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bootcamp breakout session


You may choose one breakout session to attend for each time slot.   Alumni panelists will provide their expertise in several concurrent sessions.


Sessions I  |  Sessions II | Sessions III  | Sessions IV  

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm    Sessions  I 

Jobs in STEM   
Gain valuable advice and hear success stories from successful alumni.  Learn about job opportunities you may not have considered in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.     

Jobs in Marketing/Advertising/PR/Event Planning
Hear from successful alumni working in these fields. Learn what it takes and where the jobs are.  

Jobs in Social Services
Want to learn about job opportunities in this field?  Learn about areas you might not have considered.     

Preparing for Careers in K-12 Education 
The job market in the field of Education is very competitive.  Learn what school administrators typically look for, how to achieve becoming the optimal candidate and gain valuable insight and advice from alumni who are currently teaching in the classroom.           

Jobs for Finance/Accounting/Economics Majors  
Gain valuable advice and hear success stories form successful alumni.  Learn about job opportunities available for your major!       

 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm   
Sessions II

Make a Smart Plan for Graduate School  
Thinking about graduate school?  It is a big decision to make.  Hear about the benefits of graduate study and how to find the right program.  Also learn what to expect during the application and admission process and the benefit of obtaining a graduate assistantship.

Professional Dress 
Learn what is considered professional dress.  Gain advice from successful alumni and what they learned.  Are there attire pet-peeves in their workplace? Hear their insights on how to present the right image.  

Guidelines for the New Professional     
As a new intern or employee, what are the unwritten rules on the job? What isn't in the employee handbook that may be considered "common sense".   Successful alumni share their stories and tips including what to avoid so that you can be viewed as a promotable new hire from DAY 1.       


2:40 pm - 3:10 pm    Sessions III

Job Search Techniques  
Hear from alumni as they share what techniques worked for them.  Learn what successfully grabs the attention of hiring professionals.     

How & Why you should Network  
What does networking really mean?  Learn what it is, how to do it, and why it is important when searching for an internship for job.  Successful alumni will share tips and tricks on how to reach out to people.  

Professionalism After Hours  
Yes, even your behavior after work hours is important.  Learn what is appropriate behavior for the company holiday party or even the "office happy hour" on Friday. What about corporate outings?  Hear advice and blunders from successful alumni and learn why professionalism really is important!       



3:15 pm - 4:00 pm    Sessions IV

Networking (Roundtable) Sessions
Our most popular session!  This is your opportunity to network with alumni in 3 mini-networking rotations.  They have been in your shoes and are eager to share their insight!