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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!



Cancellations MUST be made by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2nd.   

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 from: 

360 Financial Group LLC

Cardinal Health 

Carle Foundation Hospital 

Delta Technical Solutions 

Howard Brown Health Center 

JP Morgan Chase & Company 

Nestle Purina PetCare Company 


Thornton Township High School District 205

University of Illinois 

Washington University School of Medicine

WestPoint Financial Group, LLC

Westville School District    


Comments from past attendees  |  Read success stories! 

This was awesome!   Truly informative with information and strategies that will be beyond helpful! 

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!!

This was very worth my while.   Not only did I begin networking with people in the real world, but I was able to connect with students that were really passionate about their futures.   


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!