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Career Resources for Graduate Students

Congratulations on beginning your graduate studies at Boston University! Whether you're continuing on from a BU undergraduate program or joining us for the first time, we are excited to welcome you to our community and introduce you to the Center for Career Development (CCD). The breadth of graduate programs at BU include terminal professional programs, ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Avoiding Employment Scams

When looking for a job or internship it is important to be aware of potential scams. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid fraudulent opportunities: Never cash a check or give money to an employer. This is a common scam where an employer will instruct you to cash a check and spend ...

Internship Series: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Samantha Wapner COM'19 | Public Relations Corporate Communications Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? SW: I was responsible for writing articles for the internet site, assisted with employee engagement events, and wrote a patient fact sheet for Hodgkins Lymphoma. CCD: How did you get the position? What resources at ...

Researching Your Career Options? Use Vault Intelligence Guide

Are you finding it difficult to make a decision about what direction you want to take for your career? Do you feel like you only know the basics about the careers that you are considering? There are so many potential choices and information available out there it can be so overwhelming. Don’t worry, we have ...

Networking Tips for Minority Professionals

I recently met with a BU journalism major who shared about her experience networking as an Asian American pursuing a career in media. She noted that, "It's very easy to feel isolated in the career world. Since journalism is extremely competitive, times can arise where you feel like the barriers your facing are insurmountable. " ...