Tag: grad school

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 ...

Protect Yourself from Stress in Graduate School

Pursuing an advanced degree in an intensive program of study can be a very enriching and intense experience, but it can also be a lot of pressure. To stay on course in your program, you’ll need to know how to cope with stress.

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 ...

Not Sure About Pre-Med?

Did you come to BU thinking that you wanted to be a doctor, but things have changed? Maybe you are having second thoughts or maybe the coursework is killing you. Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering whether being a doctor really is the right choice for you then you have probably contemplated alternative career paths ...