Category: Tips + Advice

Build a Summer Plan for Your Career Goals

I’m not here to tell you that you need to create a twelve-week experiential learning rotation for yourself, complete with coding boot camps, networking nights, and an internship in the Governor’s Office. All the folks reading this post will be at varying stages in their career lifecycles and will have different career goals. Point being; ...

Neurodiversity In The Workplace

NEURODIVERSITY (noun): The range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders) (Oxford English Dictionary).  Neurodiversity, coined by sociologist Judy Singer, was originally a mantle taken up by the autism spectrum community, but now casts ...

Engage in Self-Exploration through Experiential Learning

What do learning how to ride a bike and pursuing an internship have in common? At their core, these activities are part of the process of learning by doing, formally called experiential learning. Experiential learning can happen in a classroom, in a laboratory, on a study abroad program, or in your own backyard. It is ...

What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...

Tips for Writing & Revising a CV

Writing a successful CV can be daunting, but there are best practices that can make the process a little easier. Remember - a CV, short for Curriculum Vitae, is a complete written record of an individual’s professional and educational history and includes categories such as Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certifications, and Publications. Writing  When beginning ...

Rotational Programs and Your Career

A big part of the buzz around internships is due to the opportunities that internships provide to explore different career paths. They are shorter-term commitments that can lead to longer-term career insights. However, they have largely been designed for students still pursuing a degree. Is there an equivalent exploratory experience for college graduates? Yes! Rotational ...

Creating Your Own Job Shadow experience with BU Connects

Interested in working at a startup? Is Google your dream employer? Are you trying to figure out whether or not you want to work in Human Resources or Marketing? You’re not alone. There are so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best for you? You’ve probably already talked with your parents, a friend, a ...

How to Receive and Use Difficult Feedback in the Workplace

Whether it is an an annual performance evaluation or completely unexpected, even the most dedicated employees have, at some point in their careers, received difficult or constructive feedback. Sometimes it's about your communication style, or a mistake you've made, sometimes its something even more minor. How you take in the feedback, and react, is important, ...

One Cool Tool: CareerShift

If you are in the job search process, CareerShift is a tool you will want to check out. You may not be a familiar with CareerShift, but it is a digital career tool available to BU degree students. CareerShift gives you easy access to job postings from all job boards and company websites. You are ...

Navigating Workplace Conflicts

Work conflicts happen at every type of workplace.  Some people are comfortable diving right into a difficult situation while others will try to avoid them.  Avoiding conflict will not make it go away. No matter what your personality type, learning how to deal with conflict is a skill that can lead to better working relationships. ...