Category: Tips + Advice

How Do I Network If My Internship Is Remote?

First, congratulations on securing an internship! You have chosen an excellent way to not only test-drive a career path, but also explore the inner workings of a specific company. No matter what your role, there are many opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an internship position. While part of this growth should involve broadening ...

Successfully Completing the Job Application Form

We've all had this experience; you spend time searching for a job in your field of interest, research the company, and craft a quality resume and cover letter. You're sure that, when you actually apply for the position, a quick click of a button will be all that you need to send your materials for ...

Professional Dress on a Budget

Does professional dress for job interviews still matter? What does “professional dress” mean? How can I dress professionally on a college student’s budget? And where can I even find professional attire in the first place? Do these questions resonate with you? If so, we are here to help answer those for you! Yes, professional dress ...

Virtual Career Fair Tips

Are you looking for an internship or full time job this semester?  If the answer is yes, then you should participate in a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is essentially the same as an in-person one, it just happens to be online during a specified date and time. The CCD is hosting its ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...

How To Put Your COVID-19 Experience on a Resume

COVID-19 has disrupted many people’s career plans and has forced them to think and work creatively. For some people, they may have gained new skills by implementing innovative strategies, technology and services. Others may have been furloughed or may have lost their jobs. In that case, they may have volunteered, took freelance roles, or started ...

Career Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever thought that participating on a sports team or volunteering at a local nonprofit could benefit your career? Employers often mention how important extracurricular activities are when searching for a candidate. Recruiters are looking for well-rounded individuals and your extracurricular activities can help you stand out in a pile of resumes. Extracurricular activities ...

Classroom + Career Goes Virtual this Fall

As BU learns from anywhere this fall, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to meet you where you are, connect you with fellow peers, and foster your academic success and career development. Sound appealing? Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors this fall at Classroom + Career Q&As, a virtual ...

Incoming Students: Here’s What the CCD Can Do For You

Welcome to BU! You may not know us yet, but we are the BU Center for Career Development. We are your partner in making informed, self-aware decisions from your very first semester! If you've given any thought to career development, you've probably thought of resumes and interviews, maybe also internships. But in fact, career development ...

One Cool Tool: Virtual Experience Programs

In the midst of the current pandemic, our lives have essentially moved online. Zoom hosts both our classes and our doctor appointments, email inboxes are more full than ever, and friend hangouts have become socially distanced and remote. While it's a huge adjustment to make, there are also increased opportunities to take advantage of. More ...