All posts by Corinne Montanaro

Corinne is the Recruiting Coordinator and began working at Boston University in January 2002. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts in psychology with a concentration in management. She manages on-campus activities (interviews and information sessions) for employers and helps students with the recruiting process. She also assists both students and employers with Handshake. Outside of work, Corinne loves to read and cook.

Career Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever thought that participating on a sports team or volunteering at a local nonprofit could benefit your career? Employers often mention how important extracurricular activities are when searching for a candidate. Recruiters are looking for well-rounded individuals and your extracurricular activities can help you stand out in a pile of resumes. Extracurricular activities ...

Resources for First Gen Students

Each year BU is happy to welcome amazing students who are the first in their families to attend college. While this is a very exciting time, it also may bring some challenges. Fortunately there are number of resources on campus that can help support you during this transition to college life. The USC (University Service Center) has ...

Handshake: Peer-to-Peer Messaging

Handshake has recently introduced peer-to-peer messaging to its platform. This feature allows students and alums to send messages to each other. Messages can be sent both within Boston University as well as to students/alums at other colleges within the Handshake network. In order to take part in peer messaging, you will have to set your ...

Avoiding Employment Scams

When looking for a job or internship it is important to be aware of potential scams. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid fraudulent opportunities: Never cash a check or give money to an employer. This is a common scam where an employer will instruct you to cash a check and spend ...

Working With Third-Party Recruiters

As you begin to conduct your job search, you will most likely utilize a variety of search methods. One growing trend is the use of third-party recruiters. Third-party recruiters are defined by NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other ...

Handshake Tips: Scheduling Career Counseling Appointments and Resume Reviews

Have a career-related issue that you would like to discuss with a career counselor? If so, Handshake is the resource you will need. Through Handshake, students are able to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment—whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you just need internet access. To schedule a counseling appointment, log into your Handshake account. ...

Taking Advantage of Employer Recruitment

Did you know that many employers recruit BU students during the academic year? It’s true. On-campus employer visits and virtual employer info sessions are a great resource you don’t want to miss. Check Handshake regularly—as well as the Center for Career Development’s events calendar—for all upcoming employer events. Perhaps you think that this is something ...

Handshake: Beyond the Job Search

When you think of BU’s new career resource site, Handshake, you might first think of the thousands of internship and job postings available to BU students. But there’s a lot more to Handshake than internships and jobs! Here are a few insider tips for getting the most out of your time on Handshake. Events Click ...

Getting Started with Handshake

Handshake is Boston University’s new online hub for career resources. With it, you can apply for jobs and internships, sign up for events and workshops, schedule career appointments, and more!

Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it.