All posts by Noelle O'Brien

Noelle joined the Center for Career Development in March of 2020. In her role, she manages the Center’s funded internship programs. She comes to Boston University with a deep commitment to expanding access to both higher education as well as meaningful career exploration opportunities. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Noelle can be found running, watching Bollywood films, or in search of good chai.

Engage in Self-Exploration through Experiential Learning

What do learning how to ride a bike and pursuing an internship have in common? At their core, these activities are part of the process of learning by doing, formally called experiential learning. Experiential learning can happen in a classroom, in a laboratory, on a study abroad program, or in your own backyard. It is ...

Rotational Programs and Your Career

A big part of the buzz around internships is due to the opportunities that internships provide to explore different career paths. They are shorter-term commitments that can lead to longer-term career insights. However, they have largely been designed for students still pursuing a degree. Is there an equivalent exploratory experience for college graduates? Yes! Rotational ...

Career Opportunities at Museums

As spaces that spark learning, reflection, and imagination, museums can be wonderful places to visit. Behind the visitor experience, though, there is a vast network of museum professionals who work hard to secure artifacts, create exhibitions, and engage the community. If you are interested in working at a museum or curious about the different types ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...

How Do I Network If My Internship Is Remote?

First, congratulations on securing an internship! You have chosen an excellent way to not only test-drive a career path, but also explore the inner workings of a specific company. No matter what your role, there are many opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an internship position. While part of this growth should involve broadening ...