Doermer School of Business

Passport to Success

Passport to Success can give you an edge. Every graduate entering the workforce today needs something to help him or her stand out to potential employers. Passport to Success does just that. That's why we require this program for all students who enter the school in fall 2012 or after.

*If you're an adult student with significant work experience, note that you can opt-out of this program.*

What is the Passport to Success program?

A structured-yet-flexible program that enhances your professionalism through activities such as:

  • Resume writing assistance
  • Interviewing skills
  • Internships/externships
  • International experiences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Business etiquette workshops

Why is it required?

Passport to Success can help you avoid these "three deadly career sins" of the undergraduate student:

  • Procrastinating in designing a career plan
  • Rationalizing that you don't have time to invest in these types of activities
  • Unrealistic expectations that a job will be automatically waiting when you graduate
Don't let these "sins" interfere with effective career planning. By completing this program, you can ensure that you're career-ready when you graduate.

How does it work?

Choose the activities that best fit your needs and accumulate points for every event you attend. You'll need to achieve point milestone markers each year to make sure you've accumulated enough points to finish by graduation.

Passport to Success supports the three pillars of the Doermer School of Business:


  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Professional communications workshops
  • Business etiquette workshops
  • Networking opportunities


  • Career assessments and counseling
  • Internships/co-op
  • Financial planning workshop
  • Mock interview
  • Leadership roles in student organizations
  • Alumni mentors


  • Transition to Career Life workshop
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Externships
For more information, please contact Meg Underwood, Director of Professional Development and Outreach, at 260-481-6483 or