Isenberg ISucceed Professional Development Program


ISucceed is Isenberg’s Student Success app, designed to deliver co-curricular programming and successfully launch our students as business professionals. ISucceed guides students to career readiness through co-curricular activities that are based on a subset of the NACE competencies, including Leadership; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Career & Professional Development; and Technology.  Students earn points, badges and school-wide recognition along the way. 

Each competency has three levels (level 1-maroon, level 2-silver, and level 3-gold) and badges are awarded as levels are completed. Badges can be shared on social media, such as LinkedIn. ISucceed activities are “employer-approved” and are designed to help our students succeed in all four competencies.

ISucceed Competencies

  • Leadership: Develop leaders who work from a strong foundation of ethics and sustainability, recognizing their own and others’ strengths to work as a team and achieve organizational goals.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Create global citizens and inclusive leaders who can equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures, demonstrating the knowledge and awareness to actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism, while fostering a sense of belonging for all.
  • Career & Professional Development: Create business professionals and balanced, life-long learners who can successfully navigate career opportunities and network to build relationships.
  • Technology:  Develop innovative, business professionals who understand, embrace, and leverage technologies to ethically enhance the efficiency and productivity of their work and achieve organizational goals.

Earn Points and Badges

Isenberg students progressively complete levels in each competency, with the completion of the level 1 badges, unlocking level 2 badge opportunities, and likewise, the completion of level 2 badges unlocking level 3 badge opportunities.

Level 1- Maroon

The target completion time for Level 1 badges is during the students’ first year in Isenberg. Activities count toward the “Achievement” Badge in each competency, with each activity worth 10 points, and 100 points required to complete Level 1 in each competency.

Level 2- Silver

The target completion time for Level 2 badges is during the students’ second year in Isenberg. Activities count toward the “Honors” Badge in each competency, with each activity worth 20 points, and 100 points is required to complete Level 2 in each competency.

Level 3Gold

The target completion time for Level 3 badges is during the students’ junior or senior year in Isenberg. Activities count toward the “High Honors” Badge in each competency, with each activity worth 50 points, and 150 points is required to complete Level 3 in each competency.

As Isenberg students complete all four competencies, they can earn overall badges: Level 1-Maroon, Level 2-Silver, Level 3-Gold. Higher levels are unlocked as lower levels are completed. For example, after students complete Level 1 competencies, their achievements in level 2 competencies will become visible.

Using ISucceed

  • Download the Suitable app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Or, Access Suitable through the website: https://www.suitable.co/.
  • Open the app and enter your netID@umass.edu and password.
  • Allow camera access so that you can scan QR codes and earn points.

Video instructions for app and website

  • Navigate to the Settings page, click on the symbol in the bottom right corner of the app.
  • Tap Scorecard, then click on the camera image in the top right corner of the app. 
  • Update your profile image by clicking on Choose file, then select an image file from your phone or computer.
  • Once finished, tap the Update button at the top of the screen. If you have not made any changes, the Update button will not appear.

Video instructions

  • Navigate to the Notifications tab (Alarm bell icon in the bottom right)
  • Tap Turn On App Notifications. If you don’t see an option to Turn On Notifications, you have already enabled this feature.
  • To confirm, tap Yes on the message that pops up.

Video instructions

  • Points can be earned in ISucceed by scanning a QRCode at in-person events in Isenberg or by submitting photos, certificates or reflections for events outside of Isenberg or virtual events.
  • To earn points by submitting files or reflections in ISucceed, students should navigate to the Activities tab (checkmark icon) within the ISucceed app (Suitable) or Suitable website.
  • On the Activities tab, search or filter to find the activity completed.
  • After finding the activity, select Add Submission or Reflection to upload a photo or file, write a reflection, etc., depending on the activity requirements. Then click on Complete task.

