Arts and Letters Business 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 Business Boot Camp. The Arts and Letters Business 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 business problems through the analysis of two case studies. Students work in teams to develop and present solutions to a business problem while engaging in employer discussions and presentations. 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 aspects of business (marketing, finance, management, operations, accounting, etc.)
  • Perform a S.W.O.T. analysis to solve a business problem
  • Visit employers in various industries
  • Work as a team to solve a business problem and presenting the solution to a panel of employers
  • Practice and utilize appropriate business etiquette
  • Discuss and use financial analysis and gain a basic understanding of financial statements
  • Network with employers and alumni
  • Engage in self-assessment and reflection regarding future professional interest areas

Eligibility for the Arts and Letters Business Boot Camp

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Sophomore or Junior standing as of Fall 2016
  • A genuine interest in exploring a career in business
  • Enrolled full-time on the Notre Dame campus during Fall 2016

Program Requirements and expectations

  • Attend the Arts and Letters Business Boot Camp pre-and post-program meetings.
  • Attend all events, programs, and work sessions of the Boot Camp
  • Join and participate in at least ONE approved follow-up activity after the Boot Camp such as: Consulting Consortium, Wall Street Club, BaseND, Student International Business Council (SIBC), Marketing Club, Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition, or Undergraduate Women in Business

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 Business 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:

  • September 1, 2016 through Go IRISH - Keyword Search "Boot Camp" (application will be posted in early August).

Questions? Please contact email Maureen Baska