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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 ...

Understanding VMOCK’s Competency Ratings

VMock scores your resume based on Impact, Presentation and Competency. Impact and Presentation adjustments generally require you to reformat areas, add information, and make slight changes in wording such as verb choice. Competency refers to specific transferable skills that employers desire no matter the industry, company or job title. This requires you to think about ...

Internship Series: LiveRamp

Ann Fu QST'19 | Business Administration and Marketing and Economics Marketing Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AF: I was responsible for a lot of the day-to-day tasks of the entire department. The Marketing Department at LiveRamp has a bunch of smaller departments that sit on it (Marketing Operations, ...

Working With Third-Party Recruiters

As you begin to conduct your job search, you will most likely utilize a variety of search methods. One growing trend is the use of third-party recruiters. Third-party recruiters are defined by NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other ...

Student Experiences: Improving Your Resume With VMock

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of student stories about using VMock, BU's newest online tool for improving your resume. Try it today at vmock.com/bu. By Annie Wu (CAS'20, Statistics & Psychology) I think VMock is fast and convenient. Different from the in-person resume/cover letter review, VMock can be used anywhere at any ...

Internship Series: Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey

Grace Li COM and Pardee'19 | Advertising and International Relations Press Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? GL: I wrote online content for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. I was responsible for updating and creating new content for the AGO's website, which will hopefully provide constituents with valuable and ...