SEAS 360 Professionalism and Communications Badge.


Professionalism and Communications

The Professionalism and Communications micro-credential is an opportunity for graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to gain enhanced communication skills. 

You will learn valuable strategies for strengthening your professional presence and communication skills so that you are better prepared for jobs in industry or academia.

Who is Eligible?

This micro-credential program is designed for UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) graduate students and alumni. However, UB graduate students and alumni from other discplines are welcome to participate in the program. Interested students must:

  1. Be in good standing In the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 
  2. Attend the SEAS 360 Professionalism Orientation and submit an application with all required materials 
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0

Benefits to Students

  • Supplement your technical skills with communication skills that will enhance your resume and strengthen your professional presense
  • Gain the leadership and teamwork skills that employers are looking for
  • Earn a badge the showcases your professionalism and communication skills for empoyers, colleagues and peers.

Skills Learned

  • Career Management
  • Leadership
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

Credit Options: Not for credit
Time to Completion: 2 Semesters
Instruction Method: Hybrid

Badge Requirements

To receive a SEAS 360° Professionalism and Communications badge, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in the SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development program
  • Attend and participate in 8 SEAS 360° workshop
  • Complete a culminating experience and score at least 6 points. The culminating experience includes:
    • Writing a personal reflection paper that identifies four skills you want to learn and how you plan to develop them
    • Completing a Communications Skills Test and submitting results
    • Completing a mock interview with UB Career Connector Network

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a UB–issued digital badge through Credly and the program will be noted on your academic transcript. Credly is a platform for creating, issuing and managing digital badges. If you have questions about using Credly please contact the Office of Micro-Credentials.

How to Apply

For questions about this micro-credential, or if interested in enrolling, students should contact the program coordinator:

Katie Lengel