Business students practice their interview skills at a table with faculty and potential employers.

Professionalism Program

Gain an advantage in the competitive job market by getting early exposure to career concepts and enriched opportunities for professional development.

Learn how to put your business education into action upon graduation.

The KU School of Business Professionalism Program helps Business Jayhawks keep their career goals on track and build the future of their own design through a combination of a series of six, 1-credit courses focused on career and professional excellence along with the Platform for Professional Excellence (ePlatform), a portfolio of documented participation in a variety of outside of course activities promoting excellence in professionalism.

From workshops to badges and certifications, the Professionalism Program will have numerous opportunities. Students will be able to demonstrate the full range of their activities to potential employers in new ways.


Lay the groundwork for personal and professional development.

Gain exposure to cutting-edge topics, trends and technologies.

Connect with a career advisor, set career goals, and develop your resume and interviewing skills.

Explore careers and career-related topics in various business disciplines based on your major or career path. Major-specific 230 courses will be available, and students in those majors will be encouraged to take the 230 course for their chosen or anticipated major.

Apply the skills you’ve learned with a professional-level internship component, which can be completed between your sophomore and junior year or between your junior and senior year, though exceptions can be made.

Prepare for a successful transition to life after college by reflecting, integrating and synthesizing your professional development.


The Platform for Professional Excellence, or ePlatform, guides Business Jayhawks' engagement beyond the classroom, documenting and tracking activities, and providing an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Program activities

  • Research professions

  • Develop a career plan and set goals

  • Earn additional certifications and credentials

  • Engage with potential employers and industry professionals

  • Participate in a flexible internship component