Learning Outcomes

Our three-step model—Explore, Prepare, Act —is designed to help students recognize where they are and what steps they need to take to achieve their goals. Our work is guided by this model and all of our services and programs relate back to these three steps. Review the following learning outcomes to understand what you should expect to learn from engaging in your career development during your time at Boston College. 

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Remember that your career development is an ongoing, lifelong process of exploration and decision-making. You will revisit these steps throughout your time at Boston College and beyond. 

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At this stage, you will dive deep to learn about yourself and find a path that aligns your individual skills, interests, and values with meaningful career opportunities. 

Explore Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to: 

Describe 1-3 resources or strategies they can use to explore career fields.
Identify 1-3 career fields that align with their interests that they would like to further explore.
Identify 1-3 skills they hope to incorporate into their career paths that align with the skills employers are seeking in recent college graduates.
Articulate how they will become a person for others in their industry of interest.
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At this stage, you will learn how to effectively present your experiences, skills, interests, and values to a potential employer or graduate school. 

Prepare Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to: 

Identify the 9 Boston College career readiness competencies. 
Articulate at least one example of where they have developed each of the 9 career readiness competencies.
Articulate 1-3 career interests or goals for their first post-graduate experience. 
Create a plan to develop skills and competencies required for a particular field of interest.
Connect the skills, interests, and values they are gaining at Boston College to specific career opportunities of interest.
Create application materials such as resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and personal statements that articulate their experiences, skills, interests, and values. 
Verbally articulate how their experiences, skills, interests, and values relate to opportunities through networking conversations and/or interviews.


At this stage, you will begin strategizing your search plan and start pursuing opportunities that align with your interests, skills, and values. 

Act Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to: 

Identify 1-3 resources to help find specific jobs, internships, graduate school, or other career opportunities. 
Develop confidence in communicating with alumni and professionals.

Learning Outcomes by Program

The Career Center has designed learning outcomes for each one of our programs. Explore our learning outcomes to learn what to expect by participating in our programming. 

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