The Career Center has seven career clusters to support the diverse interests of Boston College students. We invite you to begin exploring the specialized resources within each of these clusters. Our career exploration cluster will help you discover how your skills, interests, and values fit with potential career options. Once you have narrowed down your interests, our six industry-focused clusters will help you prepare for a career in your field of interest. 

 

Discover Your Purpose

A career cluster is a grouping of industries based on common features. 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. Familiarize yourself with each career cluster and pay attention to industries that are interesting to you. Join the clusters that are interesting to you. There may be more than one, and that is ok!

 

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Career Exploration

Career exploration is the first step on your journey. It is an exciting process that is fueled by curiosity, reflection, and imagination. Resources within this cluster will help you learn more about yourself in order to make informed decisions as you move forward in your career. We invite you to join the career exploration cluster if you are getting started, rethinking your future path, or exploring multiple clusters. All class years are welcome to join as exploration is an ongoing process in our career journeys. 

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Business, Finance, and Consulting
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including critical thinking, leadership, communication, professionalism, digital technology, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Careers in business, consulting, and finance offer a wide range of opportunities to use analysis, critical thinking, and leadership to increase efficiencies, maximize profitability, and solve challenges facing organizations in a global economy—whether it be at a real estate firm, your favorite retail company, for a local sports team, or beyond.</p>
Accounting Consulting Consumer Products & Retail Startup & Entrepreneurship Finance & Banking Human Resources Insurance Real Estate Sports Business
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Communication, Arts, and Media
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including written and verbal communication,&nbsp; critical thinking, digital technology, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.</p>
<p>Careers in communications, arts, and media offer opportunities to use written and verbal communication, creative expression, and diverse mediums to convey meaning and information to audiences—whether it be working at a museum, advertising agency, broadcast network, or beyond.</p>
Advertising Broadcasting Film Journalism Marketing/Sales Performing Arts Publishing Public Relations Sports Communications Visual Arts
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Education, Nonprofit, and Social Service
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including leadership, global/intercultural fluency, critical thinking, communication and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Careers in education, nonprofit, and social service offer opportunities to use advocacy, service, and leadership to enhance the human condition, help others realize their potential, and make the world more just—whether it be working at an elementary school, a large foundation, a social service agency, or beyond.</p>
K–12 Education Higher Education Counseling Social Work Nonprofit Organizations Ministry Post-Graduate Volunteer Service
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Government, Law, and Public Policy
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including critical thinking, leadership, communication, teamwork, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.</p>
<p>Careers in government, law, and public policy offer a wide range of opportunities to lead, serve the public interest, and ensure fundamental rights and social justice—whether it be at a law firm, an NGO, your local government, a federal agency, or beyond.&nbsp;</p>
Law Local/State/Federal Government Public Policy International Affairs Defense Law Enforcement
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Healthcare and Nursing
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including critical thinking, leadership, communication, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Careers in healthcare and nursing offer opportunities to use science, research, compassion, and critical thinking to provide care, improve the health of others, and solve global health challenges—whether it be working as a clinician or nurse, a hospital administrator, a community health program coordinator, or beyond.</p>
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Allied Health Clinical Research/Medicine Healthcare Administration Mental Health Nursing Public Health Wellness
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Science, Technology, and Engineering
<p>As a Boston College student you are already gaining the skills most sought after by employers in these industries, regardless of your major—including critical thinking, teamwork, digital technology, and more. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our services to prepare and act on your interests.</p>
<p>Careers in science, technology, and engineering offer opportunities to use scientific inquiry, research, data analysis, critical thinking, and programming to solve complex real world problems and drive innovation—whether it be working as a software engineer, data scientist, biochemist, or beyond.&nbsp;</p>
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Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals Data Science/Analytics Engineering Environment/Sustainability Research/Academia Software Development
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Are you interested in more than two clusters?

That's ok! We recommend joining the career exploration cluster to narrow down your interests. Our specialized resources will assist you in connecting your skills, interests, and values to potential career clusters. To get started, review our online resources and make an appointment to meet with a career exploration coach.

Career Exploration

From the Career Center Blog
Alumni Spotlight: Wan-Yi Sweeting ’16  Link to article
As part of Boston College’s celebration of International Student’s Day, Wan-Yi Sweeting (she/her) ’16 shares her insights as an alumna
September 30, 2020
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Latinx Professionals in Business: Q&A with Jorge Mejia ’19  Link to article
As part of Boston College’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jorge Mejia ’19 shares his journey and provides insight into
September 30, 2020
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Law School Application Timeline: Q&A with Seton Hall Law Assistant Dean of Admissions  Link to article
Most students who are interested in attending law school have heard that applications are “rolling” and that they want to
September 30, 2020
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