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 ...

Internship Stories: Ogilvy Cambridge

By Laura Jeshiva (COM’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Currently at Ogilvy, I help out with anything from media monitor, writing content for client social media and Ogilvy channels, research influencers, and help organize events for clients. At my previous internship at Digitas, I had a dual role in account ...

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 Stories: Converse

By Chiebuka Onwuzurike (QST’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? At Converse. product creation is done in tandem by three functions; the Product Line Manager (PLM), the Design Team, and the Development Team. The three teams collectively are called the Triad. Each function has a specific role. The PLM team is ...

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.  ...

Internship Stories: Boston Medical Center

By Enzo Plaitano (CAS’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? A traumatic injury can happen to anyone at any time. For most of us, it’s not something that we plan for or expect, but violent injuries, in particular, disproportionately affect members of our society. I work at Boston Medical Center (BMC), ...

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 ...

Internship Stories: Innovate@BU

By Dahlia Maleh (COM’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? My role as the External Relations Intern was to be the contact point to any external professional or organization. I would coordinate and plan the weekly office hours hosted by a variety of Boston professionals. Additionally, I helped develop a new mentorship ...

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 ...

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