Category: BU Voices

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week on the Job

The post-graduation job search can seem endless at times, but with a little perseverance, you’ll soon land your very first “grown-up” job. Taking that first step into your career is so exciting, but it’s also a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. After all, you’ve spent the majority of your life in school, and ...

Advice from the Other Side: Networking with Professors

Hopefully you’ve heard of networking as concept—as you journey towards your career, you’ll talk with a number of people working in your desired profession. That’s the simple, traditional notion of networking. You don’t just need to network with future colleagues and connections, you need to network with faculty and staff! Here a few reasons why ...

Advice from the Other Side: Essential Job Search Tips

If you’re anything like I was during my senior year of college, the prospect of finishing up your undergraduate education and having to start your career in the “real world” is, well, pretty scary. Some students are able to secure jobs before they graduate, and that’s great! However, that wasn’t my experience, and it’s perfectly ...

Internship Series: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Malawi

Rachel Edwards  CAS '20 | Sociology and Environmental Analysis & Policy Overseas Summer Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  RE: I worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to analyze, review, and present data from the 2015-16 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey. I also traveled to conduct Data Quality ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying Summer Lessons

Happy Friday, Terriers! Hopefully you’re adjusting well to the new semester and applying some of the advice that I gave you about your first couple of weeks. I’m going to ask you to take a trip down memory lane today, all the way back to this summer (yay!). What nuggets of wisdom did you learn ...

Advice from the Other Side: Meet Samantha Vigeant

For most of your early life, being a student is your full-time job. By the time you reach the end of your undergraduate experience, you’re an expert at balancing all those papers, reading assignments, and group projects. You know how to race from morning classes, to your internship site, to your part-time job and not ...

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week

Welcome back, Terriers! And if you’re a brand new Terrier, welcome to your very first week as a Boston University student. Let’s begin by examining a very important question: What should your first week back to school or starting school look like?   One day (sooner than you think) you’ll be entering the very first ...