BE Initiatives

TRACKS

BE Initiatives are when the KNOW and DO become ingrained—where you BEcome what has been studied and practiced.

You have attended events where you gained new knowledge and participated in activities where you put that new knowledge to practice; now is the time to have an experience where all you have done becomes ingrained!

Below is a list of BE Initiatives that align with the purpose of the program:

Initiative:

Description:

TRACK Designation

Professional Mentorship Program:

The Seidman College of Business Professional Mentorship Program partner’s local professionals with students for career preparation assistance.

Our mentors are local professionals who have done exceptional work within their industry for several years; we then match our mentors with our students who are looking to grow the skills to be success in their professional and personal realms.

(T1) Communication & Professional Development

(T2) Strategic Career Development

(T3) Leadership, Ethics & Integrity 

(you may only use this initiative for one TRACK)

For more information, please visit: www.gvsu.edu/mentorship/

TERP10 Certification Academy: 

This intensive two-week (10 day) Academy, offered to both business and non-business students completing the Academy and passing the SAP® TERP10 Certification exam will have the advantage of having a good understanding of business processes adopted by companies around the world. 

(T2) Strategic Career Development

For more information, please visit: https://www.gvsu.edu/erp/sap-terp10-certification-academy-11.htm

Student Organization Leadership position:

BEcome a committee chair or equivalent in the GVSU recognized student organization. Position must be held for one academic calendar year.

(T1) Communication & Professional Development

For more information, please visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/rsohandbook/ (#3 under Registration Requirements defines a university organization)

Internship Program:

Internship experience is the best way to stand out in a competitive job market.

Internships will:

-apply your class learning to authentic work experience,

-allow you to explore your career options and interests,

-enhance your professional skills,

-increase your self-confidence and provide networking opportunities with professionals,

-help to build a strong resume.

(T2) Strategic Career Development

For more information, please visit: www.gvsu.edu/seidman/undergraduateprograms/internships

Intercultural Training Undergraduate Certification Program:

Intercultural Training Certificate (ITC) offers a unique and innovative opportunity to take your education a step beyond traditional expectations. 

ITC's cutting-edge courses will provide you with high-performance tools for navigating and ensuring success in today's world.

(T4) Global & Diverse Perspectives

For more information, please visit:

http://www.gvsu.edu/acad-view.htm?pdfId=08B393B1-E65E-B4D1-A56F3D0E0252A929/

Executive Board Member positions:

Take on an executive leadership position with your student organization, club, social club/organization.

Position must be held for one academic calendar year—submission for this BE Initiative must be made prior to completion of term.

Upload the position duties, responsibilities and any accomplishments acquired during your tenure.

(T1) Communication & Professional Development

(T2) Strategic Career Development

(you may only use this initiative for one TRACK)

For more information, please visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/rsohandbook/ (#3 under Registration Requirements defines a university organization)

Study Abroad:

Study abroad is global learning at the highest level.

It is living in another country and taking college courses approved to transfer back to GVSU while being immersed in culture, and experiences different from one’s home country.

 

(T4) Global & Diverse Perspectives

For more information, please visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/pic/

TRACKS Informational Hub

4 professional development tracks

Communication & Professional Skills provides students with communication skills (written, utilizing technology, oral) and effective listening skills. 

Focus will also be given to building skills in time management, organization and personal finance.

Strategic Career Development is dedicated to the process of identifying a career path, understanding how careers and jobs within business are evolving, and preparing students for their first professional job by providing them with job search strategies and the ability to practice these strategies.

There is a Fast-TRACK available

Leadership, Ethics & Integrity focuses on the development of leaders. Gaining an understanding of ethical decision making and leading with integrity will be explored.

There is a Fast-TRACK available!

Global & Diverse Perspectives helps participants identify who they are within the context of society.  Understanding cultures and customs and applying that knowledge to business practices provides students with an informed international viewpoint.  

3 learning outcomes

KNOW Events are described as events that you attend to acquire new knowledge; this can be disseminated in the form of: lectures, seminars, discussion based learning

DO Activities are designated as hands-on events; where you can out your new knowledge to work and practice

BE Initiatives are when the KNOW and DO become ingrained--where you BEcome what has been studied and practiced

Learn how to BE



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