boot camp


Career Boot Camp Breakout Sessions

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  

10:00 am - 10:50 am    Sessions  I 

Making a Liberal Arts Resume Stand Out  
Are you a Liberal Arts Major? Learn effective strategies to make your resume stand out!   

Competitive Education Resumes  
The job market in the field of Education is very competitive.   Learn effective techniques to make your resume earn top marks.               

Interview Tips for Business Positions  
Congratulations!  You’ve made it all the way to the interview….now what?  The interview is one of the most crucial steps in the job search process so you want to make the most of this opportunity.  Get tips on preparation and how to answer the tough questions as well as what critical mistakes you don’t want to make.

Company Research: What we Expect you to know before you interview 
Applying for jobs should not be like going on a blind date!  Learn why researching employers is important, what you absolutely must now, and how to use this critical knowledge to your advantage in the interview, in your social media and on the job.           

11:00 am - 11:50 am   
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.

The Best Cover Letters  
Are your cover letters getting read?  Or, are you taking the time to even write a cover letter?  Learn proper techniques to ensure it is one of the best tailored, purposeful and researched letters that targets the employer's specific needs.     

10 Key Things To Do During Your Internship  
Great you got an internship!  Now what? Learn what you need to be doing to get the most out of your internship.         

Education Interview Tips 
Most school districts have specific questions and evaluation criteria for their recruiting efforts. Candidates are likely to be evaluated in a variety of areas.   Learn what school administrators typically look for and how to achieve becoming the optimal candidate.        


2:00 pm - 2:50 pm    Sessions III

Federal Jobs: Different Resume & Tactics 
Looking for a Federal Job?   Learn important tactics and how to properly prepare your resume.     

5 Things To Do in Panther Recruiting PLUS+ and LinkedIn To Get a Job
OK, so you are a member of Panther Recruiting PLUS+.   Learn what you need to be doing to get the full benefit of becoming a member--to get a job or internship--and not get lost in cyberspace.   We will also talk about an important social media tool that all users should be using!               

Success Strategies for Student Teaching 
Student Teaching?  Learn how to make the most out of your experience.    Learn successful strategies from alums who have been in your shoes!   

Jobs in STEM & Helping Professions With Only A Bachelor's Degree 
Think you need a Master's degree for these fields?  Maybe not!  We will explore areas you might not have considered that you can enter right away!     



3:00 pm - 3:50 pm    Sessions IV

Where The Internships Are for 2015
Looking for an internship?  We will explore industries and employers you may not have considered.   Learn what is hot for 2015!   

Employers for EIU Hiring in 2015 
What are the hottest employers and fields hiring for 2015?  Get the inside scoop on where to find them!     

The Critical 1st Year: Success Tips & Blunders
You succeeded in college, but what will you have to do differently to succeed in your career?   Learn good business etiquette, behaviors to avoid, and how to be viewed as a promotable new hire from DAY 1.   Successful alums will share their success tips and blunders to avoid.        

10 Non K-12 Industries Hiring Teacher Candidates
Are you an education major?  The job market is very competitive and it is always good to have a back-up plan.  We will explore other types of employers that are hiring teacher candidates.