Get Ready for the Summer Experience Showcase

Ah, summer. Those sweet, sweet months of sunshine, sandy toes, and not a care in the world.

As Bostonians, we try our hardest to take advantage of the precious warm weather before we’re forced to bundle up in our heavy coats and boots to survive another long winter. But as Boston University students, it’s important to use the summer months for more than beach trips and ice cream cones (although there’s plenty of room for those things, too). Don’t waste your whole summer lounging around with nothing to do; be proactive! Use those months to gain valuable experience and build your resume.

BU provides so many opportunities to make the most of your summer. From funded internships, to study abroad, and everything in between, there really is something for every student. But with all these options, how do you figure out what you want to do? Well, a great way to start learning about these opportunities is to talk with fellow Terriers about their own summer experiences. You might be thinking that you have no idea where you would find such students, but lucky for you, we’ve created an event that finds them for you.

The annual Summer Experience Showcase (this year: Tuesday, September 26, 5:30-7pm) is the perfect event to learn about valuable summer experiences from Terriers who have lived through them. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with students about exciting jobs and internships in a variety of industries and locations, summer research projects, study abroad, and more. Not only will you get some ideas about how to make the most of next summer and build that ever-important resume, but the Summer Experience Showcase is also a fantastic way to practice your networking skills. The art of networking can be intimidating to tackle, but by practicing among your peers, you will be much better prepared to network with employers in the future.

As if all these reasons weren’t enough to convince you to attend the Summer Experience Showcase, you’ll also get free food and some BU swag! I can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday evening. Be sure to mark your calendars for September 26 and come down to the Yawkey Center for an evening of new ideas for future opportunities!

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