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Personal Branding and the Job Search

A personal brand is a consistent message about you, your career, and what you want to be known for in your field, not unlike distinguishing between product brands. It can be very powerful because it allows you to deliver a message about what separates you from other candidates with similar qualifications. How do you build ...

The Question Every Curious Person Should Ask

By ‘curious’ I mean really curious. You think learning something is its own reward. If you could be a student for the rest of your life, you would. That kind of curious. You’re interested in so many things, you’ve had a hard time choosing a major or particular career path. The advice “follow your interests” points in ...

First Generation Students: How to Find Support on Campus

Congratulations! You are the first person in your family to go to college! Undoubtedly, you have overcome many challenges along the way and are now living, studying, and exploring with your peers at Boston University. By now you have picked up some swag from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, swiped in for a Ben & ...

With Job Applications, Details Matter

Finding a job can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  Working in Employer Relations, I constantly talk with employers about what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate and the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Many candidates seem to forget that details matter.  These tips won’t guarantee you get the job, but ...

Internship Series: Boston Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights

Sophie Spiers CAS ‘15 | International Relations, French Research Intern During Summer 2013, Sophie Spiers worked at the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights as a research intern. To find her internship, she simply Googled “international relations internships in Boston,” and applied online. CCD: Please tell us about your internship at the Boston ...

Internship Series: Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

Bob Schneider CAS’13 | International Relations Intern As an undergraduate student, Bob Schneider worked as intern in Washington, D.C. for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. In addition to administrative tasks, Bob wrote recommendations on legislation for Congresswoman Tsongas. He found his internship via the Congresswoman’s website at the recommendation of a BU D.C. Study Abroad Program Manager. ...

Internship Series: Global NGO Centres

Sarah Miller  CAS/COM’ 13 | International Relations Fundraising and Social Media Intern During the fall of 2012, Sarah Miller studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland through the BU Study Abroad internship program. For six weeks, she worked as a fundraising and social media intern with the Global NGO Centres of Dublin. CCD: Tell us about your ...