For most students, the post-graduation job hunt can be extremely intimidating, but with the help of the BCC's Job Finding Bootcamp, a strategic approach and a persistent attitude, William Zeng landed a role with Plentyoffish Media.
Job Finding Bootcamp
Looking for employment and handling career challenges is much easier when you're not alone! Get on the right track to a summer internship or graduate position with the help of the Job Finding Bootcamp.
By joining together with career coaches and fellow students who understand what you are going through, the Job Finding Bootcamp gives you an opportunity get focused and work together on achieving your career goals.
What is a Job Finding Bootcamp?
The Job Finding Bootcamp consists of a group of 15 serious job seekers, who are in it together. It is a 5 day rigorous program designed to teach you the most effective techniques of finding your next employment opportunity.
You’ll learn how to:
- Focus your job search on things that will get you results
- How to navigate the job market
- Reach out to employers through phone and email
- Prepare and practice for interviews
- Cope with potential rejection
- Write targeted resumes and cover letters
- Put into action the techniques taught in COMM 202
You will also share with the group your assigned tasks daily which will benefit both you and the group. You will have each other for support, along with the guidance of a Career Coach.
Who is eligible?
Co-op, 3rd and 4th year BComs who are serious about finding a summer job, Co-op or graduate position.
How to apply?
Intake for Job Finding Bootcamps occurs in April.
The selection process will include an interview (phone or in person) to assess your motivation, interest and commitment to the program.
I applied for the Job Finding Bootcamp because I wanted to get as much support as possible from the resources available at Sauder to assist with my job search, as it was a very important priority for me in my final year.William Zeng, BCom 2015 (Marketing)
I practiced and used all of the advice that I learned from the Job Finding Boot Camp, so my interview went really smoothly... a few hours after both interviews, I got a call from the manager and she offered me the Human Resources Coordinator position at Vision Critical, which is a higher position than the one that I applied for!Job Finding Bootcamp Participant
I'm proud to say that I am no longer afraid of asking for informational interviews with people and have been on a couple coffee chats since then. I still continue to recommend the workshop to my friends because I felt that it was very useful in knowing that I'm not alone in the process and to know how to stand out.Vivian Lin, BCom 2016 (Accounting)
Thank you for making me realize that job-hunting is really about using your networks and the importance of having a game plan and goals through this process. I was so inspired by your energy and dedication to us.Margarita Duque, BCom 2015 (Marketing)
Be more successful in your job search
In 2015, an average of 64% of Job Finding Bootcamp participants were employed within six months!