Monthly Archives: October 2012

Career Information for Science, Math and Tech Majors!

THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: BC Alumni in Science Profiles

  • Read about how your fellow Eagles have used their science degrees creatively!

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • A&S Career Conversation with Parth Desai, policy analyst for the Committee on Public Health in MA, Oct. 23, 6pm, Room 309 of the Career Center (RSVP on EagleLink!)
  • Post-Grad Volunteer Fair Oct. 23 from 4-7pm in the Heights Room
  • Nurse Practitioner v. Physician Assistant alumni panel, tentative date Nov. 9 in Higgins
  • Webinar Career Conversation with Kim Bent, creator of PBS Rhode Island’s “Catch the Science Bug”, Nov. 14, 8pm

THIS MONTH’S TIP:

  • Practice interviews from the comfort of your own room with Interview Stream!
  • Look for science-specific interviews and record yourself answering computer-generated interview questions
  • Watch the recording to see how you look, or email it to anybody—including a counselor at the Career Center!

October is Careers in Student Affairs Month!

Careers in Student Affairs Blog Entries: Throughout the month, BC Student Affairs professionals will share what they do and how they got to where they are through the Careers in Student Affairs Month Blog Series. Stay tuned here to read these entries!

Student Affairs Staff Tweet for a Day: Throughout the month, colleagues across the Division will be tweeting for a day about their various professional activities and thoughts about working in Student Affairs. Look for tweets with #studentaffairs #tweetforaday hashtags at https://twitter.com/BC_Career.

Careers in Student Affairs Panel and Lunch: Our closing event in celebration of Careers in Student Affairs Month will be an informational panel geared toward undergraduate students who may have an interest in pursuing student affairs as a career option.  The panel will provide students with information on the field from multiple perspectives.

Career Information for Science, Math and Tech Majors!

THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: BC Alumni in Science Profiles

  • Read about how your fellow Eagles have used their science degrees creatively!

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Oceana Internships
  • Green Corps
  • Environment America
  • Environment Massachusetts
  • A few postings you can find on EagleLink:
    • Information Technology Leadership Program at GE
    • Research Internship at K.A. Recruiting
    • Healthcare Consulting Intern for Bridgehead International
    • Volunteer for Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative
    • Research Assistant at Boston Medical Center
    • Research Scientist at Numerica Corp.
    • Technical Services at Epic Systems Corp.
    • And more!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Harvard’s Biological Sciences in Public Health program information session Oct. 13 10am-1pm in the Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave.  For more info email admissions@hsph.harvard.edu
  • Microsoft is coming to campus! Oct. 15th from 6:30-7:30 in Gasson 310
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips for Chemistry Majors Oct. 17 at 4pm in Merkert 124
  • Post-Grad Volunteer Fair Oct. 23 from 4-7pm in the Heights Room

THIS MONTH’S TIP:

  • Practice interviews from the comfort of your own room with InterviewStream!
  • Look for science-specific interviews and record yourself answering computer-generated interview questions
  • Watch the recording to see how you look, or email it to anybody—including a counselor at the Career Center!

2013 Boston College Externship Program

The Career Center at Boston College announces the 2013 Boston College Externship Program, offered to all undergraduate students. An Externship or job-shadowing experience is a one day opportunity for students to gain understanding of a business, industry, and job functions, as well as to ask questions and observe daily business operations. It also encourages students, alumni, and organizations to forge strong and valuable connections. The Externship Program is not for academic credit and students are not compensated, but the experience will be greatly beneficial to your career pursuits.

Externships are located primarily in the Greater Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. areas, as well as several other locations around the country. They are scheduled during the week of January 7-11, 2013. This week does not occur during an academic session; it is part of the interim period between Fall and Spring semesters. If you live on campus, early move-in is available through the Office of Residential Life, and we will help guide you through this process.

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Student Criteria for Selection and Participation
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It is the desire of the Career Center to place all interested students into an Externship. However, due to the limited number of Externships available, placements are not guaranteed. Students will be selected for an Externship on the basis of their resume, the potential connection between the student’s goals for participation and the criteria of the hosting organization, with priority matching given on a first-come, first-served basis. So please don’t wait to apply!

Applications go live for BC students on October 22, 2012, and are due no later than November 5, 2012 on EagleLink.

Students MUST attend ONE of the following mandatory Externship Orientation Meetings in order to receive their Externship host match:

• Wednesday 12/5 at 5:00pm
• Friday 12/7 at 3:00pm
• Tuesday 12/11 at 12:00pm

More information on these information sessions to follow. Students need not show expertise or experience in the field of the Externship for which they apply, but they must show sincere interest and curiosity about the field as a possible career option. If you are not placed in an Externship the first time around, please be sure to apply for future opportunities.
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A sample of past and present hosts:
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• BNY Mellon
• Boston Bruins
• Brookline Access Television
• Ernst & Young LLP
• Falmouth Public Schools (MA)
• Liberty Mutual
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• McGladrey
• Raytheon – Integrated Defense Systems
• State Street Corp.
• UBS
• Many more; see EagleLink after 10/22 for the full list of 2013 participating hosts.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Crowley at externship.student@bc.edu or 617-552-0193.

Again, please note that applications go live 10/22, and the application deadline is 11/5. See attached documents below for more information and application instructions (note: this is required for acceptance to the Externship Program).

Ten Thoughtful Tips about Advertising from Schuyler Hunt

If you weren’t able to attend this week’s Career Conversation, please see Schuyler Hunt’s Ten Thoughtful Tips about Advertising!

1. There are five areas of advertising to consider; Art Direction, Copywriting, Communications Strategy, Creative Brand Management, Creative Technology.

2. Explore advertising websites. Some great websites Schuyler mentioned include; Agency Spy, AgencyFight, Creativity-Online

3. Consider graduate school to gain skills necessary to enter the field.

4. Start building your advertising book (portfolio) now; create your own projects for companies, show how you would advertise for them.

5. Network! Stay connected and informed of web culture! Utilize twitter, LinkedIn, reddit, 4chan, knowyourmeme, connections in the field, etc.

6. Be your unique self… in advertising it’s important to show your personality in your work; be quirky, "no room for normal."

7. Be prepared for failure; don’t give up when you get turned down, for every success you will have many ideas that never became realities.

8. Work as an intern; there is so much to learn on the job, especially with the fast pace of technology.

9. Educate yourself on coding; w3schools and codeacademy

10. Find a mentor in the field!  Reach out to current members of the field to get the inside perspective.  

-Emily Merritt, Graduate Assistant, Boston College Career Center

A&S Career Conversations

Career Conversations are an opportunity for Arts and Sciences students to network with Boston College Alumni to consider career fields through informal round table discussions.

Held every Tuesday night from 6-7PM in the Career Center Conference Room! RSVP on EagleLink or just stop by (on space available basis)!