boston college career center
One-Day Career Reflection Opportunity for First Year Students
What did you envision for yourself when you entered Boston College, and is that the same now? Often times that original vision starts evolving into something new—and that’s ok. Or maybe you haven’t made a connection with a specific path yet—and that’s ok too. Envision is an opportunity to reflect on your first year as a college student and how your experiences during your time at BC relate to your future career. This day-long experience will feature interactive group discussions and exercises led by student peer leaders to help you clarify your goals and remove barriers to action.
Envision is designed for first-year students who are:
- Undecided on their major
- Feeling peer/familial/societal pressure to pursue a specific professional path
- Uncertain of choice of major and/or career interests
- Questioning their pre-professional track choice (pre-med, pre-law, etc.)
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Barat House, Newton Campus
In Partnership With:
Academic Advising, Office of Pre-Health Programs, Learning to Learn, Montserrat Office
Agenda for the Day:
Small Group Breakout: Get to know your Envision leader and start connecting with other participants
Color Your Own Wandering Map to Discover Your Career Path: Not all who wander are lost. Take your creative expression to the next level as you’ll have the opportunity to create your own wandering map from scratch and share with your peers--a handy career exploration tool that factors in what matters most to you, both during and before your time at BC.
Lunch & Listen: Enjoy lunch as you listen to Envision leaders tell their personal stories about their evolving career aspirations
Individual Reflection Time
Envision Leader Stories Continued: Hear from more Envision leaders
Step Into the Future: If you could see yourself 10 years from now into the future, what would that ideal future “you” be like? With Envision’s bestowed power of time travel, you’ll get to see for yourself that the best advice often comes from within.
Making Sense of All BC Has to Offer: Listen and engage with your Envision Leaders as they take the stage to share how they’ve engaged with the many resources and opportunities at BC, and how their personal/professional development has been influenced. Take notes and ask questions--it’s for you!
Now What? Creating a Personal Action Plan: Reconnect with your Envision leader and small group to discuss and brainstorm next steps that you can take toward
Wrap-up: Come together as a large group to end Envision and learn more about how to put your plan into action