Friar Leadership and Immersion Program (FLIP) First-Year Experience

FLIP-FYE (First-Year Experience) Badge

The FLIP-FYE (First-Year Experience) badge will mark the completion of these requirements during their first-year in the PCSB.  Achievement of this badge is documented in a students’ dashboard within the program’s online application and available to show in internship interviews and, later, to potential employers.

FLIP-FYE Badge Requirements

  • 250 FLIP Points
  • Attend:
    • Working Together Across Differences Workshop
    • One other Cultural Agility Workshop
  • Complete two Career Pathways Exploration activities

How to Earn FLIP Points

Each FLIP-eligible, experiential-learning activity is coded with a specific level that provides a certain number of points. There are very few activities that are coded at Level 5 (Proficiency), while there are many speakers and fairs coded at Level 1 (Exploration):

Level 1: Exploration– 10 points
Level 2: Interaction – 20 points
Level 3: Participation – 50 points
Level 4: Expertise – 75 points
Level 5: Proficiency– 150 points

The chart at the bottom of this page provides some examples to use as a guide.

To be eligible for FLIP, activities must develop one of the following critical competencies. In most cases, each activity will only be coded as one primary area of competency, although there may be exposure to other secondary competencies.

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Agility
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Global Awareness
  • Networking and Relationship Management
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Technology

Student involvement in FLIP, the Friar Four Career Core (F4CC), and other PC competency-based milestones and badges is tracked in an online platform within the Suitable application. This platform helps students visualize their pathways, measure their progress, share information with potential employers, and even compare their pathways with other PC students.

This platform also provides a way for students to demonstrate their progress in completing milestones and badges to recruiters and companies. Companies are most interested in recruiting students who demonstrate professional development, leadership skills, and campus engagement. A student’s online dashboard shows one’s progress through career exploration, acquired business skills, and campus involvement.

How to Sign Up for the Suitable App

  • Download the Suitable app to your phone from your regular app store
  • Use your email to register
  • Login through the Providence College portal within the app
  • Allow camera access to the app
  • At eligible events, look for and scan QR codes, which certify your participation and/or attendance
  • Once the application notes that a student attended and/or participated in an event, it applies this event to their pathway and records the points earned in the student’s account

Outcomes from FLIP and the Friar Four Career Core (F4CC)

Students who receive the FLIP badge, as well as the Friar Four Career Core milestones, will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes and skills:


  • Develop an experience-based knowledge of their discipline
  • Engage and reflect on new experiences
  • Contribute to their communities and learn the value of making a contribution
  • Understand the needs of others by acquiring cultural awareness and learning to appreciate differences
  • Acquire managerial skills including planning, organizing, problem solving, and communicating
  • Gain exposure to styles of leadership and best practices


  • Application of theoretical reasoning to business problems
  • Awareness of the decision-making process
  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to critically examine their experiences
  • Improved oral and written proficiencies
  • Develop leadership skills

Examples of How a Student Could Accumulate FLIP and FIT Points, Milestones, & Badges

The chart below illustrates how FLIP points can be accumulated by students:

Sample ActivityLevelCompetencyFLIP Points
PCSB Involvement Fair1Career & Professional Development10
PC Study Abroad Fair1Career & Professional Development10
PCSB Speaker1Global & Cultural Awareness20
Friar Four Career Core Workshop1Career & Professional Development10
PC Fall or Spring Career EXPO1Career & Professional Development10
First Year Advising Workshops1Career & Professional Development10
Friar Sales Showcase2Networking & Relationship Management20
Microsoft Excel Certification2Technology20
Microsoft Excel Certification Workshops3Technology50
RI Conference on Values-Based Leadership3Networking & Relationship Management50
Internship (Domestic)3Career & Professional Development50
International Internship4Global & Cultural Awareness75
International Internship in a Foreign Language5Global & Cultural Awareness150

Molly Magrane

Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Academic Advising
Ryan Center 135B

School of Business

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ryan Center 135