  • Sign in to Suitable with your netID@umass.edu and password.
  • Click on the icon in the bottom right corner of the app, and then click on Achievements.
  • Select the tab for your completed achievements.
  • Click on the achievement you would like to share, and then click “share” in the top right corner.
  • You will be brought to a panel of your Share Settings. Here, you can enable sharing and add your completed achievement to your LinkedIn profile. You’ll also see a link that can be shared with anyone you’d like to give access to.
  • You will be redirected to LinkedIn. Click “save” and see your badge!

Video instructions: app and website

Use this advice from the Office of Career Success for adding ISucceed badges and accomplishments to your resume.

How to highlight your participation in the ISucceed Professional Development Program 

  • Section: Place under Education  
  • Program Name: ISucceed Professional Development Program 
  • Description: earned Achievement and Honors Badges in Career and Professional Development, DEI, Leadership, and Technology competencies. 
  • Include the badge levels (Achievement, Honors or High Honors) and specific competencies (Career and Professional Development, DEI, Leadership or Technology).  

Additional Notes: 

If you earn any standalone badges as part of the ISucceed Professional Development Program, we recommend listing them in the Skills and Certifications section. Examples of standalone badges include Isenberg’s Excel Advanced User Badge, Winter Session Badge for Skilling Up, and Excel VBA Spreadsheet Automation Badge.  

If you have additional space available on your resume, you may consider adding more detail on the activities you completed to earn a particular badge in the Extracurricular Activities section.  

*If you have limited space on your resume, consult with a career coach to determine how to best incorporate this content. 

You can create a Scorecard Portfolio and share it with employers on your resume and LinkedIn. Use the instructions and guidance below to help you create your digital portfolio. Note: follow instructions carefully. You will likely want to be selective about content that you make available for public viewing.

Share Your Scorecard

  • Your scorecard can only be shared and maintained through the Suitable web portal, not the Suitable mobile app. BEFORE SHARING YOUR SCORECARD, be sure to review the content that is public, as described in the Maintain Your Scorecard instructions below. Only completed badges will be viewable on your scorecard, and you should carefully select the viewable items in your portfolio.
  • Share Your Scorecard: After logging in to https://www.suitable.co/, click on the Scorecard tab on the left sidebar. Then click Share on the right side of the screen. A link to your Scorecard will be copied and you can paste the link wherever you’d like – your email signature, LinkedIn profile, resume, and job/internship applications.
    Video Instructions.

Maintain Your Scorecard

  • Your scorecard can only be maintained through the Suitable web portal, not the Suitable mobile app.
  • Maintain Your Scorecard Portfolio: Your portfolio includes the activities you have completed and any items you have uploaded. You can make each of the items in your portfolio public and shareable, or not public. After logging in to https://www.suitable.co/, click on the Portfolio tab on the left sidebar. Then hover over an item in your portfolio and click the Edit icon. Scroll down to the question, “Do you want this to be viewable by the public?” You can toggle between No or Yes.
    Video Instructions.
  • Add Items to Your Portfolio: You can upload items such as your resume to your portfolio. After logging in to https://www.suitable.co/, click on the Portfolio tab on the left sidebar. Then click Add Portfolio Item. The items that you upload can also be viewable by the public, or not viewable.
    Video Instructions.

Participate in the ISucceed Student Leaderboard

  • By default, your profile photo and points may be included on the ISucceed Student Leaderboard which is viewable on the ISucceed app and website portal. Only the top 20 students are featured on the Leaderboard.
  • If you wish to remove or add your profile to the Leaderboard, navigate to the Settings page on the Suitable app – click on the symbol in the bottom right corner of the app.
  • Tap Scorecard, then click on the Edit icon in the top right corner of the app. 
  • Under the question, Do you want your scorecard to be factored into the Isenberg Leaderboard, select No or Yes.
  • Once finished, tap the Update button at the top of the screen. If you have not made any changes, the Update button will not appear.

In addition to the above instructions and guidance, please find below links to several helpful blog posts and articles.

How to share your scorecard

Your digital portfolio or co-curricular transcript

How to add independent work to your portfolio

Types of files for portfolio submissions

How to manage submissions and view reflections

Questions? Email ISucceed@isenberg.umass.edu