Linda Pham (CAS’23), Asian American Resource Workshop

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? LP: Over the course of this semester, I had the opportunity to intern with Asian American Resource Workshop as their organizing and research intern. Asian American Resource Workshop is a nonprofit and member-led organization striving to aid Asian Americans through political, educational, and economical issues. ...

How to Have Successful Virtual Connections with Employers

By Fellenia Chan (Questrom '22), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador  With the continuous advancement of technology and the greater use of online platforms, it’s more important than ever for students to understand how to connect with employers in a virtual space. From traditional career fairs to employer information sessions, more recruiters and companies are opting to host ...

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair

By Nobel Chan (CAS '23), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador With this semester’s University-Wide Virtual Career Fair coming up soon on March 4, you may be wondering how to prepare for the event. Which employers should you meet? How much research should you do beforehand? What types of sessions will there be and which should you attend? ...

Converting a CV to a Resume – and Vice-Versa

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that is mainly used for academic purposes, including applying for a Ph.D. program, a research position, or a faculty position in higher education. A CV has no page-length requirement. A resume is document used to apply to the vast majority of jobs and internships in the US, and ...

Student Internship Stories: Annette O’Dell ( QST’ 23), Facets Chicago

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AO:  I had the pleasure to be a Festival Programming Intern for Facets Chicago, a film nonprofit organization that aims to bring films to children. Specifically, I was an intern for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which is put on annually in November by ...

Transitioning Your Virtual Networking to In-Person

As we slowly re-enter in-person spaces after more than a year of virtual life, it’s natural to be overwhelmed. Professional networking is no exception to the changing format, but doesn’t have to be added to your list of stressors. Here are some tips for making a smooth transition back into in-person networking: You don’t have ...

Meet the CCD’s Executive Director: Addye Buckley-Burnell

Three months into her new position as Executive Director at the CCD, we sat down with Addye Buckley-Burnell to learn her impressions of how the labor market has been affected by the pandemic and what she wants students to know about their path after BU. We discussed what drew her to career development, what keeps ...

Navigating Handshake’s Student Interface

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job/internship postings, employer events, career counseling appointments, and other online career tools. Handshake has recently unveiled a new homepage which calls attention to actions you can take to enhance your job search experience. On the Handshake homepage you will find suggestions to attend events and ...

Student Internship Stories:  Priscilla Bright  ( CAS’23), The Guild of Boston Artists

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? PB: The Guild of Boston Artists is a gallery that is unique in many ways. It is the only contemporary representational art gallery in Boston, it is deeply rooted in its history, and although it is run on a small staff, those who work there ...

Should you put your preferred pronouns on your resume?

You might have noticed various workplace signatures or Zoom names with a gender pronoun such as they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his, and others. When searching and applying to jobs, you can include your gender identity in certain ways. Insert pronouns under your name on your resume in the headerUse them as a signature under your name on ...

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