Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP)

Students in BSAD 111 listening to business professional
Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) BSAD 111 | BSAD 222 | BSAD 333 | BSAD 444

Overview of PrEP

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: PrEP I Investing in Strengths

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."

  • Identify and develop their strengths for success
  • Leverage their strengths to improve specific outcomes like academics, major and career awareness, and engagement and well-being in college
  • Work one-on-one with a student strengths coach to develop an individualized success plan
  • Start strong on their path toward building a great career and great life

Clifton Strengths Institute - BSAD 111 Webpage

Students interacting in team building activity

BSAD 222: PrEP II Career Development & Planning


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

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.

  • Learn more about their interests, skills, strengths and values
  • Identify career goals, develop professional networks and conduct an informational interview with a professional
  • Create a career action plan and develop a résumé for internship opportunities
Career Information Day

BSAD 333: PrEP III Internship & Job Search Strategies

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.

Amanda McQuillan, Director of Recruiting, Renaissance Financial

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.

  • Search for, apply to, interview for and secure internships and full-time jobs with confidence
  • Learn how to tailor a résumé and cover letter for specific positions, market themselves in interviews, navigate the internship and job search process, attend career fairs, and maintain a professional social media presence
  • Participate in an in-person practice interview and résumé review with an employer
Internship

BSAD 444: PrEP IV Professional & Life Skills

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

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.

  • Transition successfully from college to the workplace
  • Hear from employers and alumni on professional and personal topics such as managing workplace conflict, negotiation, employment benefits, money management, retirement savings, emotional intelligence, how to run a meeting and more
  • Create a plan for accomplishing their short- and long-term goals after graduation
Student Presentation

Contact

Spier, Celeste
Associate Director for Career and Professional Development
HLH 141 S
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Business Career Center
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Business Career Center
HLH 141
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405