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.

Student Criteria for Selection and Participation

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.
A sample of past and present hosts:
• 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.
• 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).


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