Category: Handshake

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. " ...

Exploring Careers through Informational Interviews

Have you researched careers online, but found it difficult to get a clear picture of what it’s like to do them? Do you have a few career ideas, but having trouble narrowing them down? Are you clear about the type of career you would like, but unsure how to enter the field or what type ...

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 ...