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

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2013 Boston College Career Fair – Be Prepared!

Over 100 employers will be in attendance and looking to hire BC students for internships and full-time jobs.  Are you ready?

2013 Career Fair Poster - Research Organizations

For more information and tips on how to prepare for the Fair, visit bc.edu/careerfair and follow us on Twitter #BCFair2013.

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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Summer Camp Jobs

Here at the Career Center, we get asked a lot about summer jobs, especially in a camp environment.  Here are some ideas to explore for positions.

CoolWorks – Summer and seasonal jobs in great places

MassCamps – New England’s Summer Camp Directory

Idealist – Connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

Camp Jabberwocky – Based in Vineyard Haven, is a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities.

created by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator

created by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator

Career Information for Science, Math and Tech Majors!

THIS MONTH’S FEATURE:

  • It’s internship season!
  • Have you tried UCAN? Jump to UCAN, an internship database that draws resources from 12 colleges, from the homepage of your EagleLink account.UCAN Logo

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Raytheon Webinar for BC students, Feb. 5 at 6pm – Please register
  • CVS Caremark IT Careers Day Mar. 1, deadline to apply Feb. 8: For juniors and seniors interested in technology careers—they expect to hire 10 people who have attended this event. TO register or for questions: traci.britton@caremark.com
  • Science and Conservation Day at Franklin Park Zoo, Feb. 9, 10am-4pm, keynote speech, panel discussion, demonstrations, free zoo admission with behind the scenes experience, and lunch! To register, email education@zoonewengland.comzoonewengland
  • Twelfth Annual New England Science Symposium, Saturday, March 2, 2013

THIS MONTH’S TIP:

  • January is a big month for internship searching! In addition to the two-day internship fair, check EagleLink for several workshops to spruce up your resume and cover letters, and learn how to more effectively search for and land internships!

Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair

Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to be civically
engaged on campus and in the Boston Community!

Thursday, January 24th
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Gasson 100

For more information please visit the VSLC or Civic Engagement websites.

There will also be a trivia game to win prizes and a Civic Literacy Test to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore!

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Winter Break Externship Program

If you are interested in learning more about a particular field or employer, the Winter Break Externship Program might be the perfect option for you.

An externship offers the opportunity to learn more about a specific field by allowing you to job-shadow an employer for a day, either here in the Boston area or in New York. You will have have the chance to observe day-to-day operations first hand, and to network with potential future colleagues in your field of interest.

You may be able to attend staff meetings, observe interactions with clients, observe the functions that different positions serve, see where the field may be heading in the near future, and conduct informational interviews with people in a variety of positions within the company.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please email externship.student@bc.edu. Please note that the opportunity is open to all undergraduate students, and the deadline for applying is October 14th.