Smiley Professional Events (formerly SBE Events): FAQs
What are Smiley Professional Events vs. Professional Pointer Events?
Professional Pointer Events has undergone a name change and is now known as Smiley Professional Events. Either way, we are still Pro Events!
What are Pro Events?
Pro Events connect you to:
Campus (e.g., academic coaching, student clubs)
Community (e.g., Rotary, Business Council)
Careers (e.g., internships, networking)
You will be able to choose from a wide variety of speakers, workshops and special events. With more than 300 events per year on the Pro Events calendar, you will have significant flexibility in selecting your events. Whatever you choose, Pro Events will help you to make the most out of your time as a student and to prepare for transitioning into a successful career.
How can I find out about upcoming Pro Events?
Check the online
Pro Events Calendar for upcoming Pro Events.
Are Pro Events open to everyone?
Absolutely! Even if you are not currently taking a class that requires events attendance, please come to as many events as you can.
How many events am I expected to attend?
Classes requiring Pro Events typically require two events per semester; at least one of those events must be before the mid-semester cut-off (for Fall 2020, the cut-off is Oct. 23). Check your course syllabi or the Pro Events website to see which classes require Pro Events attendance.
Business 100 students are required to attend 6 Pro Events per semester.
How can I find out how many events I need to attend or how many credits I have?
Go to proevents.uwsp.edu and click on GUEST in the top right corner of the page to log in with your UWSP email and password. Once you are logged in, you can click on the "Credits" tab to see your current core courses, attended events and earned Events credits.
Why didn’t I get credit for an event I attended?
First, check the “Past Events” tab at the bottom of proevents.uwsp.edu to see if attendance has been entered for the event. If attendance HAS been entered, then please send a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get credit for an event at which I am presenting (e.g. Internship Expo)?
No, sorry---no double-dipping!
Does ___ event count for credit?
If the event is on the event calendar, it counts for credit.
How do students get Pro credit?
At most events (unless stated otherwise in the event description), it is the your responsibility to have your Point Card and someone will be recording attendance at that event. At a few smaller or off-campus events, you will be asked to take along an attendance form and have it signed and returned to the office.
What is attendance documentation and where can a student find one?
Attendance documentation is a form that a student needs to fill out and return to recognize a student attended an event. They must return it to receive Pro Credit. Students will often find these forms attached on any event requiring the form on the Pro Events Calendar. (Printed copies available in Anderson Classroom to Career Center in 128 CPS or click on Attendance Forms on the right-hand side navigation of this webpage.)
How long does it take to get confirmed Pro events credit?
Pro Credit is usually entered a week after the event. Please be patient, and if any issues occur please email email@example.com.
Can I get credit for events not listed as official Pro Events?
Possibly! If you are attending a conference or lecture and you think it will have useful professional content, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about possible Events credit.
Can club meetings count as events?
Yes, many club meetings count as Pro Events, including Professional Speaking & Leadership (Toastmasters), SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), Rotaract (part of Rotary International), I-Club (International), NSLS (National Society of Leadership & Success) and FLA (Financial Literacy Association).
Can a student receive credit for attending an event after the cutoff deadline?
No, to receive full credit, you needed to attend your first event for each core course before the mid-semester cut-off. Fall 2019 mid-semester cutoff date. For Fall 2020, the cut-off is Oct. 23.