for students serious about getting a head start in their career
The on-campus option
Thanks to funding from Ernst & Young we are once again offering this 8 week on-campus comprehensive Career Development module (not for credit). The Sophomore Accelerator (formerly known as EY Bootcamp) is taken in a classroom setting with a set weekly meeting time.
What is it?
It is a one credit pass/fail course consisting of eight 90 minute sessions designed to ensure that you learn the following:
How to identify your top skills/interests and explore career fields that are a good match
Write an effective resume/cover letter
How to talk about yourself to employers
How to network effectively and utilize the BC Network
How to Interview to get the job. You will learn about interviewing from employers/upperclassmen and conduct a video mock interview
How to dress to impress-learn from a professional stylist what you need to wear to all these different employer and networking events, how to make a positive first impression
How to use Social Media to your advantage-You will develop a strong LinkedIn page and learn how to convey a positive image through social media, also how to use social media to network with the right people
It features employers/alumni, and expert speakers on using social media and how to dress for success.
There are two sections being offered this fall and both are currently full.
The on line version, ModernGuild is a leading on line accelerator designed to help students get ahead in their career planning. Through the program, ModernGuild offers a unique 1-on-1 coaching experience to help students build real-world skills, develop networking strategies and position themselves to land top internships. Simply put, Modern Guild is your personal career trainer, making sure you see results quickly and opening doors as you begin charting your future.
Interested students should start by signing up for the program, which starts with a consultation with a personal career mentor, at no charge. ModernGuild.com/BCCSOM. Many of our freshmen students will complete this course after freshmen year. BC will provide a full scholarship to any students registered with the Montserrat Coalition here at BC.
What are the benefits of Modern Guild?
Modern Guild provides unparalleled access to career exploration exercises, industry experts and professional skill-building opportunities, all designed to help you get ahead.
Upon completion of ModernGuild’s program, you’ll have developed the following:
- A Polished Recruiting Toolkit: Resume, Cover Letter, Elevator Pitch, and Thank You Note
- Informational Interview Tactics and Networking Mastery
- Interview Skills and Confidence
- A Unique Value Proposition for Yourself
- A Personalized Next Steps Action Plan
How much does it cost? What if I can’t afford it?
Through subsidies, CSOM students can enroll in the program, typically valued at $999, for only $500. As an added bonus, students receiving financial aid are invited to participate in the program for FREE. On your application, just click the check box that says “Financial Aid,” and CSOM will verify your status.
Do I get credit?
This is a non-credit accelerator, focused on amplifying the skills students need in order to help bolster their career opportunities.
How much time will ModernGuild’s online program take?
Over the 5-week period, students typically put 2-3 hours worth of work a week, which includes exercises and live interactions.
When is the best time to enroll in the program?
Students who complete the program ahead of the recruiting cycle, which begins during the second half of this semester, are at a clear advantage.
Can I talk to CSOM students who have gone through the ModernGuild program?
Absolutely, and in fact, we recommend it. ModernGuild’s CSOM ambassadors are happy to answer questions about the program’s benefits and how it has grown their opportunities for success.
To find out more about the ModernGuild Accelerator, contact any of the following ambassadors:
- Taylor Zografakis, CSOM '16, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lead Ambassador (Immersion, Acceleration)
· Phil Backus, CSOM '16, email@example.com (Immersion)
· George Yang, CSOM '16, firstname.lastname@example.org (Immersion)
- Rafael Gomes Nogueira, CSOM '15, email@example.com (Acceleration)
- Joe Costa, CSOM '15, firstname.lastname@example.org (Immersion, Acceleration)
Still have questions?
Contact Amy Donegan, at email@example.com, or stop by to talk to her during her drop in hours, M-T-Th, 1-3, or Wednesday during Dean's coffee. You can also call Ambreen Sayed, ModernGuild's Director of Student Life, at 917-860-7059 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Speakers participatng in the on-campus E&Y Sophomore Accelerator include: (this is the on-campus version)
Develop your professional image for College and Beyond
Margaret Batting, President and Founder of Margaret Batting Image Communications
Using social media in your internship search
Lindsey Pollak, Ambassador for LinkedIn, Spokesperson for The Hartford and the author of Getting from College to Career
Margaret is president and founder of Margaret Batting Image Communications. She is a corporate image expert with over 15 years of Fortune 500 management experience specializing in professional image development and non-verbal communication.
Lindsey is a LinkedIn ambassador, a spokesperson for The Hartford and the author of Getting from College to Career. A corporate consultant, bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Lindsey provides actionable, cutting-edge career advice to help today’s students secure jobs and build careers in the 21st century workplace. Topics range from personal branding to job hunting to the professional use of social media.