Category: Career Options

Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

Internship Series: Jaunpur Social Network Study, Uttar Pradesh, India

Anamika Sinha SAR'19 | Health Sciences Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? AS: My main job was to be a project manager/technical support for the team. I was intensively working to create surveys for our randomized controlled trial in India with teams from Boston University and Delhi University. ...

How to Highlight Skills from Your Job in Customer Service

Many students hold jobs in the customer service industry while they are in high school and/or college. While working at a store or restaurant may not be everybody’s dream job, these types of customer-facing roles provide you with more skills and experience than you may realize. The most common type of abilities that you’ll gain ...

Resilience and the Job Search

Everyone knows someone who seemed to get a job like magic. They applied to a few positions and got an offer within a month. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Even if you are doing everything right, the search can still take time. Almost all the alums we talk to say their ...

BU Racing: The Experience of a Formula Hybrid Competition

By Ian Ballou (ENG'19, Computer Engineering) President, BU Racing Team Any activity with BU Racing can relate back to credible job skills. Whether a member is designing wheel hubs in SolidWorks, making a PCB circuit design in Altium, or managing communications to our sponsors, skills valuable to companies are practiced. All of the work that ...

Internship Series: Dunkin’ Brands HQ

Jessica Zajac Questrom'19 | Marketing and strategy innovation Digital Marketing and Innovation Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? JS: The most amazing part about my internship is that I was working for Dunkin' Donuts corporate, but my team ran super lean so I was actually in more of a ...

Hult Prize Spotlight: RefEd

By Yasmin Morais CAS'19 | International Relations Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of blog posts that showcase the work of BU teams competing for the Hult Prize.  RefEd is an application designed to reduce the gaps of access to education among refugee children. It started in the fall of 2017 with ...