All posts by Kathryn Donlan

Translating Non-Traditional Experience to your Resume

If you’re anything like me, you’ve worked a part-time job while attending school. Did you know that while you’re standing there, trying to look busy folding and refolding cashmere sweaters while fielding questions about what’s in the back storeroom, you’re developing skills for your future career? You might think that you don’t want to be ...

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Conquering the Sisyphean Task of the Writing Sample

Choosing a writing sample (or samples) is a tricky part of applying for graduate school or positions in the writing and editing space. How do you choose the work that best shows your talents and matches the vibe of the program or position you are applying to? Even trickier, what if you have never written ...

Neurodiversity In The Workplace

NEURODIVERSITY (noun): The range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders) (Oxford English Dictionary).  Neurodiversity, coined by sociologist Judy Singer, was originally a mantle taken up by the autism spectrum community, but now casts ...

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...

Bring Transferable Skills To Your New Major

Statistics show that between 50-70% of undergraduate students change their major at least once while in college. The decision to change your major is a personal decision, but how do you communicate how the skills you’ve gained in your first major are transferable? Here are two scenarios that model what one should do when discussing ...

Mom, Dad? I’m an English Major.

Going to college can be rough; there’s a lot that goes into making the leap. You have to worry about doing laundry, you have to worry about making friends, you have to worry about what duvet cover your roommate is buying so your color schemes match. Oh, yeah—most importantly, you have to pick a topic ...