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Career Coaching:

Students who participate in Career Coaching will be able to:

  1. More clearly articulate their career options and goals. 

  2. Identify 2-3 Career Center resources or programs to help them at their stage of career development.

  3. Identify 2-3 concrete next steps in their career development and planning.

  4. Gain tools and advice to more confidently and professionally present themselves to potential employers via their resumes and online profiles.

 

CAREER CENTER EVENTS

Students who participate in Career Fairs will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate networking skills and gain confidence in speaking with employers in their field(s) of interest.

  2. Demonstrate proper preparation for a career fair – including research, attire, and how to best present themselves as candidates.

  3. Identify a greater range of career opportunities available to them by industry, function, or employer.

  4. Connect with 3-5 organizations during or following a Career Fair.

  5. Identify at least 2 new contacts within their field(s) of interest.

  6. Complete the job or internship application process for at least 1 organization of interest.

Students who participate in Workshops/Chats will be able to:

  1. Gain tools and advice to more confidently and professionally present themselves to potential employers via their resumes and online profiles.

  2. Identify other resources and collaborators among staff, faculty, alumni, and peers who can help them in their career development process.

*For each Workshop/Chat topic we offer, there is a more specific set of learning outcomes related to the specific topic.

Network Nights are opportunities to meet with alumni and professionals in the field, learn about available career options, and hear about strategies for navigating the job and internship search process.

Students who participate in Networking Nights will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate in-person one-on-one and group networking skills.

  2. Gain a better understanding of working in a particular field or with a specific company.

  3. Identify 2-3 career opportunities available to them within a particular field.

CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS

Endeavor:

A three-day career exploration program, Endeavor brings together sophomores pursuing degrees in the liberal arts with alumni, faculty, and friends. Through lively conversations, hands-on activities, and career treks into Boston, participating students will explore, reflect, and learn how to act on their career interests and goals, while connecting the value of their liberal arts education to their future.

Students who participate in Endeavor will be able to:

  1. Identify 2-3 Career Fields they are interested in further exploring.

  2. Articulate 2-3 skills they are gaining through their BC education which translate to the workplace.

  3. Demonstrate their verbal communication and networking skills through conversations with alumni and peers.

Launch

A week of interactive workshops for Juniors and Seniors, Launch gives students the tools to articulate their skills, experiences, and identity in the job/ internship search and empowers students to create concrete action steps to define and reach their professional goals. 

Students who participate in Launch will be able to:

1) Articulate 2-3 strengths, experiences, or personal attributes they can market in their job or internship search.

2) Describe the next 1-3 steps in their career discernment and planning.



Eagle Intern Fellowship

The Eagle Intern Fellowship is a selective opportunity that provides financial support to Boston College undergraduates who obtain internships with organizations that are not able to provide a salary.  By eliminating financial barriers, this program allows students to explore their career interests, gain new skills and experience the world of work. Selected students are eligible to receive a $3,500 fellowship to support their summer internship as well as an individual career coach to enhance their internship experience. 

Students who participate in the Eagle Intern Fellowship Program will be able to:

  • Articulate at least three skills and competencies employers are seeking in recent college graduates
  • Cite examples of how their internship helped them develop at least two of those skills and competencies in a professional setting
  • Create three next action steps based on reflection on skills, interests, values, and organizational culture

Job Shadow Program:

Boston College’s Job Shadow Program matches undergraduates with employers, alumni, parents, and friends of BC for short-term job shadowing and mentoring experiences. Typically a one-day experience, a Job Shadow is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of what a particular job entails, observe daily operations, and make connections.

Students who participate in the Job Shadow Program will be able to:

  1. Articulate what a “day-in-the-life” is like in a work environment of their choice.

  2. Understand the value of making connections in their intended industries.

  3. Express how their skills and interests potentially relate to a particular profession.
Students who participate in a Career Trek will be able to:
 
  1. Express how their skills potentially relate to a particular profession

  2. Identify 2-3 skills needed for the industry of the organization they visit

  3. Describe the professional culture of the organization they visit