Category: Tips + Advice

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 ...

The Benefits Of A Side Hustle

A side hustle is something you do to earn money in addition to being a student or having a full-time job. To get started, all you need is a ‘can-do’ mindset and an idea of a product or service you want to produce and/or sell. This may tap into one of your passions, or it ...

Parent Perspective: Niandong Wang and the Global Career Path

BU prides itself on fostering an international approach to both education and the career search. Our global student body enriches us with their perspectives. But here’s a first for the BU Career Blog; a BU parent with his own global career story to tell.Niandong Wang is a trailblazer. After growing up in China and graduating ...

Navigating A Tough Job Market: Interview with Kate French (CAS’15), Boston Children’s Hospital

If you are a recent graduate looking for that first job after college or a current student searching for an internship, there is reason to be hopeful. Record numbers of organizations are using Handshake to advertise current internships and full-time job listings. While hope is a good thing, it is equally important to remain determined, ...

Listing Languages on Your Resume

Hola! Shalom! Ni hao!  Bonjour! Hello!  Chances are you recognize more than one of these greetings. If so, you are at least familiar with more than one language.  That’s great because as the world shrinks and global interaction and global business increase, it’s an advantage to have knowledge of more than one language Learning a language helps ...

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...

Comparing and Contrasting Project Management Apps

In this current remote environment, staying on top of all your projects and tasks, and staying organized is more important than ever. Whether you want to track your professional work, your personal projects (resume updates, DIY projects), or you just want a place to list all your chores and errands, these apps have you covered. ...