Career Resources Available Over the Summer

Happy Summer, Terriers! Whether you are embarking on a summer internship, beginning a new job, or still seeking your next step, the CCD is here for you. Many of our career services and resources are available to you over the summer!

Virtual Career Appointments

The CCD offers virtual career appointments, including counseling sessions, resume reviews, and more. 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

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean there are no workshops or events. We’re still working on our summer workshop schedule, and many employers are continuing to hold virtual info sessions and meet and greets in Handshake. 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 Resources

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. 

Network With Alumni

Take advantage of BU’s vast alumni networks with BU Connects and the BU Alumni LinkedIn Group. For tips on how to reach out to alumni, check out the CCD’s guide to informational interviewing

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