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ACI Work and Life Skills Boot Camp - Fall Edition
From resume writing to investing pocket change in the stock market, and from career mentoring to landing a micro-internship, these virtual sessions are designed to prepare students attending ACI member colleges and universities for post collegiate success in the workforce. Bonus session: Q&A panel, featuring young professionals from Citi, will draw from personal and professional experiences to answer the most pressing questions about internships, networking and being an early career launcher. Each attendee will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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. While all students are welcome to attend, we aim to develop content especially 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.

For the full boot camp agenda, please follow this link----> https://bit.ly/3l3OinG

Order of Sessions:
10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. - Career Mentoring Program-Launching Your Career, Aaron Adams and Veronica Caudill, Mentoring Complete
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - How to Write and Format a Modernized Resume, Khepera Walker, Warm Hugs Resumes
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Micro-internships, Jeffrey Moss, Parker Dewey
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Q&A Citi Panel
1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Creating a Portfolio for Your Future, Jason Coles, Katika

Sep 24, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Khepera Walker
Professional Resume Writer @Warm Hugs Resumes
Khepera Walker is a former finance and administrative recruiter who’s passionate about storytelling and leveraging her skills to be of service. Her experience in financial recruiting allowed her to work directly with Hiring Mangers to fill accounting, tax and finance roles for contract and permanent hires. She has scoured thousands of resumes through the eyes of a recruiter and became keenly aware of the difference between a good and great document. Khepera has assisted with resumes, provided interview prep and built relationships with hiring professionals—while also staffing conventions, public accounting firms and law agencies in downtown Chicago. Gaining firsthand knowledge on how companies make hiring decisions, she became a professional resume writer organically after helping a friend pivot from an Amazon packer to a remote fraud agent. As the go-to for interview and resume related questions, Khepera launched Warm Hugs Resumes to support job seekers on their career journey.
Jason Coles
Founder and Co-host @Katika, Garry and Jason Podcast
Aaron Adams
VP of Professional Services @Mentoring Complete
Aaron Adams is the VP of Professional Services for Engagedly. As VP of Professional Services, Aaron puts the needs of the clients first to develop and implement strategic talent solutions that directly impact an organization’s talent and business strategies. He uses his innovative problem-solving skills in internal and external consulting with large, small, and startup organizations. Currently, he leads onboarding, training, and consulting services across both Engagedly and Mentoring Complete platforms. Aaron believes successful business only comes from fostering and caring for relationships at every level. Aaron is interested in Industrial Organizational Psychology and how it can add insight to solving any problem, while making the hard work fun! He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University.
Veronica Caudill
Senior Solutions Consultant @Mentoring Complete
Jeffrey Moss
Founder and CEO @Parker Dewey
Jeffrey Moss is the Founder and CEO of Parker Dewey LLC, a company focused on addressing the challenges associated with college-to-career transitions through Micro-Internships. Prior to founding Parker Dewey, Jeffrey spent most of his career as a venture investor focusing on the education and technology sectors. In addition, Jeffrey was Chief of Enterprise Growth at Educational Testing Service (ETS) where his efforts focused on the use of assessment to drive equity in education and employment. Jeffrey currently serves on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Board, the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council, and the President’s Advisory Council of Governors State University. Jeffrey's other relevant Board responsibilities have included: Chairman of the Board of Workstream (Nasdaq: WSTM), OneGoal, the Chicago American Marketing Association and the Illinois Venture Capital Association.