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What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...

Land your dream job by pursuing an entrepreneurial idea while in school

Written by Li Liang Pursuing an entrepreneurial idea is one of the best ways to set yourself apart from a large pool of job candidates because that process helps you cultivate the mindset and skills that employers of all types value highly. Entrepreneurship is not necessarily about starting a business or a startup, although it ...

Tips for Writing & Revising a CV

Writing a successful CV can be daunting, but there are best practices that can make the process a little easier. Remember - a CV, short for Curriculum Vitae, is a complete written record of an individual’s professional and educational history and includes categories such as Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certifications, and Publications. Writing  When beginning ...

Rotational Programs and Your Career

A big part of the buzz around internships is due to the opportunities that internships provide to explore different career paths. They are shorter-term commitments that can lead to longer-term career insights. However, they have largely been designed for students still pursuing a degree. Is there an equivalent exploratory experience for college graduates? Yes! Rotational ...

Rock Your Interview: Five Tips on Dressing For Success

With internships, interviews, and career fairs, figuring out what to wear can be an overwhelming task. We’re often told to “dress for success”– but why is it so important?  Many factors play a role in job interviews, with a clean and neat professional appearance being one of the top priorities. Once you enter the room ...

What To Do After the Career Fair

You’ve successfully attended the University-Wide Virtual Career Fair, getting to know employers and learning about exciting new opportunities. But it’s not over yet! Here are three steps you should take to ensure you’ve made the most of the career fair.  Firstly, you should follow up with employers in a timely manner. You can shoot them ...

Creating Your Own Job Shadow experience with BU Connects

Interested in working at a startup? Is Google your dream employer? Are you trying to figure out whether or not you want to work in Human Resources or Marketing? You’re not alone. There are so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best for you? You’ve probably already talked with your parents, a friend, a ...

How to Receive and Use Difficult Feedback in the Workplace

Whether it is an an annual performance evaluation or completely unexpected, even the most dedicated employees have, at some point in their careers, received difficult or constructive feedback. Sometimes it's about your communication style, or a mistake you've made, sometimes its something even more minor. How you take in the feedback, and react, is important, ...

One Cool Tool: CareerShift

If you are in the job search process, CareerShift is a tool you will want to check out. You may not be a familiar with CareerShift, but it is a digital career tool available to BU degree students. CareerShift gives you easy access to job postings from all job boards and company websites. You are ...

Navigating Workplace Conflicts

Work conflicts happen at every type of workplace.  Some people are comfortable diving right into a difficult situation while others will try to avoid them.  Avoiding conflict will not make it go away. No matter what your personality type, learning how to deal with conflict is a skill that can lead to better working relationships. ...