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Boston College Introduction

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.

Job Description

Part-Time Graduate & Law School Advisor (temporary)

Approximate Dates: August 1 – November 30, 2018; 12-15 hours per week

Graduate school advising is part of the continuum of career coaching since many students attend graduate school as their first post-graduate experience. The part-time Graduate and Law School Advisor will provide include one-on-one career coaching, group programming, outreach to campus partners, and the development of career resources to students and recent alumni interested in graduate or law school. Students may be in the beginning stages of exploring their graduate or law school interests or they may be actively engaged in the application process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise students and alumni on the decision-making and application process to graduate and law school, offering up-to-date accurate information on developments in testing and application procedures to best advise individuals and facilitate groups
  • Deliver workshops to students on graduate and law school exploration and the application process, including how to write strong personal statements
  • Arrange graduate and law school campus visits and promote to students through targeted emails
  • Update written and electronic resources and information for all constituents, including the web site, handbooks, and comprehensive materials for students and alumni wishing to apply to graduate and law school
  • Communicate, as needed, with external constituencies regarding graduate and law school advising
  • Share pertinent information about graduate and law school advising with Career Center staff and other external constituents (e.g. changes to application processes, reminders of important events or deadlines)
  • Maintain and update coaching records based on sessions with students and alumni
  • Contribute to and participate in other Career Center events, programs, and responsibilities, as needed

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Experience and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of graduate school and prelaw application process and the career advising issues related to attending graduate or professional school; previous experience with prelaw advising or law school admission a plus
  • Previous experience coaching students on career or related issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g., AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation)
  • Self-starter with a 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
  • Occasional evening work required

Closing Statement

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