3-month program free to Stetson students

Professionalism Certificate

The J.J. Master Center Professionalism Certificate provides students with experiential learning opportunities resulting in a competitive advantage in the workforce through expert-led seminars, book club meetings, peer networking sessions and a micro internship. Students also complete the program with ELR credit and five cultural credits.

Prior to applying for the Fall 2023 cohort, please review the following information.


The deadline to apply for the Fall 2023 cohort is May 15 (application button below under "Program Registration").

You must also attend a virtual information session to enroll in this certificate: 

Accepted applicants will be contacted on June 1.  


In order to complete and receive your certificate requires attendance at all seminars, book club meetings, and peer networking sessions listed below under "Program Structure". No partial credit will be given. Below are the dates for the Fall 2023 cohort, please make sure that you are available these days and times.

Certificate Track Requirements

The Professionalism Certificate program is free to Stetson students. Participation requirements include attendance and participation in:

  • Five in-person seminars
  • Three networking meetings
  • Three book club meetings
  • Completion of the following deliverables: 
    • Four internal student/faculty newsletters to be completed in a group setting
    • Current event fifteen-minute presentation to be completed in a group setting
    • Networking activity and individual presentation
    • SWOT project and individual presentation
    • Final reflection individual presentation

Certificate Plus Track Requirements (ELR)

For students seeking ELR, you will need all of the above requirements in addition to:

  • Completion of micro-internship amounting to ten hours. Career and Professional Development (CaPD) has a partnership with Parker Dewey that pairs students with a broad range of companies for micro-internships.
  • Post completion of micro-internship students must submit proof of completion via Canvas. 

Program Structure 2023

Seminar One: Be Knowledgeable 
September 1, 9 a.m. - noon

Seminar Two: Be Connected 
September 15, 9 a.m. - noon

Book Club Meeting One: The Way of the Shepherd
September 22, 9 - 10 a.m. 

Networking Meeting One
September 29, 9 - 10 a.m. 

Seminar Three: Be Aware
October 6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Book Club Meeting Two: A True Professional (part 1)
October 20, 9 - 10 a.m. 

Networking Meeting Two
October 27, 9 - 10 a.m.   

Seminar Four: Be Polished 
November 3, 9 a.m. - noon 

Book Club Meeting Three: A True Professional (part 2)
November 17, 9 - 10 a.m. 

Networking Meeting Three
November 17, 10 - 11 a.m. 

Seminar Five: Be Organized 
December 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Required Materials

If you are selected for the Fall 2023 cohort, you will need to buy, rent, or borrow these books:

  1. The Way of the Shepard by Kevin Leman and Bill Pentak
  2. A True Professional by Michael O’Donnell

Check Stetson duPont-Ball Library and Volusia County Library for rent options.

Program Registration

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