Discover Your Career Path

Endeavor is a free three-day career exploration program during Winter Break. Together with alumni, career coaches, and peer leaders, you’ll discover the power of your liberal arts degree and how it gives you an edge in the workplace. Through reflective activities and conversations with alumni, you will explore and gain clarity around your career options.

Details

Dates

January 13–15, 2021

Class Years

Sophomores and Juniors

Majors/Schools

All MCAS and Applied Psych Majors

How to Register

Registration will open in Fall 2020

To ensure the safety of our community, Endeavor will take place virtually in 2021. We are planning a full schedule to provide you with the same high quality experience.

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:

  • Identify at least one career field that aligns with your interests that you would like to further explore.
  • Identify at least one skill you hope to incorporate into your career paths that aligns with the skills employers are seeking in recent college graduates.
  • More confidently demonstrate effective networking skills to communicate with alumni and professionals about your industries of interest.
  • Articulate 1-3 next steps in your career discernment and planning.

 

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.