All posts by Lauren Backus

Lauren joined the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center as Peer Engagement Coordinator in November 2017. In her role, Lauren supervises the Student Ambassador workforce and spreading the word about CCD and ERC resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in BU’s newly formed major of Cinema and Media Studies, and is so glad to be back on BU’s campus, in the heart of her favorite city. In her free time, Lauren likes exploring New England with friends and family, going on nature walks, reading, and watching old movies.

Comparing and Contrasting Project Management Apps

In this current remote environment, staying on top of all your projects and tasks, and staying organized is more important than ever. Whether you want to track your professional work, your personal projects (resume updates, DIY projects), or you just want a place to list all your chores and errands, these apps have you covered. ...

Tips From a Manager on How to Be a Great Student Worker

In my role as the Peer Engagement Coordinator for BU's Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center, I supervise around 15 Student Ambassadors in a student leadership program dedicated to providing terriers with academic and career related resources. In my role as supervisor, I delegate tasks, assign projects, and provide guidance. From my own ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job. I am incredibly lucky to love my job and to have the opportunity to help fellow Terriers every day. My experience in the "real world," however, has been slightly different from a lot of my friends', since ...

Making the Transition to Post-Grad Life

As many Boston University students know firsthand, transitions can be difficult. The transition from high school to college, for example, can be daunting - getting adjusted to a new type of schedule, managing your time between your coursework, your social life, maybe even an on-campus job. When college students finally do get settled, they can ...