All posts by Samantha Johnson

Samantha joined the Center for Career Development in August 2013. In her role as an Assistant Director of Career Education, Samantha advises students and facilitates workshops on a variety of career development topics, such as resume writing, networking, interviewing, internships, and more. Samantha received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Gettysburg College and her master of education in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and traveling.

What is Your Greatest Weakness

As you’re getting ready to interview, it’s important to prepare for commonly asked questions, including “What is your greatest weakness?”. This question can be challenging, so let’s walk through some strategies for addressing this question successfully! What are interviewers looking to learn?  With each interview question, it’s important to consider what your audience wants to ...

2 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handshake Profile

You may be wondering whether it’s important to update your Handshake profile, especially if you already have a profile on LinkedIn. While there are similarities between the platforms and reasons to use both of them, Handshake is intended specifically for students and alumni. Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources. The employers that you ...

One Cool Tool: Candid Career

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers a wide range of services, including workshops, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, individual appointments, career fairs, employer information sessions, and much more.  In addition to these virtual and in-person offerings, students and alumni also can access a diverse suite of online career resources. Our “Cool Tool” ...

Developing Skills After Being Hired

Perhaps you’ve recently started a new job or maybe you’ve been in the same position for a period of time now; regardless, I’d encourage you to consider the following question, “How do you maximize this opportunity to develop as a professional, deepen your knowledge, hone and expand your transferable and job-specific skills, build your network, ...

Creating a Resume Without Experience

Here at the CCD, we often hear students say that they don’t have any experience yet. Students typically mean that they don’t have previous internship or job experience. However, it’s important to remember the various ways that you’ve already gained experience and skills inside and outside the classroom. Employers and graduate schools look at the ...

How to Tailor a Resume for a Specific Goal

You already know to tailor your cover letter for a specific goal. What about your resume? Learn the skill in our blog!

Funded Internship Series: Mina’s List

Sana Johnson CAS ’17 | International Relations Communications Intern, Mina's List: Empowering Women's Political Leadership Globally, Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern  Inspired by women leaders in global politics, Sana Johnson interned at Mina’s List during the summer of 2015. Sana was able to pursue this unpaid internship due to the living allowance stipend provided by the Yawkey ...

BU Students Rocking It at Top Companies

When someone asks you where you want to work someday, is there a “dream” organization that comes immediately to mind? This summer, CNNMoney released its annual list of the World’s Top Employers for New Grads. For the list, CNNMoney paired up with Universum, a research firm, to determine the top employers that college graduates want ...