Get Started

The Career Center is here to help you design a meaningful career that matches your interests, skills, and values. No matter where you are on your journey, the best way to get started is by accessing the three resources below. 

Complete Your Handshake Profile

Activate Your Account

Handshake is BC's official career platform where you will apply for jobs/internships, find events, and more. The key to success on Handshake is completing your profile—80% of students who complete their profile get messaged by an employer.

Join a Career Cluster

Find Your Cluster

The Career Center has seven career clusters to support the diverse interests of Boston College students. Each cluster will provide you with a community of like-minded peers as well as specialized coaching, services, and resources to support you on your journey.

Find Mentors on Eagle Exchange

Explore Alumni

Eagle Exchange is an interactive virtual platform that fosters connections between students and Boston College alumni. You can use Eagle Exchange to build your professional network, ask career-related questions, find alumni mentors, and more.

Eagle's Flight: Creating Pathways to Opportunities

Given the challenges of the global pandemic, the Career Center and Alumni Association launched the Eagle's Flight campaign to help Boston College graduates and current students find meaningful opportunities. Alumni have raised their hands to mentor 2021 graduates and current students through their job/internship search. If you're searching for an opportunity, we highly encourage you to reach out one of these alumni via Eagle Exchange and ask for their advice and assistance.

Find an Alumni Mentor

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I would encourage BC students to reach out to the Career Center as early as freshman year for advice on majors and interests. The center is one of the most valuable resources on campus.
Amanda Alberda, MCAS '21
From the Career Center Blog
Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer  Link to article
The academic year is nearly finished. It was a difficult one, so pat yourself on the back for making it
April 30, 2021
Managing Family Career Expectations  Link to article
Read this if…. Your family expects you to have a high-earning or high-profile career. You feel pressured to be successful
April 23, 2021
Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Internship  Link to article
Virtual internships are more common than ever due to the pandemic. Even as offices start to open back up, it’s
April 15, 2021

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