Category: Handshake

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 ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

The CCD Presents: Our Online Career Resource Roundup!

The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you're completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy. Virtual ...

Steps on Making a Career Change

It is said that the average professional makes anywhere from 7 to 12 career changes in a lifetime - possibly even more. Our work situations change as well as our career goals, making a career transition at some point in our career lifetime likely to happen.  For anyone planning to make this transition, the process ...

Employer Perspectives: Why an Internship with Enterprise Was My Best College Decision

Editor's Note: Employer Perspectives bring posts from employers that actively recruit BU students through the CCD to our blog audience. All content in Employer Perspectives posts is created by the employers themselves. For more information about Enterprise, visit their Handshake listing or their career website. When I was a college Junior, careers weren't on my ...

Handshake: Peer-to-Peer Messaging

Handshake has recently introduced peer-to-peer messaging to its platform. This feature allows students and alums to send messages to each other. Messages can be sent both within Boston University as well as to students/alums at other colleges within the Handshake network. In order to take part in peer messaging, you will have to set your ...