Category Archives: Careers

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

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Career Conversation with Jeffrey Davis of Epsilon

Last month’s Career Conversation, with BC alumnus Jeffrey Davis of Epsilon, was a great opportunity to learn more about careers in advertising.  If you missed Jeff on campus, check out the following blog post about his visit:

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Jeffrey Davis, a BC alumni, came to the Career Center to speak to us about his position as the Associate Account Executive at Epsilon. Epsilon is a full services marketing company. With a liberal arts background, Jeff emphasized the fact that you do not need to have a marketing degree in order to work at a marketing company. He personally believes that the liberal arts education is extremely valuable in that it teaches you how to write, analyze, and comprehend. He also went into detail on how he started off interning at Blitz and was able to learn to speak the language of the field. This unpaid internship helped him get his resume through the door at Epsilon.   After that, it’s all about your behavior and how you think, and less about what you have previously done.

Jeff also went into detail of what components make up Epsilon. It has 3 major components to it – a full scale agency, marketing technology, and third party data. As a full scale agency, Epsilon creates content and develops the information that shows up on companies’ websites and pages. It also provides analytical consulting, answering questions like “How do I format my website to get people to purchase my product?” Within its marketing technology component, Epsilon builds email and data platforms. This is what Jeff and his team do.  With third party data, Epsilon collects data from different companies for a specific client in order to get a better understanding of information such as where the target audience is spending its money.

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Overall, Jeffrey gave valuable insight on what it is like to work at a company like Epsilon. After listening to him, I felt much more relieved to know that as a Communications and Psychology major, I can provide a unique perspective to marketing companies.  It’s your mind, not your background that leads the way working in Marketing.

-Ellie Suh, College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2014

Ed Tech Job Fair

Interested in working at an ed tech startup? Come meet and mingle with Boston-area ed tech companies that are hiring summer interns and other full-time employees.

Ed Tech Job Fair
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Boston University College of Communications 640 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215

Participating companies include:

  • BE
  • ConnectEDU
  • EverTrue
  • Playrific
  • SimpleTuition
  • The High Bar
  • Tiggly
  • More to come!

Visit http://learnlaunchjobfair042713.eventbrite.com for more information and to register!

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Five Quick Tips for Today’s MERC Education Fair

Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) is today!

TIP 1 – Look your best – wear a suit. It may be okay to show up for your job in casual clothes, but you’ll be taken more seriously at the fair if you wear a suit. If you don’t have a suit, try to borrow one. Next choice is a pair of dress pants (or for women, a conservative skirt), a blazer or sport coat, a clean, pressed shirt and, for men, a tie.

TIP 2 – Don’t carry a backpack inside the fair. A backpack screams “I’m a student!” but you want to convey the message that you are ready to take on a professional role. If you can, leave your backpack at home. DO bring a leather portfolio or notepad holder, which should have room for a pad to take notes, extra copies of your resume, and a pen.

TIP 3 – Do some research, have a few questions. Prioritize your top schools or districts, do a little research, and see if you can come up with a couple of informed questions for your top choices. (For example, “I have experience teaching the math system you use – how is that working out for your elementary schools?”) For MERC, go to http://merc.experience.com. Under “Students” on the right, click on “Visit our website,” then click on “Registered Organizations.”

TIP 4 – Know your strengths. When someone asks you what you do well as an educator, you should be able to cite three or more strengths and provide one or more examples of each. Experienced job fair candidates know to work up a 30-second “personal commercial” (otherwise known as an “elevator speech”) that highlights these strengths. For more on this strategy, click on the video at http://www.bc.edu/edfair

TIP 5 – Send thank you letters. Be sure to get business cards at the fair, or if those are unavailable, get the correct spelling for each person, plus their title. More information on thank you notes is at http://www.bc.edu/offices/careers/skills/letters/thanks.html

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CCCOB: Government Careers Information Forum

Come meet representative from federal, state, and municipal government organizations including the FBI, State Department, Secret Service, Commonwealth of MA, MA Department of Environmental Protection, MA Division of Banks, MA Executive Office of Health & Human Services, and many more. This event includes round table discussions and networking opportunities. Business attire suggested.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2013 from 1:00-3:00PM
WHERE: Boston University Career Development, 100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02215
WHO: All BC Students, free admission!

*College Career Centers of Boston (CCCOB) is a collaborative effort by Emmanuel College, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson University, Simmons College, & Suffolk University.

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BC Alumni Career Conference

This day-long program is geared for alumni who are looking to make a job transition, change career fields, or who are re-entering the job market. Information sessions, a panel discussion with corporate decision makers, and a Q&A with Cindi Bigelow ’82, CEO of Bigelow Tea, will highlight the day.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
9:00AM – 4:30PM
Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus

To register: Call 617.552.4700 or register online at www.bc.edu/alumnied

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Online Resume Books

The Recruiting Program is offering a new resource to students via EagleLink.  You now have the option of submitting your resume into Online Resume Books in EagleLink.

In order to connect employers with graduating students, we give them access to the Online Resume Books throughout the summer months.  If there is a match, then the employer schedules interviews directly with candidates at their office.

If you are still seeking employment, we invite you to submit your resume into one or more of the Online Resume Books available in EagleLink.

Before you submit your resume, schedule an appointment with a career counselor for a resume critique.  Let us help you create a resume that is rich with keywords that will accurately describe your skills and experiences.

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Please contact the Recruiting Program at  617-552-4769 if you have any questions about Resume Books.