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 ...

Best Practices for Communicating with Your Supervisor

Whether you are a seasoned professional or about to embark on your first internship, one invaluable skill to master is how to communicate with your supervisor. Building a strong relationship with your supervisor is incredibly important. Supervisors are an important source of feedback for you, and since they have formal authority, they can shape how ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...

Student Internship Stories: Anna Pham (COM’21), MuddHouse Media

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: In summer 2020, I had the pleasure of working as an intern at MuddHouse Media, a podcast startup company created by incredibly talented people! We had shows that included Tanya Holland, Kevin Youkilis, and more—Adam Sandler even starred in one of the episodes! My ...

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