Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Get a head start planning for your future after graduation!
About Junior Jumpstart
Junior Jumpstart is a one-day conference, open to ALL Washington University students, that begins at 9:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Junior Jumpstart is designed to help current Juniors navigate their next steps after Washington University. It is perfect for students who know what they want to do next, as well as, those who are completely undecided.
Junior Jumpstart contains a myriad of sessions that offer: advice from young alumni who have broken into competitive fields; tips and timelines for medical, law, and graduate school applications; resume and interviewing techniques from HR professionals; information on national scholarship and fellowship opportunities; financial management; networking opportunities; and much more!
If you live in campus-sponsored housing (including Greek life), you should select to extend your housing to Friday, May 12 when you register. Move out is Friday, May 12 at 5:00 pm. UTrucking offers special pick-up for registrants on Friday, May 12. To schedule this visit www.utrucking.com.
- Early Registration (Before March 31, 2017) - $45
- Regular Registration (April 1-30, 2017) - $65
- Late Registration* (May 1-5, 2017) - $80
- Walk-in Registration* (May 11, 2017 at 9:00am - Edison Theatre Lobby) - $80
*Registrations after April 30 are NOT eligible for the extended housing option.
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Late afternoon appetizers are provided at Junior Jumpstart.
You should dress comfortably (the event is not a formal one) but realize that you will be hearing from hiring managers, admissions deans, and other professionals; you should look neat, so avoid loungewear or torn clothing.
Why I Should Attend
"I went to Wash. U. for opportunities like this one. I am very excited about creating a job search strategy and eventually applying for further education."
"The personal statement workshop was most helpful - he really went through key items that you do not get from reading books."
"There was a lot of material: timeline for grad school applications, the value of grad school, how to plan my summer around the GRE. Good thing I have this summer to process it all!"
"Possibly the most valuable opportunity for me was the chance to have my portfolio reviewed by a renowned local designer and received some invaluable feedback on both the work and the presentation. Besides the basic satisfaction of hearing an assessment of my work, I actually was lucky enough to receive a follow up from my critic and make a connection in the community. He was interested in my work and offered me an internship. Now, as an almost graduate, I have learned to appreciate any opportunities offered to you, and have ended up turning that simple portfolio review into a post-grad job!"
(Zoë Scharf, BFA ’11, Communication Design)