to you as an APDesign student that began in the fall of 2013. The mission of APDPro is to enrich your experience in APDesign and provide a competitive advantage as you transition to the workplace. The programs offered through APDPro help you develop the career skills employers are looking for via workshops, lectures, seminars, professional mentoring and leadership activities.
As a student participating in APDPro, you will attend program-required events that are tailored to your specific academic year. For example, second-year students will attend a portfolio basics workshop, while fifth-year students will participate in a financial planning seminar. You will also attend a lecture of your choice each semester and participate in one leadership activity with a reflection each year.
You will have the opportunity to apply to be matched with a mentor in your second, third or fourth year as a part of the APDPro Mentor Program. Our APDPro mentors are alumni and friends of the university with proven expertise in the design professions.
You will receive a notation on your transcript each year you complete the program requirements. If you complete the requirements all 5 years, you will receive special recognition at commencement.
What students are saying
“It really means something when there is a K-State grad in front of me showing me what they designed, and telling me how they’ve made it. This is so effective because it gives insight to what I might become someday. Thank you APDPro!”
-- APDPro Student
For more information about APDPro, please contact:
Danna Voegeli, APDPro Coordinator
1127 Regnier Hall