Career Intensive Boot Camp begins this weekend

Career Intensive Boot Camp

Once again, Bloomsburg University’s Center for Professional Development and Career Experience (CPDCE) is hosting a Career Intensive Boot Camp this weekend at the Greenly Center where nearly 60 students will be participating in a variety workshops to include salary and benefit negotiation, office communication and adapting to change.

Once again, Bloomsburg University’s Center for Professional Development and Career Experience (CPDCE) is hosting a Career Intensive Boot Camp this weekend at the Greenly Center where nearly 60 students will be participating in a variety workshops to include salary and benefit negotiation, office communication and adapting to change.

Nadine De Jesus '17, marketing coordinator for Duck Donuts Franchising Company, will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, 5 p.m., to cap the opening evening dinner with students.

De Jesus graduated in May as the College of Liberal Arts honors graduate, majoring in mass communication with a minor in business management. While at BU, she was an Orientation Workshop Leader, a tour guide, a member of the National Broadcasting Society, a Board of Governors Scholar, member of the dance ensemble and communications assistant with the Office of Marketing and Communications.

In addition to being involved on campus, she studied abroad in Aarhus, Denmark during the fall of her junior year and later completed the Career Intensive Boot Camp. In her position with Duck Donuts at the corporate office of a popular donut shop that started in the Outer Banks, N.C. she focuses on social media management and content creation. She is extremely excited to be back on campus to share the ins and outs of adulting with current students.

Students will begin a full day of career training Saturday morning with check-in and LinkedIn headshots at 9 a.m. followed by their choice of lectures, panels, and workshops until 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m. Saturday's panels and workshops will cover several career preparation topics such as paying back student debt, building a resume, graduate school options, socializing as a professional and more. The day will conclude with an etiquette reception and dinner at 5 p.m.

The last day of the Career Intensive Boot Camp will offer workshops and panels focusing on interviewing, managing an online image and networking beginning with the opening session Debunking the "Career Path" Myth Panel at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m., students will have the opportunity to attend a networking lunch with local professionals and will finish the day receiving their Career Intensive Boot Camp certificate at 5 p.m.