Advancing your learning in and out of the classroom
IUPUI prepares you to communicate, innovate, engage in local and global communities, and solve the problems of the twenty-first century. Along this journey, you will have many opportunities to reflect upon your classroom and co-curricular learning, develop your expertise in your chosen field, and grow as a human being. You will become acquainted with each of the Profiles—Communicator, Problem Solver, Innovator, and Community Contributor—beginning in general education courses and first-year experiences and continuing as you progress along your pathway through your major coursework and co-curricular activities toward your capstone or culminating experience.
Each Profile will provide you with various opportunities to deepen disciplinary understanding, participate in engaged learning, and refine what it means to be a well-rounded, well-educated person prepared for lifelong learning and success.
Student stories encountering the Profiles
Gracie Lyons solves problems as a sustainability intern
With dreams of becoming an occupational therapist, Gracie Lyons is building her problem solving skills as an intern in the Office of Sustainability.Read Gracie's story
Safia Shakil confronts challenges in the lab at the IU School of Medicine
Curiosity and an interest in research inspired biomedical engineering student, Safia Shakil, to seek out an experience that could prepare her for a future career in regenerative medicine.Read Safia's Story
Lacey Smith builds relationships in the Office of Student Employment
From front desk intern to podcast host, Lacey Smith is putting her communications skills to use and discovering new interests along the way.Read Lacey's Story
Jalen Pullings builds community as a peer mentor through DEAP
From mentee to now a mentor, accounting and finance major Jalen Pullings found a sense of community in the DEAP peer mentoring program.Read Jalen's Story
A seamless education
The Profiles are the basis for all learning experiences at IUPUI—from first-year general education courses to engaged learning opportunities to a capstone experience. The Profiles help you develop knowledge and broad skills that will prepare you for your future, regardless of the field, industry, or area that you choose to pursue.
In the classroom
Your coursework will help you develop skills and knowledge related to the Profiles.
Beyond the classroom
Participation in several engaged learning opportunities is a great way to grow your Profiles.
The Profiles will help prepare you for success as you begin your life after graduation.