Discover Your Career Path
Endeavor is a free three-day career exploration program during winter break that will empower you to take control of your career journey. Through reflective exercises, conversations with alumni, and industry immersions with employers, you will explore the fit of a few career options and leave knowing at least one career field you are interested in further exploring.
Endeavor is designed to help you better understand how the skills you are gaining through your coursework and extracurricular experiences translate to potential careers. You will be led through the three-day program by past participants, known as Endeavor Fellows, along with Career Center staff and returning alumni.
By the end of Endeavor, you will be empowered to take control of your career journey. In addition, you will be able to:
- Describe 1-3 resources or strategies you can use to explore career fields.
- Identify 1-3 career fields that align with your interests that you would like to further explore.
- Identify 1-3 skills you hope to incorporate into your career paths that align with the skills employers are seeking in recent college graduates.
- Identify the nine Boston College career readiness competencies.
- Articulate at least one example of where you have developed each of the nine career readiness competencies.
- Create a plan to develop skills and competencies required for a particular field of interest.
- Connect the skills, interests, and values you are gaining at Boston College to specific career opportunities of interest.
- Develop confidence in communicating with alumni and professionals.
- Identify 1-3 next steps in your career discernment and planning.
“Endeavor transforms the daunting task of deciphering one’s future into an exciting adventure of opportunity and possibility.”
Announcing the 2023 Keynote Speaker
Annelise Hagar Preciado (She/Her) '14, '15
Program Manager, Central Product Management at Lyft
Annelise Mirella Hagar Preciado is a Double Eagle BC alum, having graduated from the Robert J. Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences with her Bachelors in Sociology and Hispanic Studies in 2014 and her Master's in Sociology in 2015. In addition to her studies, Annelise was involved in the Montserrat Coalition, Organization of Latin American Affairs, University Chorale, McNair Scholars Program, and Vagina Monologues. She was also an on-campus employee at the Media Technology Services, Connors Family Learning Center, and Robsham Theater Arts Center. Annelise was greatly inspired by the many professors, mentors, and managers she met who helped her shape the path along the way.
Upon graduating with her Masters, Annelise accepted a position in San Francisco, CA, as a Research & Evaluation Associate at 826 National, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students, ages 6–18, improve their expository and creative writing skills, via the AmeriCorps VISTA service program. After a year of service, she returned to Boston and accepted a Community Associate position at Lyft.
In the past 6 years, Annelise has grown her career significantly within the rideshare company. Being an operations wizard and human “Swiss army knife,” led her to a variety of positions on multiple teams and organizations including: Global Operations, Rideshare, Regulatory Operations, Compliance, Product Operations, Inclusion & Diversity, People, and Central Product Management.
Annelise is a huge advocate for personal and professional growth and a champion for internal mobility at Lyft—personally investing in those she works with formally and informally through mentorship and coaching.
Annelise is originally from Southern California and now resides in San Francisco, CA with her cat Chloe.
A look inside the three-day experience
Footage from Endeavor 2020. Video by Young Kim, MCAS '21.
Impact of Endeavor
Past participants tell stories of how Endeavor helped them connect their skills, interests, and values to meaningful career opportunities.
A Shift in Mindset
Alycia Carroll '19
Economics major Alycia Carroll found herself confused and conflicted. She liked her classes, was doing well in them, but they didn’t bring her joy. The social justice work she experienced in her Pulse class did. At Endeavor, Alycia met an alumna working for a big company making positive social change, proving to Alycia you could do both.
When One Door Closes
Brian Kusior '19
As the son of two doctors, Brian Kusior assumed he would naturally follow in his parents’ footsteps. After receiving his first C in chemistry, a class he excelled at in high school, feelings of self-doubt began to emerge. Was the pre-med track right for him? Endeavor began a journey of self discovery that would lead him to new and unexpected choices.
Listen to Yourself
Elena Akins '19
Communication major Elena Akins felt overwhelmed by the number of career options available to her. She knew she wanted a job that would have a direct and meaningful impact on people, but what career path would lead her there. A simple piece of advice she received at Endeavor helped narrow the field and introduced an unexpected career choice.