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The First Year Development Program (FYDP) and Transfer Student Development Program (TSDC)

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
• StrengthsQuest
• 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.

For more information, contact ugradbus@gwu.edu.