Business 1000

What does it cover?

Business 1000 will provide a brief introduction to the college by providing resources for you to answer some of the common questions new business students have:

  1. What major should you choose?

  2. Which classes should you take over the next four years?

  3. What will you actually do on the job in the major you choose?

It will also start developing your professional skills. You will go through sessions on business ethics, professional presence and etiquette, self-awareness, leadership, professional phone & email, etc. You will also be paired up with a businessperson mentor who you will have an email exchange and phone conversation with. Don't worry, we'll give you all the info you need before you have to send your first email.


When should you take it?

You should take Business 1000 your first fall semester as a UNIBusiness student.


What are the sessions like?

Business 1000 will meet once per week - either in a lecture format OR a lab format. You will have 4-5 lecture sessions in the John Deere Auditorium at the beginning of the semester. Then you'll have a week off to attend the Career Fair mid-September, after which you'll start into your lab sessions. All labs will be held in CBB 3 (on the ground floor) in smaller sections. You should be registered for both* sections – check your Student Center in MyUniverse if you aren't sure which sections you're registered for.

*Transfer Students have a unique format for their Business 1000. You will register for a Saturday section, which does not require a corresponding lab. We recognize that you have less time at UNI and are probably in a different place than our typical incoming business student, so we offer the same programming in an accelerated format - one day on a Saturday. You'll pass by attending this session and completing the activities required afterward.


How do I pass?

You will receive a P if you attend the sessions and complete the required activities outside of the sessions. These activities include taking your StrengthsQuest assessment, putting together your Plan to Graduation, and a phone and email mentoring conversation with a businessperson.


I passed. How do I put this on my resume?

You should list completion of Level 1 of the Professional Readiness Program in a format that best fits your resume formatting. You should also include the topics/skills that you feel you learned the most from and/or can speak to if you were asked about them. An example of how you can list it is below.

Professional Readiness Program (PRP)University of Northern Iowa UNIBusiness
Completed Level 1 of program, December 20XX
Received training in career development, professional etiquette, leadership and business ethics through workshops led by professional trainers.