Category: Tips + Advice

Advice from the Other Side: Essential Job Search Tips

If you’re anything like I was during my senior year of college, the prospect of finishing up your undergraduate education and having to start your career in the “real world” is, well, pretty scary. Some students are able to secure jobs before they graduate, and that’s great! However, that wasn’t my experience, and it’s perfectly ...

Get Ready for the Summer Experience Showcase

Ah, summer. Those sweet, sweet months of sunshine, sandy toes, and not a care in the world. As Bostonians, we try our hardest to take advantage of the precious warm weather before we’re forced to bundle up in our heavy coats and boots to survive another long winter. But as Boston University students, it’s important ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying Summer Lessons

Happy Friday, Terriers! Hopefully you’re adjusting well to the new semester and applying some of the advice that I gave you about your first couple of weeks. I’m going to ask you to take a trip down memory lane today, all the way back to this summer (yay!). What nuggets of wisdom did you learn ...

Organizing Chaos; Tracking Job Applications Made Easy

One of the biggest job-search headaches people talk about is the sheer volume of job applications that need to be submitted in order to net just a few interviews. Keeping track of all those applications can feel like a chore. Luckily for you, programs designed to assist you in your application process are just a ...

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week

Welcome back, Terriers! And if you’re a brand new Terrier, welcome to your very first week as a Boston University student. Let’s begin by examining a very important question: What should your first week back to school or starting school look like?   One day (sooner than you think) you’ll be entering the very first ...

Advice from the Other Side: Staying Motivated

Happy Friday, Terriers! This is the last time that I’ll be talking to you this semester, and I figured I’d end with something that you might really need right now as you face down your final assignments: motivation. How can you motivate yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by end of the semester coursework? ...

Negotiating Your Salary

Recently, I worked with a student trying to decide between two job offers. She preferred the position that offered her a more flexible schedule, but the pay was a little lower. I suggested, “why not try negotiating a higher salary?”  She replied with an oft-heard question…how? Negotiation is an integrative process. To negotiate successfully, you ...

Advice From the Other Side: The Value of a BU Education

Editor’s note: The CCD will be teaming up with the Educational Resource Center (ERC) to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! As we hurdle towards the end of the semester, it’s time to look towards your summer plans (exciting!). ...

Making the Most of Career Counseling

There are lots of services at the CCD to help you with making decisions about your academic and career development, including career counseling. But we often hear from students that they aren’t sure what to do at a career counseling appointment, or even what a career counselor does. In an earlier post, we answered the ...

Advice from the Other Side: Study Skills

Happy Friday, Terriers! It’s the perfect time of the semester to have a little talk about one of the most important set of skills that you need to succeed academically: study skills. Not only will perfecting your study skills help you achieve your goals here at BU, but this will also help you retain important ...