Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Boston College Career Center Healthcare Personal Statement and Practice Interview Coach (part-time, temporary position)
Approximate Dates (subject to change):
August 1 – November 15, 2019, 12 to 15 hours per week; February 1 – April 30, 2020, 8 to 10 hours per week
The Boston College Career Center is seeking an individual with experience advising students through the professional (medical, dental, or veterinary) school application process or who is familiar with the process from personal experience. Due to the high volume of applicants applying to graduate programs in the health processions each year, we seek a coach who can help prepare students to successfully navigate the application process in medical, dental, and veterinary school and help students prepare for multi mini-interviews (MMI) and other admissions interviews. This role would work primarily with undergraduate students and recent alumni, up to 5 years post-graduation.
Advise students and alumni on the decision-making and application process to medical, dental, and veterinary school, offering up-to-date accurate information on developments in admissions and application procedures
Deliver workshops to students on professional school exploration and the application process, including how to write strong personal statements
Provide one-on-one and small group coaching for MMI and admissions interviews and personal statement reviews; update coaching records based on sessions with students
Maintain or create online resources for students interested in professional school and admissions interview preparation and help to promote these resources to students
Communicate, as needed, with external constituencies and campus partners regarding professional school advising
Contribute to and participate in other Career Center events, programs, and responsibilities, as needed
This position is an hourly contract position, 8-15 hours per week. Approximate dates are early-August through late-November and early-February through late-April to align with the full cycle of the professional school admissions process. Work hours will be arranged based on the needs of our students and the candidate’s schedule, and will be greater in the fall semester.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Industry experience either as a healthcare practitioner or as an admissions staff member for a healthcare professional school. Current medical, dental, or veterinary school students may be considered
Familiar with current interview and admissions practices at professional schools
Thorough knowledge of MMI interview methodology and must be able to coach students through the thought processes and strategies needed for success in the MMI interview
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g. AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation)
Collaborative and team-oriented working style and the ability to multitask and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment
Demonstrated comfort with technology and willingness to use technology to deliver career programming and information
Previous experience working with undergraduate students in an advising and coaching capacity on career-related topics is strongly preferred
Internal Number: req3050
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