University Startups Launches New Professionalism & Work Ethic Course

As students and lifelong learners prepare for summer internships, jobs, and research positions, the ability to act with professionalism and display a positive work ethic can be a major factor in their career success.  University Startups is launching a new asynchronous course to help students understand and implement the basics of what employers are looking for in these important soft skill areas. The Professionalism & Work Ethic course teaches them proper professional employee etiquette, including how to communicate via email and meetings, how to dress as they hope to be perceived, and how to be a reliable coworker. Students can bring these skills with them for the rest of their professional careers.

The course is aimed at school districts, schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations that want to help students prepare for successful entry into the workforce at any level.  With 6 modules requiring 60 minutes each and mini assignments included, the course can be easily delivered fully asynchronously or lightly facilitated in a classroom or online environment. Participating students also receive invites to a virtual Impact Internship Program at University Startups and 24/7 access to an extensive library of online courses for college, career, and entrepreneurship success.

Professionalism & Work Ethic can be offered to students and life learners in advance of internships, jobs and research positions. The course helps students feel more prepared to work in a professional setting, builds confidence to communicate with their boss, coworkers and clients, and strengthens accountability and time management skills. These skills are critical to a smooth transition into the workplace and a good reputation, helping to drive good job performance, positive employer reviews, and future offers of employment and recommendations.

To arrange an early demonstration of this course for your organization, please contact us using this form.

About University Startups: 

Founded in 2020, University Startups is committed to creating opportunities for students and lifelong learners to expand their worlds beyond a traditional curriculum. The organization empowers students by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, which helps students to think creatively and find ways to translate their passions into real-world experiences. Whether students want to start a business, attend college, or find a job, University Startups uses proprietary instructional courses and groundbreaking technologies to get them there. All classes are designed by expert instructors from top-tier universities. For more information on University Startups programs, please contact Marc Steren at

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