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How to Be Proactive at Work

It might seem like common sense that there are many benefits to being proactive, but what does that actually look like in the workplace? What are some tangible action steps for being a proactive employee? Below, I outline two different scenarios that you are likely to encounter at some point during your career and highlight ...

Internship Series: Ad Council

Thomas Nitti COM'20 | Communications (Advertising) Campaign Management Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? TN: In my time at the Ad Council, I worked on six different campaigns at once: Brest Cancer Awareness, Bullying Prevention, Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Attention Issues, Jobs and Employment, and LGBT Acceptance. Each ...

Making the Transition to Post-Grad Life

As many Boston University students know firsthand, transitions can be difficult. The transition from high school to college, for example, can be daunting - getting adjusted to a new type of schedule, managing your time between your coursework, your social life, maybe even an on-campus job. When college students finally do get settled, they can ...

Internship Series: Jaunpur Social Network Study, Uttar Pradesh, India

Anamika Sinha SAR'19 | Health Sciences Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AS: My main job was to be a project manager/technical support for the team. I was intensively working to create surveys for our randomized controlled trial in India with teams from Boston University and Delhi University. ...

Knowing Your Qualifications

Whether you’re interested in an internship or full-time opportunity, you probably have lots of questions about the job search. One popular question we get at the CCD all the time is whether or not you should apply to a position if you do not meet all of the qualifications listed in the description. The answer ...

Internship Series: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Samantha Wapner COM'19 | Public Relations Corporate Communications Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? SW: I was responsible for writing articles for the internet site, assisted with employee engagement events, and wrote a patient fact sheet for Hodgkins Lymphoma. CCD: How did you get the position? What resources at ...

Build Your Business Etiquette

You’ve started a new job or internship and want to make a great impression. But how? My advice: stop worrying about “fitting in” and start thinking about how to stand out! Take communication, for example. Communication is one of the skills employers most highly covet in workers. Many people think they are good communicators, but ...