Category: All Posts

Student Internship Stories: Mariam Bashiru (SAR ’23), Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MB: If you said to me that I would work in an eating disorder clinic last year, I wouldn’t believe it. Even though I knew general information about eating disorders, they were still an enigma to me. So when I found this internship opportunity at ...

Managing Your Workload as a New Professional

As you transition to a professional role, one of the first skills that will be put to the test is your ability to manage your workload. No one is going to monitor your progress and remind you of your deadlines, so it is paramount that you take control and set yourself up for success.  Here ...

5 Logistical Tips for Virtual Interviews

Numerous companies are opting for virtual interviews, and we might overlook the mechanics when focusing on how to get ready to meet interviewers online. Here are 5 essential practices to keep in mind as you prepare: Declutter your background. Remove any mess that is visible within the camera. Putting away any potential distractions will make ...

The Benefits Of A Side Hustle

A side hustle is something you do to earn money in addition to being a student or having a full-time job. To get started, all you need is a ‘can-do’ mindset and an idea of a product or service you want to produce and/or sell. This may tap into one of your passions, or it ...

Parent Perspective: Niandong Wang and the Global Career Path

BU prides itself on fostering an international approach to both education and the career search. Our global student body enriches us with their perspectives. But here’s a first for the BU Career Blog; a BU parent with his own global career story to tell.Niandong Wang is a trailblazer. After growing up in China and graduating ...

Navigating A Tough Job Market: Interview with Kate French (CAS’15), Boston Children’s Hospital

If you are a recent graduate looking for that first job after college or a current student searching for an internship, there is reason to be hopeful. Record numbers of organizations are using Handshake to advertise current internships and full-time job listings. While hope is a good thing, it is equally important to remain determined, ...

Student Internship Stories: Max Ferrandino (CAS ’23), The Borgen Project

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? OS: I worked at a nonprofit called the Borgen Project as a political affairs intern. The Borgen Project is an organization that lobbies Congress to try to get legislation passed that would support those who are living in poverty around the world, which would be ...

Listing Languages on Your Resume

Hola! Shalom! Ni hao!  Bonjour! Hello!  Chances are you recognize more than one of these greetings. If so, you are at least familiar with more than one language.  That’s great because as the world shrinks and global interaction and global business increase, it’s an advantage to have knowledge of more than one language Learning a language helps ...

Student Internship Stories: Kaye Chin (CAS’23), Mid Peninsula Boys & Girls Club

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? KC: During my internship, I worked in various areas of the Mid Peninsula Boys & Girls Club of San Mateo County. As an intern, I was able to support community outreach and marketing which allowed me to use many skills I already had and challenged ...

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...