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Student Internship Stories: Melinda Stackpole (SAR’23), COVID-19 Action Coalition

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MS: The COVID-19 Action Coalition (COVAC) is a non-profit organization made up of physicians, college students, and other volunteers who aim to disperse accurate public health information about the COVID-19 pandemic to the general public, specifically in Massachusetts. They deliver this information through social media, ...

Career Advice BU Alumni Wish They Knew in College

The Boston University alumni network is an expansive resource for current students to utilize as they work through their 4 years of college. Thanks to our generous alumni, here is some advice they have for Terriers that they wish they knew while in school. Want more career advice? Connect with alumni in BU Connects, BU's ...

Classroom + Career Returns to In-Person

by Carina Wang As BU gears up for a fully in-person school year, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to help you transition from LfA to in-person by connecting you with your fellow peers to foster your academic achievement and career development. Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors at ...

Safe Job-Searching

Are you looking for work that you can do from home, or from your dorm? It seems like everyone is working from home, or looking for a remote job opportunity. While COVID-19 continues to be a threat across the U.S., remote work opportunities are a great way to stay employed while reducing the spread. Unfortunately, ...

Career Resources Available Over the Summer

Happy Summer, Terriers! Whether you are embarking on a summer internship, beginning a new job, or still seeking your next step, the CCD is here for you. Many of our career services and resources are available to you over the summer! Virtual Career Appointments The CCD offers virtual career appointments, including counseling sessions, resume reviews, ...

Employer Perspectives: Lizzie Habermehl, MathWorks

Could you share what your role is at MathWorks, and how your career path brought you here? I am a College Recruiter for our Engineering Development Group at MathWorks. I work primarily with STEM majors coming into our tech leadership development program from bachelors, masters and PhD programs. I’ve been in this role for over a ...

Developing Skills After Being Hired

Perhaps you’ve recently started a new job or maybe you’ve been in the same position for a period of time now; regardless, I’d encourage you to consider the following question, “How do you maximize this opportunity to develop as a professional, deepen your knowledge, hone and expand your transferable and job-specific skills, build your network, ...

Comparing Workplace Benefits Packages

Most of us know that negotiating our salary is important, but there's more to compensation than just the amount on your paycheck. It’s important to understand and (where possible) to enhance your benefits so you can be sure your time is being compensated equitably. Here are some of the things you'll want to look for ...

Student Internship Stories: Chloe McKim Jepsen (CAS’22), Massachusetts Housing Coalition

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? CMJ: I served as the Marketing and Policy Intern for the Massachusetts Housing Coalition, a new nonprofit organization based in Boston. MHC aims to promote the creation of affordable housing in Massachusetts through advocacy of adequate access to transportation, sustainable practices, and racial social, and ...

Top Five Etiquette Mistakes New Workers Make

The job search can be such a long and strenuous process that it can be difficult to find time to prepare for starting your new job itself. Your first job will be a completely new learning experience, and many find it is quite different from the college experience. There are new expectations, new norms, and ...