Gozik Has Shown Initiative In Just 7 Months As Director Of OIP
OIP's Events For Those Returning From Study Abroad Show An Attentiveness To Students' Needs
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 14:02
With the deadline for all study abroad programs falling on this Friday, Feb. 8, Boston College students have only a few short days left to decide whether or not to devote a summer, semester, or year of their time in a different country. For those students who have already returned from time abroad, however, the more immediate concern may be the search for a job or internship—and how to represent their time overseas during that process. Last Thursday’s event, “Back at BC: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience,” sponsored by the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies and put on by the Career Center and the Office of International Programs (OIP), may have allayed some of those concerns, and The Heights commends all involved for taking steps to support students after their return to the U.S.
The event garnered an impressive turnout, indicating that students at BC are indeed looking for ways to channel their experiences abroad into tangible points on a resume or in an interview. This response is evidence that undergraduates are looking for support not only before and during their time in another country, but also after they come back to BC, and The Heights recommends that the University maintains its dialogue with those students.
Furthermore, The Heights would like to recognize that Nick Gozik, director of OIP, only assumed his position this past July; his work so far, including the support of this and other re-entry events, signifies a promising beginning to his position at BC. Marshaling such significant support for BC students—not only an articulate and experienced panel, but also big names such as Kathleen McGillycuddy, chair of the BC Board of Trustees; Ronald E. Logue, BC ’67, MBA ’71; Provost Cutberto Garza; and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Donald Hafner—speaks to the University’s commitment to educating global citizens.The Heights appreciates Gozik’s efforts, and looks forward to his future endeavors.