Category: BU Voices

Classroom + Career Goes Virtual this Fall

As BU learns from anywhere this fall, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to meet you where you are, connect you with fellow peers, and foster your academic success and career development. Sound appealing? Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors this fall at Classroom + Career Q&As, a virtual ...

Incoming Students: Here’s What the CCD Can Do For You

Welcome to BU! You may not know us yet, but we are the BU Center for Career Development. We are your partner in making informed, self-aware decisions from your very first semester! If you've given any thought to career development, you've probably thought of resumes and interviews, maybe also internships. But in fact, career development ...

One Cool Tool: Virtual Experience Programs

In the midst of the current pandemic, our lives have essentially moved online. Zoom hosts both our classes and our doctor appointments, email inboxes are more full than ever, and friend hangouts have become socially distanced and remote. While it's a huge adjustment to make, there are also increased opportunities to take advantage of. More ...

Remaining Resilient After Failure

My most prized possession is a binder of awards, certificates, and acceptance letters. I started compiling it in middle school, but the first page is a "Peacemaker for Citizenship" certificate I received in first grade. Failure isn't something I had ever thought about documenting. This is how most people are; you save the wins, to ...

The Importance of Well-Being in a Job Search

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing many changes, adjustments and uncertainties. We may also be experiencing a range of emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, anger or feeling overwhelmed. In addition, may be dealing with further concerns such as job loss either for ourselves or our families, or we may be dealing with ...

Student Side Hustles: Sarah Greisdorf

Student Side Hustles profiles BU students with unique entrepreneurial experiences. This week, meet Sarah Greisdorf, whose clothing brand puts pockets first! This week, the CCD chatted with Sarah Greisdorf (CAS ‘20) about her clothing brand, Holdette. Holdette is a clothing brand that’ll hold your attention - and your stuff. After realizing that most women’s clothing ...

The Top 5 Things Internships Have Taught Me

By Srushti Dhoke (CAS'22, Economics/Mathematics) I’m an international student, and I’ve had some internship experience back home in India and recently also in the US. Looking back, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a few recurring things that I and other people I know had to deal with. Mistakes were made, experience was ...

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!

How To: Avoid the Comparison Trap

As an upperclassman, the alarming speed at which my college graduation date approached me was accompanied by a mixed bag of feelings: excitement, relief, apprehension, gripping fear, etc. I often felt what I imagine it feels like to jump off a cliff, not knowing what awaits at the bottom of the foreseeable abyss. Dramatic, right? ...

Employer Spotlight: Northwestern Mutual

The CCD visited Northwestern Mutual, one of the nation's leading insurance firms. You may have heard of them before, but did you know they had one of the most unique and exciting internship programs out there? "We have the number 1 training program in the financial services industry," said Courtney Pollard, Campus Recruiter. "We accept ...