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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" ...

How Do I Network If My Internship Is Remote?

First, congratulations on securing an internship! You have chosen an excellent way to not only test-drive a career path, but also explore the inner workings of a specific company. No matter what your role, there are many opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an internship position. While part of this growth should involve broadening ...

Student Internship Stories: Liah Alemayehu (CAS’22), Vote-USA

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? LA: I interned at Vote-USA, an organization that utilizes a non-partisan web based social interaction tool that enables voters to connect to candidates running in their city, county, and state level. As a research intern for Vote-USA, my responsibilities consisted of researching candidates’ campaign information, contacting ...

Successfully Completing the Job Application Form

We've all had this experience; you spend time searching for a job in your field of interest, research the company, and craft a quality resume and cover letter. You're sure that, when you actually apply for the position, a quick click of a button will be all that you need to send your materials for ...

Student Internship Stories: Mayowa Hassan (QST’23), Social Innovation Forum (SIF)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MH: My experience with the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) was super nice. As a Program Intern, I worked intimately with the program team of the Social Innovation Forum. My tasks were mostly concerned with its Accelerator program which uses a marketplace model to connect social ...

Professional Dress on a Budget

Does professional dress for job interviews still matter? What does “professional dress” mean? How can I dress professionally on a college student’s budget? And where can I even find professional attire in the first place? Do these questions resonate with you? If so, we are here to help answer those for you! Yes, professional dress ...

Virtual Career Fair Tips

Are you looking for an internship or full time job this semester?  If the answer is yes, then you should participate in a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is essentially the same as an in-person one, it just happens to be online during a specified date and time. The CCD is hosting its ...

Student Internship Stories: Emma Figueredo (CAS’23), Born Global

CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? EF: My role in Born Global was to research ways that larger companies and businesses could change their practices, making them more fair, efficient, and sustainable. My responsibilities were to look at different problems, then research how we can overcome them. This involved a ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...