Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it.

Funded Internship Series: Mina’s List

Sana Johnson CAS ’17 | International Relations Communications Intern, Mina's List: Empowering Women's Political Leadership Globally, Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern  Inspired by women leaders in global politics, Sana Johnson interned at Mina’s List during the summer of 2015. Sana was able to pursue this unpaid internship due to the living allowance stipend provided by the Yawkey ...

Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and ...

Internship Series: Giorgio Armani

Mollie Wasser Questrom ’16 | Marketing and Organizational Behavior Human Resources/Recruitment Intern During the summer of 2015, Mollie Wasser was a Human Resources/Recruitment Intern for Giorgio Armani, which she found on Indeed.com. CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Mollie: I was able to assist in the full cycle recruitment of interns and ...

Internship Series: Mission of Honduras to the United Nations

Fabiola Portal Dorado CAS'16 | International Relations Human Rights Representative, Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Fabiola: I worked primarily with human rights issues during the 28th and 29th Sessions of the Human Rights Council, the 22nd Cycle ...

Internship Series: Systems & Technology Research

Benjamin Lawson CAS’17 | Computer Science Video and Image Understanding Group Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Benjamin: I was responsible for creating an app that utilized the face recognition capabilities that the group is developing. I adapted the current paradigm of a static database of images to a streaming real-time ...

Internship Series: VISION Marketing & Consulting

Brooke Kwasny COM’16 | Public Relations Social Media Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Brooke: My main responsibility was to manage the online presence of my company. I did everything from managing our company Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ accounts to writing blogs for our website. CCD: How did you find ...

Career Options for English Majors

A few months before receiving my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University, many of my closest friends and family began to ask me what I was planning to do with my degree. I’d like to tell you that I had been intently thinking about what I’d do after graduation, but in all ...

Internship Series: Accenture

Elettra Fucelli CAS’16 | Computer Science Technology Consulting Analyst Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Elettra: As Accenture is a technology consulting company, most of their people work with clients on various projects. I spent my summer working with one of their top clients, a leader in big data and cloud ...

Internship Series: Boston University Humphrey Fellowship Program

Pengying Wang CAS’18 | International Relations Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Pengying: During this internship, I completed some administrative office work, organized and edited the fellows’ profiles, worked on the program booklets, wrote proposals with other corporations, answered the phone calls and replied to emails. My responsibilities strengthened the communication ...

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