Over the course of a week in early October, the Office of Vocation & Ministry held workshops to help college students approach looming career choices. While the OVM reflects upon the question "Who will I be?" more than "What will I be?," the latter requires attention in light of the former.
Open to Hellenic college students and Boston OCFs, Career Services Week at Hellenic College provides a context for practical questions--"How do I write a resume for a job?"--to engage with the Orthodox Faith--"How do I live Orthodoxy at my job?"
Guest presenters included Dn. Seraphim Solof, V.P. of Marketing at Bank of America, who shared his experience as an Orthodox Christian deacon working in corporate America. Dn. Anthony Payne, a CPA and financial advisor, spoke about stewardship, and showed not only how to construct a budget, but how it relates to faith in Christ.
The session Women & Work was a highlight of the week, hosted by Hellenic College Dean Lilly Macrackis. The panelists––Dr. Maria Mackavey, Presvytera Faye Stylianopoulos, and Ms. Julie Ray––shared their reflections as professionals, friends, wives, and mothers in the workforce, and dialogued with current students about their experiences.
Next year's Career Services Week is scheduled for October 5-8, 2009! For more on the Career Services week at Hellenic College, see our Career Services Page.