The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you’re completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy.
Virtual Career Appointments
The CCD has switched to virtual appointments for career counseling, internship advising, cover letter reviews, and resume reviews. To schedule an appointment, log on to Handshake and go to the “Career Center” tab in the top right corner. Once on the Boston University Handshake page, select the “Appointment” box and follow the prompt to schedule your virtual meeting.
Workshops and Employee Events
The CCD has transitioned the remainder of our workshops, employee meet and greets, and all other scheduled programming online. To RSVP, check out the CCD’s event calendar or Handshake’s event section.
VMock – Resume Review
VMock is an online resume reviewing tool that uses smart data analytics to evaluate your resume. Once you log in, upload a pdf version of your resume and the system will provide detailed recommendations on ways to improve.
Handshake connects students to thousands of jobs and internships. But did you know that you can also access helpful career resources through your account as well? Starting from the Handshake homescreen, click “Career Center” in the top right corner. This will take you to the Boston University Handshake screen. You’ll find the “Resources” box under the prompt “What can we help you find?”
Big Interview: Prepping for an interview? With Big Interview’s question library, you can view and practice sample interview questions by industry, competency, and more. You even have the option to film and review your answers.
Candid Career: Curious about what kinds of jobs are available in your future industry? Candid Career has thousands of video interviews with real industry professionals across many industries, companies, and positions. They share their job descriptions, backgrounds, and advice.
Vault: Vault is here to tell you what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault’s services include company rankings, employee reviews, career advice, and career blogs. You can also check out their guides, such as “Vault Guide to Top Internships” and “Vault Guide to Finance Interviews.”
GoinGlobal: Even if an out-of-country internship or job is not on the horizon for the foreseeable future, GoinGobal also has U.S. City Career Guides that are constantly updated with new positions. Use this tool to find job search resources, hiring trends, industry overviews, work permit and visa regulations, and more.
What Can I Do With This Major? Still trying to figure out what to major in? Need help exploring what to do in your chosen field? This resource will help you narrow down your options as well as learn about typical career areas, sample companies in your industry, and what skills you can start accumulating to make yourself more marketable.
Student’s Guide to Third-Party Recruiters: Sometimes employers will hire a third-party to assist with recruitment and hiring. Make sure you know the facts and avoid scams with this guide.
Career Advisory Network + BU Alumni LinkedIn Group
Take advantage of BU’s vast alumni networks with the Career Advisory Network and the BU Alumni LinkedIn Group. For tips on how to reach out to alumni, check out the CCD’s guide to informational interviewing.
BU Career Podcast
The CCD recently debuted its very own podcast! Tune in to learn about topics such as time management and employer engagement.