Category: Tips + Advice

Develop Your Soft Skills Now

Your technical skills might help you land your first job out of school. However, developing your soft skills helps you to create meaningful, long lasting relationships with colleagues that drive individual, team and organizational success. According to (ENG) alumni and Senior Director of the Engineering Development Group at MathWorks Shannon Tran, “We see a lot ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Volunteer Work and Self-Employment

If you are still conducting a job search for a full-time or permanent position post-graduation, there are many options to help you maintain daily structure, stay motivated and keep you connected to the world of work. This blog will cover some short-term experiences including volunteer work and self-employment. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming to know ...

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 ...

Thinking of Going for that Promotion?

You’ve been in your current role for some time now, doing solid work and making things happen. But you can’t help but begin to think about your next career move, and you should be. An option that may come across your plate is applying for a promotion at your current employer. If you find yourself in this ...

PhD and Grad Students: What the CCD Can Do for You

The Center for Career Development (CCD) is available to PhD and graduate students and can help with specific concerns that you may have in your time here. Some of the ways we can help are: Developing your job search strategy: Whether you are planning to pursue an academic job, a post-doc position, or plan to ...

Developing Skills Outside the Classroom

As we all understand, life moves frighteningly quickly. Not only do the physical seasons seem to fly by, but put in the context of career conversations, the speed of life can make decisions (both academic and career related) quite blurry. It might seem difficult, as a student at Boston University, to simultaneously focus on an ...

Resources for First Gen Students

Each year BU is happy to welcome amazing students who are the first in their families to attend college. While this is a very exciting time, it also may bring some challenges. Fortunately there are number of resources on campus that can help support you during this transition to college life. The USC (University Service Center) has ...