Tag: building skills

Get Your Career “In Shape:” Show Your T-Shape To Employers

As you consider where you would like to work, and what you would like to do when you get there, and the skills that you can take to your internship while at BU or an entry-level position upon graduation, keep in mind the other side of the coin. What are employers seeking in the current ...

Transferable Skills for Liberal Arts Majors

As an undergraduate, I was often asked what I was studying in school. When I said “I’m an English major,” I would typically get responses such as: “Oh, so you must want to be a teacher.” “What are you going to do with that, read Shakespeare for a living?” “Good luck finding a job with ...

Tips for Career Changers

At age nine, I assisted in my dog’s surgery and had my first “aha” moment. I loved animals, was great at biology and chemistry, and therefore decided to become a veterinarian. My career plan lasted until I realized that being a vet meant 8+ years of college. This was the first time I switched my ...

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 ...

Do You Have the Global Skills Employers Want?

The word ‘global’ has gone global. At least five times a day, I hear it mentioned in the news or while reviewing job descriptions;  there’s globalization, global crises, global industries, global workforces. It’s everywhere, including at BU! BU students hail from around the world, speak hundreds of different languages, study abroad, and honor their cultures ...

The One Piece of Advice You Need for the Job Search

Over the summer, I was at a luncheon with incoming orientation student advisors. The purpose was for everyone to meet and chat with as many BU staff members as possible, so students rotated every few minutes in a ‘speed networking’ style. It was a lot of fun, with lively conversations. Then one young woman asked ...