Terry College’s office of Undergraduate Student Services & Corporate Relations (USSCR) is committed to making every student Business Ready. What is Business Ready? It’s a competitive edge that you can earn by focusing on professionalism and soft skill development through our year-long program. By completing a handful of required and elective components you equip yourself for success as you start your internship and job search. See below for more details.Register Now
What’s it take to be Business Ready?
It’s simple! There are a few mandatory components and five elective components each semester. The program is designed to be completed over two semesters (not including summer).
It’s easy to track your progress by using this Business Ready Self Tracker
- Meet with a UGA Career Center Consultant to have your résumé critiqued
- Participate in Terry PeerLink
- Sign up for TerryConnect
- Attend 1 Terry Talk per semester
- Attend 1 Employer Info Session/Roundtable per semester (Note: This does not include Employer of the Day)
- Attend 1 Terry Alumni Panel per semester
Five elective programs of your choice per semester. See below for more details.
It’s easy! To be considered part of the Business Ready Initiative a program must be sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Student Services & Corporate Relations (USSCR). See the sidebar for upcoming events that are all Business Ready approved. You can also check if past events qualify as an elective by clicking here. Remember, if you’ve already attended one Terry Talk (or Employer Info Session or Terry Alumni Panel), the second Terry Talk (or Employer Info Session or Terry Alumni Panel) counts as an elective! Lastly, remember to register and sign in at each event in order to receive credit and stay up to date by reading This Week@ Terry each Monday for new events!
Additionally, we have partnered with UGA’s Career Center’s Arch Ready Certification and their programs are approved electives. As a bonus: if you enroll in UGA’s Arch Ready Certificate you can work toward both designations at once!
(Note: Events hosted by academic departments, student organizations, and other colleges most likely won’t count for Business Ready unless they are co-sponsored by USSCR and appears on the “Events Feed.”)
First, you’ll want to print a copy of the Self-Tracker and keep up to date on your programs. You also need to arrive on time and sign in at all programs to make sure you get credit for attending. If you don’t sign in, you won’t get credit. Prior registration is requested for most events.
For programs hosted by UGA’s Career Center make sure to follow any additional registration steps they may require.
After you’ve completed all your requirements you’ll need to turn in your Self-Tracker to the Office of Undergraduate Student Services & Corporate Relations (USSCR) for verification purposes. Once the USSCR has verified that you successfully completed the requirements you’ll get a confirmation email.
All students who successfully complete the Business Ready Initiative will be invited to a reception with the Dean held each spring and receive a document of program completion. We also encourage you to add this to your résum&é!