Category: Tips + Advice

Being A Savvy Searcher: Tips for Avoiding Job Scams

As the economy changes, we at the CCD have seen an uptick in students receiving fraudulent employment offers. Some of them even appear to originate from our office. To help keep you safe while job searching, we interviewed our Employer Engagement team about recognizing and avoiding job scams. Remember, the CCD will only ever contact ...

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Now more than ever with all the changes brought on by the pandemic, professionals need to establish strong work habits while working remotely. If you are in the process of adapting to this new environment, here are a few tips to make your remote work situation be the best it can be. Create a defined ...

Practicing Authentic Gratitude While Networking

Career development hinges on where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go on your professional journey. Inevitably, however, there are a multitude of other people involved in the process. Whether you're reaching out to your LinkedIn or alumni network, conducting an informational interview, taking advantage of a mock interview, or ...

How to Actually Get a Higher VMock Score

As helpful as VMock is for refining resumes, it can also be feel challenging to make a meaningful change in your resume score. While the score isn't that important (you only need a 65 in order to schedule a resume review with a real person), you might be tempted to try to get it as ...

Q&A with Veeva Systems

We had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Marisa Gadoury, University Recruiter for Veeva Systems. She shared her perspective as a recruiter during the pandemic, and also some information about Veeva Systems with students at BU! CCD: Could you share what your role is at Veeva Systems, and how your career path brought you here? MG: ...

How Do I Network If My Internship Is Remote?

First, congratulations on securing an internship! You have chosen an excellent way to not only test-drive a career path, but also explore the inner workings of a specific company. No matter what your role, there are many opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an internship position. While part of this growth should involve broadening ...

Successfully Completing the Job Application Form

We've all had this experience; you spend time searching for a job in your field of interest, research the company, and craft a quality resume and cover letter. You're sure that, when you actually apply for the position, a quick click of a button will be all that you need to send your materials for ...

Professional Dress on a Budget

Does professional dress for job interviews still matter? What does “professional dress” mean? How can I dress professionally on a college student’s budget? And where can I even find professional attire in the first place? Do these questions resonate with you? If so, we are here to help answer those for you! Yes, professional dress ...

Virtual Career Fair Tips

Are you looking for an internship or full time job this semester?  If the answer is yes, then you should participate in a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is essentially the same as an in-person one, it just happens to be online during a specified date and time. The CCD is hosting its ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...