Category: Tips + Advice

24hrs Before the Interview: Panic Prevention!

Congratulations, you landed an interview! Whether for an internship, job, volunteer work, or graduate school, you will want to prepare—both well in advance and during the last 24 hours. An interview is just like any other big event; the better prepared you are, the less likely you will be to panic! Let’s assume you’ve done ...

References 101

I’ve had my resume and cover letter reviewed, and now you tell me that I need references as well? During the interview process for an internship or job (especially if the employer is seriously interested in you), you will probably be asked to submit up to three references.   What is a reference?  A reference ...

Help Employers Find You

Trying to find an internship or a job can be overwhelming. There are many out there, and you probably have a lot of questions. Which ones are right for me? What do those position descriptions mean? What counts as prior experience? One way to help make your search easier is upload your resume to Handshake. This ...

Tips for Setting and Reaching Career Goals

Sometimes the idea of deciding what your career goals will be puts great pressure on you to make the “right” decision and that can stop you in your tracks. To help with this, we recommend that you break your goals into more manageable pieces. Simplify the process by looking at your goals from two perspectives—what ...

Working Students: The Importance of Making Time for You

Does juggling a full course load, two jobs, and weekly student group meetings have you down? I am here to tell you that there is a simple solution, which is brought to you by YOU. That’s right; YOU can unburden yourself of the pressure that comes with your many responsibilities. Being a college student is demanding, ...

Not Sure About Pre-Med?

Did you come to BU thinking that you wanted to be a doctor, but things have changed? Maybe you are having second thoughts or maybe the coursework is killing you. Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering whether being a doctor really is the right choice for you then you have probably contemplated alternative career paths ...

Personal Branding and the Job Search

A personal brand is a consistent message about you, your career, and what you want to be known for in your field, not unlike distinguishing between product brands. It can be very powerful because it allows you to deliver a message about what separates you from other candidates with similar qualifications. How do you build ...

The Question Every Curious Person Should Ask

By ‘curious’ I mean really curious. You think learning something is its own reward. If you could be a student for the rest of your life, you would. That kind of curious. You’re interested in so many things, you’ve had a hard time choosing a major or particular career path. The advice “follow your interests” points in ...

First Generation Students: How to Find Support on Campus

Congratulations! You are the first person in your family to go to college! Undoubtedly, you have overcome many challenges along the way and are now living, studying, and exploring with your peers at Boston University. By now you have picked up some swag from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, swiped in for a Ben & ...

With Job Applications, Details Matter

Finding a job can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  Working in Employer Relations, I constantly talk with employers about what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate and the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Many candidates seem to forget that details matter.  These tips won’t guarantee you get the job, but ...