Category: Tips + Advice

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 1

Editor's Note: This is part one of a four-part series.  Four things will make your grad school personal statement successful. The first is to focus on motivation, rather than trying to stand out. For your personal statement, many will advise you to be unique, to find a hook or angle in order to stand out ...

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary – from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even before you apply for an internship, be sure to do your research ...

Video Interviewing 101

Picture this; you apply to a bunch of jobs and a recruiter calls you to set up an interview. The recruiter mentions it’s going to be a video interview. You’re excited for the opportunity, but wonder what the heck a video interview even is! Each year, the CCD fields questions from students about video interviews. ...

Do You Have the Global Skills Employers Want?

The word ‘global’ has gone global. At least five times a day, I hear it mentioned in the news or while reviewing job descriptions;  there’s globalization, global crises, global industries, global workforces. It’s everywhere, including at BU! BU students hail from around the world, speak hundreds of different languages, study abroad, and honor their cultures ...

Networking Outside the United States

Are you an international student, or an American who dreams of a career overseas? If so, don’t forget to think globally when conducting your job search! Factor in any language proficiency and/or cultural knowledge you have, as well as the networking contacts you may have outside the United States These contacts might include your family, ...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s and PhD students, and alumni from all schools and colleges at BU. Career ...

Getting Started with Handshake

Handshake is Boston University’s new online hub for career resources. With it, you can apply for jobs and internships, sign up for events and workshops, schedule career appointments, and more!

The One Item Missing from your Back-to-School List

You probably have a lot of items on your back-to-school list; books to pick up at the bookstore; tasks to settle your Student Account; playlists to carry you that last mile at FitRec. But there’s probably a big item you left off your list; work-life balance. Preparing for the school year can be exciting and ...

Don’t Be a Ghost

For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep along the way and you really can jeopardize ...

Avoid these Career Search Don’ts

For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep along the way and you really can jeopardize ...