Tag Archives: Alumni

Resource Highlight: CareerBeam

Alumni, are you puzzled by your career options?  Utilize CareerBeam to help put the pieces together!

CareerBeam is a wonderful portal, provided to you by Alumni Relations, which integrates all phases and stages of the career development process.  With CareerBeam you can:

  • Develop a complete personalized Career Profile with ten separate assessments
  • Find detailed information on over 200 industries
  • Search over 18 million organizations and 22 million company contacts
  • Identify US companies that operate outside the US and foreign firms with offices in the US
  • Review answers to the most frequently asked career questions
  • Build a professional resume and cover letter

Login to the BC Alumni Online Community, go to Career Resources, and access CareerBeam to help you in your career development efforts today!

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Careers in Science Night

This year’s Careers in Science Night will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 7-9 PM in the Higgins Atrium.  Alumni who represent careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, engineering, law, and clinical research will be attending.

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Tools for ReEmployment

Almost all of the alumni seen at the Career Center have either lost their jobs unexpectedly or are dissatisfied with their current career and looking to make a change.

The Career Center is not only a source of job search strategies and information – we are also here to pick you up when you are down, help you dust yourself off and point you in the right direction.  As an alumnus or alumna of BC, you always have access to appointments with our career advisors and to the resources of our website (like coping with unemployment)and the Career Resource Library.

Another great tool with reemployment is the CareerOneStop portal; a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website that helps connect job-seekers with employment, training, and financial help during job transition.

Effective Job Hunting Skills in a Tough Economy

Baby, it’s cold out there!  The economy is in a swoon, and companies in every industry are cutting back and laying off employees.  The prospect of finding a job in the worst market in decades is certainly daunting, but savvy job hunters can still find the great jobs that are available.  In this special panel session, organized by the Boston College Technology Council, you’ll get tips, advice, ideas and encouragement on how to land that dream job.  Designed for Boston College alumni and undergraduates, speakers will provide a variety of viewpoints on hiring – from big tech companies to start-ups – to help you draft a job-hunting plan and search out the openings that exist.  How do you open doors?  What are hiring companies looking for today?  What makes you stand out – both good and bad – as a candidate?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about launching your career in a downturn.  The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a question and answer session and networking reception with the speakers.

Happening today, February 24 at 3:45 pm  registration / 4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion in the Heights Room.

Web Resources: LinkedIn

Virtually prepare yourself for the professional world, and use the 2nd fastest growing social networking website to leverage your job search.  Seniors, as you prepare to go from undergrads to professionals, consider your online presence.  While Facebook has provided you with all of your social networking needs throughout your college career, the content is best kept from potential employers’ eyes.  For alumni, consider expanding your online presence in a professional atmosphere.  For everyone involved, utilize this tool as an alternative way to search for job leads, to find movers and shakers, to network within your field, or to solidify your personal brand.

According to Nielsen Online, LinkedIn grew more than 20 percent month-over-month to 9.5M uniques.  Year-over-year, that represents 193% growth for the website, which indexes highest among ages 35-49.  Check it out today!

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Reebok Day Today!

Reebok is on campus today to meet with sophomores/juniors. The event consists of an overview of opportunities at Reebok, followed by a presentation by Uli Becker the CEO. There will be a Q&A panel featuring alumni employees, a product giveaway, and a networking reception.

Happening today, Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 4-7 PM, in the Murray Room, 4th floor of the Yawkey Building.

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Network Now More Than Ever

Succeeding in the current economy requires motivation and taking advantage of all opportunities.  Now more than ever networking is an important tool to ensure a foot in the door.  In a recent member survey of the South Shore Women’s Business Network,  70 percent of SSWBN members stated they  received business through their participation in the network.  Additionally,  many companies that are hiring right now, might not be  posting their positions due to the large influx of applicants.  Consider using networks to find a job opening.

Check out tips on networking and learn more about the Boston College Career Network, which connects students and alumni to BC graduates from a variety of backgrounds nationwide.