Frequently Asked Questions

Programming

EDGE points are tracked in Suitable, a smart phone application. 

Students who have transferred into the College of Business may take up to one month for their information to be available on the Suitable system. After one month, if a student cannot log in using their email address, please contact the Professional EDGE office via email to edge@missouri.edu or stop in the office at 304 Cornell Hall. In the meantime, students can go ahead and attend EDGE workshops/events and scan the QR code at entry using the Suitable application. Information is collected upon QR scanning and saved to the student’s ID number. When the student transfer is processed, the activity associated with that ID number should connect with other identifying information and reflect in the student’s Suitable record. There are no guarantees for this, however, and we highly recommend that students make a note of the name, date and time of each EDGE event attended. That way, if anything does not automatically transfer through to the Suitable record we can more easily find and connect the ID number information in our attendance files.

The information in the Suitable account is a complete and up-to-date documentation of all of the EDGE attendance we are aware of for each student. However, If you suspect there is an issue with your record, please email edge@missouri.edu with a detailed description of the issue. As much as possible, narrow in on the date and time of any session you believe is missing from your record to help us re-check the data for that event. Students are always welcome to ask the person swiping their card if the swipe registered. And we encourage students to check their Suitable account regularly and to manage any disputes in a timely manner.

No. Students don’t need to complete all of the requirements before they APPLY for upper level, only by the end of the semester in which they apply. That means that you still need to meet the application deadline to fill out the application paperwork, but then you have the entire semester to finish your requirements.

The Professional EDGE program is a graduation requirement, and the idea is that students weigh their professional development activities much like their coursework. That being said, workshops for the program are planned out specifically so that students who plan ahead can manage EDGE sessions along with other obligations. Workshops are scheduled on different days of the week, as well as morning, afternoon and online options over the course of the semester. The full semester calendar of EDGE events/workshops is available at the beginning of each semester so that students can plan ahead.

If you still need to attend an EDGE workshop and are not currently enrolled in coursework, you must contact your academic advisor to determine what other requirements and/or processes, if any, are needed to graduate. There is no fee specifically associated with returning in order to complete EDGE workshop requirements. Students in this situation are still subject to first-come, first-in for the room capacity. Please arrive early and/or choose an event that accepts registration in order to assure you will be able to complete the workshop at the date and time you are on campus.

Please refer to the EDGE Point Opportunity Syllabus for additional information.

EDGE Syllabus

No. Students are encouraged to make a reservation because in-person events do occasionally reach capacity. Making a reservation is the best way to avoid missing an event you wanted to attend.

Here’s how it works: If there is any doubt that the room will be over capacity on the day of the event, only students with a reservation will be admitted up until the published start time of the event. After that time, students waiting in line for a possible walk-in spot will be admitted on a FIRST COME, FIRST IN BASIS up to the capacity of the room.

NOTE: Students must be physically present in the line in order to be considered in the queue; place marking with a backpack, coat or other belonging without you there OR having a proxy stand in line for you is not permitted and students who attempt to do so will be required to move to the end of the line.

NOTE: A number of events for EDGE points are actually hosted by another department/organization on campus (and they have requested the event to be an official EDGE experience). In these circumstances, the reservation system is run by the host organization and will likely be different.

Yes! However, The Professional EDGE office reserves the right to cancel reservations by any student that is abusing the reservation system. Examples of reservation system abuse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pervasive and systematic reservations beyond what is reasonable for the particular student in question
  • A pattern of no-shows at events that have been reserved
  • Any attempt to transfer reservations or profit from reservations made (see Academic Integrity Warning in the question above).

This is called a “no-show." Students who demonstrate a pattern of no-shows may lose the privilege of making reservations. The Professional Development Program office reserves the right to cancel reservations by any student that is abusing the reservation system. Examples of reservation system abuse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pervasive and systematic reservations beyond what is reasonable for the particular student in question
  • A pattern of no-shows at events that have been reserved
  • Any attempt to transfer reservations or profit from reservations made (see Academic Integrity Warning above).

Online Events

The Professional EDGE office will use your registration information to enroll you in a Canvas “course.” You can expect to receive an invitation to the Canvas experience a few days before the start date. To complete the experience, you will work through steps in a module at your own pace and according to the specific requirements of the online experience. For example, you may be instructed to watch a video, write a reflection paragraph, read an article, watch a lecture, take a quiz or any variety of these. All of the information you need will be included in the Canvas site.

Yes. However, each event requires a separate reservation. Open each event individually to access the reservation page for that particular event.

You may contact the Professional EDGE at Cornell Hall 304 or via email at edge@missouri.edu.

No. Reservations are non-transferrable. Your reservation is set up for online access ONLY for person whose pawprint Student ID number was entered into the reservation system. If you can no longer participate, please log in to Eventbrite and cancel your original reservation. You can also email the EDGE office and let us know your name, student ID number, start date and name of the event that you cannot attend and request that we cancel it for you.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY WARNING: Any attempt to circumvent the EDGE reservation system, secure a reservation for any reason outside of your own personal attendance for this event, or not complete the work yourself can be considered a violation of Academic Integrity, and is subject to consequences therein.

Yes! However, the Professional EDGE office reserves the right to cancel reservations by any student that is abusing the reservation system. Examples of reservation system abuse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pervasive and systematic reservations beyond what is reasonable for the particular student in question
  • A pattern of no-shows at events that have been reserved
  • Any attempt to transfer reservations or profit from reservations made (see Academic Integrity Warning above).

This is called a “no-show." Students who demonstrate a pattern of no-shows may lose the privilege of making reservations. Please see the Academic Integrity Warning above.

Internships

/student-development/business-career-services/career-fairsBA 3500 is a pre-requisite for BA 4500. Students can complete BA 4500 after successfully completing BA 3500. Students are responsible for securing and completing an internship for BA 4500 prior to graduation. Click here for internship requirements and how to apply for BA 4500 course approval.

BA 4500 is an online course completed at the same time as an internship. The goal of the course is to help students grow in their professionalism, reflect on their internship experience, and prepare for future choices. The due dates for the course are determined by the internship start – end dates.

All internships must be submitted for approval at least 3 weeks before the internship start date. Students must submit an online application to the Professional EDGE office for official approval. There is no pre-approval and all applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. When searching for internships and prior to submitting an application for BA 4500 approval, students need to review the internship requirements and how to apply for BA 4500 course approval.

The approval process generally takes 3 weeks. Therefore, you need to submit your application for approval at least 3 weeks before your internship start date. Applications submitted less than 10 business days before your start date will not be accepted. You will need to review the internship requirements and how to apply for BA 4500 course approval.

Please review the application instructions for detailed information. If not successfully submitted, you will need to resubmit. Make sure you are carefully following the instructions and not timing out of the application.