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BC Honors Area High School Students

09/05/13

By Sean Smith | Chronicle Editor

Published: Sept. 5, 2013

As the new academic year drew closer, Boston College honored area high school students who worked on campus this summer as part of the University’s collaboration with the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). The 23 students attended a closing ceremony Aug. 23 in the Yawkey Center Murray Room to cap their participation in PIC’s Job Collaborative Program, which provides real-world job experience and an insight into college life.

After a welcome by Human Resources Senior Assistant KimDuyen Ngo and Employment Specialist Emmanuel Johnson — BC coordinators for the program — students took turns speaking about their time at BC. They expressed appreciation for the opportunity to develop job skills and to learn about workplace routines and decorum; the students also praised their supervisors for making them feel welcome and valued.

“If I had a ‘Boss of the Year Award,’” said Ralph Karnuah, looking at AHANA Student Programs Administrative Assistant Rosaleah Brown, “I would give it to her.”

Supervisors also had the chance to offer their perspectives, and lauded the student workers’ industriousness and enthusiasm for learning. In addition, PIC School-to-Career and Employer Engagement Director Josh Bruno was on hand to give thanks to BC for its more than three decades of support.