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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.

Contact for more information about these events.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

A series of job-search related workshops are offered throughout the year. Bring your questions and your lunch. Previous workshops topics have included:

  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Licensure
  • Interviewing
Networking and LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday, October 30, 2014
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

Learn about why networking is so important and how do it right.

Resume Workshop for Second Year Field

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1:00–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

BC Social Work Career Networking Event

Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:00–7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521
2 CEUs
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.

Alumni: Please RSVP to by October 23.

BC Social Work Career Day: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Thursday, January 8, 2015
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

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 an alumni panel who will share their career experiences. Continental breakfast.

Licensure Workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McElroy Conference Room, Room 237, McElroy Commons

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 (except California) to make it worthwhile to attend for students looking to practice outside of Massachusetts.

Part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series. Bring your questions and your lunch.

Mock Interviewing

Wednesday, March 11–Friday March 13, 2015
By Appointment
Location TBD

Alumni: To volunteer, complete and return the registration form by February 20, 2015.

For more information, contact

BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

Friday, March 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 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.

This year, over 30 agencies are registered to participate: Recruitment Fair Participating Agencies (2015) (PDF)

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

Tips for preparing (2015) (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, contact