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Making the Most of VMock

By now, you've surely heard of VMock. This new tool available to BU students allows you to upload your resume and get a custom score and improvement plan in seconds. Today more than ever, your resume is entering a competitive world. The CCD works closely with Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations when they ...

Internship Experience: Cummins Engines

Meredith McDuffie CAS'19 | English Data Clerk CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? MM: In the summer of 2017 I worked as a data clerk for an engine company called Cummins in the legal department. My daily responsibilities included digitizing archived patents and organizing legal documents. CCD: How did you ...

When Your Internship Isn’t What You Expected

No matter how prepared you are, it could happen to you. It’s the second day of your internship. You aced the interview process and were all set for a great experience. However, you have already found that your internship is not what you expected it to be. Maybe you don’t have as much autonomy as ...

Internship Series: BU Orientation

Sarah Bickford CAS'19 | Psychology Student Advisor CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? SB: This summer, I worked for BU Orientation as a Student Advisor. I was responsible for working the three-day orientation session and aiding with a variety of student-related activities and programs. Such responsibilities included checking students in, ...

Pitching a Professional Development Opportunity to Your Boss

The reality is, no one will ever be as dedicated an advocate for your career objectives and professional well-being as you are yourself. It may sound harsh, but it's accurate. Your boss is busy too, and may not have the bandwidth to groom or coach you in the way you would like. You should feel ...

Internship Series: Office of Representative Rosa DeLauro, U. S. Congress

Ann-Lyssa Asare CAS/Pardee'20 | International Relations Legislative Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities?  AL: I worked for the 3rd Congressional District Office in Connecticut for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. Interns in the New Haven District Office work closely with the assigned supervisory staff performing a full range of tasks including ...

Get Your Career “In Shape:” Show Your T-Shape To Employers

As you consider where you would like to work, and what you would like to do when you get there, and the skills that you can take to your internship while at BU or an entry-level position upon graduation, keep in mind the other side of the coin. What are employers seeking in the current ...