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1 D ONALD H AFNER Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Affairs J ANET C OSTA B ATES Associate Director, Career Center

2 Liberal Arts Core as Practical Education

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8 Understand enduring questions of nature, society, and the purpose and destiny of human existence Reflect on the values and commitments that give spiritual significance and practical direction to their lives Understand diverse cultural perspectives on these enduring questions Understand the historical development of ideas and fields of knowledge Develop skill in the diverse methodologies of Core disciplines Develop writing, quantitative, and expressive skills necessary to organize and communicate ideas Six Goals of the Boston College Core Boston College undergraduates will:

9 Understand enduring questions of nature, society, and the purpose and destiny of human existence Reflect on the values and commitments that give spiritual significance and practical direction to their lives Understand diverse cultural perspectives on these enduring questions Understand the historical development of ideas and fields of knowledge Develop skill in the diverse methodologies of Core disciplines Develop writing, quantitative, and expressive skills necessary to organize and communicate ideas Six Goals of the Boston College Core Boston College undergraduates will:

10 The Value of a Liberal Arts Education It Takes More Than a Major:  Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success An Online Survey Among Employers Conducted On Behalf Of: The Association Of American Colleges And Universities By Hart Research Associates

11 The Value of a Liberal Arts Education Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills The ability to analyze and solve complex problems The ability to effectively communicate orally The ability to effectively communicate in writing The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings The ability to locate, organize, evaluate information from multiple sources The ability to innovate and be creative Teamwork/ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings The ability to connect choices and actions to ethical decisions 2013 Survey of employers conducted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities

12 The Value of a Liberal Arts Education Ability to verbally communicate Ability to work in a team structure Ability to make decisions and solve problems Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work Ability to obtain and process information Ability to analyze quantitative data Technical knowledge related to the job Proficiency with computer software programs Ability to create and/or edit written reports 2012 Study Conducted by the National Association of Colleges Employers

13 The Value of a Liberal Arts Education “I’ve never had a job that even existed more than five years before I took it.” Kevin Allocca ’06 YouTube Trends Manager, Google Boston College Career Center RealJobs Blog Series

14 Making the Career Connection Self Discovery  Get involved on campus  Go on a BC retreat  Volunteer  Self assessment inventories and workshops

15 Making the Career Connection Career Discovery  Read   Talk  Explore  Experience

16 Making the Career Connection Post-Graduation Preparation  Graduate School  Networking  Career Fairs  Campus Recruiting  – click on ‘employer’ link

17 Partnering with Parents Outfit your children with appropriate attire  Business Casual

18 Partnering with Parents Outfit your children with appropriate attire  Business Formal

19 Partnering with Parents Suggestions for Your Child This Summer  Browse through the Career Center web site   RealJobs Blog – Google ‘Boston College Real Jobs’  Create a LinkedIn profile

20 Partnering with Parents Let Students Know of the Career Center’s Existence  The Boston College Career Center 38 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 2467   Twitter  LinkedIn  Drop-In hours daily 1pm to 4pm

21 Partnering with Parents Stay Informed  Check out the Career Center Parents Page  – search ‘parents’  Check your for the Parent Update  Twice yearly  Where Eagles Land  Survey of Boston College seniors  – search ‘surveys’

22 Partnering with Parents Offer a real world perspective Offer your encouragement, perspective and support Listen/ask questions

23 Career Advice Fr. Himes – Three Questions  What brings you joy?  What do you do well?  What does the world need?


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