The Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) is a series of four one-credit hour pass/no
pass courses designed to develop confident, professional, and connected students 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
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."
Clifton Strengths Institute - BSAD 111 Webpage
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.
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.
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.