The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens Boston’s communities and its workforce by connecting youth and adults with education and employment opportunities that align with the needs of area employers. Our work is grounded in the belief that meaningful employment changes lives, lifts people out of poverty, and strengthens the local economy.
The PIC does this by engaging with students in school through Career Specialists who conduct workshops, assist with the PIC online application, lead job shadows and provide other career exploration opportunities for students. Students who successfully engage with the PIC can work with our employer partners for the summer, which include MGH, Brigham and Women, State Street and many others.
The PIC works with 10th-12 graders typically, but does have additional resources around School Year and Summer opportunities for students who are younger. BLA has one full-time Career Specialist, Marlene Price. Ms. Price is available to students and families via online appointments and/or walk-ins. Ms. Price can assist with:
Skills and Interest Inventory
Writing Cover Letters
Understanding how to connect possible majors and careers
To schedule an appointment, please visit blacollegecareer.as.me/PIC and choose a date/ time slot To reach Ms. Price directly, please email her at Marlene.Price@bostonpic.org
Great Job Resource
An online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. Registering also allows applicants to connect with the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s full menu of services including connection to peer-led personal and career development workshops, scholarships, civic engagement opportunities, and more. Please utilize these resources for fall-winter jobs, as well as summer employment!