EWS Career Prep Bootcamp

Spring Semester 2024
Preparing students to ace that first interview, succeed in their job or internship, and effectively use this early professional development in their college applications.
I love learning about what makes each student unique, discovering their strengths, and helping them connect to a meaningful and realistic career path.

Felicia Wetzel

Lead Coach, AscentUP
Working together with the school, as well as, parents, is so key for ultimate success for students who are so early in their career journeys.

Allie Danziger

SVP & GM, AscentUP
Meet the team!

Parent Virtual Q&A Session

  Monday, October 30, 2023
  6:00pm CT via Zoom

We invite EWS parents to our virtual informational session hosted together with EWS and the AscentUP teams to learn more about this custom semester-long program, hear about our work with last year's EWS students, ask your questions, and meet AscentUP staff.

We look forward to meeting you!

It takes a village.

It's easy for students and parents to become quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume and endless guidance there is out there on preparing and starting a life towards adulthood and becoming a professional.  We're here to help!

Personalized Learning Materials

We have a library of courses, templates, scripts, checklists, and more that our coaches will use to customize your student's action plan fitting for their unique career prep goals.

Virtual 1:1 and Group Coaching

A cornerstone of this program is the guidance and support from our AscentUP job skills coaches. They help students with key areas such as: career exploration, accountability, and job skill development.
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A proven trifecta of support for students

Our unique partnership between EWS school administrators, the AscentUP training team, and parents, provide a trifecta of support for students to set them up on a path for a successful and exciting career journey.
Don't miss out!

Important Dates

Oct. 25, 2023
11:00am CT

Classroom Career Workshop
For 10th & 11th graders
  Oct. 30, 2023
6:00pm CT

Virtual Q&A Session
For Parents
  Week of Jan. 6, 2024

Coaching begins
For bootcamp students
  Apr. 19, 2024

Program wrap-UP
For bootcamp students

Enroll your student

Thanks for your interest! To enroll in the AscentUP program, please begin by filling out the form below to indicate your interest. Kindly note that submitting the form below without completing payment indicates your interest but does not secure your enrollment in the program. Enrollment in the program is complete after a formal application and payment, which will be sent to you after submitting the form below.. 

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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for this program?

Any and all 10th and 11th grade students from The Emery/Weiner School are welcome to enroll! 

How does a student enroll in the program?

Step 1: Complete the above interest form with the student and parent information.

Step 2: Complete the application that will be sent to you by the AscentUP team

Step 3: Complete payment of the program fee.

What is the Birkman Personality Assessment add-on?

For an additional cost, students gain access to our Personality Assessment Coaching package. This includes the Birkman Method assessment, followed by a personalized report of insights on the student's strengths, interests, job search, interviewing tips, a customized career report, and more! This package also provides a group coaching session with a trained facilitator to explore personality types in the workplace, and an additional 1-on-1 coaching session to deep-dive into the student's unique report insights. 

Who are our coaches?

Students will work with AscentUP's team of veteran career coaches, who have earned their stripes working as college career advisors, admissions consultants, recruiters, and managers. 

How does the bootcamp help students get a summer internship/job?

We begin with introducing students to job search and application techniques like resume-building, interviewing, and networking. Our coaches provide feedback and work with students on tailored materials and job/internship searches.

A second key component, is that we work to connect each student with experienced professionals (from their own network or ours!) working in their field(s) of interest who can give them the inside scoop, give job-specific tips on success strategies, and potentially open additional doors for summer/future opportunities. We cannot guarantee an internship but will do everything we can to help support them, starting with teaching them the skills to find and build their own professional networks.  

How can parents get updates on their student's progress?

Our coaching team will provide two formal progress reports throughout the program. Additionally, we are constantly in contact with the EWS team, and are available for ongoing dialogue to support individual students at all stages of the program. Parents are welcome to contact either the EWS program coordinators or the AscentUP team at any time. 

Contact us

If you still have questions after the Q&A session, don't hesitate to ask! You may contact, Lindsay, our dedicated AscentUP Customer Success & Operations team member at: