Our signature event for sophomores kickstarts your future job search, offering practical experiences like an etiquette dinner, resume workshop, and mock interviews and inspiring sessions to begin telling your story.

Fall boot camp

October 14 and October 15

Spring Boot Camp 2024

February 9 and February 10

The Competitive Advantage

A two-day professional skill immersion program, Boot Camp helps students identify their career passions and hone their interview and communication skills as they prepare for life after college. It is offered twice/year and is required for all sophomores. Highlights of the Boot Camp experience include:

  • An inspiring keynote address. The most recent keynote speaker was RMC alumnus Dr. Kenneth White, who is the Principal of Highland Springs High School. The title of his very interactive and engaging presentation was How to Create an Edge to be Successful.
  • Sessions include:
    • The Path to Financial Success
    • The Self-Aware Leader: Preparing for Professional Life
    • Connect, Communicate, Succeed: Interview Techniques that Win!
  • An etiquette dinner to learn the finer points of professional manners
  • Mock interviews – practice your personal story and answering questions, posed by alumni, faculty, staff, and other business volunteers. The ultimate preparation for your future job search!
  • Networking events, where you’ll have the chance to connect directly with alumni who are working in the community

In accordance with the RMC Four-Year Degree Guarantee, all sophomores must attend Boot Camp. Questions? Contact the Edge Career Center:

Interested in volunteering?

A group of volunteers stand outside and smile at the camera

Our Boot Camps are successful because of the support of our community of faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers. Volunteers conduct mock interviews and attend the event’s meals and receptions, offering students a real window into the world of networking and interviewing! There are three key opportunities to volunteer for fall 2023 Boot Camp. We would love to have you join us for all or just one, if are available! 

  • Edge Boot Camp Reception and Etiquette Dinner – Saturday, October 14, 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Edge Boot Camp Mock Interviews – Sunday, October 15, 2023, 11:45am – 4:00pm (*Requires most volunteers)
    You will be provided with interview questions and an overview of the process of interviewing students and providing feedback. You’ll also join fellow volunteers for lunch.
  • Edge Boot Camp Networking Reception – Sunday, October 15, 2023 approx. 4:15pm – 5:30pm
    You will interact with students and fellow volunteers as the students practice their newly acquired networking skills. 

Questions? Contact Josh Quinn at joshuaquinn@rmc.edu.