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2021 Winter Boot Camp

  • Operation Land-A-Job (January 19 – 22) 
  • Resume Café  (January 26 –29) 
  • Interview Time (February 2 – 5) 

Hey seniors (and 2020 grads)!  Are you looking for a job?  Are you overwhelmed by the job search process and don’t know where to start? According to Money Magazine, it takes an average of six months for college graduates to land a job. And, with May graduation only six months away, now is the perfect time to start!   

You are invited to join Winter Boot Camp, a 3-week program designed to kick start your job search.  Sign up to attend live webinars, and take advantage of one-on-one coaching appointments, curated career resources, and employer panels.  

Registering saves you a spot and ensures you get an email reminder with a link to the portal at the start of each week.  

Operation Land A Job (January 19-22): 

Tuesday, January 19

Starting from Scratch; Defining Your Job Search Target:  10:00 am  

What Are Employers Looking for Anyway?  6:00 and 7:00 pm  

Wednesday, January 20th 

Establishing Connections:  3:00 – 5:00 pm 

What Are Employers Looking for Anyway? 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm  

Thursday, January 21 

Finding Inclusive Workplaces after Graduation:  11:00 am  - Noon  

Disclosing Your Disability:  3:00 – 4:00 pm

What Are Employers Looking for Anyway?    6:00 pm and 7:00 pm  

Resume Café (January 26-29): 

Tuesday, January 26 

Creating Experience from No Experience:  10:00 am 

Are you lacking professional experience on your resume and don’t know how to demonstrate your job skills to future employers?  Join members of the career coaching staff to discuss how to create experience using your coursework, projects and volunteer experiences.  We will discuss how to effectively communicate your skills on a professional resume.  Be sure to download the "No Experience, No Problem" handout that we will be using during the workshop. 

Join in Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/97415473806 
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What Makes a Resume Stand Out:  Tips, Techniques, and Advice from Industry Experts:  3:00 pm 

Everyone seems to have an opinion regarding your resume, but what do the experts say?  Join human resource and industry professionals (those responsible for reviewing resumes and making hiring decisions) as they discuss what makes a resume stand out including style and format.  This panel also includes a Q&A session so bring all your questions.  

Join in Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/99177817278​​​​​​​ 
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Wednesday, January 27 

Tips and Techniques to Create A Resume Using Microsoft Word:  10:00 am 

Frustrated with resume formatting? Considering using a template? There are many tips and tricks in Microsoft Word that make formatting easier, while making your resume stand out so you will get noticed. There’s no need to use a template if you know how to use techniques that are at your fingertips.  Join Wendy Shoemaker, UCC Program Director, who will demonstrate little known and incredibly useful Microsoft Word tips and tricks. 

Join in Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/91785358465
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Thursday, January 28 

I Need a Break!  Exploring Gap Year Opportunities: 10:00 am  

Many students choose to take a gap year after graduation.   Whether it is to gain work experience, volunteer, earn some money for their advanced education, or travel the world, taking a gap year can reveal your strengths while confirming your career choice.   We will discuss the pros and cons of taking a gap year and provide you with helpful ideas and resources.

Join in Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/91478131011
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​​​​​​​Friday, January 29, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 

Reserve your spot for a 1:1 coaching appointment with a University Career Center coach to have your resume reviewed.   

For access to all of the resources and the Teams site, please register now for the Winter Bootcamp. 

Interview time (February 2-5): 

  • Practice your interviewing skills with actual employers during our mock interview sessions  

Register Now  

Once you register, you will receive additional registration information including an invitation to join our Microsoft Teams Boot Camp site.   

 

Questions? Contact Kim Beeler at 785.864.5687 or kbeeler@ku.edu   


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