BCHire Summer Seminar: Professional Discernment and Formation – IN PERSON & ONLINE
Dates and Times:
Friday, July 9th 9 AM to 2 PM (In person)
Fridays, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, and August 6th 10 to 11 AM Zoom Guest Speakers
Friday, August 13th 9 AM to 2 PM (In person)
Final Reflection Paper Due Friday, August 20th
In the interim period, students will be asked to completely weekly readings and assignments.
Who: Members of the Class of 2022 in collaboration with leaders and innovators within the BC High community and alumni network.
Details: In this seminar, we learn about how the Jesuits developed their global education network. Students will be challenged to reflect on the traits and values that enabled the Jesuits to thrive in varied global cultures and historical contexts. Chris Lowney’s Heroic Leadership serves as the primary text for the course and as we explore themes of self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. The text will be supplemented by articles, podcasts, aptitude and interest assessments, and online discussions with leaders in the BC High network.
We will use the themes from the text and online conversations for students to then reflect on their own summer jobs or career aspirations. The hope is that this online forum provides an opportunity to think deeply about some big questions in life: What am I good at? What do I want to study in college? Are there careers I want to pursue? How do I build a network of supportive colleagues and mentors?
Students that complete all required readings and assignments will have “BCHire Summer Seminar: Exploring Professional Formation and Discernment” listed on their transcript as a Passed course, much like the service requirements.
Register: Students must commit to attending both in person days and zoom meetings, as well as completing assigned readings, journal responses, and the reflection paper. Register here: https://bchighsummer.campbrainregistration.com/
Contact: For more information or details, please contact Mr. Gardner ([email protected]) 617-474-5137