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, you will dive into the career exploration and decision-making process to ensure your path in business aligns with your interests, skills and values. To learn more about career options, you will conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career field of interest. You will leave this course feeling empowered to effectively articulate your experiences and skills after developing a professional résumé in a one-on-one coaching session with a career coach and participating in a practice networking event.
Set yourself up to land your dream opportunity. BSAD 333 helps you effectively search, apply, interview for internships and full-time jobs and navigate the offer evaluation and negotiation process. You’ll learn to tailor your résumé and cover letter for specific positions, make a professional impression at a career fair and maintain a professional social media presence. You will also participate in a practice interview and résumé review with a professional.
Transition successfully from college to life after college. In this course, alumni and industry professionals share guidance and best practices related to finances, personal well-being, career management and community engagement. Topics include retirement planning and investing, budgeting and home buying, nutrition, negotiation, understanding work culture, workplace diversity, relocating, and supporting diversity and inclusion. 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."