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The First Year Development Program (FYDP) and Transfer Student Development Program (TSDC) are unique courses developed for GWSB and taught mostly by the Undergraduate Advising and Programming office. FYDP is a required two-semester sequence of courses, complementary to the standard GWSB curriculum, and is taken by all freshman. TSDC is a required one semester course complementary to the standard GWSB curriculum, and is taken by all first-year transfer students.
All incoming freshmen must register for BADM 1001 in the Fall semester and BADM 1002 in the Spring semester. FYDP meets once a week throughout the semester with large colloquiums on three Fridays throughout the semester. BADM 1001 and BADM 1002 are taken for 1 credit hour each semester for a letter grade.
First-year transfer students must register for BADM 1003 during their first semeter at GWSB. TSDC meets once a week throughout the semester and is taken for 1 credit hour for a letter grade.
In addition, upperclassmen serve as mentors for the freshmen and first-year transfer students. Mentors facilitate the FYDP breakout discussion sessions on a variety of business topics and assist students in the transition to GWSB and college life.
Session topics covered in BADM 1001, BADM 1002, and BADM 1003 include:
• Teams/Team Building Skills
• Career Development: Resume Writing
• Corporate Social Responsibility and Project Management
• Introduction to Fields of Concentration
• Utilizing Resources: Networking, Fellowships and Research Opportunities, Study Abroad
• Closing the Loop - how to meet your academic and professional career goals
In addition, students enrolled in the Spring semesters will participate in a large scale service learning project called Lemonade Day DC. To learn more about LDDC, please click here.
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