Discover Your Career Path

Endeavor is a free three-day virtual 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.
 

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Details

Dates

January 12–14, 2022
(Virtual*)

Class Years

Sophomores and Juniors

Majors/Schools

All Welcome!

How to Register

Registration closes October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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*Due to alumni availability and to ensure the safety of our community, Endeavor will be virtual this year. You will be able to participate from home and not cut your winter break short. Low commitment, high reward! 

Overview

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.
Lauren Burd, MCAS '22

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.