TPE Onsite 2019: Boot Camp

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California


The Placement Exchange invites registered TPE Onsite candidates to a private interview prep and training session that takes place prior to the opening of the TPE Onsite event.

What is TPE Onsite Boot Camp?

The TPE Onsite Boot Camp is an informative, supportive and challenging program provided to candidates who seek additional guidance and advice on the TPE experience. Whether you feel prepared or a need for more opportunities to hear from those who have participated in numerous search processes--from candidate to chair--Boot Camp can fit that need. Candidates who register will be invited to participate in three separate sessions, receive both group and individual attention, and hear insightful information that proves invaluable in a candidate's final preparations for the Interview Hall and beyond.  

Boot Camp occurs the day before the start of TPE.  This year, TPE Boot Camp will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 12pm to 5pm. Registration is required to attend and there are limited seats available. Registrants will receive additional information and expectations for making the most of this experience.  Note: Because spaces are limited, registrants will need to confirm their participation by February 1. 

What Will Be Covered During the Sessions?

Researching Institutions and Developing Strong Thoughtful Interview Questions

This session will be led by facilitators at different points in their professional careers. They will share strategies for how to research institutions during TPE and afterward as you prepare for follow-up interviews and campus visits/interviews. They will also discuss how to develop interview questions that will set you apart from other candidates and share strategies for selecting the “right” questions for your “audience”.

LinkedIn and Marketing

"Branding" is an important part of any business to have a competitive edge. What similarities can we draw from to create our own personal and professional brand as a competitive TPE candidate? Who do you follow? What do you "like"? What do you retweet? How do you showcase what you can bring to a position in your LinkedIn profile? Your brand is your reputation and LinkedIn can be an effective way to leave a positive impression to open new job opportunities. In this session, learn how to build your brand, effectively use social media, and create a professional presence on LinkedIn. 

Mock Interviews

Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews with seasoned professionals from various institutions and functional areas. In addition, candidates will receive feedback on how they can improve their skills to ensure future interviewing success.

PLUS: Early Access - Boot Camp Participant "Behind the Scenes" Tour and Orientation

Get a first-look at the TPE event location including all the Candidate Spaces, the Interview Hall, and more. Have the chance to check-in early and participate in Candidate Orientation before the rest of the TPE candidates. 

How Much Does it Cost?

This service is free to registered TPE Onsite candidates.

When & Where Is It?

The boot camp will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 12noon to 5pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Upon completion of Boot Camp, boot camp participants will have special access to a Tuesday TPE Candidate Orientation as well as early check-in for the TPE Onsite event.

NOTE: For candidates traveling to Los Angeles, we strongly encourage you to make travel arrangements that allow plenty of time to arrive at the Convention Center by the start of the Boot Camp session.

How Do I Reserve My Seat?

Registration for Boot Camp is now open (as of 12 noon EST on Monday, December 3, 2018.) Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Click here to register. 

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