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Career Services offers several events to support our students in their job search process. Event dates and information are updated throughout the year.

Email Career Services for more information about these events.

Networking & LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

Learn why networking is so important, how do it right, and how to use LinkedIn effectively.

Alumni Association Networking Event

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521

Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

This fun annual event gives BC Social Work alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided. Drop by for all or part of the evening.

Last year over 40 alumni and 100 students attended.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Networking
6:30-7:00 p.m. Panel discussion
7:00-7:30 p.m. Networking

Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services.


Resume Workshop

For 2nd-Year Field Placement
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

For students in preparation for their 2nd year field applications. Put your best foot forward when applying for your 2nd year field placement.

Career Day

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
Thursday, January 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, 4th Floor

For Final Year Students: A half-day event to kick off your last semester at Boston College School of Social Work! The event includes an overview of the job search, a resume and cover letter writing workshop, and a panel of alumni who will share their career experiences. Continental breakfast provided.

Mock Interviewing

February 2017
Times vary
Locations vary

For final year students only. Students must sign up in advance. Times and locations of mock interviews are scheduled on an individual basis.

Licensure Workshop

Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
McElroy 237

A member from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work will explain the social work licensure process in Massachusetts. While they will not be able to answer specific questions about requirements in other states, the process is similar enough in other states to make it worthwhile to attend for students looking to practice outside of Massachusetts.

BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.

Last year, 40 agencies registered to participate: Recruitment Fair Participating Agencies (2017) (PDF)

This event is open to BC Social Work students and alumni only. IDs are required.

Tips for preparing (2017) (PDF)

Photos and comments from previous BC Social Work Recruitment Fairs

Employers: If you are interested in having your agency attend, please complete and return the Registration Form linked from the For Employers page. For more information, email Career Services.