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Explorer

Unleash Your Potential

The Networking Bootcamp 2.0 is designed for goal-getters who have experience studying, working, or living abroad and are ready to take their career to the next level. Navigator provides the tools and resources needed for individuals to confidently network to unlock their career potential. With their guidance and support, participants can gain the courage and confidence to confidently explore and launch into their next career step.

5 Days Immersive Learning

Three 120-min live sessions and 2 days asynchronous learning designed to define goals to kickstart your career.

Upcoming Dates

Growbie is a premium networking bootcamp with a mission to equip aspiring international students and young professionals with the skills and networking capabilities to succeed. 

July 7, 2024 - August 3, 2024 

August 4, 2024 - August 31, 2024

Lifetime Support

Intimate bootcamp experience

Experience our specialized bootcamps with small groups, ensuring personalized attention and a collaborative learning environment

Exclusive access to Growbie social gathering

Meet new people and make friends

Lifetime Cohort

Make this bootcamp experience a life-lasting relationship

Real-time personalized feedbacks

Practice and improve your networking skills based on constructive feedbacks from our instructor and peers

Employer connection and referral opportunities

Broaden your career potential. Note there may be times when we do not have suitable opportunities to offer.

Buddy Pair Up

Meet like-minded peers

Like-minded Community

Surround yourself with our mindful community who share the path of self transformation

Life lessons and experience sharing

Exchange experiences and life lessons from people in Growbie's network

Practice opportunities

Get your feet wet by mock practices in live sessions

Early access to Growbie career events

Unlock opportunities before anyone else

Growbie Alumni Network

Join our alumni network to connect to exceptional people

Comprehensive Networking Framework & Tools

Bring home practical networking guides

​Bootcamp Schedule

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Key Learning Features

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Comprehensive Live Sessions

Comprehensive Live Sessions

Engage in orientation, cohort icebreakers, industry panels, workshops, and office hours to foster community bonding and receive expert insights.

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Structured Learning and Reflection Tasks

Structured Learning and Reflection Tasks

Weekly pre-live, live, and post-live session tasks, along with reflection journals, ensure continuous engagement and learning.

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Targeted Networking Skills Development

Targeted Networking Skills Development

Learn essential networking skills like elevator pitches, goal setting, effective communication, and reaching out to potential networkers.

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Engagement with Industry Professionals

Engagement with Industry Professionals

Participate in industry days and panels to interact with and learn from professionals. Review panelist profiles and prepare questions.

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Peer and Mentor Feedback

Peer and Mentor Feedback

Receive feedback on LinkedIn profiles, cold reachout notes, and thank you notes through peer reviews and mentor guidance.

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Practical Application and Accountability

Practical Application and Accountability

Apply learned skills in real-world scenarios by reaching out to connections weekly. Participate in mock networking sessions and community reciprocity rings.

Who Should Attend

The Networking Bootcamp 2.0 is ideal for individuals seeking to systematically enhance their networking skills and make a memorable impact on their professional development.

Students

Professionals

Entrepreneurs

Course Timeline

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Week 1:
Kick-Off & Cohort Bonding

Start your journey with engaging Orientation and Icebreaker sessions, designed to build connections and confidence. Learn essential networking theory and craft a compelling elevator pitch to make a strong first impression.

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Week 2:
Goal Setting & Industry Insights

Online Tutoring

Set your networking goals and gain valuable industry insights through an engaging panel discussion. Learn how to effectively reach out to professionals and build a solid foundation for your network.

Week 3:
Effective Communication & Mock Networking

Enhance your communication skills with hands-on mock networking sessions. Develop strategies for effective interactions and practice finding common ground with new connections.

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Week 4:
Advanced Networking & Reflection

Participate in the Networking Corner and celebrate your progress at our Graduation session. Learn how to establish and maintain mentorships while reflecting on your networking journey and accomplishments.

Level Up with Growbie

Meet The Instructor: April Zhou

April Zhou

(she/her)

Lead Instructor

April is the Lead Instructor in Growbie’s networking bootcamps. With unwavering dedication to education, she’s a visionary in education and a catalyst for transformative learning experiences for a diversity of students. Holding a Master's in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, April brings a unique blend of expertise in networking, communication, relationship-building, innovation, research methods, pedagogy, and design thinking. 


April completed her undergraduate with dual degrees in social psychology and political science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research and teaching experience began in 2016, where she collaborated with post-docs to facilitate undergraduate and graduate social psychology classes ranging from a 15-person discussion to a 500-people lecture. Outside of academia, April’s remarkable journey also includes piloting the world’s first certificate program in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania and training over 200 college counselors to shake the education industry in China. 


