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Planning Your Future: A Career Services Week at Hellenic College

Tools for the Exploration of Vocation

God has called all 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 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.

Sunday, October 1
7:00 pm - Reading Room
Discovering Vocation in Parish and Professional Life: This workshop will be led by Fr. Theodore Barbas, pastor of Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, and Dr. Timothy Patitsas, professor of ethics at Hellenic College and Holy Cross. Father Ted will offer ideas on how to involve lay people in parish ministry by utilizing their God-given gifts and talents, and Dr. Patitsas will offer approaches for doing Christ-centered work in the professional world.

Monday, October 2
7:00 pm - Reading Room
A Conversation on Women and Work: This workshop, geared for undergraduate women but open to everyone, will feature Dr. Lily Macrakis, Dean of Hellenic College, along with Ann Bezzerides, Stephanie Skedros, Georgia Mamalakis, and Eleni Geanon. The panelists will share stories of how they uniquely navigate issues of work, family, and career as women of faith.

Tuesday, October 3
7:00 pm - Reading Room
Post It, Find It: How to Use OrthodoxJobs.com: This workshop will introduce participants to the new resources available on OrthodoxJobs.com for (a) those trying to find work in an Orthodox environment and (b) parish leaders seeking to hire qualified Orthodox Christians as youth workers, chanters, pastoral assistants, etc. The panel will include Ann Bezzerides, Jamil Samara, Sonia Belcher, and Joe Samra, who have collaborated to make this resource available. Ideas for further website development will be welcomed.

Wednesday, October 4
7:00 pm - Reading Room
Preparing for Graduate School: For those Hellenic College students planning on pursuing another degree (in any professional or academic field or at Holy Cross), this workshop will give advice on how to tackle the GREs, applications, and interviews. Pamela Lazarakis, Director of Cooperative Education and Career Services at Gordon College, and Sonia Belcher, Director of Admissions at Hellenic College/Holy Cross, will lead this discussion.

Thursday, October 5
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 gaining 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.


October 1-5, 2006


Reading Room
Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center
Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology


Workshop series designed to help college students answer their call to serve.

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 (students, staff, faculty, families) is welcome to attend. All workshops are free of charge, thanks to a Lilly Endowment grant to the Office of Vocation and Ministry.

Download a PDF of the brochure here.

For further information contact the OVM.