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Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

VMock: Get Resume Advice From People You Trust

When using VMock to review your resume, once you reach a score of 65+, you can ask real people to give you input via the “Network Feedback” feature. But before you send your request, take these steps to ensure professional etiquette and quality feedback. Be thoughtful about who you ask Ask the people you trust ...

Internship Series: San José City Hall Vice Mayor’s Office (District 5)

Anna Pham COM '21 | Public Relations Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: This past summer, I interned at the Office of Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco for the City of San José. Some of my tasks included answering the phone and helping constituents, tabling at community events, designing ...

Avoiding Employment Scams

When looking for a job or internship it is important to be aware of potential scams. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid fraudulent opportunities: Never cash a check or give money to an employer. This is a common scam where an employer will instruct you to cash a check and spend ...

Internship Series: BU Global Health Labs

Dante Cilento SAR'19 | Health Science Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? DC: Designing a research project and carrying out the research to contribute to its completion. I did a literature review and evidence synthesis of alternative healthcare taxes as a way of financing healthcare and achieving universal ...

Understanding VMOCK’s Competency Ratings

VMock scores your resume based on Impact, Presentation and Competency. Impact and Presentation adjustments generally require you to reformat areas, add information, and make slight changes in wording such as verb choice. Competency refers to specific transferable skills that employers desire no matter the industry, company or job title. This requires you to think about ...

Internship Series: LiveRamp

Ann Fu QST'19 | Business Administration and Marketing and Economics Marketing Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AF: I was responsible for a lot of the day-to-day tasks of the entire department. The Marketing Department at LiveRamp has a bunch of smaller departments that sit on it (Marketing Operations, ...