ROAR Professional Development Program

 "A Tiger's Place is in the Jungle"TM

In the Department of Management, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the jungle known as the business world. In the business world, if your knowledge and skills are not fully developed, you will quickly become part of the food chain. With the ROAR program you will know that you have developed the skills to compete successfully in the business jungle. We know that Tigers should always be at the top of the food chain.

RRelevant Coursework. You will take a variety of classes with professional development and experiential learning opportunities that will help you develop the skills you need to be successful. For example, in MGT 101 you develop foundational teamwork and business skills to prepare you for upper-division business courses, in MKT 301 you develop a self-marketing plan, in BCOM 301 you prepare written reports and deliver oral presentations, and in MGT 499 you participate in team-based analysis in a competitive business environment.

OOnline Portfolio. You will showcase your class projects in an online portfolio. This will demonstrate your achievement and mastery of departmental learning objectives with a major or concentration focus, and could be shared with potential employers.

AApplied Opportunities. In addition to your classes, you will participate in other professional development activities such as internships, workshops, practitioner roundtables, and presentations by executives in residence. Several of these will be coordinated with the Marketing & Management Association and other student groups.

RReal Career Skills. In the end, you will be more competitive in the job market and ready to be successful in the workplace jungle.  


ROAR Professional Development Certificate

Freshman Year

MGT 101 Introduction to Business

  • Professional dress
  • Elevator speech
  • Intro to Career Services
  • Initial portfolio development

Personal Leadership Development Workshop

Sophomore Year

BCOM 210 Introduction to Professional Development

  • Resume development
  • Cover letter design
  • Mock interviews
  • Professional communication and networking
  • Portfolio development
  • Career Services – getting ready for professional internships

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Professional Appearance Workshop

Junior Year

MKT 301 Marketing Principles

  • Marketing Yourself project

MGT 301 Management Principles

  • Current Topics in Business Management project

BCOM 301 Business Communication

  • Oral presentations
  • Written projects
  • Additional professional development activities
  • Portfolio development
  • Career Services – getting ready for job search
  • Mock interviews

Program-level courses

  • Oral presentations
  • Written projects

Senior Year

Program-level courses

  • Oral presentations
  • Written projects

Program-level capstone courses

  • Oral presentations
  • Written projects
  • Career Services – job search
  • Portfolio review and presentation

Mock Interview

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