Category: Tips + Advice

Resilience and the Job Search

Everyone knows someone who seemed to get a job like magic. They applied to a few positions and got an offer within a month. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Even if you are doing everything right, the search can still take time. Almost all the alums we talk to say their ...

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 ...

Internship Series: Dunkin’ Brands HQ

Jessica Zajac Questrom'19 | Marketing and strategy innovation Digital Marketing and Innovation Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? JS: The most amazing part about my internship is that I was working for Dunkin' Donuts corporate, but my team ran super lean so I was actually in more of a ...

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 ...

Surviving the Open Floor Plan

Traditional cubical layouts break up rooms into specific functional areas: walk spaces, common spaces, individual work spaces, etc. Cubes also break up the line of sight in a room. In the open floor plan everything is, well…you know, "open." This helps facilitate spontaneous collaboration because your coworkers can immediately see if you are "free" to ...

Hult Prize Spotlight: RefEd

By Yasmin Morais CAS'19 | International Relations Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of blog posts that showcase the work of BU teams competing for the Hult Prize.  RefEd is an application designed to reduce the gaps of access to education among refugee children. It started in the fall of 2017 with ...