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.
One Course for Each Year in College
Through Practice Interviewing and Networking
96% Say Résumés Are Ready
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."