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Virtual Career Readiness Summer Camp

Application Window Closed on June 22nd and there is no more applications at this time.

Remember those days of summer camp? AMA New York is bringing summer camp to YOU — our Virtual Career Readiness Summer Camp! This interactive, virtual summer program will provide you with the support and tools you need to discover and leverage your professional strengths, feel confident during your job search, and become a top applicant and candidate.

Professional career experts will guide 30 campers through a five-week, intensive program of hands-on workshops with best-practices, actionable insights, and best of all, a toolkit of templates to facilitate your job search. You will also get support from the other campers through our buddy program and virtual themed happy hours filled with icebreakers and team-building activities.

By the end of summer camp, you’ll feel ready to confidently search and interview for your dream job! Intrigued? Join us for this unique skill-building experience to learn, grow, and make meaningful connections.

Hear From Your Career Coaches

Let’s Buddy Up!

Starting the week of July 6, campers will be paired up to keep each other accountable and motivated. Buddies will stay in touch to support each other in reaching their goals. At the beginning of each week, they will meet to brainstorm, reshape weekly goals, and create a plan to achieve them.

Find and Leverage your Strengths for Career Success – July 7, 6:00-7:30 pm

Motivation is essential to energize you to progress in your career. This positive emotion is enabled by focusing on your strengths. This session will have a pre-work, an online free assessment geared to identify your 5 top strengths, which you then will use to design a professional eye-catching visual bio.

Effective Personal Branding and Networking to Land a Job – July 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Discover how to craft an authentic personal branding statement that will set you apart from other candidates and boost both your credibility and visibility to recruiters and hiring decision-makers.

Over 80% of job seekers say that their network has helped them find work. You’ll master how to leverage LinkedIn to gain meaningful relationships that can provide referrals or mentorship.

Make Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile Work for You – July 21, 6:00-7:30 pm

This workshop will teach you best practices for writing an effective resume and an optimized LinkedIn profile. We’ll share a step-by-step process to analyze job descriptions, strategically prepare your top-selling points, and tailor your resume and LinkedIn profile so it saves you time and lands you interviews.

Practice, Practice, Practice to Ace Your Next Interview – July 28, 6:00-7:30 pm

This session will help you identify your interview strengths and weaknesses. You’ll learn strategies for answering some of the toughest questions and develop your interviewing skills in an environment similar to an actual job interview. Mock interviews are great for testing your skills and building confidence in a risk-free environment.

Ready, Set, Go! – August 11, 6:00-7:30pm

Whether you are trying to make a great first impression, get your application to the top of the pile, or move the needle with a hiring manager, our professional communication toolkit contains a compilation of templates to facilitate your job search. This last workshop will focus on creating an individual action plan to maximize your efforts, communicate your value, and generate interviews.

Happy Hour – July 9, 23 and August 6, 6:00-7:00 pm

Every other Thursday, we’ll hold a virtual, themed happy hour exclusively for campers. You’ll virtually engage in team-building activities and icebreaker games designed to help you make meaningful connections with fellow marketers by creating a fun, collaborative environment similar to a summer camp.


Global Talent & Organization Development Sr. Executive

Effective at designing, implementing, harmonizing and integrating strategies, policies, processes, and metrics, to generate significant cost savings, productivity and overall organizational performance, while establishing landmark best practices for future change management needs.

Leadership experience championing and driving enterprise-wide talent management initiatives aligned with business strategy, to build globally matrixed, multi-site organizations in the medical, financial, and consumer products industries.

Create and implement globally integrated, competency-based talent management strategies and programs (career planning, performance management process, succession planning, and leadership development) to leverage human capital, successfully develop leaders, and manage the talent pipeline globally to meet current and future business needs.

Founder, Be Bright Lisa Coaching

Lisa Guillot, PCC, empowers high performing people to transform the “Paradox Strategy” that is keeping them overworked and underwhelmed. Her clients are super clear on what their purpose is and how to create more life fulfillment, thriving careers, and businesses with ease and joy.

Lisa is a certified transformational leadership coach, personal brand strategist, and founder of Be Bright Lisa. Her client roster consists of ambitious entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, CEO’s and their teams, in industries that range from marketing, Fintech, and SaaS to luxury lifestyle branding and female-driven businesses.

If you are interested in breaking up with your Paradox Strategy and creating more life fulfillment, email Lisa at [email protected].

CEO & Founder, Career Organic

Briar Dougherty is the founder and CEO of Career Organic, a professional development company focused on one-on-one coaching, candidate branding, bios, and group coaching for professionals across multiple life stages.

Over the last two decades, she has been supporting a global clientele of professionals and entrepreneurs in navigating life and career complexities, preparing for transitions, and identifying opportunities for advancement in their lives, careers, and businesses. After a decade of successfully navigating her career in New York City, Dougherty ventured to Metro Atlanta.

In her corporate career, she specialized in regional business growth and talent development, acquisitions, startup business strategy, and executive team building. Dougherty is passionate about giving back to her community and is the chief operating officer for an Atlanta-based 501c-3 non-profit foundation.

President, Change Ethic

Victoria Khazan is the founder of Change Ethic and organizational transformation expert with more than 20 years experience of designing, guiding, and executing large-scale, complex strategic initiatives: from organizational to operational restructuring, from driving adoption of new cultures and new technologies to scaling and rethinking service models and ways of working.

Her focus is on whole-systems change, grasping the impact of growth and change on people, their processes and productivity, and guiding every level of the organization from inception through transition to ensuring strategic objectives of the change effort are met.

Change Ethic is a consortium of vetted, respected, leaders across multiple sectors who are guided by our operating principles and bring their individual and our collective passion and knowledge to empower each client.

Career Services Manager, The New York Public Library

Marzena Ermler is a career coach and learning and development professional.  Currently, she manages two hubs of the Career Services department at the New York Public Library, where she creates programs and services for job seekers.

Marzena earned two masters degrees in Information Literacy and Foreign Language Teaching. She holds coaching, leadership development, and training management certificates. Her special interest and strengths are career and personal development coaching, information literacy, and leadership development. She delivers seminars on these topics to libraries, nonprofits, and government organizations in the tri-state area.