As a young yet recognizable force in international education today, April continues to shape the future of learning, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of students and professionals alike. When asked what’s one thing she wants future Growbies to know, April always says “to millions of international students and working professionals – you have everything you need to become better at networking and communicating.”

Lead Instructor April Zhou

Jashin Lin

(she/her)

Founder & CEO

While at Boston University, I loved the sense of belonging and shared purpose when I engaged in extracurriculars. Whether it was collaborating with bandmates to make beautiful music or resolving my residents’ emergencies after college parties, these experiences taught me that meaningful learning reaches deeper than textbooks. However, I noticed that many other Chinese international students tended to sit on the sidelines in their own bubbles with a “just here to study” mindset. I am always puzzled at the phenomenon that we have a lot of international students, but few international leaders. I had an urge to break this pattern because representation matters

 

To encourage my peers to not be visitors, but owners of this formative experience. I founded Project X (now Growbie) to inspire more Chinese students at BU and beyond. Seeing other Chinese students embrace new experiences in America, rise into campus leadership roles, and land their dream job offers after my mentorship brought me tremendous satisfaction. The ripple effect of the inspiration, helping others break down barriers and pursue their best selves, is what keeps Growbie growing and thriving today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this bootcamp suitable for me?
    Navigator If you are having trouble: Getting responses from job applications, Hearing back from cold reach outs, Leading fruitful conversations, Keeping up professional relationships; and/or you have clear career goals But you are: Unsure about how to begin networking, Eager to expand your network, Committed to leveling up; Then Navigator bootcamp is right for you Explorer If you are: Sophomore in college or younger; Not yet in an immersive English environment, Feeling alone and struggling to fit in a new culture, Unclear about your future career, Missing out on the potential of networking But you want to Flourish in English-speaking culture, Launch a fulfilling academic and career path, Stride one step ahead for professional success, Build lasting connections; Then Explorer bootcamp is right for you
  • What topics will be covered in this bootcamp?
    Throughout the course, we will develop your courage to reach out, build your confidence in conversations, cultivate the ability to grow relationships, and solidify a path forward. See our course curriculum here.
  • What prerequisites are needed to attend this bootcamp?
    None.
  • What is the format of the bootcamp's curriculum?
    Navigator Our bootcamp's curriculum is conducted online via Zoom. We offer four 90-min live sessions and 6 days of asynchronous learning designed to elevate your networking skills to a new height. Explorer Our bootcamp's curriculum is conducted online via Zoom. We offer three 120-min live sessions and 2 days asynchronous learning designed to define goals to kickstart your career.
  • Is there any possibility for individual coaching?
    At this time, we currently do not offer 1-on-1 coaching. However, you can always ask networking-related questions and seek guidance from our enthusiastic Growbie team via our WeChat study group. We are here to support your learning journey and help you succeed in networking!
  • How are the time and location of the bootcamp arranged?
    The time and location of the bootcamp will be announced one month prior to the start date. All bootcamps will be conducted online via Zoom. Please stay tuned for the schedule and be ready to join us for an immersive learning experience!
  • What is the cost of this bootcamp?
    USD 500
  • What if I need to miss class?
    If you need to miss a live class, don't worry! We provide recordings of all live sessions, so you can catch up on the material at your convenience. If you have any questions or need clarification on the content covered in the recordings, our instructor will be available to address your queries in our WeChat study group. We are committed to ensuring that you have all the support you need to make the most of your learning experience. Happy studying!
  • How can I register for this bootcamp?
    Sign up online here or contact us at info@growbie.com.
  • I’m currently not in the US, is this still good for me?
    Our bootcamp is conducted virtually on Zoom, making it accessible to participants from different time zones and locations worldwide. Whether you are in the US or anywhere else, you are more than welcome to join us. We look forward to having you in our diverse and inclusive learning community!
  • What is the payment method?
    We provide convenient card payment methods for your ease. We take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Union Pay. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at info@growbie.com. We're here to help and make your registration process smooth!
  • If I don’t like the course, can I get a refund?
    We understand that choosing a bootcamp is an important decision. We do not offer refund, and all sales are final. However, we encourage you to explore our historic event recording and Jashin's Red live stream recording, which will give you a better understanding of our bootcamp's content and approach. We are proud to share that our previous cohorts have been highly satisfied with the program, as evidenced by no refund requests. If you have any further concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at info@growbie.com. We are here to assist you and are excited to provide you with an enriching learning experience!

Learning Platform

For students who have enrolled in our bootcamp 2.0, please click the button below to start your networking journey!

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