Frequently asked questions
What are Pathways? Accordion Closed
The Pathways to Professional Leadership program is a series of out-of-class seminars, workshops, and lectures that complement the Business degree coursework. Events are designed to support students to:
- succeed academically
- choose a major and career path
- develop personal and professional skills
Am I required to participate in the Pathways program? Accordion Closed
Business students are required to attend six different Pathways before applying to the Business Professional Program. Students will not receive credit for duplicate Pathways events.
All business students benefit from Pathways and are encouraged to attend any event of interest. Pathways Programs are created for all students from Freshmen to Senior level.
Transfer students who have completed all lower-division business core requirements at institutions other than NAU, are required to attend four Pathways. Check with your advisor to verify that you qualify.
Some instructors also use Pathways as regular or extra credit assignments.
NOTE: There are other seminars, workshops, and lectures across campus, these do NOT count as Pathways. Only the Pathways presentations coordinated by The W. A. Franke College of Business will fulfill the Pathways requirements.
How is my Pathways participation recorded? Accordion Closed
Remember to bring your NAU JacksCard to all Pathways.
At the end of each event JacksCards are scanned to record attendance. Students will not receive credit unless their cards are scanned.
Credit will be granted after the event. Make sure to verify your attendance has been recorded about a week after attending.
Can I check to see how many events I have attended? Accordion Closed
Check your attendance for Pathways events.
How can I check to see upcoming Pathways events? Accordion Closed
Check the Pathways activities calendar.
Flyers posted on the front porches in the FCB building.
TV slides throughout the FCB building.
Reminder e-mails to FCB students’ NAU email accounts with date, time, and place of the event.
Coming soon: ability to check upcoming events on your smartphones.
What can I expect of the Pathways events coordinator? Accordion Closed
The Pathways events coordinator will:
- provide at least -25 Pathways events fall and spring semesters, and 2 in the summer
- select pertinent topics and quality speakers
- provide information about events throughout the semester
- publish attendance records for student access
What is expected of me? Accordion Closed
Bring your NAU JacksCard to every Pathway.
Arrive at least five minutes before the Pathway is scheduled to start. Doors are closed five minutes after the speaker begins; latecomers are NOT allowed in, no exceptions.
If the room fills to capacity, no additional students will be allowed in. This may occur before the event starts.
Have your JacksCard scanned at the END of every Pathway.
The website contains the most current event information. It is your responsibility to check the website throughout the semester for any changes.
Listen and participate respectfully during every Pathway. You represent the FCB to our guest speakers; how you behave directly reflects how they perceive the FCB. Please treat them professionally and respectfully while they present their information.
If you are disruptive, we will ask you to be quiet. If you continue to be disruptive, we reserve the right to ask you to leave. This includes the inappropriate use of cell phones and laptops. If you are asked to leave, you will not receive credit for the event.
There will be NO readmission. If you leave the event location once the Pathways has started, you will not be let back in and will not receive credit.