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Connecting Student Employment to Your Career

Have you considered an on-campus or off-campus job through BU’s Student Employment Office but are unsure if it will benefit your future career? Or, have you taken a position with the Student Employment Office (SEO) and are unsure about it applies to your resume? We often hear these questions, and the answer is that the ...

How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn “About” section is something employers use to get an idea of your professional background. Your LinkedIn profile might be the first impression an employer makes before interviewing you or considering you as a candidate, and you want it to be perfect! The “About” section is where you'll write your professional summary. This section ...

Best Practices for Communicating with Your Supervisor

Whether you are a seasoned professional or about to embark on your first internship, one invaluable skill to master is how to communicate with your supervisor. Building a strong relationship with your supervisor is incredibly important. Supervisors are an important source of feedback for you, and since they have formal authority, they can shape how ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...

How to Keep your Professional Network Active

Networking can be intimidating at any stage of career growth. However, it can be helpful to re-conceptualize networking as part of an ongoing process which extends beyond searching for a job or internship opportunity. Like any relationship, professional connections require energy and thought to stay nurtured. Here are a few ideas to keep your network ...

Student Internship Stories: Nyah Jordan (COM’22), The Years Project

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? NJ: During my internship at The Years Project, my responsibilities included researching candidates’ history with climate change, the environmental rollbacks that are taking place with the current administration, and keeping track of events that are exacerbated by climate change such as the current wildfires in ...

Bring Transferable Skills To Your New Major

Statistics show that between 50-70% of undergraduate students change their major at least once while in college. The decision to change your major is a personal decision, but how do you communicate how the skills you’ve gained in your first major are transferable? Here are two scenarios that model what one should do when discussing ...

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 ...