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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Q-camp?

Q-camp 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 as well as opportunities to practice newly introduced skills with alumni, corporate friends, and faculty.

When is Q-camp?

Q-camp will begin Friday, January 27, 2023, at 2 p.m.; students will return to campus on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 3 p.m. All students will be provided transportation to/from the Westin Richmond Hotel.

Who is eligible to attend Q-camp?

Sophomore students who are pre-business, entrepreneurship minors, A&S Econ, A&S Math Econ, along with junior fall business transfer students, are eligible to participate in 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, 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.

When is Q-camp registration?

Registration opens November 13 at noon and will remain open until student capacity has been reached. Due to limited student capacity, early registration is strongly encouraged.

How do I register for Q-camp?
  1. On November 13, eligible Robins School sophomores receive an email invitation. 
  2. Students are asked to complete the Q-camp online registration form.
  3. A select number of invited students are then asked to pay a $50 cash deposit (checks and credit cards will not be accepted).
When will students be notified about acceptance into Q-camp?

Students will be notified in early December.

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?
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?

Your resume, preferably one that has been reviewed by a career services advisor before Q-camp. You can reach out to career services here.

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) here.

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 7, 2022. Students who cancel after the January 6, 2023 deadline will not receive their $50 deposit.

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

Shelley Burns
Center for Professional Skills and Development
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond

Andi Minor
Special Events Manager (onsite conference manager)
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond


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