Category: Tips + Advice

Tips for Career Changers

At age nine, I assisted in my dog’s surgery and had my first “aha” moment. I loved animals, was great at biology and chemistry, and therefore decided to become a veterinarian. My career plan lasted until I realized that being a vet meant 8+ years of college. This was the first time I switched my ...

Know Your Job Search Qualifications

Whether you’re interested in an internship or full-time opportunity, you probably have lots of questions about the job search. One popular question we get at the CCD all the time is whether or not you should apply to a position if you do not meet all of the qualifications listed in the description. The answer ...

Organize Your Job Application Documents

The job search can be a daunting process all on its own. Add the complication of managing the various online submission protocols of a few different websites, and those complications increase. No one wants to experience the nightmare that is attaching a cover letter written for Company A to an application for Company B, or ...

Advice from the Other Side: Owning Your Career Path

With the spring semester coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, Terriers are securing all kinds of exciting summer internships, fellowships, research opportunities, full-time jobs, and graduate school acceptances. You’re happy that your friends are succeeding in their career development, but what happens if you don’t get the position you wanted, or the salary ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying School Lessons to Work

Yes, your academic coursework will really help you in your life after BU, no matter where your career path takes you.

Build Your Business Etiquette

You’ve started a new job or internship and want to make a great impression. But how? My advice: stop worrying about “fitting in” and start thinking about how to stand out! Take communication, for example. Communication is one of the skills employers most highly covet in workers. Many people think they are good communicators, but ...

Advice from the Other Side: Goal-Setting and Family

Sarah Farkas shares advice on how to respond when you're asked what you'll be doing after college and more.

Taking Advantage of Employer Recruitment

Did you know that many employers recruit BU students during the academic year? It’s true. On-campus employer visits and virtual employer info sessions are a great resource you don’t want to miss. Check Handshake regularly—as well as the Center for Career Development’s events calendar—for all upcoming employer events. Perhaps you think that this is something ...

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 ...