Career Camp 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lab Sciences; Danforth Campus

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Registration Deadline: August 4 (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

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Career Camp is for the classes of  2018, 2019, and 2020. The event provides an opportunity to reflect on your summer and college experience and then create an action plan for the following year. You’ll choose the sessions right for you throughout the day. You may choose to:

  • Reflect on your previous summer and college experience for future decision making
  • Identify your interests and explore options within those areas
  • Understand how to select and apply to the right graduate, medical or law school
  • Explore career paths and network with industry professionals
  • Build professional skills, such as resume and cover-letter writing, interviewing and networking
  • Connect with an advisor to support you throughout the year
  • Create an individualized action plan for the year ahead

Take advantage of this unique program to clarify your plans and use the year ahead to set your next summer goals.

Registration

  • Early Registration, before May 31: $30
  • Regular Registration, June 1 – July 31: $40
  • Final Registration, August 1 – August 4: $50

You can pay the registration fee via check or student account (Fall 2017 tuition bill).
*Note: Students that cancel after August 11 will not receive a refund.
Register Online Now  (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

Housing Early Move In

If you will be living in Residential Life housing, you will be allowed to move in by Wednesday, August 23. Residents of Quadrangle Housing or other off-campus apartments will be responsible for arranging a move-in date with their respective landlord.

  • Do not contact ResLife about early move-in.  We will coordinate early move-in on your behalf after the August 4 deadline.
  • If you decide not to attend Career Camp and do not cancel your registration by Friday, Aug. 11 or fail to attend Career Camp, you will be responsible for your move-in fees, which would total to approximately $150. This would be added to your Fall 2017 tuition bill.

Cancellation Policy

Those who cancel on or before Friday, August 11 will receive a full refund of their registration fee.  Those who cancel after Friday, August 11 will not receive a refund.  Registered students who move-in early, but don’t show up for Career Camp will be responsible for their early move-in fees from Residential Life (approx $150).

 FAQ

What is Career Camp?
Career Camp provides an opportunity to reflect on your summer and college experience and then create an action plan for the following summer or after graduation. You’ll select the sessions that are right for you throughout the day. You may choose to:

  • Identify your interests and explore options within those areas
  • Understand how to select and apply to graduate, medical or law school
  • Explore career paths and network with industry professionals
  • Build professional skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking
  • Connect with an advisor to support you throughout the year
  • Create an individualized action plan for the year ahead

Take advantage of this unique program to clarify your plans and use the year ahead to set your next summer goals.

When Is Career Camp?
Thursday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9 a.m. check-in and breakfast. Arrive early for parking; it’s freshmen move-in day.
All campers will attend their selected sessions on self assessment, how to research an organization, applying to graduate and professional schools, and interviewing. And, of course, we’ll eat lunch! You may wear whatever you’d like on this day.

What time does Career Camp begin and where?

Career Camp begins at 9 a.m. in Lab Sciences 300 on Thursday, August 24. Campus parking is restricted due to new student move-in and Orientation. Arrive early on Thursday to get a parking spot! Plan to be on-campus until 4 p.m.

Where can I park for Career Camp?
Due to East Campus redevelopment, Campus Next, yellow parking will not be allowed in Zones 2 and 4. This covers the entire south side of the Danforth Campus. If you are assigned to Zone 3, park as usual. If you are assigned Zone 2 or 4, you will need to pay for guest parking in Zone 3. You may want to use Metrolink, carpool, or walk to campus for Career Camp. For more info, please visit parking.wustl.edu.

What is the schedule of programming for Career Camp?
On Thursday you will select sessions to help you identify your goals and the steps necessary to reach them. A detailed overview of each session will be emailed prior to Career Camp so you can consider which ones are right for you. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided on Thursday. We’re planning for you to be on campus and involved in Career Camp until 4 p.m.

What do I need to bring?

You may want to bring a notebook to take notes during the workshops and a water bottle.

What meals are provided?

Breakfast and lunch are provided on Thursday. You are responsible for your own dinner Thursday evening and all subsequent meals after Thursday.


Fees and Cancellation Policy

Another group is paying for me to move-in early. Do I still need to pay the Career Camp fee?
Yes, the cost of Career Camp goes towards breakfast, lunch, and other supplies for the program.

If I selected to pay my Career Camp fee via tuition billing, when will I see it on my statement?
Career Camp fees will be added to fall tuition bills after the last day to cancel, Friday, August 11. The following Monday, we will submit your Career Camp fee to Financial Services to add to your bill.

If I selected to pay my Career Camp fee check, what is that process?
Checks should be addressed to Washington University in St. Louis. They should be mailed to the Career Center.

Washington University Career Center
Attn: Career Camp
1 Brookings Drive, CB 1091
St. Louis, MO 63130

*You may also hand deliver checks during Career Camp check-in.

How do I cancel my Career Camp registration?
Please contact the Career Center at 314-935-9442 or mcintosh@wustl.edu to let us know you’d like to cancel your registration.

The last day to cancel is Friday, August 11 by 5 p.m. After that time, you will forfeit a refund of your registration fee. If you don’t attend Career Camp and don’t cancel by August 11, you will be responsible for your early move-in expenses ($50 / night) of $150.

What happens if I don’t attend Career Camp after registering (assuming I don’t cancel)?
If you don’t attend Career Camp and didn’t cancel, you will be responsible for your early move-in expenses ($50 / night). This would total $150 and will be enforced by ResLife. Additionally, you may be held liable for any mock interview we’ve arrange on your behalf. Consequences may vary depending on the situation.

If I don’t attend Career Camp or I missed the registration deadline, can I pick up the session materials?
Yes, you may pick up the session materials at anytime. Please feel free to stop by the Career Center in the Danforth University Center, Ste. 110. Ask for the Events Manager to get the materials.


Early Move-In

Do I need to contact ResLife to coordinate my early move-in?
No, we will provide ResLife with all the necessary information. You provided us with your info when you completed the Career Camp registration form. We will send ResLife your information after the August 4 application deadline.

NOTE: If you will be living in Greek Housing, you will need to contact your house manager prior to Career Camp. We will provide Greek Life your information as well.

When can I move into my campus housing?
If you will be living in ResLife or Greek Housing you will be allowed to move in on Wednesday, August 23 starting at 8:30 a.m. (the day before Career Camp).

Residents of Quadrangle Housing or other non-university owned off-campus apartments will be responsible for arranging a move-in date with their respective landlord.

Where do I pick up the keys to my campus housing?
Between 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

  • The South 40: Residential Life Office located in the South 40 House
  • The North Side – Apartments North and South, and the Village: The Village Office
  • The Lofts and University Terrace: The Lofts Office

Between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight
You may pick up your keys at the ResLife Annex.

After midnight
You may pick up your keys from WUPD located in Lien House on the South 40.

Greek Housing
Students should coordinate a time for key pickup and other move in materials with their house manager.


Questions?

Scott McIntosh, MBA

Events Manager