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The First Year Development Program (FYDP) is a unique course developed for GWSB and taught mostly by the Undergraduate Advising and Programming office. It is a required two-semester sequence of courses, complementary to the standard GWSB curriculum, and is taken by all freshman and first-year transfer students.
Students 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 meeting 2-3 times throughout the semester. BADM 1001 and BADM 1002 are taken for .5 credit hours each semester for a letter grade.
In addition, upperclassmen serve as mentors for the freshmen students. Mentors facilitate the FYDP breakout discussion sessions on a variety of business topics and assist students in the transition to college life.
This year is the first time that FYDP will have an official textbook, which was written by GW Professors, Alumni, FYDP Instructors, and Mentors. All proceeds from the sale of the textbook are reinvested into the program.
Session topics covered in BADM 1001 and BADM 1002, the First Year Development Program, 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
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