Category: Tips + Advice

Making the Most of Your Internship

Congratulations on joining the 93% of BU graduates that participate in at least one internship before graduating.  This is a big deal, and it’s time to shine! Here are a few pointers before your first day: Make connections. Networking can be intimidating, but it is simply making quality connections; meeting and getting to know the ...

Advice from the Other Side: Stay Flexible

Have you ever wondered why there are distribution requirements at BU? If you come to BU knowing in your heart of hearts that you want to be a mechanical engineer, why are you forced to sit through a humanities requirement? If you know that you want to be an English professor, why must you suffer ...

Advice from the Other Side: Navigating Office Culture

The lessons you learn in the classroom prepare you for a successful career, no doubt about it. However, the classroom environment doesn’t always mirror the office environment. Navigating office culture and politics can be a bit intimidating when you’re first starting out in the professional world. I, for example, worked in food service and interned ...

How to Avoid Job Scams

Let's face it, it's hard to look for a job or an internship. There are so many methods available (e.g., Handshake, LinkedIn, networking, etc.), and postings usually include limited details. It can be hard to decide which positions to apply for and which to avoid.  If an employer or a job sounds too good to ...

What To Do After the Interview

The process of applying to a job can take a long time. If you’re like me, the part of the job search process that seems to take the longest is after you have finished interviewing and have sent your thank-you note to the potential employer. It’s past the time that you were told a hiring ...

Advice from the Other Side: Career Fair Reflections and Academic Skills

I hope you all had a wonderful experience at the BU Career Fair on Wednesday. Selling yourself to recruiters can be daunting, and I think there can be a general tendency to put great emphasis on how your major has prepared you for a specific job or profession. As you reflect on your Career Fair experience, ...

Career Fairs for Introverts

Are you shy and overwhelmed by career fairs? Martha Brill shares tips on how to manage what might seem like a daunting event.