With 120 registered employers in attendance on Thursday, it will be important to have a plan of action. Whether you are attending the Career Fair with specific goals in mind, or to explore and learn more about career options, use the 2013 Career Fair Program to help you map out your strategy.
Are you planning to interview in the upcoming year for jobs or summer internships? Have you signed up for Interview Prep Week? Don’t miss this chance to get ready before campus interviews start.
To sign up for a a workshop, please log into EagleLink.
First impressions count, so dress appropriately any time you meet with a prospective employer, like at our annual Career Fair. And while you’re all snazzied up, stop by our LinkedIn Photobooth for a free professional portrait!
I cannot believe my time at LULAC is over. Over the past few weeks I have continued working on the national immigration college initiative that my boss asked me to take on. The initiative is aimed at spreading awareness regarding comprehensive immigration reform by connecting students with their members of Congress, to ensure they know that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority for Americans. In this specific initiative, the target audience is college students. Now that I have layed out the infrastructure of the initiative and established the colleges and universities which we plan on extending invitations to, to join our program, we have made more progress towards our final goal.
One thing that excited me specifically during the process, was our decision that creating a website for our initiative would be the ideal way to communicate. I have layed out everything related to the website–from its look and feel, to the various headings, subheadings, and text that will be included within them. It has the usual About LULAC section, About Immigration reform (discussing where we are in the process, what the process is, and why getting involved is important). It also has a subheading How to Get Involved, detailing how student organizations can get involved and what our asks of them would be. There is also a section that includes training, and gives all the necessary facts and statistics, to ensure that the information that is being disseminated is all correct (with those, will be downloadable toolkits and such). Included is also blog-like section on the website so all of the groups can write updates on what they are doing and give them a larger sense of accountability. I cannot wait to see students throughout the country doing voter registrations, setting up meetings with their members of congress, hosting events, and spreading awareness of comprehensive immigration reform!
My time at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has been such a great learning experience and so much more rewarding than I could have ever imagined! I have had the opportunity to work on so many great projects, learn from amazing people, and truly build a skill set to better provide service to others in the future.
I absolutely love all the work that we do and everything that we stand for at LULAC, but I definitely think that my supervisor is who has made this experience for me. Although being quite young, my supervisor has a great amount of experience in various areas of politics and a great amount of knowledge and wisdom. From the first day Sindy took a great interest in me, and demonstrated that she was invested in my learning and growth throughout the internship. She did a great job of “looping me in” to the things she was working on, which allowed me to gain a better understanding of civic engagement and the processes that rule this. I also enjoyed that she brought me to meetings and allowed me to see how things work at the various levels. She often times also pushed me to step out of my comfort zone, making me grow both as a professional and as an individual.
Sindy is also huge on networking and I am really happy that she gave me so many tips on networking and actually made me implement them. Giving us business cards definitely facilitated this. Everything about my internship was great, the people I worked with, the substantive work I was able to do, and most importantly the relationship I was able to foster with Sindy. I will probably also be coming back to DC post graduation, I love the professional and overall environment in DC!
The best way to approach an employer is to practice your 30-second commercial or elevator speech. Whether you are attending the Career Fair for exploration or to network, use this opportunity to tell employers about your successes, skills and talents!
Welcome back – we hope you had a wonderful summer! As we get back into the swing of the school year, check out some of the links and info below to get back in the swing of your career search!
UPCOMING Career Center EVENTS AT BC
Boston College Career Fair
Thursday, September 19
3:00 – 6:00pm in Conte Forum
AHANA & Student Athlete Reception: 1:00PM – 2:30PM in the Heights Room
In addition to the fair, there are loads of good prep workshops and events in the lead-up to the fair – check them out on our website!
Interview Prep Week for Juniors and Seniors
Come to an interview workshop, register for practice interviews with employers and get in the game for the real thing.
Week of September 23-27
Register on EagleLink
EVENTS IN BOSTON
Boston Idealist Grad School Fair
Check out a multitude of graduate schools from around the world including programs in environmental studies, education, biomedical science, and public health.
Where: 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University, Boston, MA
When: Wednesday, September 25
5:00 – 8:00pm
Register in advance. Cost is free.
Massachusetts Green Career Conference
Connect with professionals in the “green” field and learn about best practices and new developments in sustainable development.
Where: Marlborough Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA
When: Thursday, October 3
8:00am – 4:00pm
Register in advance. Cost for students is $45.
Boston Startup Job Fair
Connect with innovative Boston-based startups looking for current students and recent graduates.
Where: Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA
When: Monday, October 28
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Developers/Engineers Only
2:00pm – 5:00pm – All Candidates
All candidates must register in advance and space is limited. Cost is free.
2013 Schools and Programs of Public Health Visit Day
Meet with grad school reps, current students, and others in the field of Public Health.
Where: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
When: Wednesday, November 6
8:30am – 12:30pm
All participants must register in advance. Cost is free.
Job & Internship Opportunities
Science/Math/Tech in Education
- Fall Internships at the Museum of Science in Boston – (e.g. Hands-On Lab Interpretation Intern, Computer Clubhouse Web & Social Media Intern)
- Environmental Educator at “e” Inc. – The Environmental Learning and Action Center
- 3-5 Grade Science Teacher at Brooke Charter Schools – EagleLink
- Online Tutor at InstaEdu – EagleLink
- Urban Teacher Residency with Urban Teacher Center
- Math Assessment Intern – The Achievement Network
Computer Science/IT – All On EagleLink
- Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) – General Electric
- Textron Leadership Development Program – Information Technology – Textron, Inc.
- Associate Application Developer – Bottomline Technologies
- Information Technology & Project Assurance Associate – PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Software Developer – InterSystems Corporation
- 2014 Summer Consulting Intern, Technolgy & Advisory – McGladrey
- Technology and Innovation Intern – EF (Education First)
- Multiple Job Openings at Joslin Diabetes Center Job Openings (Including: Study Coordinator (Immunobiology) – N2447‐13, and Clinical Research Nurse (LookAHEAD Study) – R2434‐13)
What’s Happening? Cool News from the Field
A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger
According to the New York Times, “Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus of older adults. Some people as old as 80, the researchers say, begin to show neurological patterns of people in their 20s.”
Thanks for checking out the bi-weekly science, math, and tech career update!
Are you considering a career in the sciences? This panel will feature alumni and employers in science fields who will offer their perspective about the wide variety of professional opportunities available. Panelists will provide advice about resumes, interviewing, and navigating the job and internship search process. They will also offer insight into their careers and highlight what skills and experiences make candidates competitive.
Register on EagleLink. All BC students are welcome!