Category: Tips + Advice

The Benefits Of A Side Hustle

A side hustle is something you do to earn money in addition to being a student or having a full-time job. To get started, all you need is a ‘can-do’ mindset and an idea of a product or service you want to produce and/or sell. This may tap into one of your passions, or it ...

Parent Perspective: Niandong Wang and the Global Career Path

BU prides itself on fostering an international approach to both education and the career search. Our global student body enriches us with their perspectives. But here’s a first for the BU Career Blog; a BU parent with his own global career story to tell.Niandong Wang is a trailblazer. After growing up in China and graduating ...

Navigating A Tough Job Market: Interview with Kate French (CAS’15), Boston Children’s Hospital

If you are a recent graduate looking for that first job after college or a current student searching for an internship, there is reason to be hopeful. Record numbers of organizations are using Handshake to advertise current internships and full-time job listings. While hope is a good thing, it is equally important to remain determined, ...

Listing Languages on Your Resume

Hola! Shalom! Ni hao!  Bonjour! Hello!  Chances are you recognize more than one of these greetings. If so, you are at least familiar with more than one language.  That’s great because as the world shrinks and global interaction and global business increase, it’s an advantage to have knowledge of more than one language Learning a language helps ...

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...

Comparing and Contrasting Project Management Apps

In this current remote environment, staying on top of all your projects and tasks, and staying organized is more important than ever. Whether you want to track your professional work, your personal projects (resume updates, DIY projects), or you just want a place to list all your chores and errands, these apps have you covered. ...

What NOT to Do in An Interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. You want to present yourself as a strong candidate and good fit for the position. The following are some behavioral mistakes hiring managers would recommend you avoid during a job interview: Arriving late Showing up late reflects poorly on you. It can give the impression that you lack professionalism and don't ...

What NOT to Do on a Resume

Your resume is an important factor in whether or not you will be considered for an interview. It is a potential employer's first impression of you. A resume should document your experiences, skills and education to determine if you are qualified for a position. Many hiring managers look through resumes quickly as they decide to ...

How to Get a Job in Social Justice

The pandemic has shed light on racial health disparities and the ongoing police brutality has ignited a national movement for racial equity. This has resulted in many more people willing to enter careers that will transform our society. Whether you want to be an advocate for underrepresented populations or be a data analyst for a ...

Tips From a Manager on How to Be a Great Student Worker

In my role as the Peer Engagement Coordinator for BU's Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center, I supervise around 15 Student Ambassadors in a student leadership program dedicated to providing terriers with academic and career related resources. In my role as supervisor, I delegate tasks, assign projects, and provide guidance. From my own ...