Online Program Student Success

Alongside your academic coursework, you will work with your dedicated success coach to complete your personalized Professional Development Checklist.  The professional development module will prepare you to achieve your career goals.

The modules are focused around three areas of Eller Professional Development: Personal Brand, Explore, and Demonstrated Experience.  Developing yourself and your career is an ongoing process that you will revisit continually throughout your professional life. It begins with an understanding of yourself and your specific career goals and then focuses on specific ways to pursue those goals and yield the best results.

Here is a breakdown of what falls under each area:

Personal Brand

The following competencies will be the core competencies for each student’s Professional Development Plan while in the Eller Online Bachelors Program. This consists of the

  • Resume,
  • Cover Letter,
  • Elevator Pitch/Visume,
  • LinkedIn
  • Interview Skills.

Students must show mastery in all of these areas to complete this module in the program


The following competencies will help students explore the professional development landscape. Students will have to complete five of the seven sections in order to complete this section. This section consists of seven parts,

  • Personal Assessment
  • Goal Setting,
  • Company Research,
  • Handshake,
  • Working a Career Fair,
  • Informational Interviews 
  • Externships.

The Eller Online Career Coach will make suggestions to each student of which sections. Would be best for them to complete, however it will be ultimately up to the student to decide which is best for them

Demonstrated Experience

This module is where students get to show or be involved in demonstrated experiences.   This section consists of seven parts

  • Internships
  • Work Experiences
  • Case Competitions
  • Club Participation
  • Professional Development/ Skills Workshops
  • Study Tours
  • Volunteering

Once completed students will be prepared to take the next step in there career path whatever that may be.

What types of careers do I qualify for with my Eller Bachelors of Science in Business Administration?

Earning your bachelors of science in business can align you with the top business-related positions — according to the 100 Best Jobs by U.S. News & World Report — making your resume more attractive to your current or future employer. Nearly every type of organization across industries hires business graduates, including:

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and other facilities
  • Service providers
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Software and technology companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Self-employed


For additional information, please contact the Eller Online Student Services Coordinator.