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 ...

The Importance of Tracking Your Job Search Applications

When you are in the middle of a job search, things can feel overwhelming, and you can lose track of what you have completed and what needs to happen.  To keep things humming smoothly, we recommend that you keep track of what applications you have sent and what you need to accomplish. You don’t want ...

Use Social Media to Boost your Job Search

You’ve updated your Linkedin profile and made sure your Instagram and Facebook profiles were appropriate for prospective employers to view. You even started following a few of your top companies.  Now what? Here are 3 creative ways to leverage social media to boost your career and job search. Brand Yourself as an Expert Join professional ...

2 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handshake Profile

You may be wondering whether it’s important to update your Handshake profile, especially if you already have a profile on LinkedIn. While there are similarities between the platforms and reasons to use both of them, Handshake is intended specifically for students and alumni. Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources. The employers that you ...

Career Opportunities at Museums

As spaces that spark learning, reflection, and imagination, museums can be wonderful places to visit. Behind the visitor experience, though, there is a vast network of museum professionals who work hard to secure artifacts, create exhibitions, and engage the community. If you are interested in working at a museum or curious about the different types ...

Virtual Interview Etiquette

Whether you’re applying to internships or full time positions, you’re not going to get the job until you interview.  These days, a growing number of employers are opting for a virtual interview in place of an in-person interview.  According to Indeed, “A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely, sometimes over the phone, ...

Creating a Timeline for Your Job Search

Staying on top of your job search process can be overwhelming, especially if you are crunched for time and are trying to balance your academic and work schedule. Creating and committing to a timeline to get things done can really help so things do not pile up on you. If you are just beginning your ...

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