Category: Tips + Advice

Exploring Careers through Informational Interviews

Have you researched careers online, but found it difficult to get a clear picture of what it’s like to do them? Do you have a few career ideas, but having trouble narrowing them down? Are you clear about the type of career you would like, but unsure how to enter the field or what type ...

Surviving the Open Floor Plan

Traditional cubical layouts break up rooms into specific functional areas: walk spaces, common spaces, individual work spaces, etc. Cubes also break up the line of sight in a room. In the open floor plan everything is, well…you know, "open." This helps facilitate spontaneous collaboration because your coworkers can immediately see if you are "free" to ...

Hult Prize Spotlight: RefEd

By Yasmin Morais CAS'19 | International Relations Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of blog posts that showcase the work of BU teams competing for the Hult Prize.  RefEd is an application designed to reduce the gaps of access to education among refugee children. It started in the fall of 2017 with ...

Why You Have To Show Up

Honor your commitments and you will go far.  Don't and you get nowhere. My palms were sweaty and my stomach churned. A flash of anger came over me. Why was I in this situation? I hadn't done anything wrong. But two BU students had no-showed to an interview and I was the lucky one who had ...

Connect With Alumni On The Career Advisory Network

When looking for people to network with, don't forget young alumni! Because they have just recently transitioned from school to a professional career, they can offer you a fresh perspective on how to manage the sometimes tricky transition from college to work, as well as recommend effective strategies in finding your first professional job or ...

The Art of the Thank You Note

Even if you walk out of a job interview feeling confident that you've aced it (and relieved that it's over) it's important to remember that you're not done yet! Thanking your interviewer(s) for speaking with you is not only polite, but taking the time to write a good thank you note can set you apart ...

Making the Most of VMock

By now, you've surely heard of VMock. This new tool available to BU students allows you to upload your resume and get a custom score and improvement plan in seconds. Today more than ever, your resume is entering a competitive world. The CCD works closely with Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations when they ...