Tag: communication

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!). ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 4

Editor's Note: This is the final installment of the four-part series. My first three tips urge you to use your personal statement to explain the depth and complexity of your motivation for pursuing your chosen field. But what if a big part of your motivation is…money? Don’t worry. Go ahead and draft one or two ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 3

Editor's Note: This is part three of a four-part series. In my previous posts, I suggested that you structure your essay around a theme not a timeline, and make the theme your core drive or drives that explain specifically your experience and goals. A key word here is core. It’s not enough to say that you want ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 2

Editor's Note: This is part two of a four-part series.  When explaining why you want to go to grad school, it’s natural to trace the relevant parts of your experience through time. Organized that way, the essay is chronological. As a place to start, this structure is good because it’s pretty easy to complete a first ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 1

Editor's Note: This is part one of a four-part series.  Four things will make your grad school personal statement successful. The first is to focus on motivation, rather than trying to stand out. For your personal statement, many will advise you to be unique, to find a hook or angle in order to stand out ...

Steps to Take at the Career Fair

Each year, the CCD hosts two Career Fairs, one in October, and one in February. Career Fairs connect students and alumni with employers from a variety of industries. The employers (for-profit, non-profit, and government) recruit for both internship and full-time positions, and they all have the same goal: recruit Boston University students and alumni. But ...

Internship Series: Schneider Associates

Allison Penn COM’15 | Mass Communication, Advertising Integrated Marketing and Social Media Intern During the summer of 2014, Allison worked as an Integrated Marketing and Social Media Intern at Schneider Associates. Over the course of this internship, Allison realized she would like to pursue something in the creative side of advertising.  CCD: Tell us about ...

Internship Series: SportsNet New York

Meredith Perri COM’14 | Journalism Digital Media and MetsBlog Intern Meredith Perri was a digital media and MetsBlog intern at SportsNet New York. After having tweeted to the blog’s founder, Meredith emailed her resume and cover letter and then became SNY’s first intern. Meredith was able to travel to New York City a few times ...

Internship Series: Food Truck Festivals of New England

Lissette Martinez COM’13 | Journalism Media Relations & Event Planning Intern Lissette Martinez was a Media Relations and Event Planning Intern for Food Truck Festivals of New England during the spring of 2013. She had a variety of tasks, including arranging media kits and re-organizing the organization’s Pinterest account. Food Truck Festivals did not post ...

Internship Series: Kel & Partners

Harper Schmidt COM’14 | Public Relations Social Media Intern During the summer of 2012, Harper Schmidt was a Social Media Intern at Kel & Partners, an opportunity she found though the online job board, Intern Sushi. This internship helped Harper understand her preferences for the type of public relations she hopes to go into after ...