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Networking Bootcamp 2.0

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.

4 Weeks Immersive Learning

Four weeks of live workshops with April, networking practice sessions, and asynchronous learning designed to elevate your networking skills to a new height.

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

Meet The Instructor: April Zhou

April Zhou


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

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. 

June 2, 2024 - June 29, 2024

July 7, 2024 - August 3, 2024 

August 4, 2024 - August 31, 2024

​Bootcamp Schedule


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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?
  • 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
  • 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 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 We are here to assist you and are excited to provide you with an enriching learning experience!
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