All posts by Sarah Farkas

As the Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach at the ERC, Sarah works to foster and retain relationships with students of all backgrounds, primarily focusing on the needs of international students. She also collaborates with staff and faculty across campus through the delivery of workshops on avoiding plagiarism and learning styles. Sarah runs the ERC’s Language Link program, and also meets with students individually for academic skills counseling.

Advice from the Other Side: Maintaining Schoolwork-Life Balance

If you know anybody with a full-time job, chances are you’ve heard them talk about trying to achieve work-life balance. This is something that everybody struggles to attain and maintain in their professional and personal lives, and balancing work and play is vital in helping people maintain their sanity. Guess what? It’s just as important ...

Advice from the Other Side: Powering Through After Spring Break

Sarah Farkas shares tips for spring semester success.

Advice from the Other Side: Goal-Setting and Family

Sarah Farkas shares advice on how to respond when you're asked what you'll be doing after college and more.

Advice from the Other Side: Stay Flexible

Have you ever wondered why there are distribution requirements at BU? If you come to BU knowing in your heart of hearts that you want to be a mechanical engineer, why are you forced to sit through a humanities requirement? If you know that you want to be an English professor, why must you suffer ...

Advice from the Other Side: Career Fair Reflections and Academic Skills

I hope you all had a wonderful experience at the BU Career Fair on Wednesday. Selling yourself to recruiters can be daunting, and I think there can be a general tendency to put great emphasis on how your major has prepared you for a specific job or profession. As you reflect on your Career Fair experience, ...

Advice from the Other Side: Networking with Professors

Hopefully you’ve heard of networking as concept—as you journey towards your career, you’ll talk with a number of people working in your desired profession. That’s the simple, traditional notion of networking. You don’t just need to network with future colleagues and connections, you need to network with faculty and staff! Here a few reasons why ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying Summer Lessons

Happy Friday, Terriers! Hopefully you’re adjusting well to the new semester and applying some of the advice that I gave you about your first couple of weeks. I’m going to ask you to take a trip down memory lane today, all the way back to this summer (yay!). What nuggets of wisdom did you learn ...