Category: Tips + Advice

The One Piece of Advice You Need for the Job Search

Over the summer, I was at a luncheon with incoming orientation student advisors. The purpose was for everyone to meet and chat with as many BU staff members as possible, so students rotated every few minutes in a ‘speed networking’ style. It was a lot of fun, with lively conversations. Then one young woman asked ...

Phone Interviews

Congratulations! An employer would like to interview you! However, they are not requesting an in-person interview but a TELEPHONE INTERVIEW! Increasingly, employers are using phone interviews as a cost effective and efficient way to screen candidates before inviting them in for a longer in-person interview, which may involve meeting with many employees and/or managers. A ...

Finding Your Fit as a Liberal Arts Major

My seven-year-old daughter changes her mind every day about what she wants to be when she grows up. One day she wants to be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say that she can’t decide. To which I reply, “you don’t have to ...

Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it.

Career Options for English Majors

A few months before receiving my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University, many of my closest friends and family began to ask me what I was planning to do with my degree. I’d like to tell you that I had been intently thinking about what I’d do after graduation, but in all ...

Career Options for English Majors

A few months before receiving my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University, many of my closest friends and family began to ask me what I was planning to do with my degree. I’d like to tell you that I had been intently thinking about what I’d do after graduation, but in all ...

Secure Storage for Recommendation Letters

Applying to graduate school? Seeking career opportunities in the academic field? Confused about organizing all of the documents necessary to apply for such opportunities? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Interfolio may be a helpful resource for you to explore. What is Interfolio? Interfolio is an online service that provides a ...