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Did you find what you were looking for at the Career Fair?

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RealInternships: Stephanie Salinas

On my last day at Children’s Hospital, I felt so many emotions rushing through me. Something I had not experienced in a while.

IMG_1601-1Joy, pride, privileged and honored for this experience, excited for the future, and afraid of the next steps in my life. I was humbled by the words of my supervisors, confident that I made a positive impression on my peers and supervisors, and bittersweet about closing this chapter of my life.

Hearing the words of my supervisors, “MVP”, excellent leader, reliable and consistent, humble, caring of not only the patients but my peers/coworkers as well … all these words left me stunned and feeling a mix of emotions. I left my internship that day feeling on top of the world and wanting to do more, to be better.

This internship has provided me with many different skills that will be essential as I work with youth throughout my career. I have developed the ability to facilitate group activities, as well as the ability to adapt and react accordingly and quickly to unexpected situations.

I got the chance to work one-on-one with patients who had a hard time being in groups. Even though the individual work only consisted of playing games or doing arts & crafts, this was one of my favorite parts of the internship because I was able to form a stronger connection with the patients.

Although my experience here is over, my experience somewhere else is just beginning – and thanks to my experience at Children’s Hospital I will be more confident, motivated, and passionate elsewhere.

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“I’m a people person.”

What does that even mean?  It makes me think of people who say, “I’m a dog person” or “a cat person.”

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The idea is to show potential employers (or potential clients) you get along with people without saying, “My etiquette skills rock.”  Because in a me-focused world, employers want to know if you will get along with others or be a human volcano of bickering, fighting, gossiping, whining, blaming… and leaving a splash of coffee on the bottom of the coffee pot to burn, instead of refilling it after you take the last cup.  Nobody wants that in their workplace.

There’s a better way to show you get along with others and that’s to say it on your resume (or sales materials) by starting each bullet point with what I call, “I-work-well-with-others action words.”

Collaborated with…
Teamed with
Involved with team
Negotiated
Contributed
Joined
Joined forces with
Worked together with
Supported
Cooperated
Co-authored
Resolved
Assembled group of

Mix these words with bullet points of individual initiative and leadership action words: (Managed, Specialized in, Supervised, Initiated, Delivered, Designed, Motivated, Selected, Directed, Drove, Created, Trained, Coached, Counseled, Researched, Edited, Produced, Fostered, Enhanced…) and you have a winning resume.  All of these action words work well in your cover letters and the actual interview, too.

Reposted with permission from the Culture and Manners InstituteAlso be sure to check out the Career Center’s resource on Action Verbs & Keywords!

Science, Math, and Tech Bi-Weekly Career Update!

Thanks to all who made it to the Career Fair last week! We hope that this week’s SMT Career Update is useful!

In this Newsletter: Feature, Upcoming Events at BC, Events in Boston, National Events/Seminars , Job & Internship Opportunities, Cool News from the Field

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hgInterested in the Tech Industry? Check out the Fall 2013 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community with information on meet-ups, events and resources on tech and tech careers in the Boston area!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BC

alliedhealthimageAllied Health Careers Night
When: Tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 25
5:30pm (Higgins 335D): Optometry Panel
6:00pm (Higgins 310): Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner Panel
6:00pm (Higgins 235): Genetic Counseling Panel
6:00pm (Higgins 260): Physical Therapy Panel
7:00pm in Higgins Atrium: Q&A and Refreshments with Professionals
Open to ALL students. RSVP on EagleLink.

Life Sciences & the Health Professions – Professors and Pastries
When: Wednesday, October 2
3:30-5:00pm
Where: Stokes S140
Meet informally with your professors, advisors, and professionals about different topics each week. Fancy pastries abound!

LeaderShape at Boston College
When: January 5-10, 2014
Where: Off-site retreat TBA
Submit your application by Oct. 18!
Check out the LeaderShape website for more information on the program.
Contact the Student Programs Office with any questions.

EVENTS IN BOSTON

Harvard Biotech Career Fair
When: Monday, September 30 — 1:00-5:00pm
Where: New Research Building (3rd floor Rotunda), Harvard Medical School
Intended for PhDs, MDs, and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
No registration required. Cost: $40

EnerNOC Networking Night
When: Monday, Septmeber 30 — 6:00-9:00pm
Where: 1 Marina Park Dr., Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
Registration is required. Cost is free.green careers final

Reminder: Massachusetts Green Career Conference - Thursday, October 3 – Registration is required.

National Events/Seminars

Science and Health Policy: Critical Issues Seminar - The Public Leadership Education Network
January 6-9, 2014 – Washington, DC

Job & Internship Opportunities

Science/Math/Tech in Education

Computer Science/IT – All On EagleLink

  • IT Leadership Development Program – ThermoFisher Scientific
  • Software Quality Engineer – Vistaprintvistaprint
  • Multiple Internships with Insegment, Inc.
  • Automation Engineer – Belvedere Trading LLC

Research Positions

Policy

  • Health Policy Intern – New England Healthcare Institute – EagleLink

Leadership

What’s Happening? Cool News from the Field

galaxy_universe-normalThe 10 Most Important Questions in Science
What is the universe made of? What is consciousness? Why do we dream? Lots to explore as you consider a career in the sciences!

Thanks for tuning in for another week of the SMT Career Update! Please leave comments below or email us at ccasga@bc.edu with any feedback or thoughts on what would be helpful for you in this update!

Drop In Hours

Drop-in appointments last 15-20 minutes and are appropriate for resume or cover letter critiques and focused questions about jobs or internships.

Now featuring online drop-ins (via IM) and satellite drop-in locations where we come to you!

Academic Year (September – May)

Career Center Drop-Ins Satellite Drop-Ins Online Drop-Ins
Monday 1-4pm 9am-12pm (Hillside: General)
6pm-9pm (Lower: General)
Tuesday 1-4pm and 5:00-7:20pm 1-3pm (Chocolate Bar: General) 11am-1pm
Wednesday 1-4pm and 5:00-7:20pm 1:30-2:30pm (Higgins: Science)
Thursday 1-4pm 2pm-3pm (Chocolate Bar: General)
3pm-5pm (Brock House: Montserrat Coalition)
4:30-5:30pm (Merkert: Science*)
11am-1pm
Friday 1-4pm
    *Starts October 3, 2013

2013 Boston College Career Fair – Thank you!

Thank you for attending the 2013 Boston College Career Fair!  Now, you’re work is just beginning.  Remember to follow up with connections you made up at the Career Fair.  Keep fostering your network.  And always remember to say thank you.

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Thank you to all of our employers who attended, especially our sponsors:

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Allied Health Careers Night

Are you interested in a career in the allied health professions? Whether you are just starting to think about the possibilities or are more seriously considering a particular field, come check out Allied Health Career Night.PowerPoint Presentation