Stuart School of Business (SSB)

SSB 510
Advancing Career and Education: Foundational Career Competency Development

The two-semester Advancing Career and Education (ACE) Program is a graduation requirement that complements the graduate business student's academic experience and prepares the student for professional internship placement and the post-graduation job market. Aligned with the Stuart Educational and Professional Development Competency Model, the first semester course (SSB 510) explores topics such as cultural competence, communication skills, ethics, and leadership and teamwork. This course develops students' workplace readiness in the areas of resume development, relationships and communication, workplace etiquette, presentation skills, and time management. During the first semester, students are provided the option of completing the self-selected Career Competency Experience (SSB 511) or applying to the Industry Solutions Experience (SSB 512).

Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Credits: 0
SSB 511
Advancing Career and Education: Career Competency Experience

The two-semester Advancing Career and Education (ACE) Program is a graduation requirement that complements the graduate business student's academic experience and prepares the student for professional internship placement and the post-graduation job market. Aligned with the Stuart Educational and Professional Development Competency Model, the second semester course (SSB 511) focuses on internship search and interviewing skills including demonstrating business competencies, LinkedIn strategies and tools, networking and informational interviewing, and understanding employer expectations. To satisfy the experiential component of the ACE Program, students in SSB 511 must select and develop specific competencies from a list of career-relevant skill areas. Students will then participate in a self-selected experiences and write a reflection paper for each experience in which they discuss its relevance to their career objectives and the competencies they selected.

Prerequisite(s): [(SSB 510)]
Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Credits: 0
SSB 512
Advancing Career and Education: Applied Industry Experience

The two-semester Advancing Career and Education (ACE) Program is a graduation requirement that complements the graduate business student's academic experience and prepares the student for professional internship placement and the post-graduation job market. Aligned with the Stuart Educational and Professional Development Competency Model, the second semester course (SSB 512) focuses on client relationship management, consulting skill development, research application, and problem-solving in addition to internship search and interviewing skills including demonstrating business competencies, LinkedIn strategies and tools, networking and informational interviewing, and understanding employer expectations. To satisfy the experiential component of the ACE Program, students in SSB 512 participate in a team-based workplace experience hosted by a partner organization. Students will receive mentorship from a company representative and an opportunity to present a business solution to the organization.

Prerequisite(s): [(SSB 510)]
Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Credits: 0