“Set yourself apart” is standard advice for business graduates. Especially in a tight economy, it’s important for prospective employers to know how your contribution will be special.
If you are completing all four levels of the Professional Readiness Program, you have a lot to say! Even if you finish only the two required levels, you’re better prepared than most university graduates. Don’t be shy about your accomplishment!
Here are three things you can (and should) tell interviewers about your UNIBusiness preparation:
1. In addition to a rock-solid business degree, you have learned how to apply that knowledge in a business environment. No other university in the country requires every business major to develop the professional attitude, communication and presentation skills, writing and reasoning skills, and organizational awareness that allow you to contribute to an organization right away.
2. Your professional development activities have introduced you to the perspectives of every business discipline. The business knowledge gained through your major reflects the expertise of just one specialty, but UNIBusiness provides both a core-curriculum of essential business principles and a Professional Readiness Program that guarantees you access to professionals in all areas of business.
3. You’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your own skills and abilities and to develop in the areas that are most important for your own career plans. Any student can participate in extracurricular activities, but the Professional Readiness Program provides feedback, resources, and mentoring to make sure you’re getting the most out of those experiences.
Your professional readiness sets you apart. Make sure the topic comes up by putting your accomplishments on your resume. Here are a few ways that might look:
Certificate of Completion, Professional Readiness Program, Advanced Level
Professional Readiness Program, Completed Levels II and III
Professional Readiness Program: Completed with Advanced Level projects in Leadership, Presentation Skills, and Entrepreneurship