The Blueprint Model
Blueprint is our education-to-career model, a 12-course series on professional and leadership development and financial literacy. It’s the foundation of every business major, embedding career advising, student-employer interaction, and work-based learning into the student experience.
Choose the best path to a meaningful career.
Students are introduced to an overview of business disciplines (e.g., accounting, marketing, management) and participate in career planning activities such as company visits and workshops with industry representatives. Last year 650 business professionals shared their knowledge and experiences with our students.
Develop soft skills and learn transferable skills.
All 12 courses have a strong focus on work-based learning that help develop transferable skills (skills like adaptability, teamwork and communication that are qualities that employers seek in any industry).
For example, students launch revenue-generating microenterprises in a first-year course. All third-year students participate in a case competition hosted by industry partners. Fourth-year students engage in company-sponsored academies that focus on practical skill development in labor-market driven areas.
More than work skills, this is also about life skills.
With a strong emphasis on financial literacy, students learn about financial goal setting, budgeting, credit management, loan repayment, taxes, savings/investing, major purchases, salary/benefit negotiation and more.
Our breakthrough curricular model earned national recognition and funding from Strada Education Network.