Professionalism/Work Ethic Competency

Your non-verbal communication, task management, punctuality and other work habits can impact your career long term and has a significant impact on your professional work image. The ability to "demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior, act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and learn from your mistakes" all play into professionalism and work ethic. The mission of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is to "develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs." Among other factors, our students will be identified by their strong commitment to ethical leadership. Select a challenge that will help you to improve your Professionalism/Work Ethic Skills.


  • Attend the Huntsman Career Expo on Sept. 23rd-25th or another career fair on campus - Talk with at least 5 companies - Submit list of companies you spoke with
  • Obtain an Internship
  • Volunteer to run/oversee an event, class project, club meeting, service project, etc.
  • Watch Career Prep Workshop video on Professionalism/Work Ethic (see below)

Once you have completed a challenge, submit your verification documentation.

The goal is to showcase your experience and skills in specific competency areas so select the verification form that is most relevant and helpful for you and the challenge/past experience you are articulating. You can use the following for verification: resume/cover Letter, elevator pitch, STAR interview response, or a reflection/summary.

Professionalism/Work Ethic

Career Readiness Competency Information provided by NACE- National Association of Colleges and Employers