All posts by Samantha Vigeant

Samantha is the Program Coordinator and joined the Center for Career Development in February 2017. In her role, she provides administrative and operational support for the CCD director and staff. Samantha received her bachelor of arts in psychology and English literature from the University of South Florida. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys being curled up with a good book and a big cup of coffee, exploring the Boston area, traveling, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

The Art of the Thank You Note

Even if you walk out of a job interview feeling confident that you've aced it (and relieved that it's over) it's important to remember that you're not done yet! Thanking your interviewer(s) for speaking with you is not only polite, but taking the time to write a good thank you note can set you apart ...

Transferable Skills for Liberal Arts Majors

As an undergraduate, I was often asked what I was studying in school. When I said “I’m an English major,” I would typically get responses such as: “Oh, so you must want to be a teacher.” “What are you going to do with that, read Shakespeare for a living?” “Good luck finding a job with ...

Advice from the Other Side: How Internships Prepare You for a Career

Boston University provides students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education that prepares you for meaningful careers in all sorts of exciting industries. There’s no doubt that your time spent as a Terrier will strengthen your knowledge and skill set, but you want to be sure that you are not relying solely on your coursework to get ...

Advice from the Other Side: Setting Goals in the Workplace

The first few months of a new job are all about getting your bearings and learning the essential functions of your role. After you’ve got the basics down, it’s important to continue to grow your skill set and continue to develop professionally. Setting goals (whether short-term or long-term) is vital to achieving success both in ...

Advice from the Other Side: Owning Your Career Path

With the spring semester coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, Terriers are securing all kinds of exciting summer internships, fellowships, research opportunities, full-time jobs, and graduate school acceptances. You’re happy that your friends are succeeding in their career development, but what happens if you don’t get the position you wanted, or the salary ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying School Lessons to Work

Yes, your academic coursework will really help you in your life after BU, no matter where your career path takes you.

Advice from the Other Side: Navigating Office Culture

The lessons you learn in the classroom prepare you for a successful career, no doubt about it. However, the classroom environment doesn’t always mirror the office environment. Navigating office culture and politics can be a bit intimidating when you’re first starting out in the professional world. I, for example, worked in food service and interned ...