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Enlist in Career Boot Camp and get all of your job search training in just one day!

Did you know that most high profile jobs and internships are interviewed by October?  Did you know that getting teaching jobs is difficult?  That's why you must be the consummate candidate by early September if you want to be competitive!

Career Boot Camp is just the thing to help you achieve that goal. It is a one day intensive mini-conference that builds the critical skills you need to succeed in today's job market. Instead of just snoozing away on a Saturday, why not attend Career Boot Camp and equip yourself with the tools that will make you stand out above an army of applicants.

Sign up today for this popular event!  Seats are limited!



Check out specific details about Career Boot Camp & get registered!

 

IMPORTANT!   CANCELLATION/NO-SHOW POLICY  

Cancellations MUST be made by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 25th.   

Cancellations made after that and no shows on the day of the event, will be billed a $50.00 cancellation/no show fee to their student account.  To cancel call 217-581-2412.    


 

CAREER BOOT CAMP: What's in it for you...  

  • Build your network and get the inside scoop with successful EIU alumni. 
  • Get real-world advice from professionals in the field, during the breakout sessions.
  • Practice your networking skills at the Industry Roundtables.  (It may get you a job!  It has worked for previous boot camp attendees!!)
  • Practice your dining etiquette skills at the luncheon with our accomplished alumni.  
  • Receive our five-star rated job search notebook and a new t-shirt!  

 


Meet with alumni and professionals from: 

Cardinal Health 

Deloitte  

Delta Technical Solutions 

Eastern Illinois University Graduate School 

Girls on the Run 

JP Morgan Chase & Company 

Oakton Community College Sustainability Center

Stericycle

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Washington University School of Medicine

Westville School District    

 


Comments from past attendees  |  Read success stories! 

  • Loved this!  Glad I got up early on a Saturday morning for this!  Will recommend to my friends.   The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken!  

  • Alumni were very  helpful in sharing their insightful comments and observations about their own experiences. The boot camp went a long way to making me feel more prepared to enter the job market in May. 

  • I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk to successful people in my field.
     
  • I wasn't sure I wanted to attend at first, but I am glad I did.  I had an excellent time and a wonderful experience.  

  • This was very helpful and having all of these sessions on one day was great. 

  • I learned so much and feel more prepared for what is ahead of me. 

  • Great program!  Worth my Saturday!!

  • The binder has so many good resources! I didn’t expect that. I’m so happy I signed up because I learned so much and being just a sophomore I feel well prepared for junior and senior year as well as my future job. This boot camp was well thought out and I will definitely want to do it again.

  • I wasn’t sure if I would stay for the entire day, but found I didn’t want to leave due to the relevance and usefulness of the info. 

  • I appreciate Eastern providing this opportunity. I was able to do a lot of networking and learn a lot about what I need to be doing. Thank you Career Services and EIU alumni.

  • Initially I didn’t want to attend career boot camp, but I’m very glad I did. I came out with some very valuable information. I believe the mentors we had were very informative and were very helpful with all the questions I had.

  • As a sophomore, this was a very great experience for me. I am proud that I attended-definitely a Saturday well spent. I will more than likely be back every year that I am here. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Definitely learned a lot today and will be recommending this event for my friends to attend next year.

  • As a senior who is starting to search for a career, I found this boot camp very beneficial. Great networking opportunities and a ton of useful info. Would highly recommend!

  • I really enjoyed this boot camp. I enjoyed gaining advice from EIU Alumni.

This event is known to make lasting impressions!   Here is a recent true story!  

Jeff Zilch, President of Delta Technical Solutions was recently in a bank in Chicago having something notarized when a young man at the bank came up to him and said "I know you, you spoke at Career Boot Camp."  This student graduated in 2007!