Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month is a national holiday where we celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions from Latin Americans and Hispanics. For this blog post, we would like to recognize Latinx individuals that are agents of change in government, law, and public policy. All over the country, there is an increasing Hispanic and Latinx population. In Boston, one in five residents … Continue reading Celebrating Latinx Representation in Government, Law, and Public Policy
In recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11, Boston College alum Laura DelloStritto explains her career path, how she’s navigated identity in the workplace, and tips for current BC students in the LGBTQ+ community. The first time I came out to anyone in person was in the basement of McElroy (the old Women’s Center location). I told two other students who were hosting … Continue reading Celebrating LGBTQ+ in the Workplace
Have you noticed that there are no high fives or gold stars for completing a dozen job applications or studying 40 hours for the GRE? Searching for jobs or internships and applying to graduate schools can be, by their very nature, stressful and devoid of encouragement along the way. Here are a few strategies to help you reduce stress, keep things in perspective, and recharge … Continue reading How to Stay Mindful and Grounded During the Job Search or Grad School Application Process
All spruced up in my new suit, I went to the career fair last year ready to chat with employers. As a biology and applied psychology and human development major, I had little to no interest in all of the fancy business companies that were present, but I decided to give it a shot, and to see if maybe a company would grab my attention. … Continue reading I Didn’t Find What I Was Looking For at the Career Fair…And That’s OK.
Hello! My name is Elena and I graduated from BC this past May. I worked at the Career Center as a Peer Career Coach starting the spring of my junior year and I have returned post-grad to work as a Graduate Assistant while I pursue my master’s degree in higher education. As I have started to navigate life post-grad (it does go on!), I have … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Knew About Career Exploration as an Undergrad—Words from a 2019 Grad
“If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.” It’s a phrase that urges preparedness for the things ahead, so that when the time comes and there’s no time to waste, you’re right where you need to be. You can imagine what this looks like in the context of your academics. It means completing your assigned readings on time so you’re not caught off … Continue reading How the Fall Career and Internship Fair Will Help You
I get it—you can spot anyone in a suit on career fair day from a mile away. Where did they come from? Why do I suddenly feel the urge to make a resume? And hey, there’s no shame in wanting to look nice for a career event—I do it, too. But don’t let that deter you from making your own debut at the career fair, … Continue reading You Do Not Have to Wear Gucci to the Career Fair