Pitching a Professional Development Opportunity to Your Boss

The reality is, no one will ever be as dedicated an advocate for your career objectives and professional well-being as you are yourself. It may sound harsh, but it's accurate. Your boss is busy too, and may not have the bandwidth to groom or coach you in the way you would like. You should feel ...

Internship Series: Office of Representative Rosa DeLauro, U. S. Congress

Ann-Lyssa Asare CAS/Pardee'20 | International Relations Legislative Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities?  AL: I worked for the 3rd Congressional District Office in Connecticut for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. Interns in the New Haven District Office work closely with the assigned supervisory staff performing a full range of tasks including ...

Get Your Career “In Shape:” Show Your T-Shape To Employers

As you consider where you would like to work, and what you would like to do when you get there, and the skills that you can take to your internship while at BU or an entry-level position upon graduation, keep in mind the other side of the coin. What are employers seeking in the current ...

Career Insights: Sundae School in Dennisport, MA

Leanne Quinn Over the past five summers, I have worked at Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor in Dennisport, Massachusetts. Even though I can’t actually eat dairy, I will openly brag to anyone that asks (or does not ask) that Sundae School was voted the number one ice cream parlor on the cape last year and ...

Should I Have An Interests Section On My Resume?

One optional section that you may consider for your resume is an Interests Section. The purpose of including interests on your resume is to help differentiate yourself from other job applicants and show a bit of your personality to the reader. However, you may decide to omit an interests section if you have other information ...

Internship Series: Bytedance

Bytedance (Jinri Toutiao) Xueqing (Annie) Wu CAS 20’ Statistics & Psychology Data Analyst CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? I interned in Bytedance, which is the fourth largest technology company in China. My position was data analyst, and I was assigned to a subsidiary corporation called DCar which is an app ...

The Benefits of Professional Associations

There are many ways to network. One way to enhance your career and meet other people in your field is to join a professional association. Here are some benefits of joining an association: Network Being connected to people in your field, part of your affinity group or who share similar interests to you will open ...

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