Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Bootcamp

The College of Arts and Letters and The Center for Career Development are pleased to offer an opportunity for 20 Arts and Letters students to participate in the annual Arts & Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp. The Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp is offered to sophomores and juniors, and will take place during Spring Break, March 9-12, 2020 in Chicago, IL. The program will involve several class meetings prior to the program and one meeting following the Boot Camp. This unique program offers Arts and Letters students a seminar on various aspects of marketing and business operations, understanding financial analysis, and solving key management problems through case study analysis. Students will work on teams to develop and present solutions to a case study while engaging in employer and alumni discussions via presentations, lunch meetings, and panels. If you are seeking an intensive, short-term corporate learning challenge, APPLY for the Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp!


The Boot Camp is a challenging program that gives students an opportunity to:

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


Students selected for the program will be required to enroll in the 1-credit Boot Camp course.  The dates of the pre-program class sessions will be determined and advertised in Fall 2019.  Students are required to attend all of the pre-program class sessions as well as the post-program session (date TBD).

Eligibility for the Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, primary major is in Arts & Letters
  • Sophomore or Junior standing as of Spring 2020
  • A genuine interest in exploring a career in consulting, finance, and/or marketing
  • Ability to attend the required pre-program class sessions for the Boot Camp.  Food will be provided.
    • Key program information is covered at these pre-program class sessions, particularly information related to the cases presented by guest speakers and employers.  In light of this and because this is a credit-bearing program, it is imperative that participants attend all of the class meetings. If a student cannot attend these classes, he/she cannot participate in the program.
  • Enrolled full-time on the Notre Dame campus during Spring 2020

Program Requirements and Expectations

  • Attend and actively participate in the required Arts and Letters Corporate Industry Boot Camp pre-and post-program class sessions
  • Attend and actively participate in all events and work sessions of the Boot Camp during Spring Break week
  • Fund $250.00 of your expenses

Application Process

All application materials are due via Go IRISH.  The deadline will be late in the Fall 2019 semester (TBD).

1.  Resume (1 page limit) including current contact information (address, email, and telephone number).  

     Students are strongly encouraged to have their resume reviewed at The Center for Career Development prior to submission. Students can schedule a resume review by calling 574-631-5200 or visit the Center during Walk-In hours, Monday - Thursday, 2-7pm and Friday, 2-4pm.


2.  Big Interview Video Assignment including responses to specific interview questions (see position description on Go IRISH for details and instructions)

Students selected for 2nd round interviews will be notified and participate in those at the CCD.

Application Deadline:

  • Late Fall 2019 (date TBD)


Questions? Please contact email Maureen Baska or call the Center for Career Development at 574-631-5200.  Note, this program typically takes place during Fall Break.  The change to Spring Break is temporary.  In the 2020-2021 academic year it will return to Fall Break.