Alumni Online Career Services Introduction
Alumni Online Career Services IntroductionLearn how to make the best use of online resources—such as the alumni directory and job postings—by attending this program for seniors. You’ll also learn the dos and don'ts of networking.
Alumni Career Advisor Network
Alumni Career Advisor NetworkThrough this online community, you can connect with 5,000+ Holy Cross graduates who have offered to help students investigate career paths. Get sound information and advice about industries, specific jobs, entry-level responsibilities and how to move forward.
Alumni Career Affinity Groups
Alumni Career Affinity GroupsPrimarily focused on law, entrepreneurship, real estate and finance, the Alumni Career Affinity Groups help you interact with Holy Cross graduates in specific industries.
Alumni Online Community
Alumni Online CommunityOnce you begin your senior year, you can access Alumni Career Services’ online community. Check out these benefits: Career Discussion groups offer a secure place for alumni to exchange ideas, information, advice, and support. Self-help guides show you how to write a stronger resume and cover letter, and prepare for interviews. Job postings target Holy Cross graduates with positions ranging from entry level to executive; search by job title, company, city or state. Career links let you easily access other sites to take advantage of valuable career resources.
Academic Internship Program
Academic Internship ProgramExplore your career interests by merging your academic background with an internship (8 hours a week) at one of nearly 300 different sites in Worcester and Boston. More than just a job, this internship connects you with a mentor who will help you learn about the profession. You’ll get meaningful professional experience — vital when it comes to landing that first professional job. You’ll also take a related seminar that requires you to analyze the work you’re doing. You’ll apply what you’ve learned at Holy Cross, make valuable contacts, improve your written and oral skills, and be better prepared to pursue your dreams. Interested in applying? You need to be a 3rd or 4th-year student, any major. In addition to providing your academic record and resume, you’ll describe how this internship complements your academic program. Motivation and maturity are key attributes. Once you make the cut, you’ll secure your own position. See what the industry is all about; fine-tune your career path as a result.
Career FairsCareer Fairs are a terrific way for students to meet employers from a variety of industries who are interested in recruiting Holy Cross students for entry-level and internship opportunities. It is also a great way to simply speak with individuals, many of whom are Holy Cross alumni, about their nature of their work and their particular employer. Career Planning hosts two Career Fairs each year, one in late September and a second in early-April.
Career PanelsDo you want to change the world? Then apply to the week-long Community & Public Leadership Workshop. You’ll explore careers in government, public service and non-profit organizations and learn how to break into the field that intrigues you the most. You’ll also meet community and public leaders, attend leadership and professional development workshops, and participate in a hands-on project with a Worcester organization. Everything you’ve learned about finances, marketing, and more will be put into a real-world context, culminating in a presentation at the end of the week. A reflective component will help you analyze whether this experience relates to what you want to do with your life. Because the workshop is held immediately prior to spring semester, on-campus housing and meals will be provided.
Ciocca Entrepreneurial Seminar Series
Ciocca Entrepreneurial Seminar SeriesAre you creative, self-motivated, and willing to take intellectual risks? Do you have an outstanding grade point average? Then you may want to challenge yourself through the College Honors Program, a vibrant social and intellectual community that fosters personal growth. Selected sophomores, juniors, and seniors interact with each other and faculty while tackling overarching questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program incorporates special seminars, interdisciplinary discussions, and intensive thesis projects that are published within the College. Honors students also present their findings at the annual academic conference that caps off the academic year.
College Honors Program
College Honors ProgramAre you creative, self-motivated, and willing to take intellectual risks? Do you have an outstanding grade point average? Then you may want to challenge yourself through the College Honors Program, a vibrant social and intellectual community that fosters personal growth. Selected sophomores, juniors, and seniors interact with each other and faculty while tackling overarching questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program incorporates special seminars, interdisciplinary discussions, and intensive thesis projects that are published within the College. Honors students also present their findings at the annual academic conference that caps off the academic year.
Community-Based Learning Scholars Program
Community-Based Learning Scholars ProgramThe CBL scholars program is an opportunity for Holy Cross students to:
1. Join a community of other students and staff interested in civic engagement and community-based learning.
2. Deepen their understanding of community-based learning.
3. Build their communication and leadership skills through working with community partners, students, faculty, and staff
4. Increase their knowledge of social problems, local community based organizations, and the City of Worcester.
5. Build their coaching skills through supporting CBL students.
6. Participate in a structured learning process with Donelan Office staff
Executive Leadership Workshop
Executive Leadership WorkshopAre you ready to learn first-hand about what it takes to run a business? Then take this one-week workshop to explore starting a business, taking it to the next level, and sustaining its momentum. You’ll get real-life experience through challenging business simulations, case studies, team projects and presentations. This rigorous program is conducted over spring break by Holy Cross alumni who are business executives. Up to 35 students can attend free of charge. Ask the prebusiness advisor how to apply.
