Professional Skills Development Program

The PSDP teaches and enhances key skills, increasing your employability. Learn to build relationships, research industries, search for jobs, discover and develop your greatest strengths. Complement your learning outside the classroom, building confidence with these skills.

Want to graduate ahead? Complete the 46 PSDP-point minimum requirement below, and you can apply for a UofT Transcript Notation. 

  1. ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (minimum 10 pts. from this category)
  2. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS (minimum 5 pts. from this category)
  3. DEVELOP SKILLS (minimum 15 pts. from this category)
  4. INDUSTRY RESEARCH (minimum 6 pts. from this category)
  5. JOB SEARCH (minimum 6 pts. from this category)
  6. KNOW YOURSELF (minimum 4 pts. from this category)

What is the PSDP Transcript Notation?

Students who consistently take part in PSDP activities throughout their years in the Commerce or Management programs will be eligible to receive a notation on their official University of Toronto transcript that reads, Completion of the Professional Skills Development Program in Management.

How quickly you complete the requirements depends partly on the program offerings in a given year, and the level of your commitment.

Request an application from Ramya Uthayakumar, Professional Development & Career Strategist ramya.uthayakumar@utoronto.ca

Note: This program is exclusive to UTMM Commerce and Management students.

 

Approved PSDP events list

PSDP Alternative Category: If you have more than the required number of points in one category but not enough points in another, you may still qualify for the PSDP Transcript Notation. Attend the same event in the following year or another date/time and have it meet the requirement for another PSDP category where you lack points.

If you have attended a "professional development" event not listed on the approved list above with a Department stakeholder, you can request this event to receive PSDP points.

Note: Points from Career Centre events are typically updated at the end of the semester (Fall = December; Winter = March)

PSDP

Do you feel an event you attended not on the PSDP registration website or list of verified events merits PSDP points? Contact ramya.uthayakumar@utoronto.ca for a PSDP Points Request form, then complete and submit it for review.

Have additional questions? Connect with the PSDP program team:

Ramya Uthayakumar | Professional Development & Career Strategist ramya.uthayakumar@utoronto.ca 

Gaby Zhou | Acting Student Life & Program Assistant
gaby.zhou@utoronto.ca

We know that every point counts when it comes to completing your 46 PSDP points requirement for a transcript notation. This year it may take a little longer to input your points manually since we are all working remotely and cannot scan your T-card. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for staff to check the attendance and upload your PSDP points. And don't worry, we see your dedication to the program and it will be acknowledged...just give us a bit of time.