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Can Your Personal Social Media Accounts Affect Your Job Opportunities?

The majority of people use social media to keep in touch with friends and family, post photos, share information, keep up with news or trends, or just fill some spare time. When it comes time to apply to your next job or internship, it's important to take a look at your social media accounts. There ...

How to Market Yourself When You Don’t Have Any Professional Experience

Whether you are interviewing for a position, speaking with an employer at a career fair, or networking with a professional you are marketing yourself to show exactly who you are and what you can bring to the company. But for those of us who don’t have any professional experience you may feel lost from the ...

The Creative Benefits of a Side Hustle

These days, it seems like just about everyone has a side hustle. From full-time students to full-time working professionals, it’s more and more common to see your peer, colleague, or mentor pursuing something extra on the side. A side hustle is something you do to earn money, share ideas, express your creativity, or pursue a ...

Corporate Social Responsibility: What Is It, Why Pay Attention to It, and How to Figure Out How an Organization Ranks

What is corporate social responsibility? Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is when private organizations contribute to making their communities, environment, and economy better by doing the right thing. Business News Daily writes, that there are four types of CSR: Environmental initiatives: reducing the carbon footprintPhilanthropic efforts: donating to nonprofitsEthical labor practices: fair treatment of employeesVolunteering: participating ...

What Employers Can and Can’t Ask You in an Interview

There are many steps involved in getting a job.  One critical part of the hiring process is the interview.  Over the past few years, many employers have opted for virtual interviews rather than just meeting in person. One part of the interview that hasn’t changed is what employers can and can’t ask you during the ...

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Conquering the Sisyphean Task of the Writing Sample

Choosing a writing sample (or samples) is a tricky part of applying for graduate school or positions in the writing and editing space. How do you choose the work that best shows your talents and matches the vibe of the program or position you are applying to? Even trickier, what if you have never written ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

The Pros and Cons of Working on Campus

It has been said that universities are like mini-cities. They require many departments to complete a wide variety of tasks in order to run successfully. A number of these departments employ current students part-time. If you are considering a job on BU’s campus, read to learn more about the pros and cons of on-campus jobs. ...

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Employer Perspectives: Marina Giliver of Capital One

CCD Editor’s Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Perspectives series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. The following post is a conversation with Marina Giliver. Marina is a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One. With over 20 years of experience, Marina held engineering leadership roles at Thomson ...

Employer Perspectives: Ángeles Riera of Delta Partners

CCD Editor’s Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Perspectives series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. Please tell us a little about your organization:Our TMT-sector specialization (Telecoms, Media and Tech), strategy and executional capabilities, on-the-ground presence in different geographies and our 360-degree perspective sets us apart while ...