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Eagle’s Flight, a job and internship campaign launched by Boston College's Career Center and Alumni Association, is bringing more career opportunities to BC students and recent graduates through the University’s extensive alumni network.
The challenging job market triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted BC to call on its alumni to share jobs, internships, or short-term projects, or to volunteer to mentor a student on the job application process.
In the first two days of the campaign, which began May 4, 60 alumni reached out with opportunities in organizations such as Amazon, Chubb Insurance, New England Cancer Specialists, McKinney Advertising, and the Dish Network. The Career Center will facilitate connections between these alumni and BC students primarily through Eagle Exchange, an online mentoring platform that links BC students with alumni and currently connects more than 13,000 Eagles.
“We’re very pleased with the response to date, but we’re not surprised,” said Associate Vice President of Career Services Joseph Du Pont. “BC’s culture of giving back to others, including our students, is so strong. We turned to our alumni when our students needed help and are so grateful for their generosity.”
“The Boston College global alumni network has always been gracious in extending professional and career-related opportunities to current students and our most recent graduates in a variety of ways,” said Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Leah DeCosta Spencer. “We’re thrilled to introduce Eagle’s Flight as a holistic campaign and call to action for all alumni to come together and support our most recent graduates at a time when it’s most needed.”
For more information, visit the Eagle's Flight website.
Christine Balquist | University Communications | May 2021