Category: Tips + Advice

Dress for Success

Landing a job or an internship is not always an easy feat.  You know the drill, submit your resume, go through a phone screen, schedule the in person interview.  You’re excited, but wait….how are you supposed to dress for the interview? According to J.K. Rowling, “A good first impression can work wonders.”    First impressions are ...

Career Resources for Graduate Students

Congratulations on beginning your graduate studies at Boston University! Whether you're continuing on from a BU undergraduate program or joining us for the first time, we are excited to welcome you to our community and introduce you to the Center for Career Development (CCD). The breadth of graduate programs at BU include terminal professional programs, ...

What Can the CCD Do For You?

The Boston University Center for Career Development, or CCD, is where you go when you're not even sure what your question is. We're here for you from your first year at BU, and offer resources to help you make the big decisions of your college life - decisions like what major to choose, how to ...

How to Talk to Employers at a Career Fair

A career fair is an event for employers to meet with students who seek internships or jobs. Boston University holds many on-campus career fairs during the academic year. Some fairs invite all-majors and some are more specialized for specific schools and/or majors. At a career fair, you can speak with employers to learn more about internship ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job like a lot of my fellow Class of 2017 (and now 2018!) graduates. I have just passed the one year mark in my position as the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center's Student Outreach Coordinator, ...

Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

VMock: Get Resume Advice From People You Trust

When using VMock to review your resume, once you reach a score of 65+, you can ask real people to give you input via the “Network Feedback” feature. But before you send your request, take these steps to ensure professional etiquette and quality feedback. Be thoughtful about who you ask Ask the people you trust ...