Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP)

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Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP)

Overview of PrEP

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: 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."

  • Lecture - Students will be exposed to strengths-based development to help them understand how to develop and apply their strengths to maximize their college experience and enhance their personal well-being and engagement in college and in their career.
  • Team Meetings - Students will meet weekly with their strengths team of 10 students, facilitated by their Strengths Coach to create strategies around their individual strengths to be a successful Strengths-based team to complete a 5 week project.
  • One-on-One Coaching - Students will experience two individualized coaching sessions with a Strengths Coach who will invest in the growth and development of the student to help them successfully transition to university life and future career choices.

Clifton Strengths Institute - BSAD 111 Webpage

  • Prerequisites: Freshman standing; a major in the College of Business.
Students interacting in team building activity

BSAD 222: PrEP II Career Development and Planning

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.

  • Prerequisites: A major in the College of Business; sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA
Career Information Day

BSAD 333: PrEP III Internship and Job Search Strategies

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.

  • Prerequisites: A major in the College of Business; 2.5 GPA; BSAD 222

BSAD 444: PrEP IV Professional and Life Skills

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.

  • Prerequisites: A major in the College of Business; 2.5 GPA; senior standing or by permission
Student Presentation


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
CoB 141
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405