Category: Handshake

Making the Most of VMock

By now, you've surely heard of VMock. This new tool available to BU students allows you to upload your resume and get a custom score and improvement plan in seconds. Today more than ever, your resume is entering a competitive world. The CCD works closely with Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations when they ...

What’s New In Handshake

By now, you're definitely familiar with Handshake. BU's online career management hub has changed the game for finding an internship or job as a BU student. Launched in 2017, Handshake is your one-stop shop for managing your career here at BU. You may have already explored Handshake, but there's always something new to discover with ...

Tips for Applying to the Funded Internship Programs

Excited about the opportunity to participate in one of the CCD’s Funded Internship Programs, but wondering how you can make sure your application is stronger? Follow these application tips to make yourself a great candidate for one of the Funded Internship Programs! Prepare your responses in a separate document. The application form is not one which allows you to ...

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. ...

How to Avoid Job Scams

Let's face it, it's hard to look for a job or an internship. There are so many methods available (e.g., Handshake, LinkedIn, networking, etc.), and postings usually include limited details. It can be hard to decide which positions to apply for and which to avoid.  If an employer or a job sounds too good to ...

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 ...