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Being A Savvy Searcher: Tips for Avoiding Job Scams

As the economy changes, we at the CCD have seen an uptick in students receiving fraudulent employment offers. Some of them even appear to originate from our office. To help keep you safe while job searching, we interviewed our Employer Engagement team about recognizing and avoiding job scams. Remember, the CCD will only ever contact ...

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Now more than ever with all the changes brought on by the pandemic, professionals need to establish strong work habits while working remotely. If you are in the process of adapting to this new environment, here are a few tips to make your remote work situation be the best it can be. Create a defined ...

Student Internship Stories: Jack Marciano (CAS’22), Boston Children’s Hospital’s Walsh Lab

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? JM: As an undergraduate research assistant in the Walsh Lab, I was paired with a graduate student in order to help them with their various projects. Due to COVID19 my internship ended up being remote, but luckily much of my work ended up being conducive ...

Practicing Authentic Gratitude While Networking

Career development hinges on where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go on your professional journey. Inevitably, however, there are a multitude of other people involved in the process. Whether you're reaching out to your LinkedIn or alumni network, conducting an informational interview, taking advantage of a mock interview, or ...

Student Internship Stories: Emily Balicanta (SAR’22), Alzheimer’s San Diego

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? EB: My role at Alzheimer’s San Diego as an ALZ Companion Intern, was to provide companionship to individuals living with dementia by hosting meaningful virtual visits that may not only improve the individual’s day through fun activities or conversations that recall memory, but also may ...

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 ...

Getting Back to Work with the Student Employment Office

Did you know? You can work on campus without being on campus! If you have chosen the Learn from Anywhere model, or you’re simply limiting your on-campus presence, you can still work at BU. The Student Employment Office posts available opportunities on your Student Link. Go to the Work tab, and then click on the ...

How to Actually Get a Higher VMock Score

As helpful as VMock is for refining resumes, it can also be feel challenging to make a meaningful change in your resume score. While the score isn't that important (you only need a 65 in order to schedule a resume review with a real person), you might be tempted to try to get it as ...

Q&A with Veeva Systems

We had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Marisa Gadoury, University Recruiter for Veeva Systems. She shared her perspective as a recruiter during the pandemic, and also some information about Veeva Systems with students at BU! CCD: Could you share what your role is at Veeva Systems, and how your career path brought you here? MG: ...

Student Internship Stories: Ankur Bamezai (CAS’22), MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Science Research

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AB: This summer, in my role as a research assistant at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Science Research, I was tasked with managing the feedback collection process for the "Executive Function Game" project. For the most part, this required me to recruit participants, execute "playtesting" ...