what we do
FLS is an entirely student-run organization, so we rely on our student committees to keep the program operating smoothly and efficiently. Committees work to make sure that FLS provides benefits to members and to the CSOM community as a whole. As soon as freshmen are accepted to the program, they begin shadowing current committees before choosing one to apply to the following year. Students can gain leadership opportunities as early as their sophomore year, as all members are required to serve on committees.
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The Alumni Relations committee seeks to maintain close relationships with Boston College and FLS alumni and help current students connect with alumni. The committee sponsors Eagle Perks office visits throughout the course of the year, which allow students to learn more about a company or industry. Alumni Relations is responsible for developing and maintaining an alumni database as a resource for current students to find alumni contact information.
The Career Development committee is responsible for planning the Freshman Resume and Concentration events as well as preparing recruiting materials for various industries. Career Development extends its focus to industries not commonly highlighted by CSOM in order to assist students in the recruiting process. This committee also works towards the long-term goal of building a stronger mock interviewing service for all of CSOM.
The Community Relations committee fosters connections and camaraderie within FLS. This committee is responsible for compiling internship, study abroad, and concentration experience of members into an FLS manual to help students gain information on opportunities that interest them. Additionally, Community Relations maintains an office space for committees to host meetings and compiles regular FLS newsletters to keep all members up to date on events, as well as service and networking opportunities.
The Community Service committee works with local organizations throughout Boston to facilitate service events such as trips to the non-profit Cradles to Crayons and mentoring at Nativity Prep middle school in Jamaica Plain. The committee builds and maintains partnerships with corporations and non-profit organizations to foster personal and professional connections rooted in a spirit of service.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Diversity and Inclusion committee is a new committee for the 2019 school year, created to develop and lead a curriculum for FLS diversity trainings. This committee will work with all FLS members, in addition to other diversity groups on campus, to implement new initiatives to the entire BC community.
The External Relations committee collaborates with the CSOM Dean’s office in developing and overseeing new initiatives to serve its student body. In the spirit of FLS’s outward focus, this committee assists in Dean’s Coffee programming and offers advising to all CSOM minor students through office hour sessions.
The Finance committee oversees the program’s internal and external fundraising initiatives. These initiatives are directed toward supporting FLS programming, such as bringing speakers to the BC community, and partnering with the Community Service committee to contribute to a chosen charitable cause.
The Formation committee plans and executes the mandatory weekly FLS meetings for all Freshmen members. These meetings are centered around mentoring, professional development, and personal empowerment. Additionally, in the second semester Formation works closely with the class in their Freshman capstone FLS project, focusing on brainstorming new initiatives for the CSOM community.
Members of the Freshman Experience committee serve as contact points for prospective FLS students and ensure a successful transition into the program for accepted students by publishing a “freshman survival guide,” facilitating bonding events, and organizing a mentorship program. This committee is also responsible for running the halfway admissions process for students who apply to FLS later in the year.
The Member Engagement committee is responsible for developing programming that brings together the FLS community. Through planning events, such as program-wide retreats, the Member Engagement committee will foster interclass bonding and promote student development.
New Orleans Service Trip
The NOLA committee coordinates and leads an annual service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to assist the St. Bernard’s project in its mission of helping rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, this committee plans an annual reunion for past and present participants of the NOLA service trip.
The Public Relations committee directs all activities related to marketing FLS and FLS-sponsored events to the BC community, in part through maintaining the FLS website and social media accounts. The committee works alongside other on-campus organizations to identify collaboartion opportunities.
The Recruiter Relations committee handles requests from recruiters to set up networking sessions and works directly with the Career Center to incorporate FLS into corporate events on campus. The committee ensures that FLS maintains mutually beneficial relationships with company recruiters.
The Speaker Series committee is responsible for securing speakers and handling logistics for a number of events for both FLS members and the broader BC community. The committee plans and executes events such as the popular "Business &" series geared toward exposing students to non-traditional career paths. Speaker Series also works with other groups around campus to co-sponsor and coordinate integrative events.
Incoming freshmen are accepted into the organization as general members and spend their freshman year shadowing different committees and attending events as a general member. At the end of the year, all freshman participate in a placement process in order to match them with their preferred committee. By the official phase out of the Honors Program in 2 years, all upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors, seniors) will have a place on a committee within this new program. This policy is intended to increase group cohesion through full participation in the program by all members, while giving all students the opportunity to make an impact on their experience in CSOM and at BC. Furthermore, freshmen will be required to participate in community service events, attend speaker events, and participate in career and resume workshops throughout the year.