Boston College will soon have its first ever Startup Career Fair. Hosted by Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC), the event is set to take place Monday, Feb. 18 in the Heights Room (2nd floor, Corcoran Commons).
Startup companies offer a much different experience in the work place. There are many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with a startup company, as opposed to starting with an entry level position in bigger firms. It is also easier to move up and do more in a startup company as opposed to most, leaving yourself room to challenge yourself to take on more responsibility.
Boston's startup community in particular is full of young and energetic men and women. With unemployment of young adults likely to remain high, many are opting out of the usual track and either starting or joining startup comanies. Not just for the typical CSOM student, BCVC wants to stress that this event is not just for those interested in business or fluent in code. These startups are looking for people interested in design, communications, and more.
Much less stressful than most career fairs on campus, the Startup Career Fair is setup to be a more casual setting. "We're trying to get more BC students involved in the startup community in Boston and we think that by bringing these companies to the Heights, we can expose students to alternative career options and provide an outlet for qualified and dedicated potential employees to the Boston's startup community," said Sofia Papastamelos, CSOM '13 and BCVC Startup Coordinator, about hosting BC's first startup fair
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Visit the website, bcvc.org/students, for frequently asked questions and a full list of the companies coming to campus.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Jasmine has been working with Gavel Media since her sophomore year. She is a part of the class of 2013 and is a Political Science and Islamic Civilizations & Societies major. Follow on Twitter @j00ma.