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Career Services Week 2007: October 1-4, 2007

God has called each of us to the vocation of being holy. As God has created each of us with unique gifts and talents, so the way we each live out our vocation will be different. This week-long series provides students with some of the tools necessary to discover and pursue the arena in which they live their vocation in Christ, whether in clergy or lay vocations.

While this series is designed for Hellenic College students and Boston-area Orthodox Christian Fellowship students, everyone from the wider Hellenic College and Holy Cross community is welcome to attend. All workshops are free of charge, thanks to a Lilly Endowment grant to the Office of Vocation and Ministry.

7:00 pm - Reading Room

Deep Cover: Christians in Post-Christian Workplace
Dn. Seraphim Solof, a Senior Vice President at Bank of America with more than twenty years of experience in the working world, will lead an interactive discussion on some of the issues Orthodox Christians face in today's post-Christian world, including working for and with people who have radically different values and beliefs.

12:00 pm - Skouras Classroom Building Room 221

Preparing for Graduate School
For students in pursuing a masters-level degree in any professional or academic field or at Holy Cross, this seminar/luncheon should not be missed. Learn how to tackle the GREs, applications, and interviews over lunch with Pamela Lazarakis, Director of Cooperative Education and Career Services at Gordon College, and Sonia Belcher, Director of Admissions at Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Please contact Dn. Nicholas Belcher to sign up.

7:00 pm - Reading Room

Answer the Call to Serve
God calls everyone to use the gifts He has given us in service to Him and our neighbor. This workshop will feature a panel of Hellenic College/Holy Cross alumni who will share the ways they have found to use their gifts to serve others. The panelists are Fr. Nicholas Krommydas, Pastor of St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Weston and Co-Director of the Office of Spiritual Formation and Counseling Services; Presvytera Gloria Costarakis, currently a full-time mother with experience as a teacher for preschool children on the Autism Spectrum; and Sylvia Araj Tsakalos, the Program and Finance Administrative Assistant for International Orthodox Christian Charities.

7:00 pm - Reading Room

Getting the Job
Prepare yourself to hone the important skills of cover letter writing, resume writing, and interviewing. For those Hellenic College students looking to enter the workforce upon graduation, or for simply securing a great summer job, this workshop gives you essential tools from a seasoned professional. Andy Petigny, Assistant Director of the Diversity Resources and Career Counseling Career Center at Boston College, will lead this session.


7:00 PM - Reading Room

A Conversation on Women and Work
This workshop, geared for undergraduate women but open to everyone, will feature a panel of women who are part of the Hellenic College faculty, staff, and community. The panelists will share stories of how they uniquely navigate issues of work, family, and career as women of faith.