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Ready? Tech. Launch! - ACI Work and Life Skills Boot Camp
From a crypto chat to tech talk, this virtual career readiness event is open to college students and recent alumni from all majors and interests from one of our 26 member colleges and universities throughout the state.

Registration is now open! There will be gift card giveaways, special announcements and free lunch for students who plan to attend from an on-campus viewing room. Check with your career services office to see if your school will provide a viewing room.

Ready? Tech. Launch! Agenda

10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
10:05 a.m. - Trekking the Startup Roadmap: A Panel Discussion, 1871
10:50 a.m. - Getting Your Foot in the Door: Writing a Good Resume - Kevin Farrell, FORVIS
11:25 a.m. - Parker Dewey Micro-Internships: Small Experience, Big Impact - Kristin Schrader, Parker Dewey
Noon - Lunch Break
12:45 p.m. - Cryptocurrency, NFTs and the Blockchain - Jason Coles, Katika
1:20 p.m. - How to Use Daily Habits and Goals to Master Your Money - Mykail James, Boujie Budgeter, LLC
2:05 p.m. - Career Mentoring Program: Launching Your Career - Aaron Adams, Mentoring Complete

Associated Colleges of Illinois’ Work and Life Skills Boot Camps deliver high-quality, intensive pre-employment skills and relevant information to juniors and seniors enrolled at ACI member colleges and universities. All students are welcome to attend. However, the content is specifically designed for low-income, first-generation degree-seekers and/or students of color -- students who may not have sufficient personal and professional networks and shared family experiences to support successful career launches.

Developed with funding from a Council of Independent Colleges’ First Opportunity Grant, the Boot Camps advance the efforts of member institutions to prepare disadvantaged students to obtain post-graduation employment, launch careers, and establish financial stability for themselves and their families.


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