Connect With a Career Coach
Our career coaches are specialized and work with students based on the types of career fields they are interested in entering. If you are unsure of what career path to choose, we have exploration coaches to assist you with finding a path that works for you. We offer several types of coaching services, including drop-ins, exploration appointments, industry-specific career cluster appointments, as well as specialized interview practice. The below tools will help you find the right appointment type for you and inform you how to proceed. We look forward to connecting with you.
Career coaching is available to all undergraduate students and graduate students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs within MCAS, CSON, LSOEHD, WCAS, and STM, as well as alumni within five years of graduation. We currently do not serve students in exclusively online programs.
The Career Center will continue to offer virtual appointments during Summer 2020. We are committed to supporting all of our students and alumni during this difficult time. We will continue to offer both one-on-one scheduled appointments and drop-in hours.
On June 1, Handshake replaced EagleLink as the career management platform for Boston College. Handshake is where you will schedule appointments with our career coaches.
What Are You Looking to Connect With a Coach About?
Find the Right Coaching Appointment For You
One-on-one sessions with a professional career coach to gain clarity on your career direction. They are ideal for questions on how to get started with the Career Center, how to choose a major, how to identify skills, interests, and values, and how to identify and narrow down career fields of interest.
Conducted by: Professional staff and graduate assistant career coaches
How to make an appointment: Log in to your Handshake account and select the button "Schedule New Appointment". Select "Exploring Multiple Clusters" as your career cluster. This will direct you to the appropriate career coaches and appointment type. Then simply select the time and day of the week that works for you. All appointments have been moved to a virtual format for the foreseeable futre. When you schedule, you can select a phone or Google Meet appointment type.
One-on-one sessions with a professional career coach to gain the industry expertise to launch a job/internship/graduate school search in a specific career field. They are ideal for in-depth questions related to job/internship search strategy, behavioral interview preparation, connecting skills to careers of interest, graduate school preparation (including personal statement review), and evaluation of an offer.
We offer specialized appointments in all of our career clusters:
- Business, Consulting, and Finance
- Communication, Arts, and Media
- Education, Nonprofit, and Social Service
- Government, Law, and Public Policy
- Healthcare and Nursing
- Science, Technology, and Engineering
Conducted by: Professional staff career coaches
How to make an appointment: Log in to your Handshake account and select the button "Schedule New Appointment". Select your specific career cluster. This will direct you to the appropriate career coaches and appointment type. Then simply select the time and day of the week that works for you. All appointments have been moved to a virtual format for the foreseeable future. When you schedule, you can select a phone or Google Meet appointment type.
Note: Current undergraduate CSOM students seeking specialized coaching support (e.g. case interview preparation) should schedule appointments with the career development office within CSOM.
One-on-one sessions with a career coach. No appointment is required. They are ideal for students looking for resume/cover letter critiques, LinkedIn profile reviews, referrals to our career assessments, or quick guidance related to Handshake or Eagle Exchange. We highly recommend coming for a drop-in instead of a scheduled appointment if you are hoping to discuss any of these topics.
During peak times of the year, cluster coaches will hold mini-sessions for students (no appointment needed) to provide tailored advice on questions and materials specific to their field of interest. We recommend subscribing to your industry cluster of interest to get up to date information on mini-session times.
Time: 15 minutes
Conducted by: Professional staff, graduate assistant, and peer career coaches as well as employers and alumni during peak times
How to make an appointment: No appointment is necessary. They are first-come, first-serve. Summer drop-in hours are Monday–Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00–2:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All drop-in appointments will be virtual for the foreseeable future.