The Professional Enhancement Program challenges students in four categories linked to success: Special Projects (academic and/or practical), Internships (paid or unpaid and for credit or noncredit), Experiences (Social and practical), and Service Opportunities that allow them to apply theoretical knowledge and skills in real life settings.
Students in the program are assigned peer mentors, alumni mentors, and master mentors in their area of interest. During the fall semester, they meet weekly in groups to train and prepare for their assigned projects and to learn from experts, mentors, and guest lecturers. During the spring semester students develop and complete their projects, as well as prepare their presentations for the annual Pillars Conference held in August. At the end of the academic year, students who complete the program receive the PEP program completion badge verifying specific learned skills such as but not limited to dialogues on race facilitation skills, soft skills, and social values analysis skills.
There are many types of internships. An Internship is one of the best ways to gain professional experiences, while also enhancing your resume. Additionally, it is a great way to acquaint yourself with the opportunities and challenges within an industry, while learning universal values like responsibility, accountability, and teamwork.
The SBSHS Professional Enhancement Program (PEP), is a unique internship which pairs Broward College students with Broward College leaders and community professionals to gain experience and knowledge in their intended fields of study and/or careers. Internship providers who participate in the program share their time and talent to give interns meaningful, career-related experiences.
This program is designed for you to take on the roles and responsibilities of a valued member of any organization. In turn, your attendance, punctuality, dress, and work ethic should reflect your academic and professional aspirations, as well as your commitment to your parents, teachers, school, and peers.
Good Academic Standing
1. Commit to a PEP orientation session and weekly internship training meetings.
2. Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, which includes arriving on time for designated workshops, sessions, and work, notifying the site supervisors of any deviations from the established schedule, and dressing to the standard of the organization and the work being performed.
3. Complete tasks that include but are not limited to the submission of weekly reports, PEP experiences and assigned P.I.E.S.
4. Communicate with the Lead Intern, project supervisor and/or faculty mentor any issues that may affect your performance of designated responsibilities of the overall success of the experience.
paid, unpaid, for credit...
WANT TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY?
Time/Talents/ and Treasures
Determine how much time you can afford to spend together with your protégé.
Determine what unique specialization or expertise that you can offer to your protégé.
Determine what resources that you can offer to your protégé (ex. Special contacts, information concerning scholarships, job or internship reference).
Establish Explanations and Expectations
Establish clear expectations and consequences for not abiding by ground-rules.
Learn about your protégé’s priorities and objectives.
Provide your protégé answers to basic questions or refer them to the proper source for their questions.
Create a schedule for meeting and communicating
Create opportunities for collaboration
Be a source of “Help” for your protégé
Be a source of “Hope” for your protégé
BC Alumnus 2019
Act first, think later. You can’t allow yourself to get caught up in your own thoughts.
BC Alumna 2018
It is important to work hard and just trust that the future will turn out the way it should.
BC Alumna 2019
Be more confident and open to starting conversations with people I’m not familiar with.
BC Alumna 2012
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