Celebrating Latinx Representation in Government, Law, and Public Policy

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

When Does Recruiting Happen For My Career Cluster?

Does this situation sound familiar? It’s September. You’re a liberal arts or science major (let’s say, history or physics), and your roommate, who’s majoring in finance, has been applying to jobs and internships on EagleLink left and right and has been in-and-out of the Career Center for info sessions and interviews. You ask yourself: What gives? Where are the opportunities that I’m interested in? Why … Continue reading When Does Recruiting Happen For My Career Cluster?

Financing Law School

There’s no point in sugar-coating it: law school costs a lot of money.  Law school is a three-year commitment. The average cost of three years of tuition is about $150,000 for private law schools, $120,000 for public out-of-state law schools, and $83,000 for public in-state law schools.  These numbers, of course, are just tuition: they do not account for application fees, LSAT registration fees, deposits, … Continue reading Financing Law School

How-To Guide: Law School Application Process

Applying to law school is a long and multifaceted process, which involves a good deal of preparation even before it’s time to open your application, upload your materials, and click “submit.” For a comprehensive guide, please consult the pre-law advising handbook. Law school applications generally open between September 1-15 on the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website. Applications deadlines are in the spring, in March … Continue reading How-To Guide: Law School Application Process

What is a Career Cluster?

The Career Center has designed six career clusters to support the diverse interests among Boston College students. Once you have narrowed down your career interests, you can join a career cluster. Within each cluster you will find a specialized career coach with industry expertise as well as resources, programs, and events to help you prepare for a career in your field of interest and launch … Continue reading What is a Career Cluster?

Why Does Everyone Have a Job or Internship Already?

The school year has barely begun and you are already hearing that people have jobs or internships lined up for next summer. How is this possible? Yes, it’s true that some students are returning from summer with their jobs or internships secured for next summer. But understand two things—first, it’s not everyone (not even close) and second, this has everything to do with the hiring … Continue reading Why Does Everyone Have a Job or Internship Already?

3 Simple Steps to Follow to Have a Great Conversation with an Employer

Let’s say you’re at a party, and you meet another guest who introduces himself by saying, “Hi, my name is Baldwin, and I’m a sophomore at Boston College, and I’m studying English, and I’m thinking about declaring a minor in journalism, but I’m really so busy with writing for the Heights, that’s the student newspaper, and volunteering at a local women’s shelter, and going to … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Follow to Have a Great Conversation with an Employer