Tag: COVID-19

What To Do If Your Internship Falls Through

Many of you are seeking or have already secured summer internships. In addition to providing income for the summer, internships can build skills and connections and often lead to future job offers. However, the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal process. If you have already secured a summer internship, it ...

The CCD Presents: Our Online Career Resource Roundup!

The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you're completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy. Virtual ...

Stuck at Home? Here’s Some Career Advice

Various companies and universities are suspending on-campus activities to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus and moving classes to a virtual classroom. As this happens, students may start to find more time on their hands with travel hours cut short and class times reduced or canceled. But you may also wonder, what does the coronavirus ...

How COVID-19 Impacts the CCD (Updated 3/25)

While the CCD is effected by the campus-wide transition to virtual attendance, we are still here for BU students looking to build their career development. Here is a list of how the CCD is providing services and resources. Counseling Appointments & Workshops: All workshops and one-on-one appointments are being conducted virtually. Students may make an ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Volunteer Work and Self-Employment

If you are still conducting a job search for a full-time or permanent position post-graduation, there are many options to help you maintain daily structure, stay motivated and keep you connected to the world of work. This blog will cover some short-term experiences including volunteer work and self-employment. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming to know ...

Developing Skills Outside the Classroom

As we all understand, life moves frighteningly quickly. Not only do the physical seasons seem to fly by, but put in the context of career conversations, the speed of life can make decisions (both academic and career related) quite blurry. It might seem difficult, as a student at Boston University, to simultaneously focus on an ...

Internships After Graduation

Graduating soon and not quite sure what you want to do? Or if you want a career in your major? Do you want to try something new, or gain some new experience? Intern again! It takes an average of 3-6 months to secure full time employment after graduation typically anyway, so why spend that time ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Post-College Internships and Temporary Jobs

If you are still conducting a job search for a full-time or permanent position post-graduation, there are many options to help you maintain daily structure, stay motivated and keep you connected to the world of work. This blog will cover short-term experiences which include post-college internships and temporary work. These options also allow you to ...

Will People Read & Respond To Your Email?

Business professionals send and receive 200 billion emails daily. While we email frequently, these messages are often ineffective and inefficient. The following tips will better help your reader understand and take action with your email. Subject Line Clear email subject lines contain about 4-7 words telling readers what to expect in the email. For example, ...

What Can the CCD Do For You?

The Boston University Center for Career Development, or CCD, is where you go when you're not even sure what your question is. We're here for you from your first year at BU, and offer resources to help you make the big decisions of your college life - decisions like what major to choose, how to ...