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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Q-camp?

Q-camp, named for University of Richmond alumnus Paul B. Queally, is a two-day business boot camp designed to introduce undergraduate students to practical, real-world exercises in professional and career skills.

Held each January at a nearby hotel, the selected group of sophomore business students experience first-hand the social and professional interactions they will face as they enter the 21st century workforce.

Q-camp is packed full of highly interactive seminars and opportunities to practice the newly introduced skills with alumni, corporate friends, and faculty.

When is Q-camp?

Q-camp will begin Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.; students will return to campus on Saturday, January 28, 2017, around 6:45 p.m. All students will be provided transportation to/from the Westin Richmond Hotel.

Who is eligible to attend Q-camp?

University of Richmond sophomore business students, as well as economics majors in the School of Arts and Sciences, are eligible to attend Q-camp.

What does it cost to attend Q-camp?

Transportation, lodging, and meals are provided. However, as part of the Q-camp experience, you will be asked to pay a $50 CASH deposit to hold your reservation. In addition, upon check-in for your hotel room upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a credit card to pay for your incidentals throughout the weekend. This is standard procedure for hotel check-in.

Registration is a two-part process, which includes the online application and a $50 cash-only deposit. In November of each year, sophomores are asked to submit a copy of their online registration and deposit to Elizabeth Edwards, Administrative Coordinator in room Q285. Students are selected based on the date that the $50 cash deposit has been paid, regardless of when the online application was completed.

When is Q-camp registration?

Registration opens the second week of November and will remain open until November 16. However, due to limited student capacity, registration may close earlier.

How do I register for Q-camp?
  1. Complete the Q-camp online registration form (available only in November).
  2. Print a copy of your email confirmation, indicating that you have registered for Q-camp.
  3. Give a copy of the email confirmation to Elizabeth Edwards (Room Q285), along with a $50 cash deposit (checks and credit cards will not be accepted).
How are students selected for Q-camp?

Registration is a two-part process, which includes the online application and a $50 deposit. In November of each year, sophomores are asked to submit a copy of their online registration and deposit to Elizabeth Edwards, Administrative Coordinator in room Q285. Students are selected based on the date that the $50 deposit has been paid, regardless of when the online application was completed.

When will students be notified about acceptance into Q-camp?

Students will be notified by January 6, 2017.

If I can only attend part of Q-camp, am I still eligible to participate?

No. Students are required to attend the entire Q-camp program. However, should you have a class or interview conflict and cannot get it rescheduled, please contact Shelley Burns.

Is a resume required to attend Q-camp?

No, however in preparation for Q-camp, students are strongly encouraged to get their resume reviewed by the Office of Alumni and Career Services.

For the hotel room, can we request a roommate?
No.
Is there a dress code for Q-camp?

Yes, dress is business casual for Friday; dress for Saturday is coat/tie and ladies suits.

What should I bring to Q-camp?

Copies of your resume (Career Services drop-in hours are M-F from 2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Writing utensils

Appropriate attire to share a hotel room with another student

Check out amenities for what the Westin Richmond Hotel provides (e.g., hair dryers)
http://www.westinrichmond.com/

What materials are provided at Q-camp?

Lodging and meals

Notebook with agenda. Students will have the opportunity to download conference information on the Q-camp website.

Door prizes and takeaways!

Will I get my $50 deposit returned if I cancel my reservation?

Should your plans change and you need to opt out of your room reservation and the conference, please notify Shelley Burns by noon on January 11, 2017. Please note that your space will immediately be offered to the next student on the wait list. Students who cancel after the January 11, 2017 deadline will not receive their $50 deposit.

If I have additional questions about Q-camp, whom should I contact?

Shelley Burns
Director
Center for Professional Skills and Development
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
sburns@richmond.edu

Andi Minor
Special Events Manager (onsite conference manager)
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
aminor@richmond.edu

Q-camp

Shelley Olds Burns
Director of Career Programs in Business
Center for Professional Skills and Development
Queally Hall room 273
(804) 287-1255
sburns@richmond.edu