Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp

The College of Arts and Letters and The Career Center provide an opportunity for 20 Arts and Letters sophomores and juniors to participate in an annual Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp. The Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp takes place during Fall Break in Chicago, IL.  This unique program offers Arts and Letters students a four-day seminar on various aspects of marketing and business operations, understanding and utilizing financial analysis, and solving key management problems through case study analysis. Students work in teams to develop and present solutions to a case study while engaging in employer and alumni discussions via presentations, lunch meetings, and panels. Notre Dame alumni and employers present and network with the students throughout the week and critique the team case study presentations on Thursday.    

The Boot Camp is an intense and challenging program that gives the students an opportunity to:

  • Understand the relationship between various components of the corporate world (marketing, finance, management, operations, accounting, etc.)
  • Perform a S.W.O.T. analysis to solve a case study
  • Visit employers in consulting, finance, and marketing 
  • Collaborate with a team to present a case study solution to a panel of employers
  • Network with employers and alumni in consulting, finance, and marketing
  • Practice and utilize appropriate business etiquette
  • Discuss and use financial analysis and gain a basic understanding of financial statements
  • Engage in self-assessment and reflection regarding future professional interest areas

Eligibility for the Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Sophomore or Junior standing as of Fall 2017
  • A genuine interest in exploring a career in consulting, finance, and marketing
  • Enrolled full-time on the Notre Dame campus during Fall 2017

Program Requirements and Expectations

  • Attend the Arts and Letters Corporate Industy Boot Camp pre-and post-program meetings.
  • Attend all events, programs, and work sessions of the Boot Camp
  • Fund $250.00 of your expenses

Application Process

All application materials are submitted through Go IRISH. Students are then selected for interviews based on their resume (one page) and cover letter (one page) addressing the following questions:

  • What are your specific career interests? Why?
  • What do you believe are your strongest skills and qualifications?
  • How do you think participation in the Boot Camp will enhance your career goals?

Students are strongly encouraged to have their resume reviewed at The Career Center prior to submission.

Application Deadline:

  • August 31, 2017 through Go IRISH - Keyword Search "Boot Camp" (application will be posted in early August).

Questions? Please contact email Maureen Baska