The Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) includes four, one-credit hour courses focused on
student’s career and professional development. This unique and innovative curriculum prepares
students to not only successfully find an internship or full-time job, but also to succeed in their career and
personal life after college.
BSAD 111 is designed to educate and motivate students to discover, develop and apply their strengths
to create and implement an individualized success plan to contribute to their personal and professional development. This individualized
strengths success plan will work to boost students’ self-awareness and encourage personal well-being, engagement, academic success, and major
and career confidence to establish a network on campus to help them build "Great Jobs and Great Lives."
Clifton Strengths Institute - BSAD 111 Webpage
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 focuses on career development. In this course, students learn more about their interests, skills, and values and
identify career goals through career research and creating an Individual Development Plan. To help them make informed academic
and career decisions, they conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career field of interest. Finally,
students prepare for internships by developing a resume through a personal 1:1 resume coaching session with a career coach.
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 helps sophomore and junior business students effectively search for, apply to, interview
for, and secure internships and full-time jobs. The course discusses how to tailor a résumé and
cover letter for specific positions, market transferable skills and strengths in interviews,
navigate the internship and job search process, make a professional impression at a career fair,
and maintain a professional social media presence. Students also participate in an in-person
practice interview and résumé review with an employer.
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 is the final class in the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP). BSAD 444 focuses on professional and life
skills to ensure a successful transition from college to post-college opportunities. This course, presented in a “presentation series”
format, brings in industry professionals and alumni to speak on various topics each week. Topics covered in this course include but are
not limited to: retirement planning and investing, credit and home buying, strengths at work, making meetings matter, leadership, money
management and budgeting, benefits: insurance and compensation, presentation skills, and community service and civic engagement.