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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 ...

Student Internship Stories: Tima Dasouki (CAS’22), Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? TD: I was a policy intern at Senator Elizabeth Warren's Boston Office. My main responsibilities were conducting outreach with the Senator's constituents, authoring weekly briefings to keep the Senator's office informed on local legislative issues and delivering administrative support with data coordination, document management, material ...

Comparing and Contrasting Project Management Apps

In this current remote environment, staying on top of all your projects and tasks, and staying organized is more important than ever. Whether you want to track your professional work, your personal projects (resume updates, DIY projects), or you just want a place to list all your chores and errands, these apps have you covered. ...

Student Internship Stories: Darren Liu (CAS’22), Stanford School of Medicine

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? DL: Every summer, I volunteer in a bioinformatics lab (Salzman Lab) close by to my home. Responsibilities change from year to year, but generally, I get assigned to a grad student or a research assistant and help them with their projects. General responsibilities include writing ...

What NOT to Do in An Interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. You want to present yourself as a strong candidate and good fit for the position. The following are some behavioral mistakes hiring managers would recommend you avoid during a job interview: Arriving late Showing up late reflects poorly on you. It can give the impression that you lack professionalism and don't ...

Student Internship Stories: Brigid Kane (COM’22) Katch Media

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? BK: I was a media genome analyst with Katch Media. My responsibilities included watching and analyzing movies in order to code them via the Katch Media Genome, rating movies on the Katch App to provide feedback on functionality and reliability, and participating in focus groups ...

What NOT to Do on a Resume

Your resume is an important factor in whether or not you will be considered for an interview. It is a potential employer's first impression of you. A resume should document your experiences, skills and education to determine if you are qualified for a position. Many hiring managers look through resumes quickly as they decide to ...