Career Services at CBA created the Professional
Enhancement Program (PrEP) to develop professional, polished and confident individuals
for lifelong career success. PrEP’s unique and innovative four-year curriculum prepares
business students not only to successfully find an internship or full-time job, but succeed
in their career and personal life after college. All students who enter the College of
Business Administration are required to take and pass the four PrEP courses.
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."
BSAD 222 focuses on career development for sophomore business students. In this course,
students learn more about their interests, skills, and values. They identify career goals,
develop professional networks, and conduct an informational interview with a professional in
a career field of interest that will help them make informed academic and career decisions.
Students prepare for internships by creating a career action plan and developing a résumé and
reference page for internship opportunities.
BSAD 333 helps sophomore and junior CBA 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.
BSAD 444 focuses on professional and life skills in order to help senior CBA students
successfully transition from school to work. Students learn about professionalism, etiquette,
negotiation, employment benefits, money management and retirement savings, emotional intelligence,
and office culture. The course also teaches important business skills including how to deliver an
effective presentation, run a meeting, and manage workplace conflict. Business professionals facilitate
discussions, exposing students to real-world business situations from subject experts.