Fenwick Scholar Program
Fenwick Scholar ProgramPast Fenwick scholars refer to the experience as “intellectually important,” “life enhancing,” and “great preparation for graduate work .” Intrigued? If you are an exceptional student, you could be nominated by your department as a junior for the Fenwick Scholar Program, one of the highest academic honors at Holy Cross. Once chosen, you’ll design a challenging, creative, and meaningful project — under the guidance of skilled advisors — that becomes the entire curriculum for your senior year. This project, to be showcased with a public presentation after its completion, should complete your undergraduate education in the most challenging, creative, and meaningful way possible.
Finance Boot Camp
Finance Boot CampEnvisioning a future in finance? Then get ready for this intense four-day workshop – held during fall break – in which successful alumni from the finance industry brief students on all things Wall Street. You’ll be better prepared for your job search after immersing yourself in topics such as “Entrepreneurial Finance,” “Wealth Management,” and “Investment Banking.” You’ll also get help preparing for fast-paced finance interviews. Admission is highly competitive, so polish your cover letter, resume, and other materials before applying.
Massachusetts Education Resource Consortium’s Career Fair
Massachusetts Education Resource Consortium’s Education Career FairAssistance (including transportation) is provided for TEP students who want to attend. This daylong recruitment event connects teaching candidates with representatives of public and private schools from across the country.
MCAT Prep Course
Mock Trial Team
Mock Trial TeamHoly Cross is a member of the American Mock Trial Association. By competing in Mock Trial, you’ll learn to carefully analyze a case, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each side, and prepare a convincing oral argument that the side you’re arguing is correct. Successful teams are able to win both sides of the case in 4-trial tournaments that last two days. Students who excel at mock trial often gain admission to the top law schools in the country. Skills learned in mock trial are ideally suited for a law career. But the ability to persuade others in a clear, concise and civil manner is a useful skill in many other occupations. Holy Cross has sent nine teams to the national tournament finishing as high as 3rd and 6th.
Moot CourtHoly Cross is a member of the American Moot Court Association. Moot Court is about mastering the art of oral argument in an appellate court setting. Unlike Mock Trial which emphasizes legal procedure, Moot Court tests substantive constitutional law. To compete, you must understand the connections between dozens of actual court cases. In addition to presenting your argument, you must be able to effectively respond to judges who challenge the application of legal rules or principles as presented. Students who take part in Moot Court tournaments compete as a 2-person team as well as for top orator awards. Crusaders have taken home the top orator award at the National Tournament twice since 2008. Holy Cross teams have also been named national runner-up twice.
Networking ProgramThe Networking Program acclimates students to the definition and mechanics of networking, the Future Fund and, most importantly, its benefits for their future success! By focusing on three distinct manners of networking-- virtual, social and individual-- the Networking Program well equips students to navigate all networking scenarios. Completion of the Networking Program earns students the right to access the Future Fund.
The Future Fund is a means of granting students both the social and fiscal capital to conduct their career search by exploring entrepreneurial ideas and developing their network of contacts. Each student who completes the Networking Program is eligible to receive reimbursement up to $20/semester for expenses incurred when networking with a Holy Cross alumni.
Networking ReceptionsSince networking continues to be the best way to land a job, Career Planning, the SIP office, Alumni Career Services and the Ciocca Office for Entrepreneurial Studies all organize multiple opportunities for students to connect with alumni. Both the Intern Networking Reception and Take an Intern to Lunch program link successful Holy Cross grads with students who land internships in New York. If you want to explore financial services, attend the Finance Networking Reception held in New York during the semester break. Two large networking receptions are held on campus each year so students don’t even need to leave campus to network with alumni.
Non-Profit Careers Conference
Non-Profit Careers ConferenceDo you want to change the world? Then apply to the annual week-long Non-Profit Careers Conference. You’ll explore careers in government, public service and non-profit organizations and learn how to break into the field that intrigues you the most. You’ll also meet community and public leaders, attend leadership and professional development workshops, and participate in a hands-on project with a Worcester organization. Everything you’ve learned about finances, marketing, and more will be put into a real-world context, culminating in a presentation at the end of the week. A reflective component will help you analyze whether this experience relates to what you want to do with your life. Because the workshop is held immediately prior to spring semester, on-campus housing and meals will be provided.
Noyce Scholars Program
Noyce Scholars ProgramSupported by the National Science Foundation, this program encourages talented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, to become middle- and secondary-school teachers. First- and second-year students can apply to be paid tutors and mentors for public- and private-school students learning science and math. STEM majors who decide to go into teaching can apply for Noyce scholarships to cover tuition their junior and senior years. For every year of scholarship support, these students must commit to teaching two years in high-need school districts.
Health Professions Autobiography Writing Workshop
Health Professions Autobiography Writing WorkshopLed by faculty, this workshop teaches you how to write a compelling narrative to support your application. After editing (by you and your advisor), the autobiography helps frame the committee letter that accompanies your application package and helps you prepare for interviews.
