Category: Tips + Advice

Connecting Student Employment to Your Career

Have you considered an on-campus or off-campus job through BU’s Student Employment Office but are unsure if it will benefit your future career? Or, have you taken a position with the Student Employment Office (SEO) and are unsure about it applies to your resume? We often hear these questions, and the answer is that the ...

How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn “About” section is something employers use to get an idea of your professional background. Your LinkedIn profile might be the first impression an employer makes before interviewing you or considering you as a candidate, and you want it to be perfect! The “About” section is where you'll write your professional summary. This section ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...

How to Keep your Professional Network Active

Networking can be intimidating at any stage of career growth. However, it can be helpful to re-conceptualize networking as part of an ongoing process which extends beyond searching for a job or internship opportunity. Like any relationship, professional connections require energy and thought to stay nurtured. Here are a few ideas to keep your network ...

Bring Transferable Skills To Your New Major

Statistics show that between 50-70% of undergraduate students change their major at least once while in college. The decision to change your major is a personal decision, but how do you communicate how the skills you’ve gained in your first major are transferable? Here are two scenarios that model what one should do when discussing ...

Being A Savvy Searcher: Tips for Avoiding Job Scams

As the economy changes, we at the CCD have seen an uptick in students receiving fraudulent employment offers. Some of them even appear to originate from our office. To help keep you safe while job searching, we interviewed our Employer Engagement team about recognizing and avoiding job scams. Remember, the CCD will only ever contact ...

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Now more than ever with all the changes brought on by the pandemic, professionals need to establish strong work habits while working remotely. If you are in the process of adapting to this new environment, here are a few tips to make your remote work situation be the best it can be. Create a defined ...

Practicing Authentic Gratitude While Networking

Career development hinges on where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go on your professional journey. Inevitably, however, there are a multitude of other people involved in the process. Whether you're reaching out to your LinkedIn or alumni network, conducting an informational interview, taking advantage of a mock interview, or ...

How to Actually Get a Higher VMock Score

As helpful as VMock is for refining resumes, it can also be feel challenging to make a meaningful change in your resume score. While the score isn't that important (you only need a 65 in order to schedule a resume review with a real person), you might be tempted to try to get it as ...

Q&A with Veeva Systems

We had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Marisa Gadoury, University Recruiter for Veeva Systems. She shared her perspective as a recruiter during the pandemic, and also some information about Veeva Systems with students at BU! CCD: Could you share what your role is at Veeva Systems, and how your career path brought you here? MG: ...