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Frequently Asked Questions: Students

Endeavor registration opens on October 2, 2017. The deadline to register is December 1, 2017 or when we reach our cap of 250 students. We recommend registering early. Be sure to check your availability before registering for the program. 

Yes, all Endeavor participants will be able to move back to their residence halls on January 9 or 10. More details will be provided after registration. 

The Endeavor program is a free program for sophomores in the liberal arts! The only costs to you during the program will be your meals, which will be charged directly toward your meal plan or can be purchased in whatever way you would normally purchase food on campus (e.g. EagleBucks, cash, credit card). Please note that participants will be charged a fixed price of $12.99 for a buffet-style lunch on Thursday.*

Because of the planning and resources required for the program, as well as the generosity of the alumni who are volunteering their time, there will be a $150 fee assessed to students who sign up and do not show up for the event.

*If the cost of food is at all a concern for you, please contact Rachel Greenberg in the Career Center as soon as possible.

If you are a liberal arts sophomore and submit a complete form with well-thought-out answers before we have reached capacity, you will be accepted into Endeavor. Students will be notified of their status via email within one week of their submission. Please do not make or change travel plans until you have officially received that email.

Endeavor takes place on a variety of locations within the Chestnut Hill campus. Specific information about locations will be provided to all participants as we get closer to the event.

​Yes, because of how the program is designed, students are required to move back to their residence halls and attend all sessions of the Endeavor program from Wednesday, January 10 through Friday, January 12.​

While meals will be a part of the Endeavor schedule, they will not be covered by the program. All meals will be charged directly toward your spring meal plan, should you have one, or will otherwise be billed to your student account and/or EagleBucks. Please note that all participants will be charged a fixed price of $12.99 for a buffet-style lunch on Thursday. 

Yes! As part of Endeavor, all student participants will be given a Career Coach for the day. That Career Coach will be a BC liberal arts alumus/a and will meet with you in a small group to help you reflect on your Endeavor experience, consider how you can continue your exploration beyond Endeavor, and help you determine your next action steps.

Additionally, you'll be supported by both a Career Center staff member and an Endeavor Fellow. Endeavor Fellows are highly trained student leaders and former program participants, who will help you reflect on your experience during the program and empower you to reach your goals after the program ends.

All students in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, as well as students in the Lynch School’s Applied Psychology and Human Development major, are invited to attend Endeavor. Students in other majors that are interested in attending Endeavor are welcome to email bcendeavor@bc.edu to request an exception and explain how this program would be important and beneficial to them.

All program participants are required to move back to campus by 1:00 p.m. on January 10.

The attire for Endeavor is business casual. For women, this means a dress, or a skirt (knee-length), or nice pants with a blouse or dress shirt. For men, this means nice pants with a dress shirt (tie is optional).

The only required material you will need to bring with you to Endeavor is your BC ID to pay for your meals. 

Though you may choose to bring copies of your resume if you have them, you are not required to do so. Since this is not a recruiting event, you are not required to have a resume or cover letter prepared in order to participate in Endeavor. We do recommend, however, that you review the information on the Career Center website and begin to create or update your resume and other materials.

You will be provided with a workbook at the start of Endeavor. We recommend that you bring with you a refillable water bottle and a pen.

Yes, absolutely! In fact, this program was designed for you. The purpose of Endeavor is to help you relfect, explore, and learn how to act on your career interests and goals. This program includes hands-on activities, opportunities to meet and connect with alumni (including small group career-coaching sessions), and visits to local organizations.

If you already have a good sense of your career interests, Endeavor is probably not the best program for you. However, we have other programs over winter break that might be a better fit for you.  Look for more information about our Job Shadow Program and regional job and internship fairs.

No, this program is specifically designed for sophomores in the Liberal Arts. The Career Center does offer a variety of other programming and services for students of all class years. Learn more about what we offer. 

The Endeavor schedule includes a mix of hands-on activities and small group sessions with larger group presentations. For example, you will hear from a prominent Boston College graduate who will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts degree, participate in active learning exercises, select from a range of alumni cluster sessions on various career fields, connect with alumni and other students through career coaching and a reception, and experience a workplace setting through a liberal arts career trek. For a full schedule of events, take a look at the Endeavor schedule.

Though Endeavor will not directly connect you with an internship, it will open many doors for you. Specifically, Endeavor will give you tools to help you define and articulate your skills, the opportunity to explore career fields that will help you clarify your interests, and introduce you to many BC alumni. Additionally, participating in Endeavor will give you greater familiarity with the many services and resources available to you through the Career Center that will help you search for an internship.

In order to register, you need to access the form using your BC email address. Be sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts and are indeed using your BC email. If you continue to have issues after trying this step, please email bcendeavor@bc.edu and we can help you troubleshoot.

Endeavor Registration

Registration for Endeavor 2018 is open until December 1, 2017. Register early! Space is limited. 

If you have additional questions, please email bcendeavor@bc.edu.