Immersion ProgramsThese faith-based programs make it possible for students to respond to the Jesuit call to work for peace and justice in the world. One of Holy Cross’ largest outreach programs, the weeklong Spring Break Immersion is “all about the people.” You’ll build relationships that surmount economic, regional, and cultural differences found within the United States. And through the Arrupe International Immersion Program, you’ll travel to another country where great need exists. There you’ll meet, visit, and dialogue with persons who are economically poor or committed to working in solidarity with the economically poor.
Journal of Law and Public Policy
Journal of Law and Public PolicyPublished annually since 1996, this student-run law journal fosters an open exchange of ideas and information that pertain to legal issues and public policy. As a staff member, you’ll work primarily with law school student authors by reviewing all submissions, and later editing and condensing articles selected for publication. Students who serve on the editorial board also perform cite checks after learning to use LEXIS and Westlaw, research tools of practicing lawyers. All layout and production work is done by students.
Law School Visits
Law School VisitsEvery year, about 20 law schools visit Holy Cross, make presentations and interviewing potential law students. You’ll be able to prepare for these visits with literature, catalogs, DVDs , and other resources maintained by the prelaw advisor.
LSAT Prep Course
Post-Grad Volunteer Fair
Post-Grad Volunteer FairLearn what types of service opportunities are available to you after graduation? By attending this event, you can meet representatives from more than 25 volunteer organizations, including the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, throughout the United States and the world.
Prelaw Speaker Series
Prelaw Speaker SeriesLearn what types of service opportunities are available to you after graduation? By attending this event, you can meet representatives from more than 25 volunteer organizations, including the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, throughout the United States and the world.
RetreatsConsider what God is inviting you to do through retreats that offer you the time, space, and opportunity to reflect. The 24-hour-long Escape Retreat gives first-year students the chance to get off campus, slow down, and think about how faith plays an integral part in the Holy Cross experience. A five-day silent retreat -- called the Spiritual Exercises -- challenges students to think, pray and journal as they reflect upon integrating faith into all facets of their lives. The student-led Manresa retreat draws upon small-group discussions to help students get to know each other as they think about where God is part of their lives.
Shadowing ProgramThe Shadowing Program is an opportunity for students to observe and alumna/us at their place of employment for a part of a work day to learn more about that individual's job, employer and industry.
Summer Business Program
Summer Business ProgramGet an edge in the competitive, increasingly complex job market. How? By immersing yourself in a four-week program that teaches you the art and science of business and entrepreneurship. You’ll benefit from individualized instruction as well as team projects directed by Holy Cross alumni who are leaders in their respective industries. Lessons on launching and running a business in an ethical manner are presented and put into practice through real-world problem-solving. Contact the prebusiness advisor for more information.
SIP OrientationDiscover the nuts and bolts of the Summer Internship Program at this 1 ½-hour workshop. You’ll learn how to apply for an internship, tailor your resume, and rock your job interviews. The workshop includes a one-on-one appointment with a member of the SIP staff who will critique your resume and interviewing skills.
SIP Send-OffLearn how to put your best foot forward during your summer internship in an hour-long workshop for students who have accepted off-campus positions. You’ll get advice about how to impress your supervisor as well as information about potential pitfalls in the world of work.
Student-Alumni Career Networking Night
Student-Alumni Career Networking NightThis annual career networking reception brings together alumni eager to share their career information, insight and advice with students looking to learn more about professions, career paths and opportunities.
Student Programs for Urban Development
Student Programs for Urban DevelopmentKnown as SPUD, this community service organization is the largest student organization at Holy Cross. Weekly service experiences in the Worcester community, along with monthly reflections, help you think critically about social injustice and taking action toward change.
Teacher Education Speaker Series
Teacher Education Program Information Session
Teacher Education Program Information SessionMeet representatives from the Teacher Education Program and learn more about TEP’s requirements, rewards and recommended classes — including the application process. These sessions are held at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.
Teacher Education Career Planning Sessions
Washington Semester Program
Washington Semester ProgramAre you ready to turbo-charge your future? Then explore the multi-disciplinary Washington Semester Program, which fuses a hands-on internship (four days a week) with independent research and a weekly public affairs seminar. You’ll experience a single stimulating semester in Washington, D.C., but multiple ways to grow intellectually, professionally, and personally. Want to be seen as a top candidate for this highly competitive program? You must be a 3rd- or 4th-year student — any major. Get prepared to communicate how this intense public policy-focused experience fosters your long-term career objectives. Show you have the confidence and initiative to operate effectively in the Washington, D.C. culture. And present an academic record that confirms you’re ready to work hard, conduct independent research, write (and then defend) a 50-page thesis, and become a dynamic seminar participant. Once chosen for the program, you’ll be responsible for getting your own internship. But you’ll receive plenty of help from this office — and then faculty support throughout the semester.
Women in Business
Women in BusinessGain the skills and confidence to become a top business leader through the Women in Business network. Through interacting with alumnae and attending the annual Women in Business Conference, you’ll learn ways in which you can wield influence in your job, impact your organization, and develop a career while remaining true to your values. The annual conference is held each fall semester. Contact the prebusiness advisor for more information.