24/7 Virtual Resources

Your career journey will take you through a continuous cycle of exploration, preparation, and action. No matter where you are on your journey, there are resources to assist you. The guide below provides a centralized place to access the many resources available to you as a Boston College student. These are virtual resources you can access 24/7 from your residence hall, home, or anywhere across the globe. 

Career Explorer

A resource to help you discover how your interests, skills, personality and goals intersect. Get real-time recommendations on careers and industries to consider. Be sure to meet with a career coach to review your results and to determine next steps.

 

Focus 2 Career

A major and career exploration platform that will guide you through a series of self assessments. Your assessment results are then matched to career and BC-specific major options.

To Access: Complete the form, new users will be required to enter the access code: Eagles. 

 

16Personalities

A resource to help you identify your personality type. Your results can guide you as you reflect on how you relate to others, how you get your energy, how you receive and organize information, and how you make decisions.

 

What Can I Do With This Major?

A resource to help show you what many people with specific majors go on to do for employment and what types of employers could potentially hire them. You will be surprised at the variety of career paths you could pursue. 

 

Vault

Find out what it is like to work within an industry, a company, or a profession. View the Career Guides for up to date information on a variety of careers.

To gain access, please register for an account using your Boston College email address

Boston College Career Outcome Data

Use the Boston College Career Outcome Data to explore the types of experiences Boston College seniors pursue after graduation. The interactive outcomes dashboard allows you to explore first destinations of graduates by school, major, industry, location, and more.

Boston College Internship Data

Use the Career Center's Summer Experience Dashboard to explore the types of experiences Boston College students completed over the summer.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A resource that can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, outlook and more for hundreds of occupations. If you are wondering what job titles actually mean or how to prepare for a career in a specific industry, this is an easy to navigate tool to help you.

 

Eagle Exchange

Eagle Exchange is an online platform that fosters connections between BC students and alumni. Through Eagle Exchange you can reach out to alumni to ask for help with your resume and cover letter. Use the filters to find alumni in your area of interest who are willing to review resumes and reach out to them. 

View our Eagle Exchange guide to get started. 

 

Resume Template and Samples

The Career Center has assembled sample resumes and a word template to assist you with crafting your own resume.

Cover Letter Samples

The Career Center has assembled sample cover letters to help you get started. 

Big Interview

Build confidence in your interview skills through free access to this online platform. You can record yourself answering questions that are tailored to specific industries, roles, or skills. You can also access their library of resources, including videos on interview strategies.

View their student guide to get started. 

Alumni can access Big Interview here. Please email career.center@bc.edu for your alumni registration code.

Handshake

Before you interview with an organization, be sure read through their profile on Handshake to learn more about their mission and culture. If they are a larger organization, they will also have interview tips and sample questions sourced from other students on the platform. 

View our Handshake Guide to get started. 

 

Eagle Exchange

Eagle Exchange is an online platform that fosters connections between BC students and alumni. Through Eagle Exchange you can request to do mock interviews with BC alumni. Use the filters to find alumni in your area of interest who are willing to conduct mock interviews and reach out to them. If they currently work at the organization you're interviewing with, ask them for organization-specific advice. 

View our Eagle Exchange guide to get started. 

 

Consulting Interview Guide

A guide created by the Carroll School of Management to assist any student with preparing for a management consulting interview. 

Technical Interview Guide

A guide created by the Computer Science Society to help you navigate a technical interview. 

Eagle Exchange

Eagle Exchange is an online platform that fosters connections between BC students and alumni. Use your account to find alumni mentors and set up exploratory career conversations. Search the community by major, industry, identity, job title, employer, and more.

View our Eagle Exchange guide to get started. 

 

Handshake

Through your Handshake account, you can connect with students and employers on the platform from a wide-variety of schools and organizations. You can search students based on organizations they have interned with. Reach out to set up an exploratory career conversation. 

View our Handshake Guide to get started. 

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a free professional social networking platform that enables you to connect with alumni and other professionals to establish new professional connections. Use the platform to research industries and set up exploratory career conversations.

View LinkedIn's guide to get started.

 

Internships Database

Use the Career Center's Summer Experience Database to connect with students who completed internships to discuss their experiences.

To access: Verify that you are logged in with your BC email address.

Find Resources on the Career Center Blog
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