Category: Handshake

Navigating Handshake’s Student Interface

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job/internship postings, employer events, career counseling appointments, and other online career tools. Handshake has recently unveiled a new homepage which calls attention to actions you can take to enhance your job search experience. On the Handshake homepage you will find suggestions to attend events and ...

2 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handshake Profile

You may be wondering whether it’s important to update your Handshake profile, especially if you already have a profile on LinkedIn. While there are similarities between the platforms and reasons to use both of them, Handshake is intended specifically for students and alumni. Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources. The employers that you ...

Creating a Timeline for Your Job Search

Staying on top of your job search process can be overwhelming, especially if you are crunched for time and are trying to balance your academic and work schedule. Creating and committing to a timeline to get things done can really help so things do not pile up on you. If you are just beginning your ...

Career Resources Available Over the Summer

Happy Summer, Terriers! Whether you are embarking on a summer internship, beginning a new job, or still seeking your next step, the CCD is here for you. Many of our career services and resources are available to you over the summer! Virtual Career Appointments The CCD offers virtual career appointments, including counseling sessions, resume reviews, ...

Spring 2021 Changes at the CCD

Welcome to 2021, Terriers! As we begin a new year, the CCD remains committed to bringing you access to high-quality career resources and tools. In-Person & Remote Appointments The CCD has adapted many of its in-person services and resources to be available for students wherever they are. But did you know that in-person appointments are ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...

Classroom + Career Goes Virtual this Fall

As BU learns from anywhere this fall, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to meet you where you are, connect you with fellow peers, and foster your academic success and career development. Sound appealing? Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors this fall at Classroom + Career Q&As, a virtual ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

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 ...

Getting Ready For Your Virtual Interview

While you have probably thought about what it will be like to participate in a remote internship or job, what about that first step? Virtual interviews have been growing in popularity for years, and given the reality of remote work right now, they will probably comprise the majority of students' current job search. Luckily, BU ...