We recognize that undergraduate students at the Woods College are pursuing their degree at various points throughout their professional journey. The Woods College seeks to adapt the overall Boston College Career Center model of explore, prepare, act, which will help you determine where you are in your journey and which steps you may need to take to achieve your goals.
All degree seeking undergraduate students at Woods should discuss a Career Advising Plan with their academic advisor. The plan can be incorporated into the student's overall program of study.
At this stage, begin turning your reflection into action to find a path that aligns your past experiences, individual skills, interests, and values with meaningful career opportunities and aspirations. Complete a self-assessment, participate in retreats, explore industries, have career conversations with alumni, take part in a job shadow, or complete an internship.
Whether you are applying for your first job or your next promotion, you will want to highlight what makes you distinct and present your talents in the best light. At this stage, begin to seek opportunities to develop the skills employers seek, and learn how to present effectively your experiences, skills, interests, and values to a potential employer or graduate school. Prepare your resume, craft a cover letter, create a Linkedin profile, draft a personal statement, and develop your networking and interviewing skills.
It’s time to make it all happen. At this stage, begin implementing your search plan and start pursuing opportunities that align with your interests, skills, and values. Apply and interview for positions, connect with alumni, meet employers at a career fair, or submit your resume for a promotion or next role.
Adapted from the Boston College Career Center Model for Undergraduates
Review our career advising schedule that allows you to explore, prepare, and act on your career development during your time at BC. Your academic advisor can work with you to include a schedule in your program of study.
Specialized career coaches are available throughout the year to meet individually with Boston College students and recent alumni about any aspect of the career journey—from exploring majors, to researching graduate programs, to launching job/internship search.
Stay up to date on current events and programs taking place at the Boston College Career Center.