Category: Tips + Advice

Career Advice BU Alumni Wish They Knew in College

The Boston University alumni network is an expansive resource for current students to utilize as they work through their 4 years of college. Thanks to our generous alumni, here is some advice they have for Terriers that they wish they knew while in school. Want more career advice? Connect with alumni in BU Connects, BU's ...

CCD Presents: Alumni Spotlight Video Series

Ever wondered what it takes to succeed as an investment analyst? What about how to start a school? Or wondered if you would be happy with a career in brand advancement? Now you can hear from Terriers just like you who built careers in these exciting fields and many more. The CCD is proud to ...

Career Resources Available Over the Summer

Happy Summer, Terriers! Whether you are embarking on a summer internship, beginning a new job, or still seeking your next step, the CCD is here for you. Many of our career services and resources are available to you over the summer! Virtual Career Appointments The CCD offers virtual career appointments, including counseling sessions, resume reviews, ...

Developing Skills After Being Hired

Perhaps you’ve recently started a new job or maybe you’ve been in the same position for a period of time now; regardless, I’d encourage you to consider the following question, “How do you maximize this opportunity to develop as a professional, deepen your knowledge, hone and expand your transferable and job-specific skills, build your network, ...

Comparing Workplace Benefits Packages

Most of us know that negotiating our salary is important, but there's more to compensation than just the amount on your paycheck. It’s important to understand and (where possible) to enhance your benefits so you can be sure your time is being compensated equitably. Here are some of the things you'll want to look for ...

Top Five Etiquette Mistakes New Workers Make

The job search can be such a long and strenuous process that it can be difficult to find time to prepare for starting your new job itself. Your first job will be a completely new learning experience, and many find it is quite different from the college experience. There are new expectations, new norms, and ...

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt you are not as smart as your peers? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Do you set unrealistic expectations for yourself?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions above, you might be experiencing impostor syndrome. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of impostor syndrome is, “a psychological condition that ...

Salary Negotiation: Is it Rude? (Hint: It’s Not!)

At some point in your working life, you’ll be faced with the question of whether or not to enter into a salary negotiation. I know it can really feel like putting yourself out there, but the best advice I can give you is to be honest and communicative about what you need and to stand ...

Managing Your Workload as a New Professional

As you transition to a professional role, one of the first skills that will be put to the test is your ability to manage your workload. No one is going to monitor your progress and remind you of your deadlines, so it is paramount that you take control and set yourself up for success.  Here ...

5 Logistical Tips for Virtual Interviews

Numerous companies are opting for virtual interviews, and we might overlook the mechanics when focusing on how to get ready to meet interviewers online. Here are 5 essential practices to keep in mind as you prepare: Declutter your background. Remove any mess that is visible within the camera. Putting away any potential distractions will make ...