LinkedIn - Creating a Professional Digital Footprint
This interactive workshop educates students about the effectiveness of LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network. Students will build their LinkedIn profile in real time and learn how to leverage the network of 8,000 BLS alumni on LinkedIn.

  • Class I-VI, spring, no application

Financial Literacy
This 5-week workshop series utilizes Junior Achievement's Personal Finance® Blended Model.  Students learn basic financial concepts such as budgeting, saving, debt, and consumer protection, with a focus on financial habits and discipline.

  • Class I-VI, fall & spring, no application

Art & Skill of Networking
This one-off work teaches students the art and skill of cultivating relationships to support their professional trajectories. Based on The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, students will create their own elevator pitch, learn how to prepare for networking events, and design a strategy to “work a room”.

  • Class I-VI, spring, no application 

DLI Mini-Grants fund new and creative ideas generated by student teams that improve BLS or the local community.  Each team will submit a professional proposal known as a "grant application".  Up to $1,500 available per proposal.  Funding is competitive. 

  • Class I-VI, fall application, spring idea implementation

Babson ACTIVATE (Entrepreneurial Leadership)
ACTIVATE is an after-school course in entrepreneurial education focused on new venture creation.  Working in teams, students develop new business ideas that can be acted upon NOW. Two teams are selected to compete at the Babson Olympiad in April by pitching their business against high schools from around the globe. 

  • Class I-III, November - April, no application

Summer Fellowships
The DLI sponsors approximately 20 Fellowships each summer offering students an experiential learning opportunity focused on organizational leadership across a spectrum of industries - government, law, arts, finance, etc. 7 weeks in duration.

  • Class I-III, January application, summer internship 

Sophomore Resume Lab (SRL)
SRL is a requirement of all Class II students held during a student's study block.  Students learn formatting and content of a professional resume, while building their resume in real time.

  • Class III, fall, no application

Junior Interview Lab (JIL)
JIL is a requirement of all Class III students held during a student's study block.  Students learn how to prepare for an interview (attire, research, questions), comport themselves, and answer the most frequently asked interview questions. 

  • Class II, fall, no application

Career Connections
Every March BLSl hosts Career Connections, a program in which 150 alumni return to BLS to offer career and college advice to Class II.  Students hear first-hand accounts from alumni who are practitioners and leaders in their field, learning and networking in real time.

  • Class II, March, no application

Senior College Transition Day
Every May BLS hosts Senior College Transition Day, a program in which 80 young alumni currently enrolled in college return to BLS to offer advice to graduating seniors. Topics include college academics, campus life, and leadership opportunities.

  • Class I, May, no application