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How COVID-19 Impacts the CCD (Updated 3/25)

While the CCD is effected by the campus-wide transition to virtual attendance, we are still here for BU students looking to build their career development. Here is a list of how the CCD is providing services and resources. Counseling Appointments & Workshops: All workshops and one-on-one appointments are being conducted virtually. Students may make an ...

BU Alumni Spotlight: Ian Seeley

Ever thought of making a career change? In our Alumni Spotlight series, meet a Terrier who went from politics to business!

Internship Stories: MML PR

By Esther Clayton (CAS’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? I began working at MML PR in August, and alternated with another internship during my time in Los Angeles. MML is a boutique beauty and lifestyle PR agency, with a heavy emphasis on boutique. I was working with only three other ...

How to Tailor a Resume for a Specific Goal

You already know to tailor your cover letter for a specific goal. What about your resume? Learn the skill in our blog!

Student Side Hustles: Macken Murphy

Student Side Hustles profiles BU students with unique entrepreneurial experiences. This week, meet Macken Murphy, whose podcast explores the animal kingdom!

Develop Your Soft Skills Now

Your technical skills might help you land your first job out of school. However, developing your soft skills helps you to create meaningful, long lasting relationships with colleagues that drive individual, team and organizational success. According to (ENG) alumni and Senior Director of the Engineering Development Group at MathWorks Shannon Tran, “We see a lot ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Volunteer Work and Self-Employment

If you are still conducting a job search for a full-time or permanent position post-graduation, there are many options to help you maintain daily structure, stay motivated and keep you connected to the world of work. This blog will cover some short-term experiences including volunteer work and self-employment. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming to know ...

Internship Stories: Aberdeen Standard Investments

By Tim Barlar (QST’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Over the summer I worked as an Investments intern with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Private Equity group in Boston. During my time with the firm, I conducted valuations of secondary investments by creating financial models to determine the net asset value ...

Internship Stories: GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

By Wesley Jones (SAR’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? So far my experience at GLAD has been fantastic. I have been able to work on multiple projects across various areas of development from event planning, prospect research, and database management. In addition, all of my co-workers have been incredibly supportive ...

Steps on Making a Career Change

It is said that the average professional makes anywhere from 7 to 12 career changes in a lifetime - possibly even more. Our work situations change as well as our career goals, making a career transition at some point in our career lifetime likely to happen.  For anyone planning to make this transition, the process ...