ePlatform

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

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Our goal is to give Business Jayhawks everything they need to make their careers take off.

Through the Platform for Professional Excellence, or ePlatform, students put career topics and skills they learn in Professionalism Program courses into practice and can earn certifications that will make them stand out in the job market. Using an app powered by Suitable and funded by Ernst & Young (EY), the ePlatform allows students to track activities and certifications, earning ePoints required for graduation, as well as badges.

The ePlatform lifts Jayhawks to professional excellence with four Flight Patterns:

  • Core Skills Development and Certifications
  • Career Planning and Networking
  • Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Experiential Learning

Business Jayhawks will receive the Dean’s Badge of Excellence if they achieve mastery of all four Flight Patterns and earn 500 ePoints.


ePlatform logo Jayhawk


Earning ePoints and badges

Students can use the ePlatform app, powered by Suitable, to track activities, trainings or certifications, which earn them ePoints. Examples could include Lean Six Sigma certification, Microsoft Excel certification, exams to become a CFA or CFP, and many others. 

The ePlatform app provides students with a listing of activities and events that can earn them ePoints, which are required for graduation and can earn students badges.

Using the app
  • Download the Suitable app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Open the app and enter your default KU email address. (Your default email address will be your KU-Online-ID @ ku.edu.)
  • Press continue and enter your password to log in.
  • Allow camera access to scan QR codes.

Badges reflect different levels of students’ achievements in the ePlatform.

All students* must earn the Preflight and Lift badges, and students can elect to earn the additional Crimson Wings and Blue Wings badges, as well as the Dean's Badge of Excellence.

*Junior transfer students are not required to earn the Preflight badge.

Required badges

Students are required to earn the Preflight* and Lift badges. ePoints for these badges can be earned across any or all of the four Flight Patterns:

  • Core Skills Development and Certifications
  • Career Planning and Networking
  • Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Experiential Learning

*Junior transfer students are not required to earn the Preflight badge.

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints

At minimum, students must complete this badge by end of their sophomore year.


Preflight badge showing a white checked box against a blue background

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints with prior completion of Preflight badge*

At minimum, students must complete this badge by end of their junior year. This badge is required for enrollment in BUS 410.

*Junior transfers are not required to earn the Preflight badge.


Lift badge showing white upward arrows against a red background

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints

At minimum, students must complete this badge by end of their sophomore year.


Preflight badge showing a white checked box against a blue background

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints with prior completion of Preflight badge*

At minimum, students must complete this badge by end of their junior year. This badge is required for enrollment in BUS 410.

*Junior transfers are not required to earn the Preflight badge.


Lift badge showing white upward arrows against a red background

Elective badges

Students can elect to earn additional badges for achievements in each of the four Flight Patterns.

Students who gain 500 ePoints will receive the Dean’s Badge of Excellence, the highest honor in the ePlatform.

ePoints required to earn: 50 ePoints in the awarding Flight Pattern and may include points earned toward Preflight and Lift badges.

50 total ePoints in a given Flight Pattern/competency earns the Crimson Wings for the corresponding Flight Pattern.

Below shows an example of the Crimson Wings badge for the Career Planning and Networking Flight Pattern.


Crimson Wings – Networking badge icon showing a white icon of hands shaking against a red background

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints (50 ePoints earned beyond the Crimson Wings badge) and may include points earned toward Preflight and Lift badges

100 total ePoints in a given Flight Pattern/competency earns the Blue Wings for the corresponding Flight Pattern.

Below shows an example of the Blue Wings badge for the Career Planning and Networking Flight Pattern.


Blue Wings – Networking badge icon showing a white icon of hands shaking against a blue background

ePoints required to earn: 500 ePoints total and may include any or all ePoints from previous badges and from any Flight Pattern.

The highest honor for motivated achievers — students who earn the Dean’s Badge of Excellence will be invited to a reception with the Dean and will be given a badge to wear with their graduation regalia.


Dean's Badge of Excellence showing a yellow crest with red and blue wings inside a circle

ePoints required to earn: 50 ePoints in the awarding Flight Pattern and may include points earned toward Preflight and Lift badges.

50 total ePoints in a given Flight Pattern/competency earns the Crimson Wings for the corresponding Flight Pattern.

Below shows an example of the Crimson Wings badge for the Career Planning and Networking Flight Pattern.


Crimson Wings – Networking badge icon showing a white icon of hands shaking against a red background

ePoints required to earn: 100 ePoints (50 ePoints earned beyond the Crimson Wings badge) and may include points earned toward Preflight and Lift badges

100 total ePoints in a given Flight Pattern/competency earns the Blue Wings for the corresponding Flight Pattern.

Below shows an example of the Blue Wings badge for the Career Planning and Networking Flight Pattern.


Blue Wings – Networking badge icon showing a white icon of hands shaking against a blue background

ePoints required to earn: 500 ePoints total and may include any or all ePoints from previous badges and from any Flight Pattern.

The highest honor for motivated achievers — students who earn the Dean’s Badge of Excellence will be invited to a reception with the Dean and will be given a badge to wear with their graduation regalia.


Dean's Badge of Excellence showing a yellow crest with red and blue wings inside a circle

Prepare for liftoff

Take the first step toward professional excellence by downloading the Suitable app or logging in to the web-based version using your KU online ID.

ePlatform sponsors

Ernst & Young (EY)


Contact

Questions about the Professionalism Program and ePlatform may be directed to: