E & Y Career Excellence Sophomore Career Bootcamp
The E & Y Career Excellence Bootcamp is full for spring 2013. Please check back in early September to register for fall 2013.
The E & Y Career Excellence Sophomore Bootcamp is an opportunity for sophomores to get a jump start on the internship process. The program, sponsored by Ernst & Young. Participation is limited.
- Students must be in the Carroll School of Management (All Concentrations are welcome.)
- Students must be available from 4-6 PM the six Mondays between January 28 and February 25th (no exceptions.)
How to apply:
- Complete the application by January 16th
Skills/Interest Assessment: Students will take two different assessments and narrow down interests and skills and learn about career fields that match.
Resume Effective Cover Letters: We will review students' resumes and help help them make improvements so that they are more appealing to employers.
Interviewing: We are bringing in experts to teach students effective interviewing. Students will also be doing a video mock interview and receiving a critique.
How to conduct an effective internship search
Successful networking: how to network and how to find BC alumni to help.
How to talk to employers and perfect your own personal "sales pitch"
FAQ's about the bootcamp.
What is it? It is sponsored by E&Y but has nothing to do with accounting specifically and has everything to do with preparing you for your internship and future job search. It is not for academic credit.
When is it? It is 6 two hour sessions that meets Mondays from 4-6 in Fulton beginning January 28 and ending February 25th, 2013.
What will I get out of it?
Over the 6 sessions you will:
Conduct self assessment to help you determine which career fields are a better fit and identify your skills Learn to write a strong resume and cover letter
Learn how to interview effectively
Develop your own elevator pitch
Learn how to conduct an effective internship search
Develop an understanding of networking and how to do it effectively and also how to use the BC network to its fullest
Learn from an expert about developing your online brand
Below are some testimonials of last year’s bootcamp participants.
“The bootcamp was great for me on both a personal and professional level. Not only did I learn how to market myself properly, but it also opened a few doors -- including a nomination to the Google leadership lab in the Google Cambridge office, as well introduction to key people that can be useful as speakers in clubs that I am apart of on campus.
“Sophomore Bootcamp provided me with resources that were essential to landing my summer internship. From cover letter and resume critiques to interview tips, my time in the bootcamp sessions was well spent, and I left with the tools necessary to succeed both in preparation for this summer and beyond.” “I’m interning this summer at Procter & Gamble (I love it.) and also participated in Google Ad Camp—“
“Without the bootcamp I would have realistically procrastinated putting effort into the entire career building and networking aspect of college. BC has so many tools to take advantage of, many of which are unknown to its students, and it was an honor being able to participate in a program that expects dedication and commitment to growing yourself as member of the BC network. Whether I was listening to the speakers, or even just my fellow classmates, I was able to not just create a resume, learn how to dress, or establish my online presence, but also learn from the experiences of those around me. The bootcamp environment was one that promoted camaraderie and trust within its members, but also regularly pushed you to be more active in your job career search. The bond between Amy, Erica, and all of the members of the program will last throughout my remaining two years at BC and it is comforting to know there are people around that will be there to answer questions and support you!
during such a critical part of growing up.”
The Sophomore Bootcamp provided me the foundation I needed to tackle the application process to be an intern at Under Armour. Within the bootcamp I learned how to properly write a cover letter, update my resume and prepare myself with confidence for the 4+ interviews I went through. I got the internship at Under Armour, moved to Baltimore (its headquarters) for the summer and had one of the best experiences of my life!
Bootcamp encourages you through practical and fun exercises to do all the "career center things" you know you should be doing.
As a program specialized for sophomore business students, it's a great place to learn how to network and then network with fellow CSOM students, faculty, and invited speakers.
Bootcamp offers a practical, comfortable environment to get individual career assessment help and personal questions answered.