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Career Center Learning Outcomes

As noted on Your Career Plan, your career education and professional development will take you down many paths throughout the course of your life. At Boston College, we believe this process involves a continuous cycle of reflection, exploration, preparation, and achievement in order to help you lead a meaningful personal and professional life. All of our initiatives are structured to help you achieve at least one of these learning outcomes.


 

Career Coaching:

Students who participate in Career Coaching will be able to:

  1. More clearly articulate their career options and goals. 

  2. Identify 2-3 Career Center resources or programs to help them at their stage of career development.

  3. Identify 2-3 concrete next steps in their career development and planning.

  4. Gain tools and advice to more confidently and professionally present themselves to potential employers via their resumes and online profiles.

 

CAREER CENTER EVENTS

Students who participate in Career Fairs will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate networking skills and gain confidence in speaking with employers in their field(s) of interest.

  2. Demonstrate proper preparation for a career fair – including research, attire, and how to best present themselves as candidates.

  3. Identify a greater range of career opportunities available to them by industry, function, or employer.

  4. Connect with 3-5 organizations during or following a Career Fair.

  5. Identify at least 2 new contacts within their field(s) of interest.

  6. Complete the job or internship application process for at least 1 organization of interest.

Students who participate in Workshops/Chats will be able to:

  1. Gain tools and advice to more confidently and professionally present themselves to potential employers via their resumes and online profiles.

  2. Identify other resources and collaborators among staff, faculty, alumni, and peers who can help them in their career development process.

*For each Workshop/Chat topic we offer, there is a more specific set of learning outcomes related to the specific topic.

Network Nights are opportunities to meet with alumni and professionals in the field, learn about available career options, and hear about strategies for navigating the job and internship search process.

Students who participate in Networking Nights will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate in-person one-on-one and group networking skills.

  2. Gain a better understanding of working in a particular field or with a specific company.

  3. Identify 2-3 career opportunities available to them within a particular field.

CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS

Endeavor:

A three-day career exploration program, Endeavor brings together sophomores pursuing degrees in the liberal arts with alumni, faculty, and friends. Through lively conversations, hands-on activities, and career treks into Boston, participating students will explore, reflect, and learn how to act on their career interests and goals, while connecting the value of their liberal arts education to their future.

Students who participate in Endeavor will be able to:

  1. Identify 2-3 Career Fields they are interested in further exploring.

  2. Articulate 2-3 skills they are gaining through their BC education which translate to the workplace.

  3. Demonstrate their verbal communication and networking skills through conversations with alumni and peers.

Launch

A day-long conference for Juniors and Seniors, Launch allows students to explore their own unique skills and values, better understand hiring timelines for their field of interest, and learn valuable job searching insights/skills from young alumni and recruiters. They will leave empowered with concrete action steps to reach their post-graduate goals.

Students who participate in Launch will be able to:

1) Articulate the hiring timeline for their industry(s) of interest.

2) Cite 2-3 examples of professional etiquette.

3) Explain the next 2-3 steps in their job/internship search process.

Eagle Intern Fellowship Program

The Eagle Intern Fellowship Program is a selective opportunity that provides financial support to Boston College undergraduates who obtain internships with organizations that are not able to provide a salary.  By eliminating financial barriers, this program allows students to explore their career interests, gain new skills, and experience the world of work.

Students who participate in the Eagle Intern Fellowship Program will be able to:

  • Articulate at least three skills and competencies employers are seeking in recent college graduates
  • Cite examples of how their internship helped them develop at least two of those skills and competencies in a professional setting
  • Create three next action steps based on reflection on skills, interests, values, and organizational culture

Job Shadow Program:

Boston College’s Job Shadow Program matches undergraduates with employers, alumni, parents, and friends of BC for short-term job shadowing and mentoring experiences. Typically a one-day experience, a Job Shadow is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of what a particular job entails, observe daily operations, and make connections.

Students who participate in Job Shadow Program, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate what a “day-in-the-life” is like in a work environment of their choice.

  2. Understand the value of making connections in their intended industries.

  3. Express how their skills and interests potentially relate to a particular profession.