Explore Healthcare, Nursing, and Counseling

Careers in healthcare, nursing, and counseling offer opportunities to use science, research, compassion, and critical thinking to provide care, improve the health of others, and solve global health challenges. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.

You can also check out ExploreHealthCareers.org to see if a career in healthcare, nursing, and counseling is right for you. 

What would you like to do?

Meet Your Career Coach

Our specialized Healthcare, Nursing, and Counseling career coach will help you launch a job, internship, or graduate school search in your field of interest.


Explore Industries in Healthcare, Nursing, and Counseling

Key Resources

We recommend using these platforms as a starting point. This is not an exhaustive list.


As you look for opportunities, start with Handshake, our centralized platform where employers post positions for Boston College students. All of the top employers are hiring on Handshake, including many in HNC! You can also find campus recruitment opportunities.

Our guide will help you set up your profile and make the most of your Handshake account.


Featured HNC Employers

Follow these employers and others you like on Handshake to receive email alerts when new jobs and events are posted. Following employers also helps improve your job recommendations.

Eagle Exchange

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, apply to projects to build skills, and more.

Our guide will help you set up your profile and make the most of your Eagle Exchange account.

Eagle Exchange

Featured HNC Alumni

These alumni (and many more) are excited to connect with you on Eagle Exchange. Take the first step and reach out!

Allison Bourque '08

Director of Nursing/Patient Care & Emergency Services, Boston Children's Hospital

Gabriella Vazquez '16

Physician Assistant, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Lauren DeMarco '08

Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts General Hospital

Patrick Joseph Arena '14

PhD Candidate, UCLA | Consultant, Aetion

Ian A. Roundtree '12

Resident Physician, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Big Interview

Build confidence in your interview skills through free access to Big Interview. You can record yourself answering questions that are tailored to specific industries.

To access: Click on 'Register' in the top right corner. Use your BC email address to create your account.

Big Interview

HNC Question Library

Start practicing mock interviews in hundreds of industries and job titles. Below are a few featured question sets – browse these and more in Big Interview.


A formal internship is not the only way to gain professional experience. Projects are a great option to boost your resume/portfolio, build skills, and grow your professional network. The Forage platform offers hypothetical projects from top employers that you can complete to learn more about working in a specific field.


HNC Virtual Work Experiences

Check out these bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage with Fortune 500 companies.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning provides free access to thousands of on-demand courses giving you an opportunity for self-paced learning about topics of interest from industry experts. This is also a great way to develop the skills all employers seek in their entry-level candidates.

Log in with your BC credentials to start exploring.

LinkedIn Learning

HNC Linkedin Learning Content

Following are select LinkedIn Learning pathways and courses to help you build professional skills related to healthcare, nursing, and counseling.


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 as well as interviewing strategies and job search tips.

To access: Register for an account using your Boston College email address.


HNC Career Guides

These career guides provide essential information about key HNC careers and industries, including industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates.

In addition to the above platforms, use these resources curated by the Career Center to assist you in your career exploration and preparation.

HNC Newsletters

Update your career interests in Handshake to receive regular updates from our coaches with exclusive resources, reminders, event invites, job/internship postings, and more. 

Summer Experience Database

Use the database to find students who completed internships that you may be interested in and reach out to them to discuss their summer experience.

Upcoming Events

From the Career Center Blog
6 Employers Give You Their Career Fair Advice  Link to article
Registration for the Boston College Career Fair opens to all students on February 7th. As you think about how to
January 24, 2022
How to Land a Summer Internship in Healthcare & Nursing  Link to article
As our Summer Experience Dashboard shows us, the vast majority of students land their summer experiences — whether internships, research,
October 27, 2021
Meet the Healthcare and Nursing Student Advisory Board  Link to article
Last spring, the Career Center recruited students to serve as advisors for our career clusters during the 2021-2022 academic year.
September 20, 2021