University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

S.A.M. Students Achieving Milestones

Are you Ready?


Walton College S.A.M.s (Students Achieving Milestones) provide a framework for students to enhance their personal, academic and professional opportunities by being exposed to, interacting with, participating in, and gaining expertise and mastery of, timely student success and career readiness skills, competencies and experiences to prepare them for life during and after college.

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How to becomeCareer Ready


S.A.M. can help Walton College students become Career Ready by completing various activities and achieving S.A.M. Badges.

Each activity will consist of one of the 12 Career Readiness Competencies that were identified by employers, advisory boards, alumni, and by N.A.C.E. national standards as very important attributes.
Follow these three steps to get started:

  • Register for S.A.M.

    Go to app.suitable.co or download the app on iOS or Android and use your @uark.edu email address.

  • Complete the Activities

    Upload documents, scan event codes, submit reflections, and complete surveys and assessments to earn badges.

  • Display your Badges

    Once you have completed a badge, display it on your LinkedIn account.

What are theCore Competencies
Behind the S.A.M. Badges?


What are theS.A.M. Badges?


Each badge is made up of components that consist of any combination of the 12 Career Readiness competencies.*

Business Integrity

Business Integrity

Career Management 1

Career Management 1

Career Management 2

Career Management 2

Career Management 3

Career Management 3

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Customer Centricity: Power of Observation

Customer Centricity: Power of Observation

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion: Awareness

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Freshmen Business Connections

Freshmen Business Connections

Global Intelligence 1

Global Intelligence 1

Global Intelligence 2

Global Intelligence 2

Graduate Career Management

Graduate Career Management

Let's Talk

Graduate Let’s Talk: Forced Labor

Graduation Walton

Graduation Walton

Internship

Internship

Let's Talk

Let's Talk: Forced Labor

Mental Health

Mental Health

McMillon Design Team

McMillon Design Team

McMillon Project Leader

McMillon Project Leader

Oral Communication

Oral Communication

Retail Ready

Retail Ready

Sam Start

S.A.M. Start

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Self and Social Awareness

Self and Social Awareness

Supply Chain Management Thought Leadership

Supply Chain Management Thought Leadership

Tech Readiness

Tech Readiness

Turn 2 into 4

Turn 2 into 4

Virtual Communication

Virtual Communication

Walton Honors

Walton Honors

Written Communication

Written Communication

*for detailed requirements please visit Suitable

Get StartedS.A.M. Resources


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Once logged in you’ll be able to complete activities, check progress, and share with your portfolio on LinkedIn.

Hear it from the sourceStudent Testimonials


Lauren Granger

"Earning the Business Integrity Badge is important to me because it has allowed myselfto enter into the business work environment with a better understanding of business ethics, diversity in the workplace, growth in racial topics and conversations, and business integrity in all aspects of the workplace."

— Lauren Granger, on the Business Integrity Badge

Watch Video: Lauren Granger talks about the Business Integrity Career Readiness Badge

Halley Crommett

"It shows potential employers that you have invested in your personal and professional development outside of the classroom and that your priorities align with theirs."

— Halley Crommett, on the Let’s Talk Badge

Watch Video: Halley Crommett talks about how the Let’s Talk Badge can help you stand out to potential employers and build the skills you need to make an impact in the business world!

Leadership Walton

professional development programLeadership Walton


Leadership Walton is a professional development program for undergraduate business students, offering a unique blend of academic, leadership and career development opportunities specifically designed to guide students toward lifelong professional success. The program fills the gap between academic pursuits and workforce preparation through an enhancement to standard educational experiences.

Application Process

All undergraduate business majors are encouraged to join, including transfer students, and must have a minimum of two academic years left to complete the program. All applications will be considered and selections will be based on the quality and thoughtfulness of each application.

  • Download Suitable from the App. Store
  • Login with your uark email address and password
  • Complete all required tasks within the Leadership Walton Badge

Applications will re-open in the Spring of 2022.

Requirements

Leadership Walton students must complete a series of badges surrounding the core competencies. Each member should refer to their specific plan within Suitable.

Questions?

For questions please contact leadwalt@walton.uark.edu.

 

FAQ's

We accept new applications once per year beginning in June and ending mid-August. All undergraduate business majors, including transfer students, are encouraged to apply. Students must have a minimum of two academic years left to complete the program.

A Leadership Walton participant's overall educational experience will include academic training, experiential educational experiences and professional development enhancements above and beyond that of a non-participant. Some of these value-added enhancements include:

  • Exclusive recruitment/networking events specifically for Leadership Walton participants and representatives of recruiting companies, including special networking time dedicated just for Leadership Walton participants in conjunction with the fall Business Career Fair.
  • The chance to participate in special programs and events.
  • Upon successful completion of Leadership Walton, a graduate of the program will be awarded a cord to wear at commencement and special recognition within the Walton College.
  • Most importantly, Leadership Walton members develop the skills and background employers are seeking in new graduates.
Leadership Walton Badge