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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP)




Unique to Nebraska, the four, one-credit-hour courses in the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) focus on your career and professional development so you can not only successfully find an internship or full-time job, but also succeed in your career and personal life after college.

Professional Development Integrated Into Curriculum

Four Prep Courses

BSAD 111: PrEP I Investing in Strengths

Discover and maximize your individual talents. BSAD 111 is designed to help you to discover, develop and apply your strengths to create and implement an individualized success plan. This plan will work to boost your self-awareness and encourage personal well-being, engagement, academic success, and major and career confidence.

PrEP I Investing in Strengths

BSAD 222: PrEP II Career Development and Planning

Develop your career goals and craft your résumé. In this course, learn more about your interests, skills and values and identify career goals. You’ll conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career field of interest. Prepare for internships by developing a résumé through a personal one-on-one résumé coaching session with a career coach.

PrEP II Career Development and Planning

BSAD 333: PrEP III Internship and Job Search Strategies

Learn how to find and apply for the position you want. BSAD 333 helps you effectively search for, apply to, interview for, and secure internships and full-time jobs. You’ll learn to tailor a résumé and cover letter for specific positions, navigate the internship and job search process, make a professional impression at a career fair, and maintain a professional social media presence. You will participate in an in-person practice interview and résumé review with an employer.

BSAD 333: PrEP III Internship and Job Search Strategies

BSAD 444: PrEP IV Professional and Life Skills

Transition successfully from college to life after college. This course brings in industry professionals and alumni to speak on topics related to finances, personal well-being, career management and community engagement. Topics include retirement planning and investing, credit and home buying, nutrition, wellness programs at work, negotiation, understanding work culture, relocating and civic leadership. Additionally, you will learn about the transition to life after college through a one-on-one informational interview with a recent alum.

BSAD 444: PrEP IV Professional and Life Skills

PrEP From Their Perspective

"Something I enjoyed about my coaching sessions was how it seemed really easy to connect with my coach. We got right to the point to maximize my meeting. We had similar goals so she was able to advise me well, and she taught me how to interpret, internalize and grow my strengths."

BSAD 111 Student

"This kind of class is really helpful for me since I don’t have anyone to teach me about this at home. I don’t know where I would get this helpful information outside this class."

BSAD 222 Student

"The students I met during BSAD 333 mock interviews came well-prepared and excited. Seeing their drive and professionalism they learned come to life makes recruiting graduates to their dream job a lot more attainable."

BSAD 333 Employer Volunteer

"Every week I learned something that pertained to my future in the business world, and they were all things I know will help me in the future."

BSAD 444 Student