Tag: employers

Internship Insights From an Employer

During your time in college, you will most likely have a few internships under your belt.  When I meet with employers, they often talk about the work interns accomplish and the impact students make on their organization.  While each employer is different, here are some things to keep in mind at your next internship. Admit ...

Employer Spotlight: Optum

This summer, the CCD was lucky enough to visit Optum as part of its employer site visit program. Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 115,000 people worldwide, Optum combines technology, data and expertise to ...

Employer Spotlight: Northwestern Mutual

The CCD visited Northwestern Mutual, one of the nation's leading insurance firms. You may have heard of them before, but did you know they had one of the most unique and exciting internship programs out there? "We have the number 1 training program in the financial services industry," said Courtney Pollard, Campus Recruiter. "We accept ...

How to Talk to Employers at a Career Fair

A career fair is an event for employers to meet with students who seek internships or jobs. Boston University holds many on-campus career fairs during the academic year. Some fairs invite all-majors and some are more specialized for specific schools and/or majors. At a career fair, you can speak with employers to learn more about internship ...

Working With Third-Party Recruiters

As you begin to conduct your job search, you will most likely utilize a variety of search methods. One growing trend is the use of third-party recruiters. Third-party recruiters are defined by NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other ...

Taking Advantage of On-Campus Employer Visits

Did you know that many employers come to campus during the academic year? It’s true. On-campus employer visits are a great resource you don’t want to miss. Check Handshake regularly—as well as the Center for Career Development’s events calendar—for all upcoming employer visits. Perhaps you think that this is something that does not apply to ...

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 ...

On-Campus Interviews = Employers Come to You

On-campus interviews are a win-win for all involved. Employers coming to campus want to hire BU students. Who knows, they just might hire you!

BU Students Rocking It at Top Companies

When someone asks you where you want to work someday, is there a “dream” organization that comes immediately to mind? This summer, CNNMoney released its annual list of the World’s Top Employers for New Grads. For the list, CNNMoney paired up with Universum, a research firm, to determine the top employers that college graduates want ...

Help Employers Find You

Trying to find an internship or a job can be overwhelming. There are many out there, and you probably have a lot of questions. Which ones are right for me? What do those position descriptions mean? What counts as prior experience? One way to help make your search easier is upload your resume to Handshake. This ...