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Parent Update Spring 2014

Dear Boston College Parents:

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Parent Update, a Division of Student Affairs newsletter designed to keep you informed and up to date about undergraduate life at Boston College. We look forward to sharing this publication with you each spring, summer, and fall, and hope it will help you to assist your student in his or her journey through the Boston College experience.


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

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Why internships are the new college and career essential

Marilyn Petrowski ’14 landed the post-graduation job she wanted the summer before her senior year. She was hired with solid credentials managing Web content for a radio station, writing press releases for a professional lacrosse team, and compiling client research at Arnold Worldwide—all experience she gained as a student intern. “Internships have become the new entry level,” says Louis Gaglini, associate director for employer relations and recruiting at BC’s Career Center. READ MORE>>

Be informed
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BC big brothers and sisters mentor on campus and in the community
Now in its fourth year, BC Bigs gives Boston College students a chance to put service learning into action while acting as a mentor—a big brother or big sister—to a youngster in the Boston area. READ MORE>>


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Helping students make the most of junior year off campus
With most undergraduates living off campus their junior year, the Division of Student Affairs offers a range of resources that can help them navigate their apartment search and life in a local residential community. READ MORE>>



Get ready section


If you haven’t booked your travel and lodging plans for Commencement, we urge you to do so now. For lodging information visit our webpage.

January 22 is the deadline for all students graduating this May to confirm/post online the names they want to appear on their diplomas.

Spring Vacation is March 3–7.

Undergraduate academic advising for fall 2014 begins March 20.

Fall course registration starts April 8.

For class-specific dates and deadlines please visit our calendar here.

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On Campus Section

Author and higher education expert Arthur Levine on Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's Student VIEW HERE>>

On state section

Fall highlights from Robsham Theater's dynamic 2013–14 season VIEW HERE>>

At mass section

Close to 60 Masses and other faith services are held each week on the Boston College campus.  VIEW HERE>>

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Maloney Hall, 21 Campanella Way, Suite 260 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3280 / Email: / Web: