Programs and Events
Preparing for the Journey
One of the Council's most successful initiatives to date is Preparing for the Journey. This program began five years ago as a career and networking presentation offered to junior and senior women undergraduates of Boston College. Each program features the opportunity for students to discuss and network with talented and accomplished alumnae who share their stories and experiences. These alumnae also offer students their expertise on interviewing, networking and intern opportunities.
To date, approximately 2,500 undergrads, have participated and benefited from this worthwhile program.
Beginning the Journey
This program is offered to young alumnae(1–10 years out) and features a thought–provoking panel discussion and networking opportunity with distinguished Boston College alumnae. Topics covered include building your resume, moving forward in your career, and work life balance.
Beginning the Journey programs are held in numerous cities across the country including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.
Continuing the Journey
This career oriented program is offered to alumnae who are navigating the path back into the workforce or are facing a career transition. This full day interactive seminar is focused on practical "how–to's" of the job search with several break–out sessions offered, including resume writing, interviewing techniques, and effective networking. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with fellow alumnae and Council members.
Refining the Journey
This program is offered to alumnae (20+ years graduated) and explores the many life experiences facing women at this stage of the journey. Distinguished faculty and accomplished alumnae discuss self discovery and engagement with meaning and purpose. Topics include volunteerism, care giving, and lifelong learning and education.
The Council holds private exhibitions and receptions at the McMullen Museum of Art for alumnae of Boston College.
The Signature Series is designed to address and analyze topics of critical importance to Council Members as well as the University at large.
Women's Athletic Events
In an attempt to raise the profile of the extremely competitive and successful women's athletic program at Boston College, the Council is hoping to sponsor at least one women's athletic event per season.
Sponsored by the Council for Women of Boston College
Tuesday, Mar. 11, 6–9 p.m.
McMullen Museum of Art, Devlin Hall, Boston College
The CWBC cordially invites you to attend a private reception and viewing of the exhibition “Paris Night & Day: Photography Between the Wars.” Nancy Netzer, director of the McMullen Museum of Art, will provide an exhibit overview for attendees. Docents will be available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsored by The Council for Women of Boston College and the Graduate Women in Business organization
Tuesday, Mar. 25, 4–6 p.m.
Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Room
What is the difference between negotiating and influence? Which skill would you use to get a new position, move up in your company, receive a salary increase, land a new client, share a project workload, or gain an advocate for your cause?
Knowing your own value and presenting yourself in a way that is receptive to your colleagues and management is key to success. The panelists will share their experiences with regard to the long-term impact of negotiation and influence, recommend when to apply each skill, and offer best practices.
Saturday, Apr. 12, Time: TBD
Join your fellow Eagles in being “men and women for others” during Boston College’s Day of Service. In an effort to expand the reach of this beloved tradition, the Alumni Association is looking forward to the inclusion of our international alumni this year, and we hope to improve upon last year’s total of 30 participating chapters.