All posts by Martha Brill

Martha is an Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs and has been with the Center for Career Development since 1998. Although she advises students from all colleges and majors, her affiliation is with communications, media and the arts. She enjoys facilitating the process of gaining knowledge about one’s values, skills, interests, and personality strengths and making informed decisions about career direction. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in criminal justice and obtained a master of education degree with a concentration in counseling from UMass Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, drawing, jogging, and volunteering to help grieving families cope with their loss.

The Importance of Well-Being in a Job Search

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing many changes, adjustments and uncertainties. We may also be experiencing a range of emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, anger or feeling overwhelmed. In addition, may be dealing with further concerns such as job loss either for ourselves or our families, or we may be dealing with ...

Getting Ready For Your Virtual Interview

While you have probably thought about what it will be like to participate in a remote internship or job, what about that first step? Virtual interviews have been growing in popularity for years, and given the reality of remote work right now, they will probably comprise the majority of students' current job search. Luckily, BU ...

Steps on Making a Career Change

It is said that the average professional makes anywhere from 7 to 12 career changes in a lifetime - possibly even more. Our work situations change as well as our career goals, making a career transition at some point in our career lifetime likely to happen.  For anyone planning to make this transition, the process ...

Want A Satisfying Career? It’s Time To Reflect

It can be so overwhelming when it comes time to look at your future and consider what careers might work best for you. So many different directions to take and so many possibilities that are pulling at you – how do you choose? Stepping back and doing some personal reflection is a positive and essential ...

Researching Your Career Options? Use Vault Intelligence Guide

Are you finding it difficult to make a decision about what direction you want to take for your career? Do you feel like you only know the basics about the careers that you are considering? There are so many potential choices and information available out there it can be so overwhelming. Don’t worry, we have ...

Protect Yourself from Stress in Graduate School

Pursuing an advanced degree in an intensive program of study can be a very enriching and intense experience, but it can also be a lot of pressure. To stay on course in your program, you’ll need to know how to cope with stress.

Career Fairs for Introverts

Are you shy and overwhelmed by career fairs? Martha Brill shares tips on how to manage what might seem like a daunting event.

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary – from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even before you apply for an internship, be sure to do your research ...

Networking Outside the United States

Are you an international student, or an American who dreams of a career overseas? If so, don’t forget to think globally when conducting your job search! Factor in any language proficiency and/or cultural knowledge you have, as well as the networking contacts you may have outside the United States These contacts might include your family, ...

Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and ...