Dear Boston College Parents:
Autumn has arrived on the Heights, and our students are preparing for mid-terms and busy with co-curricular activities—including interviews for spring internships and post-college employment. Our lead story spotlights the virtual interview and how your student can prepare for Skype, conference calls, and video exchanges with employers. This issue also features an exciting BC fall event: the Student Involvement Fair on Stokes Lawn.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
The digital exchange: What your student should know in advance of a virtual job interview
Today the hiring process often begins online through smartphones, Skype, or even pre-recorded video—these “screeners” have become the norm across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The Career Center offers many resources to help your student prepare. Read more about virtual interviews >>
Fair Chance: BC’s annual Student Involvement Fair
The first Friday of the fall semester heralds one of the University’s most beloved events: the Student Involvement Fair. This year, more than 250 student organizations gathered on Stokes Lawn to be seen, heard, and remembered. Read about the Student Involvement Fair >>
Parents of seniors, commencement is May 21, 2018. Don’t forget to make your commencement travel and lodging plans and remind your senior to schedule their senior-class photo for the Sub Turri yearbook.
It’s that season again—please advise your student to schedule a flu shot.
Coming up at the Career Center—student registration opens for the following:
- Endeavor: The Liberal Arts Advantage for Sophomores: October 2; and the one-day Job Shadow Program: November 1. Parents interested in working with undergraduates as a BC Job Shadow host (register by October 20) or volunteering on behalf of additional Career Center programming, your participation is welcome.
- STEM Career and Internship Fair: October 25
- Winter Break Regional Career Fair in NYC, hosted by the CIC Consortium: Students can submit their résumés to be considered for on-site interviews by November 27. The Career Fair will be held on January 9, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Hispanic Heritage Month closing ceremony: October 13
Undergraduate student advising for spring semester is underway
Spring semester course registration begins November 9
Thanksgiving holiday: November 22–24
Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: November 27
Study days: December 11–12
Final exams: December 13–20
Holiday break: December 21–January 15
A new year gets underway on the Heights. View first month video. >>
The 2017–18 Lowell Humanities Series includes talks by Eimear McBride, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Sanford Biggers, and Patience Agbabi. View lecture schedule. >>