Category: BU Voices

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 ...

What Can the CCD Do For You?

The Boston University Center for Career Development, or CCD, is where you go when you're not even sure what your question is. We're here for you from your first year at BU, and offer resources to help you make the big decisions of your college life - decisions like what major to choose, how to ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job like a lot of my fellow Class of 2017 (and now 2018!) graduates. I have just passed the one year mark in my position as the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center's Student Outreach Coordinator, ...

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 ...