Category: Career Options

CareerShift and Parker Dewey: Two New Tools for Virtual Job Success

The CCD continues to bring BU students access to state-of-the-art digital tools for building relevant experience and organizing successful job and internship searches, no matter where you are. In the last month, two new tools have been introduced to address some of the most common career-related challenges: gaining internship experience during a pandemic (Parker Dewey) ...

Should Cancelled Internships Go On Your Resume?

COVID-19 has forced employers to cancel internships in many industries. Students enrolled in internship programs in the Spring semester as well as the Summer, received unwanted news about their positions were being cancelled. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked the employers if the cancelled internships should be mentioned on their resume. In ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Job Search Resources (Updated)

The CCD is committed to bringing you relevant job search resources that reflect the economic realities occasioned by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated regularly. If you have a resource you'd like to suggest for this list, please email the CCD. Covintern.comHas various categories for industries. All virtual / remote postings.Dice.comFor tech ...

Enhance Your Job Search with CareerShift!

The CCD is proud to offer BU degree-program students access to CareerShift, our new tool for enhancing and managing the challenges of the job search. You can access CareerShift from Handshake! With CareerShift, it’s easy to aggregate job databases, keep track of applications, and research prospective employers. You can store custom resumes and cover letters, schedule follow-up reminders, and organize all ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

What To Do If Your Internship Falls Through

Many of you are seeking or have already secured summer internships. In addition to providing income for the summer, internships can build skills and connections and often lead to future job offers. However, the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal process. If you have already secured a summer internship, it ...

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 CCD Presents: Our Online Career Resource Roundup!

The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you're completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy. Virtual ...

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!