Category: Tips + Advice

The Importance of Well-Being in a Job Search

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing many changes, adjustments and uncertainties. We may also be experiencing a range of emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, anger or feeling overwhelmed. In addition, may be dealing with further concerns such as job loss either for ourselves or our families, or we may be dealing with ...

Enhance Your Job Search with CareerShift!

The CCD is proud to offer BU degree-program students access to CareerShift, our new tool for enhancing and managing the challenges of the job search. You can access CareerShift from Handshake! With CareerShift, it’s easy to aggregate job databases, keep track of applications, and research prospective employers. You can store custom resumes and cover letters, schedule follow-up reminders, and organize all ...

Improving your Skills

In these hard times, there will be students and workers who may face difficulty in obtaining a job or getting a promotion. One way to beat the competition for getting hired is by increasing your chances through online courses, MOOCs or graduate school. There are quite a few popular online course websites which are accredited ...

Getting Ready For Your Virtual Interview

While you have probably thought about what it will be like to participate in a remote internship or job, what about that first step? Virtual interviews have been growing in popularity for years, and given the reality of remote work right now, they will probably comprise the majority of students' current job search. Luckily, BU ...

Internship Insights From an Employer

During your time in college, you will most likely have a few internships under your belt.  When I meet with employers, they often talk about the work interns accomplish and the impact students make on their organization.  While each employer is different, here are some things to keep in mind at your next internship. Admit ...

Alumni Spotlight: Trip Jagolta, Toast

Heard of the local start-up Toast? BU Alum, Trip Jagolta will share his experience working at a company that provides Point of Sales and management that helps restaurants improve their operations. Trip Jagolta is a Product Manager at Toast. He graduated from BU 's School of Hospitality with a BA in Hospitality Administration in 2016.  ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

What To Do If Your Internship Falls Through

Many of you are seeking or have already secured summer internships. In addition to providing income for the summer, internships can build skills and connections and often lead to future job offers. However, the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal process. If you have already secured a summer internship, it ...

Student Side Hustles: Sarah Greisdorf

Student Side Hustles profiles BU students with unique entrepreneurial experiences. This week, meet Sarah Greisdorf, whose clothing brand puts pockets first! This week, the CCD chatted with Sarah Greisdorf (CAS ‘20) about her clothing brand, Holdette. Holdette is a clothing brand that’ll hold your attention - and your stuff. After realizing that most women’s clothing ...

BU Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Oliveras

Check out the next video in our Alumni Spotlight series!