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Science, Math, and Tech Bi-Weekly Career Update!

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!

In this Newsletter: Feature, Upcoming Career Center Events at BC, Events in Boston, Job & Internship Opportunities, Cool News from the Field


Careers in the Sciences: An Alumni Panel
Come and hear BC alumni speak about their experiences working in the sciences!
Today! Tuesday, September 10
4:30 – 5:30pm in Merkert 130
Register on EagleLink


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


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

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)

Research Positions

  • Multiple Job Openings at Joslin Diabetes Center Job Openings (Including: Study Coordinator (Immunobiology) – N2447‐13, and Clinical Research Nurse (LookAHEAD Study) – R2434‐13)

Environmental Advocacy

What’s Happening? Cool News from the Field

Credit: EricHolsingerA 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!


Web Resources: Top Places to Work

In addition to the infamous Fortune Magazine’s annual list of 100, look into some more best of’s:

Boston Globes Top Places to Work is broken down into categories including company size, diversity, best perks, and schedule flexibility.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies are “the ones that go above and beyond legal minimums, bring about innovative new ideas to expand the public well being, work on reducing their carbon footprint rather than contributing to green washing and won’t be found next to the words “Billion Dollar Fine” in newspaper headlines any time in the near future. These are the companies that stand out among the competition in their industry.”

The Environmental Business Council of New England has their list of Best Places to Work.  Based on examining the organization, compensation, development, company practices and environmental awareness, the EBC finds the employer of choice!

Working Mother offers several useful lists, including 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Best Companies for Multicultural Women, and Best Women-Owned Companies.

CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award of the Top 50 Employers lists companies, both in the private and public sectors, are considered to provide a progressive environment for people with disabilities.

Human Rights Campaign’s annual list of Best Places to Work for LGBT employees includes top businesses that support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

The Environment is Hot!

Depending on where you are in your career at BC, check out two major career events happening tomorrow for professions in the environment.

Whichever event you choose, go early and network!  Or better yet, go to both!

Environmental Career Exploration Tour

Did you know that the Green Careers field will be hiring?  Did you know that networking is the best way to seek employment?

If you are thinking of a career in this growing field of sustainability and environmentalism, you should attend this tour!  The BC Alumni Association and the Career Center are co-sponsoring a program for career exploration and networking.

The Environmental Career Exploration Tour is a unique two-day event created just for BC students.  You would have the opportunity to tour and meet highly placed executives (many are BC alumni) of agencies concerned with environmental issues.  The program is in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 4.  You will be responsible for travel, lodging, and meals, but there is no registration fee for the program.

To attend, register through EagleLink Workshops for both the program and one of the mandatory orientations/informational meetings.  Two dates are listed — just sign up for the meeting that’s most convenient for you.

See flyer for more information.  This program is limited to 15 students (we will have a waitlist), so sign up now on EagleLink.  Send any questions you may have to theresa.harrigan@bc.edu.