PDA FAQs - Coastal Carolina University
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1. What are PDAs? 

Professional Development Activities (PDAs) help prepare students to be professional in the business world.

2. How many PDAs do I need to graduate?

Twelve (12) PDAs are required for students in the 2014 catalog and later. Students in the 2016 catalog and later must complete 12 PDAs with at least one PDA in each of the six categories: majors and careers; experiential learning; leadership; professional profile; interview skills; transition to the professional. 

3. Where do I find out about scheduled PDAs?

Many events on campus are approved for PDA credit. These events will have “PDA credit” listed in their announcements. Others can be found through the weekly PDA email you receive or the PDA calendar

4. How do I sign up for PDAs to hold my seat?

Some PDAs have limited seating and require students to sign up to reserve a seat. PDAs requiring sign-ups will have a SIGN-UP link in the description of the PDA.

5. How do I track my PDA credits?

Earned PDAs are recorded in WebAdvisor on your program evaluation in the Professional Development Activities section. Please allow 2-3 weeks for an event attendance to post.

6. What if I am unable to attend the PDAs that are listed on the calendar?

We have online PDA options available.

External PDAs can be submitted for credit by submitting the credit request form for approval. For example, if a student participates in a PDA that is offered through an organization like the Chamber of Commerce, this event attendance can be submitted for approval. 

7. Why is my PDA credit not showing on my Program Evaluation?

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your credit to be posted. Please note: graduating seniors take priority as we post your credit.

8. How can I keep up-to-date on upcoming PDAs?

Check your email regularly. PDA update emails generally come out on Friday. Any last-minute event information is sent through email. Also, check the PDA Calendar.