Your career journey will take you through a continuous cycle of exploration, preparation, and action. No matter where you are on your journey, there are resources to assist you. The guide below provides a centralized place to access the many resources available to you as a Boston College student. 

Learn About Yourself

Career Explorer: A resource to help you discover how your interests, skills, personality and goals intersect. Get real-time recommendations on careers and industries to consider. Be sure to meet with a career coach to review your results and to determine next steps.

Focus 2 Career: A major and career exploration platform that will guide you through a series of self assessments. Your assessment results are then matched to career and BC-specific major options.

To Access: Complete the form, new users will be required to enter the access code: Eagles. 

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Strong Interest Inventory: A resource to learn more about your interests and how they may relate to major/minor choice and career paths. The results of the assessment help you discover what you find joy in. To get started, attend a drop-in at the Career Center to discuss whether the Strong would be helpful for you.

16Personalities: A resource to help you identify your personality type. Your results can guide you as you reflect on how you relate to others, how you get your energy, how you receive and organize information, and how you make decisions.

Discover Careers

What Can I Do With This Major? A resource to help show you what many people with specific majors go on to do for employment and what types of employers could potentially hire them. You will be surprised at the variety of career paths you could pursue. 


First Destination Data: A resource to learn what Boston College alumni are doing with their degrees to give you a sense of what’s possible. The interactive outcomes dashboard allows you to explore first destinations of graduates by school, major, industry, location, and more.


 Occupational Outlook Handbook: A resource that can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, outlook and more for hundreds of occupations. If you are wondering what job titles actually mean or how to prepare for a career in a specific industry, this is an easy to navigate tool to help you.

Networking

Eagle Exchange: An online platform that fosters connections between Boston College students and alumni around the world. The platform will provide you the opportunity to seek knowledge and advice, explore career fields of interest, and build your professional network.

To access: Log in to your account with your Agora credentials


Internships Database: Use the Career Center's Summer Experience Database to connect with students who completed internships to discuss their experiences.

Project Based Work

Inside Sherpa: Through the InsideSherpa platform, you can sign up for a project where you are given a hypothetical set of tasks that an employee would expect to complete on a given work day. You will gain valuable career skills and build your resume. 
 

Eagle Exchange Projects: Eagle Exchange has a project marketplace where BC alumni post short-term, meaningful projects for students to complete virtually. 

To access: Log in to your account with your Agora credentials. Click on the "Projects" tab. 

Resumes and Cover Letters

Resume Template and Samples: The Career Center has assembled sample resumes and a word template to assist you with crafting your own resume.


Cover Letter Samples: The Career Center has assembled sample cover letters to help you get started. 

Interviewing

Big Interview: Build confidence in your interview skills through free access to this online platform. You can record yourself answering questions that are tailored to specific industries, roles, or skills. You can also access their library of resources, including videos on interview strategies.

To access: Click on 'Register' in the top right corner. Use your BC email address to create your account.


Consulting Interview Guide: A guide created by the Carroll School of Management to assist any student with preparing for a managment consulting interview. 


Technical Interview Guide: A guide created by the Computer Science Society to help you navigate a technical interview. 

Job/Internship Search

HandshakeBoston College's official career platform where you will schedule appointments with career coaches, register for upcoming events, and access job or internship postings from all of the top employers, including the Fortune 500, startups, nonprofits, and more. 

To access: Log in to your account with your Agora credentials

Vault: Find out what it is like to work within an industry, a company, or a profession. View the Career Guides for up to date information on a variety of careers as well as interviewing strategies and job search tips.

GoinGlobal: A resource for everything related to finding an international job or an internship. Browse Country and Global City Career Guides and read up on 450,000 employer profiles on companies in 196 countries, including the US.


Career Clusters: Visit individual cluster pages for industry-specific job/internship/graduate school resources. Join one or multiple career clusters to receive email updates with information and resources related to career fields of interest. 


Internship Data: Use the Career Center's Summer Experience Dashboard to explore the types of experiences Boston College students completed in Summer 2019.


UCAN: Boston College is a member of the UCAN consortium. As a BC student, you have access to a broad range of curated job opportunities across the nation through the UCAN platform.

To access: Use your Agora email and UCAN-specific password. If you are new to the platform, select "forgot password" and reset your password with your Agora email. 


MyVisaJobs: MyVisaJobs can help you identify companies who have sponsored H1B visas and green cards in the past. It also outlines the top industries that offer sponsorship.

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