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Career Center Events Prepare Students For Future Employment

Posted on Sep 07, 2017

Students outside a previous Career Boot Camp

In the next two weeks, swarms of SAU Bees in professional clothing will be roaming the St. Ambrose and Augustana campuses for Career Boot Camp and ProFair. These events help students to prepare for, find and secure internships and jobs and will feature over 100 employer representatives combined.

What: Career Boot Camp

When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Rogalski Center Ballroom

Who: Open to all SAU students. Over 25 employers ranging from Caterpillar to Von Maur to the US Army Corps of Engineers will be on-site for resume and LinkedIn profile reviews, mock interviews, and networking.

What should I wear: Business casual to business professional clothing is a great choice for Boot Camp. In other words, dress to impress! You never know who you may meet that could connect you to your next opportunity, and you want to look your best. If you are in need of some new business clothes, check out the Davis Community Closet in the basement of Davis Hall. All clothes are free to students. Call the Career Center at 563-333-6339 for more information.

Prepare for Career Boot Camp by drafting a resume and creating a LinkedIn profile. If you need help drafting either, stop into the Career Center (2nd floor Rogalski Center) and ask for a resume packet or a LinkedIn worksheet. You can prepare for interviews by researching commonly asked interview questions online and practicing how you might answer them. For the networking luncheon, come prepared to talk with employers from various industries and to highlight your past academic and professional accomplishments and experiences.

Why should I attend Career Boot Camp?

“Boot Camp is a day of preparing for your future,” Emily Rollins, Career Advisor, said. “Employers can give you firsthand knowledge of their field and how to break into it. Spending some time at Boot Camp and ProFair could be the key you need to unlock your dream internship or job!”