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, conversations with alumni, and career treks into Boston, you will explore and gain clarity around your career options.

By the end of Endeavor, you will be empowered to take control of your career journey and you will leave knowing at least one career field you are interested in further exploring. 

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Details:

Dates:
January 8–10, 2020

Class Years:
Sophomores and Juniors

Schools:
MCAS, LSOEHD (Applied Psych only)

Endeavor was the turning point in my career search. For the first time ever, I felt confident and excited about what the professional world had to offer. I highly recommend you participate in Endeavor because it gives you a glimpse into the professional world, it lets you hear from alumni who were once in your shoes, and ultimately, makes you think about what type of career would bring you joy.
Pablo Mejia, MCAS '19, Past Endeavor Participant

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.

 

2020 Keynote Speaker


Each year we invite an accomplished Boston College alum to Endeavor to speak about the advantage provided by a liberal arts education. We are excited to announce Grace Zuncic '05 as the 2020 Endeavor keynote speaker.

2020 Endeavor Keynote

Grace Zuncic '05

Grace Zuncic serves as Chief People and Culture Officer for Chobani and as a member of the Executive Team is responsible for leading the company’s people practices, talent acquisition, organizational development, health and wellness benefits and internal communications and engagement.   

Grace has been a champion of Chobani’s people since her start at the company over six years ago, and has played an integral role in its industry-recognized initiatives including parental leave, Chobani Shares, Chobani Women and the company’s employee volunteer programming Chobani Gives and inclusion and diversity initiatives.

In Grace’s leadership position, the People Team is strategically focused on creating a transformational experience for the company’s employees across an excitingly diverse, inclusive, wellbeing and mission-driven organization that has a deep appreciation for its roots in manufacturing.

Prior to this role, Grace served as Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy and Senior Vice President, People. Before joining Chobani, Grace worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment advisor. Grace also serves on the Board of Directors of Chobani Australia.

Grace holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston College and MBA from Harvard Business School. She loves hiking, spinning, skiing, volunteering and above all her husband Eric Zuncic and their two children, Charlie (4 years) and Ellen (2 years).

Impact of Endeavor



Past participants tell stories of how Endeavor helped them connect their skills, interests, and values to meaningful career opportunities. 

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Female student speaking

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.

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Female student speaking

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.

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Female student speaking

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.

After Completing Endeavor:

99%

of 2019 participants identified they knew how to explore different career fields

96%

of 2019 participants identified at least one career field they were interested in exploring

99%

of 2019 participants could identify 1–3 skills they hoped to incorporate in to their career paths

The Liberal Arts Advantage

No matter what you study at Boston College, you are gaining skills employers value most. You are becoming a well-rounded person who is prepared to take on the complex problems facing the world today and in the future. This is the liberal arts advantage.

Endeavor is brought to you in partnership with the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and the Boston College Alumni Association.

For Alumni

Are you interested in sharing your experiences and helping current students discover their interests and determine potential career paths? We want to hear from you. Registration information will open Fall 2019.