Summer of Biz bootcamps connect you to leading industry professionals. At these events you’ll hear about the most up-to-date trends and topics employers need you to know about.
We’ve already hosted a whole range of events in the first half of the year – let’s see what’s coming up over the next few months.
To sign up for any of these (except for BizFest) events just login to your Summer of Biz profile and register yourself for the event. If you’re new to Summer of Biz you can sign up here (it’s free!). You’ll be asked to make a profile and then you’ll be able to register for any of our events throughout the year and see all our internship listings too.
Marketing Personas with Flux Federation
Tuesday 23 July
How can an entire company become aligned when it comes to attracting, converting and retaining the right group of people? Audience personas is the answer!
At Kelly Kernighan (Flux Marketing Executive and previous Summer of Biz intern) and Emily Perry’s (Flux Marketing Manager) bootcamp you’ll learn:
- what audience personas are and why they’re so useful.
- where to start with developing effective audience personas.
- how to use personas to inform marketing decisions.
BizFest with Wellington NZ
Thursday 1 August (evening) & Saturday 3 August (all day)
BizFest is back for 2019! BizFest is a two-day event where you’ll work in teams to solve real HR and marketing challenges for a real organisation. You’ll use the skills you’ve gained from your degrees and BizFest Boot camps to come up with creative solutions, and you’ll work with industry mentors and experts to hone your ideas before presenting them to receiving tips and feedback from the client organisation at the end of day two.
This is a great opportunity for you to see how HR and marketing skills apply in the real world, and to network with employers, industry experts, and your fellow students to start building great connections.
There is only space for 15-20 students at BizFest 2019 so if you’re interested you can submit an application here. Applications close July 12 2019.
Tuesday 15 August
Get ready for Meet and Greet and interviews with this bootcamp on communication skills. Every year, employers tell us students need to improve their “soft skills”. It’s tricky since this stuff is mostly not covered at university. In the work world (and in job interviews), well developed soft skills provide you with a real opportunity to distinguish yourself.
Bernie White will give an insider’s guide to good communication skills and help you learn the do’s and don’ts of working in the local IT industry.
This session will cover:
- Effective communication planning
- Understanding and tailoring for different styles
- Structuring effective communication
The skills taught at this bootcamp will definitely increase your chances of interning this summer!
Meet and Greet
Thursday 12 September
This is Summer of Biz’s largest event of the year! It’s your chance to make your first impression on the employers that are hiring this summer, and places are limited. If you get on the waitlist, don’t despair – on the night, the students on the waitlist are let in as other students leave. Make sure to do your research on the companies before you go, so you are prepared with relevant questions. This is where most employers decide who to interview in speed interviews, so make sure you make it count!
Remember: to sign up for any of these events (except for BizFest) just login to your Summer of Biz profile and register yourself for the event. If you’re new to Summer of Biz you can sign up here (it’s free!). You’ll be asked to make a profile and then you’ll be able to register for any of our events throughout the year and see all our internship listings too.