Graduating seniors don their best business attire and get intensive training on how to excel in the global workforce.
Photo by Scott Cook
“So, tell me about yourself.”
Even for a seasoned job-seeker, is there anything more nerve-racking than the 30-second elevator speech?
Imagine, then, the dread it must evoke in the mind of a typical college senior—someone more accustomed to writing a term paper than crafting a personal narrative. After crossing the stage, when making the grade gives way to making a living, will our graduates have the tools to launch a successful career?
Jana Mathews, associate professor of English, wants that answer to be a resounding “yes!” Since 2015, her weeklong Job Market Boot Camp course, taught over winter Intersession, has helped nearly 200 seniors prepare for what lies just around the corner.