Students scope out opportunities at annual internship fair

Boston College held its annual Internship fair on Jan. 23 and 24. Held in the Heights Room, 85 different companies were represented and spoke to students about interning with their companies.

According to Louis Gaglini, Associate Director in Career Center, 1121 students attended the internship fair.

“The whole process started in October, 2012.” Louis Gaglini said. “We started to invite companies to come to the fair. Some companies have good relations with Boston College and we also focus on bringing new faces to BC students.”

The internship fair resulted in mixed reactions from BC students. Donny Wang, CSOM’16, said that it was the first time he went to an internship fair and he wanted to get a head start with landing an internship. “There were so many opportunities in finance out there. This affirmed my decision to pursue a finance concentration,” he said.

Alice Zhang, A&S '15, is also interested in accounting and finance. She stopped by at the tables of Admiral Bank, Cigna and GE. “Companies and firms don’t usually take sophomores. However, I found that I do have chance in the finance departments of leadership organizations. I hope that the career center can teach students how to approach companies in terms of more resume and interview workshop,” Zhang said.

“Freshmen and sophomores are very welcome to go to the fair,” Gaglini said.  “Juniors usually have better a position in the fair because the companies want the students who can accept the offer in the coming year. To freshman and sophomore who came to the event, they were already in a good shape to find a job."

Gaglini said that asking the right questions to the employers is very important. “ The employers don’t want the students to ask them what they do. Students should do research before they go,” Gaglini said. “The Career Center will walk you through the whole process of resumes and interviews. Come and see us,” he said.

 

Other events to watch out for:

How to Find and Land a Great Internship

Wed., Jan. 30, 5:00 PM, McGuinn 121--- Wed., Feb. 27, 5:00 PM, McGuinn 121

 

Back at BC: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:00-6:30pm, Heights Room

In coordination with the Office of International Programs, students will discuss how they have developed -- personally and professionally -- while abroad.

 

RealJobs Blog

Week of February 11

Gain real insight into the working world as alumni in a wide variety of career fields blog their work week for you.

 

Science Career Networking Night

Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Higgins Atrium

Meet and talk with alumni in a variety of science careers! Learn about what they do, how they got there and what advice they have for you.

 

Communications Career Networking Night

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Heights Room of Corcoran Commons

Talk with alumni working in the communications fields. Learn about what they do, how they got there and what advice they have for you.

 

Government Careers Information Forum

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00-3:00pm
Boston University, Center for Career Development, 100 Bay State Road (6th floor), Boston

Come speak to representatives and learn about the various careers in federal and state government.

 

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