Category: Tips + Advice

How To Put Your COVID-19 Experience on a Resume

COVID-19 has disrupted many people’s career plans and has forced them to think and work creatively. For some people, they may have gained new skills by implementing innovative strategies, technology and services. Others may have been furloughed or may have lost their jobs. In that case, they may have volunteered, took freelance roles, or started ...

Career Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever thought that participating on a sports team or volunteering at a local nonprofit could benefit your career? Employers often mention how important extracurricular activities are when searching for a candidate. Recruiters are looking for well-rounded individuals and your extracurricular activities can help you stand out in a pile of resumes. Extracurricular activities ...

Classroom + Career Goes Virtual this Fall

As BU learns from anywhere this fall, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to meet you where you are, connect you with fellow peers, and foster your academic success and career development. Sound appealing? Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors this fall at Classroom + Career Q&As, a virtual ...

Incoming Students: Here’s What the CCD Can Do For You

Welcome to BU! You may not know us yet, but we are the BU Center for Career Development. We are your partner in making informed, self-aware decisions from your very first semester! If you've given any thought to career development, you've probably thought of resumes and interviews, maybe also internships. But in fact, career development ...

One Cool Tool: Virtual Experience Programs

In the midst of the current pandemic, our lives have essentially moved online. Zoom hosts both our classes and our doctor appointments, email inboxes are more full than ever, and friend hangouts have become socially distanced and remote. While it's a huge adjustment to make, there are also increased opportunities to take advantage of. More ...

The CCD Funded Internships: What You Need to Know

Ever wondered what the CCD Funded Internships are like and if they're right for you? We've got all the answers right here!

Remaining Resilient After Failure

My most prized possession is a binder of awards, certificates, and acceptance letters. I started compiling it in middle school, but the first page is a "Peacemaker for Citizenship" certificate I received in first grade. Failure isn't something I had ever thought about documenting. This is how most people are; you save the wins, to ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

CareerShift and Parker Dewey: Two New Tools for Virtual Job Success

The CCD continues to bring BU students access to state-of-the-art digital tools for building relevant experience and organizing successful job and internship searches, no matter where you are. In the last month, two new tools have been introduced to address some of the most common career-related challenges: gaining internship experience during a pandemic (Parker Dewey) ...

Should Cancelled Internships Go On Your Resume?

COVID-19 has forced employers to cancel internships in many industries. Students enrolled in internship programs in the Spring semester as well as the Summer, received unwanted news about their positions were being cancelled. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked the employers if the cancelled internships should be mentioned on their resume. In ...