Category: Tips + Advice

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 ...

Mom, Dad? I’m an English Major.

Going to college can be rough; there’s a lot that goes into making the leap. You have to worry about doing laundry, you have to worry about making friends, you have to worry about what duvet cover your roommate is buying so your color schemes match. Oh, yeah—most importantly, you have to pick a topic ...

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 ...

You Already Know How to Write a Cover Letter

You have probably heard that you should write a different cover letter for each position you apply for. This is true, but that doesn’t mean that you must start from nothing each time. While we don’t recommend copy and paste from a previous letter, we do recommend that you follow a formula to make it ...

The Foot-in-the-Door Method for Reaching Your Goals

Various students come to me with stories of not having enough experience in the field to achieve their goals. There may be a solution for students who are stressed about this situation! Students can start exploring other opportunities such as internships, part-time jobs, volunteering, shadowing, or networking to reach the goal of a full-time job ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Post-College Internships and Temporary Jobs

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 short-term experiences which include post-college internships and temporary work. These options also allow you to ...