All posts by Center for Career Development

Employer Perspectives: Ángeles Riera of Delta Partners

CCD Editor’s Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Perspectives series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. Please tell us a little about your organization:Our TMT-sector specialization (Telecoms, Media and Tech), strategy and executional capabilities, on-the-ground presence in different geographies and our 360-degree perspective sets us apart while ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Workplace

By Nuria Gonzalo Whether you are beginning a part-time job or internship, or have been working with a specific company for a while, setbacks at work can become an obstacle and may even make you question your potential. Setbacks can range from failing to meet a deadline, unfulfilled expectations, or expectations that did not fall ...

Student Internship Stories: Aarthi Gopalan (CAS ‘23), The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. The Race Equity and Justice Project advocates for people of color and works to dismantle ...

What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...

Land your dream job by pursuing an entrepreneurial idea while in school

Written by Li Liang Pursuing an entrepreneurial idea is one of the best ways to set yourself apart from a large pool of job candidates because that process helps you cultivate the mindset and skills that employers of all types value highly. Entrepreneurship is not necessarily about starting a business or a startup, although it ...

Tips for Writing & Revising a CV

Writing a successful CV can be daunting, but there are best practices that can make the process a little easier. Remember - a CV, short for Curriculum Vitae, is a complete written record of an individual’s professional and educational history and includes categories such as Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certifications, and Publications. Writing  When beginning ...

Student Internship Stories: Katie Barnes (CAS ‘22), New York League of Conservation Voters

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? KB: During my internship with NYLCV, I worked with the development department. Mostly, I worked on planning fundraising events and researching potential major donors to the organization. During my internship, I helped to plan the organization's annual gala, which is an event that hundreds of ...

Student Internship Stories:   Jacob Rose (QST ‘24), Hearts for the Homeless International 

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? JR: As a company, Hearts for the Homeless International provides free and informative heart health education events. We additionally have chapters at over 30 college campuses across the US that provide blood pressure readings and heart health information approved by the American Heart Association to ...

Rock Your Interview: Five Tips on Dressing For Success

With internships, interviews, and career fairs, figuring out what to wear can be an overwhelming task. We’re often told to “dress for success”– but why is it so important?  Many factors play a role in job interviews, with a clean and neat professional appearance being one of the top priorities. Once you enter the room ...