Meis Center: About Us


The Meis Professional Development Program assists in the coordination of Scott College of Business professional development initiatives. The Program both initiates activities and supports the activities proposed by faculty, by student organizations, classes, or other members of the ISU campus community. MPDP will serve all students in the Scott College of Business, coordinating with existing programs, including Networks programs and initiatives, to prepare ISU Scott College of Business students for careers in various business professions.

As a supplement to their academic preparation, the Meis Professional Development Program provides Scott College of Business students with tools to achieve professional excellence.


This Center works with the University’s Career Center. The Student Development Center is located on the first floor of the Scott College of Business. The Student Development Center is open Monday through Thursday and is staffed by professional, graduate, and peer assistants.

Services provided by the Meis Professional Development Program include:

  • Identify professional opportunities within individual majors
  • Professional Panel Discussions that feature business professionals sharing insights and information about their various professions and careers
  • Various professional development programs on topics such as career fair preparation and business communication skills

Additionally, the Student Development Center maintains a number of resource materials, including databases of Indiana and Illinois employers, for students’ use in searching for internships and career opportunities.

Can the Meis Professional Development Program helped you?

"The Student Development Program has allowed me to meet several marketing professionals and learn about their unique perspectives on marketing in the real-world."- Ashlee Hull Taylor, Marketing

"The Student Development Program has provided me with skills to better myself personally and professionally through networking and professional opportunities. Currently, I am interning for InFraWare, a medical transcription software company, which was originally brought to me by Ms. Kim LaGrange, Director of the Student Development Center. Every professional I have met in the Student Development Center is friendly and courteous, as well as eager to help any student that needs it."- Bobby Tichy, Marketing

Why should students use the Meis Professional Development Program?

"The Student Development Program is a great resource for Scott College of Business students. Many timely opportunities, such as Professional Panel Discussions, are provided that allow students to enhance their business communication skills so they may reach their professional goals." - Dr. Bruce McLaren, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

"We are fortunate to have the Professional Development Program and Kim LaGrange in the Scott College of Business. Kim has significant experiences in HR and she is great to work with. I encourage all of our accounting students to take advantage of her expertise." - Dr. Joe Sanders, Accounting