Cool Class: Job Market Boot Camp

Graduating seniors don their best business attire and get intensive training on how to excel in the global workforce.

Photo by Scott Cook 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.


Cool Class: Job Market Boot Camp