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Creating Your Own Job Shadow experience with BU Connects

Interested in working at a startup? Is Google your dream employer? Are you trying to figure out whether or not you want to work in Human Resources or Marketing? You’re not alone. There are so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best for you? You’ve probably already talked with your parents, a friend, a ...

How to Receive and Use Difficult Feedback in the Workplace

Whether it is an an annual performance evaluation or completely unexpected, even the most dedicated employees have, at some point in their careers, received difficult or constructive feedback. Sometimes it's about your communication style, or a mistake you've made, sometimes its something even more minor. How you take in the feedback, and react, is important, ...

One Cool Tool: CareerShift

If you are in the job search process, CareerShift is a tool you will want to check out. You may not be a familiar with CareerShift, but it is a digital career tool available to BU degree students. CareerShift gives you easy access to job postings from all job boards and company websites. You are ...

Navigating Workplace Conflicts

Work conflicts happen at every type of workplace.  Some people are comfortable diving right into a difficult situation while others will try to avoid them.  Avoiding conflict will not make it go away. No matter what your personality type, learning how to deal with conflict is a skill that can lead to better working relationships. ...

How to Have Successful Virtual Connections with Employers

By Fellenia Chan (Questrom '22), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador  With the continuous advancement of technology and the greater use of online platforms, it’s more important than ever for students to understand how to connect with employers in a virtual space. From traditional career fairs to employer information sessions, more recruiters and companies are opting to host ...

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair

By Nobel Chan (CAS '23), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador With this semester’s University-Wide Virtual Career Fair coming up soon on March 4, you may be wondering how to prepare for the event. Which employers should you meet? How much research should you do beforehand? What types of sessions will there be and which should you attend? ...

Converting a CV to a Resume – and Vice-Versa

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that is mainly used for academic purposes, including applying for a Ph.D. program, a research position, or a faculty position in higher education. A CV has no page-length requirement. A resume is document used to apply to the vast majority of jobs and internships in the US, and ...

Transitioning Your Virtual Networking to In-Person

As we slowly re-enter in-person spaces after more than a year of virtual life, it’s natural to be overwhelmed. Professional networking is no exception to the changing format, but doesn’t have to be added to your list of stressors. Here are some tips for making a smooth transition back into in-person networking: You don’t have ...

Meet the CCD’s Executive Director: Addye Buckley-Burnell

Three months into her new position as Executive Director at the CCD, we sat down with Addye Buckley-Burnell to learn her impressions of how the labor market has been affected by the pandemic and what she wants students to know about their path after BU. We discussed what drew her to career development, what keeps ...

Navigating Handshake’s Student Interface

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job/internship postings, employer events, career counseling appointments, and other online career tools. Handshake has recently unveiled a new homepage which calls attention to actions you can take to enhance your job search experience. On the Handshake homepage you will find suggestions to attend events and ...