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Carlos is an HR Generalist for Boston Scientific dealing with payroll and recruiting, as well as organization design and inclusion efforts.

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"Don’t be afraid to go to school in a different state or to accept a job in another state (or country), go where the best opportunity for you is."

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Carlos Bailey
Class of 2014



My career roadmap has been somewhat defined.

Graduating High School with a strong and interest and strength in History.

Getting a Human Resources internship with Boston Scientific.

Getting accepted into UCSB as a History major.

Receiving a full-time job offer from Boston Scientific as a Human Resources Generalist I.



Here are my extracurriculars relevant to this pathway


  • Boston Scientific’s Bridge to the Future Program for Black youth in Santa Clarita (Mentor was the Vice-President of Human Resources)


  • Joined the History Club at UCSB

  • Regularly checked in with my major counselor to ensure I graduated on time

  • Had full-time paid internships every summer since graduating high school


What I'm currently doing/hope to do

I am currently a HR Generalist II for Boston Scientific (BSC) in Maple Grove, Minnesota. I started working for BSC shortly after graduating from UCSB in June 2017, I accepted my job offer prior to graduating. As a HR Generalist I am responsible for everything HR related from benefits, payroll, and recruiting, to organization design, diversity and inclusion efforts, employee relations investigations that may end in termination. I worked in the Valencia, CA office for 3 months and then relocated to Maple Grove, Minnesota in September 2017.


How to maximize my time in high school?

  • Advice #1: At the end of the day, a undergrad degree is an undergrad degree, no matter what it is, it is all about how you use it to get a job. History doesn’t connect with HR but I made it work.

  • Advice #2: Being a history major requires a lot of time and effort if you truly want to learn and be good at it, so be prepared to be home on Friday and Saturday nights reading or researching.

  • Advice #3: When taking COC classes do some research to ensure they will most likely transfer to your top 3 college picks. It will be extra work for you down the road if you have classes that don’t transfer.

  • Advice #4: If interested in HR, a lot of knowledge is learned on the job, so start looking for internships for smaller companies who don’t mind having someone with no experience.

  • Advice #5: Don’t be afraid to go to school in a different state or to accept a job in another state (or country), go where the best opportunity for you is.

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