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Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week on the Job

The post-graduation job search can seem endless at times, but with a little perseverance, you’ll soon land your very first “grown-up” job. Taking that first step into your career is so exciting, but it’s also a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. After all, you’ve spent the majority of your life in school, and ...

Advice from the Other Side: Networking with Professors

Hopefully you’ve heard of networking as concept—as you journey towards your career, you’ll talk with a number of people working in your desired profession. That’s the simple, traditional notion of networking. You don’t just need to network with future colleagues and connections, you need to network with faculty and staff! Here a few reasons why ...

Advice from the Other Side: Essential Job Search Tips

If you’re anything like I was during my senior year of college, the prospect of finishing up your undergraduate education and having to start your career in the “real world” is, well, pretty scary. Some students are able to secure jobs before they graduate, and that’s great! However, that wasn’t my experience, and it’s perfectly ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying Summer Lessons

Happy Friday, Terriers! Hopefully you’re adjusting well to the new semester and applying some of the advice that I gave you about your first couple of weeks. I’m going to ask you to take a trip down memory lane today, all the way back to this summer (yay!). What nuggets of wisdom did you learn ...

Advice from the Other Side: Meet Samantha Vigeant

For most of your early life, being a student is your full-time job. By the time you reach the end of your undergraduate experience, you’re an expert at balancing all those papers, reading assignments, and group projects. You know how to race from morning classes, to your internship site, to your part-time job and not ...

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week

Welcome back, Terriers! And if you’re a brand new Terrier, welcome to your very first week as a Boston University student. Let’s begin by examining a very important question: What should your first week back to school or starting school look like?   One day (sooner than you think) you’ll be entering the very first ...

Advice from the Other Side: Staying Motivated

Happy Friday, Terriers! This is the last time that I’ll be talking to you this semester, and I figured I’d end with something that you might really need right now as you face down your final assignments: motivation. How can you motivate yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by end of the semester coursework? ...

Advice From the Other Side: The Value of a BU Education

Editor’s note: The CCD will be teaming up with the Educational Resource Center (ERC) to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! As we hurdle towards the end of the semester, it’s time to look towards your summer plans (exciting!). ...

Advice from the Other Side: Study Skills

Happy Friday, Terriers! It’s the perfect time of the semester to have a little talk about one of the most important set of skills that you need to succeed academically: study skills. Not only will perfecting your study skills help you achieve your goals here at BU, but this will also help you retain important ...

Advice from the Other Side: Learning Languages

Bonjour! Joyeux Vendredi! Why am I starting this blog post in another language, Terriers? Can you identify the language or, better yet, what it says? (We all have Google so I know that you’ll figure out that I’ve said “Hello! Happy Friday!” in French). I studied French all through high school and college, and I ...