Category: Career Options

A Year (Or Two) of Post-Graduate Service

Having spent two years in an AmeriCorps program after college, I know firsthand the negative views that are sometimes held about post-graduate service.

Handshake Tips: Scheduling Career Counseling Appointments and Resume Reviews

Have a career-related issue that you would like to discuss with a career counselor? If so, Handshake is the resource you will need. Through Handshake, students are able to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment—whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you just need internet access. To schedule a counseling appointment, log into your Handshake account. ...

Tips for Career Changers

At age nine, I assisted in my dog’s surgery and had my first “aha” moment. I loved animals, was great at biology and chemistry, and therefore decided to become a veterinarian. My career plan lasted until I realized that being a vet meant 8+ years of college. This was the first time I switched my ...

Using A Staffing Agency

Jesse Ohrenberger shares the inside scoop on using staffing agencies in your job search.

Making the Most of Your Internship

Congratulations on joining the 93% of BU graduates that participate in at least one internship before graduating.  This is a big deal, and it’s time to shine! Here are a few pointers before your first day: Make connections. Networking can be intimidating, but it is simply making quality connections; meeting and getting to know the ...

Organizing Chaos; Tracking Job Applications Made Easy

One of the biggest job-search headaches people talk about is the sheer volume of job applications that need to be submitted in order to net just a few interviews. Keeping track of all those applications can feel like a chore. Luckily for you, programs designed to assist you in your application process are just a ...

Negotiating Your Salary

Recently, I worked with a student trying to decide between two job offers. She preferred the position that offered her a more flexible schedule, but the pay was a little lower. I suggested, “why not try negotiating a higher salary?”  She replied with an oft-heard question…how? Negotiation is an integrative process. To negotiate successfully, you ...