Technology Summer Boot Camp

Using Technology & Data to Improve Student Engagement and Increase Career Outcomes

Event Dates: July 18 - 19, 2023
Event Type: Virtual Event


Members: FREE
Non-members: $100.00


  • Proactive Strategies for improved FDS outcomes and increasing career engagement with students, faculty, staff, and employers
  • Using ChatGPT to revolutionize how Career Center staff engages with students
  • Marketing strategies focused on increasing external stakeholder engagement using annual reports, parent guides, and other marketing material  
  • Internships are critical: Surveying students in real-time to help them land internships
  • Engage students from day one and develop partnerships to create a dashboard showcasing the flow of students
  • Using AI resume and interviewing platforms and how to incorporate them in class, career programming, and career coaching
  • Marketing and programming student data submission for unofficial appointments and virtual resume review
  • Vendor break-out rooms to review updated software tools and systems

Benefits of Attending!

  • Take a break from summer planning and gain fresh perspectives and new ideas for your team! We all need to shake up our routines and why not take a break where you can also learn something new?
  • Interact with colleagues and join in for fun activities and engaging sessions.
  • Build your network – it’s always fun to interact with colleagues near and far!
  • It's VIRTUAL and we KNOW you love showing up in comfy clothes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newly assigned social media responsibilities
  • Newly assigned technology responsibilities
  • Looking to automate your social media
  • Need to report on your social media efforts
  • Want to work with video
  • Want to understand data visualization


Tuesday, July 18th

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (CST)

Proactive Career Center Strategies To Drive Student Success. By combining data analytics, a department-wide strategy to help all students equitably, and a student-first mindset has allowed the Baylor Career Center to have great success: a 99% knowledge rate for the First Destination Survey, nearly 90% success rate for undergraduate students as well as record registration and attendance for career events on campus.

Andrew Boles
Baylor University
Associate Director of Business Intelligence

11:00 AM – NOON (CST)

Using "asynchronous" options like Qualtrics, Zoom, and ChatGPT to conduct virtual resume reviews without a formal appointment!  In this session, we will discuss best practices for marketing this option, tips for keeping your reviews to 4-5 minutes, tracking engagement, view a few examples, and offer plenty of time to ask questions!

Umesh Y. Patel
University of Georgia
Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (CST)

Potentially using ChatGPT, and other Large Language Models, to revolutionize how Career Development staff engage with students.

This presentation offers an overview, covering the following key points:

  1. Introduction to Large Language Models and ChatGPT
  2. Forecasting the Impact on Career Services
  3. Ethical Considerations
  4. Strategies for Empowering Students

We are at the forefront of this industry evolution. Together, we will navigate the exciting intersection of AI and Career Development, empowering students for success in the digital age.

Chris Lewandowski
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Associate Director for Career Development

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CST)

Understand how students first engage with career center programming and how that impacts the engagement trajectory during their time at your institution. Learn more about the partnership between the University of Florida’s Career Connections Center (C3) and the University of Florida’s Student Life Assessment and Research Office to create a dashboard to identify common student programming and services engagement.

Julia F. Vollrath
University of Florida
Associate Director for Campus Initiatives & Career Pathways

Wednesday, July 19th

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (CST)

Destination Surveys: They aren't just for Seniors anymore!

Using Internship Destination Surveys (IDS) to drive earlier student engagement thus converting to full-time offers sooner in the senior cycle.

Tom Brooks
Baylor University
Assistant Director

11:00 AM – NOON (CST)

Using powerful AI resume and mock interview review tools like Quinncia and strategies used to promote and incorporate tools into career programming, courses, faculty training, and career coaching.

Jessica Hendrick
University of Florida
Manager for Career Engagement


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CST)

Learn about our Career Readiness Bootcamp Badge program to help students prepare for the fall recruiting season. Through benchmarking other certification and badge programs, we developed a program that requires students to complete a series of activities and attend 5 virtual workshops during a 6-week period.  

Amarette Renieri
Texas A&M University
Assistant Director – General Studies & Career Exploration


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (CST)

Learn about effective career center marketing strategies focused on increasing career engagement for parents and students. We will discuss several key marketing topics:  targeted marketing communications, parent guides, and annual reports. 

Amy T. Rylander
Baylor University


Thank you 2023 - 2024 Annual Association Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors ($15,000)


Platinum Sponsors ($10,000)


Gold Sponsors ($7,500)  

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Bronze Sponsors ($2,500)

Friends of SoACE ($1,000)