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How to Talk to Employers at a Career Fair

A career fair is an event for employers to meet with students who seek internships or jobs. Boston University holds many on-campus career fairs during the academic year. Some fairs invite all-majors and some are more specialized for specific schools and/or majors. At a career fair, you can speak with employers to learn more about internship ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job like a lot of my fellow Class of 2017 (and now 2018!) graduates. I have just passed the one year mark in my position as the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center's Student Outreach Coordinator, ...

Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

VMock: Get Resume Advice From People You Trust

When using VMock to review your resume, once you reach a score of 65+, you can ask real people to give you input via the “Network Feedback” feature. But before you send your request, take these steps to ensure professional etiquette and quality feedback. Be thoughtful about who you ask Ask the people you trust ...

Internship Series: San José City Hall Vice Mayor’s Office (District 5)

Anna Pham COM '21 | Public Relations Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: This past summer, I interned at the Office of Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco for the City of San José. Some of my tasks included answering the phone and helping constituents, tabling at community events, designing ...

Avoiding Employment Scams

When looking for a job or internship it is important to be aware of potential scams. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid fraudulent opportunities: Never cash a check or give money to an employer. This is a common scam where an employer will instruct you to cash a check and spend ...

Internship Series: BU Global Health Labs

Dante Cilento SAR'19 | Health Science Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? DC: Designing a research project and carrying out the research to contribute to its completion. I did a literature review and evidence synthesis of alternative healthcare taxes as a way of financing healthcare and achieving universal ...