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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Miss the Bootcamp? You missed out!

As exhausted as the Career Center staff was at the end of our 2nd annual Job Search Bootcamp, we definitely agreed with the students, alumni, and employers who unanimously proclaimed the event a success.

The message across the keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and employer panels was the same throughout the day… and we didn’t even plan it that way! The themes that emerged were Be Bold, Be Creative, Find a Problem and Be the Solution. All of the speakers stressed professional networking as the key to a successful job search, a skill which attendees got the chance to use with twenty-five employers from all different industries at the employer panel and networking reception.  

Despite it being a long day of learning, skill-building, and networking, attendees left the event feeling energized, excited, and optimistic about the job search ahead of them. We heard comments from participants throughout the day like “This was the best $10 I’ve ever spent,” “This was so much more than I was expecting it to be,” and “Every graduate needs to come to this.”

If you missed this year’s Bootcamp, there’s good and bad news. The good news is we’ll be having another one next year… but the bad news is that it’s a year away! The other good news, though, is that the Career Center is available year-round to Boise State students and alumni, and can provide you with one-on-one advising on all of the topics covered at the Bootcamp. If you missed out on this event, don’t fall behind in your job search. Come see us right away!

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