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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  

We will show you how to define your job search, discuss the steps in creating a job search plan, and unveil relevant resources.    

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/96189349663 Passcode: 0000

The School of Journalism & Mass Communications Alumni Panel: 1:00 pm 

Join alumni as they discuss career and job searches in the communications field.  All majors are welcome! Panelists include: 

  • Carmen Branch, VP Corporate Communications - External Communications, Comerica Bank, Allen, Texas,  
  • Jana Calkins, Assistant News Director, WDAF-TV Fox 4, Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Hallie Wilson, Connections Manager at VMLY&R, Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Matt Gardner, Vice President, Digital Media and Emerging Technology, St. Louis, Missouri 

Join Zoom Meeting 
J-School Alumni Panel Passcode: 6A3mwV

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

Alumni professionals representing our six career communities will discuss what industry professionals are looking for in a candidate, job outlooks and useful tips for the job search. If you don’t know which career community fits your career goals, go to http://career.ku.edu/careercommunities to explore your options. Don’t miss this panel and the opportunity to connect!    

Wednesday, January 20th 

Establishing Connections:  3:00 – 5:00 pm 

Join members of the University Career Center and the KU Alumni Association as we help you find networking contacts that can help you with your job search.  

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/94801187114   Passcode 0000 

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

Alumni professionals representing our six career communities will discuss what industry professionals are looking for in a candidate, job outlooks and useful tips for the job search. If you don’t know which career community fits your career goals, go to http://career.ku.edu/careercommunities to explore your options. Don’t miss this panel and the opportunity to connect!      

Thursday, January 21 

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

Join Brittani Fults, University of Kansas Title IX /Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, as she discusses how to assess company culture during an interview with a specific focus on anti-racism practices and bias in the recruiting and hiring process.  Learn specific questions to ask during your interview and gain practical advice to unveil a company’s commitment to diversity and equity.    

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/97288487947   Passcode 0000 

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

Join industry expert Darla Wilkerson, executive director of Disability KC, and Jamie Abrajan, University Career Center Coach for Students with Disabilities, to discuss topics relating to disclosing your disability and asking for accommodations. Ms. Wilkerson has 33 years of experience connecting businesses to people with disabilities for employment. She has also owned her own consulting business, the CSI Network, since 2010 and continues to provide consultation and training specific to the employment of people with disabilities.  

Join Zoom Meeting
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/99171449819     Passcode 0000 

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

Alumni professionals representing six career communities (http://career.ku.edu/careercommunities) will discuss what industry professionals are looking for in a candidate, job outlooks and useful tips for the job search.  You will be introduced to working professionals from a variety of job and career industries and have the opportunity to ask your specific questions.  Don’t miss this panel and the opportunity to connect!    

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

Resume Café (January 26-29): 

  • Create an effective resume targeted to your specific career interests   
  • Answer questions about your resume from industry experts who review resumes for a living

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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