Category: Tips + Advice

The CCD Funded Internships: What You Need to Know

Ever wondered what the CCD Funded Internships are like and if they're right for you? We've got all the answers right here!

Remaining Resilient After Failure

My most prized possession is a binder of awards, certificates, and acceptance letters. I started compiling it in middle school, but the first page is a "Peacemaker for Citizenship" certificate I received in first grade. Failure isn't something I had ever thought about documenting. This is how most people are; you save the wins, to ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

CareerShift and Parker Dewey: Two New Tools for Virtual Job Success

The CCD continues to bring BU students access to state-of-the-art digital tools for building relevant experience and organizing successful job and internship searches, no matter where you are. In the last month, two new tools have been introduced to address some of the most common career-related challenges: gaining internship experience during a pandemic (Parker Dewey) ...

Should Cancelled Internships Go On Your Resume?

COVID-19 has forced employers to cancel internships in many industries. Students enrolled in internship programs in the Spring semester as well as the Summer, received unwanted news about their positions were being cancelled. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked the employers if the cancelled internships should be mentioned on their resume. In ...

The Importance of Well-Being in a Job Search

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing many changes, adjustments and uncertainties. We may also be experiencing a range of emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, anger or feeling overwhelmed. In addition, may be dealing with further concerns such as job loss either for ourselves or our families, or we may be dealing with ...

Enhance Your Job Search with CareerShift!

The CCD is proud to offer BU degree-program students access to CareerShift, our new tool for enhancing and managing the challenges of the job search. You can access CareerShift from Handshake! With CareerShift, it’s easy to aggregate job databases, keep track of applications, and research prospective employers. You can store custom resumes and cover letters, schedule follow-up reminders, and organize all ...

Improving your Skills

In these hard times, there will be students and workers who may face difficulty in obtaining a job or getting a promotion. One way to beat the competition for getting hired is by increasing your chances through online courses, MOOCs or graduate school. There are quite a few popular online course websites which are accredited ...

Getting Ready For Your Virtual Interview

While you have probably thought about what it will be like to participate in a remote internship or job, what about that first step? Virtual interviews have been growing in popularity for years, and given the reality of remote work right now, they will probably comprise the majority of students' current job search. Luckily, BU ...

Internship Insights From an Employer

During your time in college, you will most likely have a few internships under your belt.  When I meet with employers, they often talk about the work interns accomplish and the impact students make on their organization.  While each employer is different, here are some things to keep in mind at your next internship. Admit ...