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 ...

Student Internship Stories: Brigid Kane (COM’22) Katch Media

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? BK: I was a media genome analyst with Katch Media. My responsibilities included watching and analyzing movies in order to code them via the Katch Media Genome, rating movies on the Katch App to provide feedback on functionality and reliability, and participating in focus groups ...

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 ...

Employer Profile: Kraft Heinz and the Planters NUTmobile

CCD Editor's Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Profile series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. The following post is a conversation with Allyson Toolan, a brand spokesperson for Kraft Heinz. Allyson shares her perspective as a professional promoting a major food company, specifically their product ...

What’s an Externship & What Should I Expect?

Students have many opportunities to really kickstart their career journey while still in school. There’s the quintessential summer internship, on- and off-campus jobs, chances to connect with alumni and professionals, and more. Less common, however, is the externship. Here’s what you need to know.  They’re short.  When I attended an externship at Cornerstone Research, it ...

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 ...

Spring 2021 Changes at the CCD

Welcome to 2021, Terriers! As we begin a new year, the CCD remains committed to bringing you access to high-quality career resources and tools. In-Person & Remote Appointments The CCD has adapted many of its in-person services and resources to be available for students wherever they are. But did you know that in-person appointments are ...

Connecting Student Employment to Your Career

Have you considered an on-campus or off-campus job through BU’s Student Employment Office but are unsure if it will benefit your future career? Or, have you taken a position with the Student Employment Office (SEO) and are unsure about it applies to your resume? We often hear these questions, and the answer is that the ...

How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn “About” section is something employers use to get an idea of your professional background. Your LinkedIn profile might be the first impression an employer makes before interviewing you or considering you as a candidate, and you want it to be perfect! The “About” section is where you'll write your professional summary. This section ...

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