Hughes Leadership & Career Program

This program is designed to support academic and professional development to prepare students for future success. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Hughes Leadership & Career Program (BUSA courses) was re-imagined to increase its relevance and applicability to the college to career journey by using the Flight Academy engagement platform. This mobile and web app tracks progress toward course completion in each of the three required zero credit hour courses.

BUSA courses are built around engagement and participation in curated activities instead of graded assignments. Students have the opportunity to personalize their experience by selecting option activities that are meaningful and make sense with their career goals. Each course requires a personal assessment and career conversation (informational interview). BUSA 3150 and 4150 requires a coaching meeting with one of our experienced Career Coaches.

    • The Flight Academy app will be the tracking mechanism for required activities and display progress toward the BUSA badges.
    • There will be no graded assignments; everything is activity and review based.
    • Each course will span the full 15-week term to allow time to complete required activities.
    • Earning the BUSA badges will be your pass or satisfactory grade for this course.
    • The Hughes Leadership & Professional courses are required in the Coles College undergraduate curriculum for business students.
    • he D2L site maintains the resources for the course.
    • A passing grade in BUSA 2150 is required to apply to Coles.
    • A Career Coach meeting is still required for BUSA 3150 and BUSA 4150

Tom and Barbara Hughes have made this innovative program possible through their generous donation.

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