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Parent Update Winter 2017

Dear Boston College Parents:

Autumn has arrived on the Heights, and our students are preparing for mid-terms and busy with co-curricular activities—including interviews for spring internships and post-college employment. Our lead story spotlights the virtual interview and how your student can prepare for Skype, conference calls, and video exchanges with employers. This issue also features an exciting BC fall event: the Student Involvement Fair on Stokes Lawn.


Barbara Jones, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs

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The digital exchange: What your student should know in advance of a virtual job interview
Today the hiring process often begins online through smartphones, Skype, or even pre-recorded video—these “screeners” have become the norm across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The Career Center offers many resources to help your student prepare. Read more about virtual interviews >>

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Fair Chance: BC’s annual Student Involvement Fair

The first Friday of the fall semester heralds one of the University’s most beloved events: the Student Involvement Fair. This year, more than 250 student organizations gathered on Stokes Lawn to be seen, heard, and remembered. Read about the Student Involvement Fair >>

Get Ready

Parents of seniors, commencement is May 21, 2018. Don’t forget to make your commencement travel and lodging plans and remind your senior to schedule their senior-class photo for the Sub Turri yearbook.

It’s that season again—please advise your student to schedule a flu shot.

Coming up at the Career Center—student registration opens for the following:

Hispanic Heritage Month closing ceremony: October 13

Undergraduate student advising for spring semester is underway

Spring semester course registration begins November 9

Thanksgiving holiday: November 22–24

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: November 27

Study days: December 11–12

Final exams: December 13–20

Holiday break: December 21–January 15

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>


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The Class of 2021 assembles on Alumni Field for their official first-year photo. View first-year class video. Hear from Eric Thompson '21 about this experience. View Eric's Fresh Takes video. >>

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A new year gets underway on the Heights. View first month video. >>


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The 2017–18 Lowell Humanities Series includes talks by Eimear McBride, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Sanford Biggers, and Patience Agbabi. View lecture schedule. >>

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