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College of Arts and Sciences Career Camp

Career Camp 2020

Landing an internship or that important first job after college requires basic skills to effectively engage with prospective employers. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Career Services are offering second- and third-year students an intensive professional skills program to prepare you for success after graduation.

Sophomores and juniors in the College can attend Career Camp, a three-day series of workshops intended to give you a head start on achieving your career goals. The program is sponsored by Reynolds and Reynolds — an industry leader in automotive technology and digitization, and a top employer of UD graduates.

Scheduled at the end of winter break, Career Camp provides professional skills training, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities with employers and UD alumni to prepare you to capitalize on internship and career opportunities.

The inaugural Career Camp is January 8-10, 2020, on the University campus. This free program is tailored to Class of 2021 or 2022 students in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Career Camp will include tours of three innovative Dayton-area employers, including lead corporate sponsor Reynolds and Reynolds, CareSource and Real Art Design Group.

Career Camp will feature workshops and discussions on:

  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing tips for success
  • Internships and graduate school planning
  • Professional communication
  • Action plan writing
  • The habits of vocational discernment
  • Translating your liberal arts skills
  • Marketing your liberal arts experiences

Participating students will attend “first impression” sessions to get pointers and feedback on networking, professional dress, handshake and small talk. Students also will be able to hone their new skills at an etiquette dinner and alumni networking event.

Career Camp Learning Outcomes

College sophomores and juniors who attend Career Camp will be able to:

  1. Describe their personal definition of vocation as it pertains to previous or current career goals.
  2. Identify transferable skills gained in an arts and sciences experience to potentially be utilized in various industries, areas, and positions.
  3. Develop strategies and personal practices for at least two (2) chosen career readiness skills within the following areas: resume and cover letter writing, interviewing strategies, internship search and planning, graduate school planning, networking, and professionalism.
  4. Create an action plan that reflects personal aspirations, areas for growth and learning, and utilization of career strategies and approaches.
Scenes from the 2020 Career Camp

Participants engaged in workshops, panels and tours.

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Career Development 11.25.19
Reynolds and Reynolds sponsors inaugural ‘Career Camp’

Automotive industry software leader Reynolds and Reynolds is the lead corporate sponsor of “Career Camp,” a new three-day program to provide intensive professional skills training and networking opportunities for junior and sophomore students in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences.

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Career Development 03.19.19
Career Camp

University of Dayton sophomores in the College of Arts and Sciences will learn how to effectively engage with prospective employers at “Career Camp,” a three-day program that provides intensive professional skills training and networking opportunities to prepare students for career success.

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