Category: Tips + Advice

Student Experiences: Improving Your Resume With VMock

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of student stories about using VMock, BU's newest online tool for improving your resume. Try it today at vmock.com/bu. By Annie Wu (CAS'20, Statistics & Psychology) I think VMock is fast and convenient. Different from the in-person resume/cover letter review, VMock can be used anywhere at any ...

Understanding Your VMock Score

VMock’s automatic resume review and feedback provides you with a score for your resume out of 100 points. Understanding how this score is calculated can help you to also understand how to improve your resume. The overall score for your resume is comprised of three factors; Impact, Presentation, and Competencies. Impact refers to the strength ...

Internship Series: Los Angeles Opera Company

Lina Toledo COM'21 | Public Relations Public Relations and Archive Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? LT: As the public relations and archive intern for the Los Angeles Opera Company, my daily tasks include overseeing the main media list, building contacts with local magazines and media entities, creating marketing ...

How to Be Proactive at Work

It might seem like common sense that there are many benefits to being proactive, but what does that actually look like in the workplace? What are some tangible action steps for being a proactive employee? Below, I outline two different scenarios that you are likely to encounter at some point during your career and highlight ...

Making the Transition to Post-Grad Life

As many Boston University students know firsthand, transitions can be difficult. The transition from high school to college, for example, can be daunting - getting adjusted to a new type of schedule, managing your time between your coursework, your social life, maybe even an on-campus job. When college students finally do get settled, they can ...

Knowing Your 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 ...

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 ...