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BAC Practice Lab Info

Practice Lab

Practice Lab is the BAC's online job database where students and alumni can search for full-time, part-time, or paid internship positions.  Students are eligible to earn Practice Hours with any of the positions posted through Practice Lab.  If you are an employer who is considering hiring a BAC student or alum, click here.  If you are a nonprofit, neighborhood group, or government agency interested in having BAC students work on a collaborative project in a volunteer capacity, learn about the Gateway program.

Getting Started:  Accessing Your Account

1.  Go to Practice Lab.  Select "Student/Alumni."
2.  Enter the following information to access your account:
      •  Username:  [firstname.lastname]
      •  Password:  nname [you can change your password once you've logged in]
      •  Current Skill Level:  Skill Level #
3.  Fill in your profile information.
4.  Upload a copy of your current resume*.  You may also upload a cover letter and .pdf pages from your portfolio. 

*You will be unable to apply for positions on Practice Lab until you upload a resume to your account.  If you need help with your resume, drop by the Practice Department on the 3rd floor of 320 Newbury St. or schedule an appointment with the Learning Resource Center.

Searching for and Applying to Jobs

To begin your job search, select "Jobs" from the menu bar at the top of the page.  In the drop-down menu you will see an option for "Practice Lab."  This refers to positions that employers have posted on the site for you and that have been screened and approved by the Practice Department.*  The other options on the menu are links to external websites that will be useful to you in your job search.

Remember:  Take the time to prepare a quality resume and cover letter before submitting your job application!

*Please note: The Practice Department makes every effort to screen employers and job postings; however, students are encouraged to exercise caution and use common sense when using this site.  For more information on how to recognize fraudulent job postings, click here.

 

Practice Employment Survey

The Practice Employment Survey contains statistical information about salaries and benefits offered to BAC students.  To view the results of the most recent Practice Employment Survey, click here.

 

Employers:  Post a Job

Employers play an instrumental role in shaping a BAC student's experiential learning and professional development.  Since the BAC's inception in 1889, BAC students have worked at hundreds of firms and organizations in the Boston area, often becoming valued members of their workforce.

If you are looking for full-time or part-time help at a firm or design-related company, we invite you to post your job description to our online job database, Practice Lab.

Please note:  all positions must be paid.  We do not accept unpaid internships.

 

To Register for an Employer Account/Post a Job:

  • Go to Practice Lab.
  • Click the "Employer" button on the main screen.
  • If you have posted on Practice Lab before, enter your user name and password.
  • If you have not previously posted on Practice Lab, click "Register" or "Register to Post Local Job" on the right sidebar.
  • The system will guide you through the registration and job posting process.  Please provide all the necessary information to the best of your ability.  [Read here about Skill Level.]

The Practice Department reviews all new employers and job postings before approving them for Practice Lab.  If a job posting is approved, it will be visible on Practice Lab, a password-protected, online database of jobs and paid internships that is available exclusively for BAC students and alumni.  Please allow at least one business day to process your information, after which you will be able to log in and view your job listing.

Freelance Positions/Independent Contractors

If you are an individual posting a freelance opportunity, please use your name, or "freelance," as the organization name and fill in the fields that are applicable, including a detailed description of the job.  [Under "Position Type," be sure to select "Contract."]

BAC Resume Book

Many of our students who are looking for jobs opt into the BAC Resume Book.  After you have created an account or logged into the system, you can select the "resume books" icon in the navigation bar to browse through those resumes.  Within a resume book, you can enter "resume text searches" to find students with specific skills and/or interests.

Practice Employment Survey

The Practice Employment Survey contains statistical information about salaries and benefits offered to BAC students.  To view the results of the most recent Practice Employment Survey, click here.

 

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