Tag: Handshake

Student Internship Stories: Katie Barnes (CAS ‘22), New York League of Conservation Voters

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? KB: During my internship with NYLCV, I worked with the development department. Mostly, I worked on planning fundraising events and researching potential major donors to the organization. During my internship, I helped to plan the organization's annual gala, which is an event that hundreds of ...

What To Do After the Career Fair

You’ve successfully attended the University-Wide Virtual Career Fair, getting to know employers and learning about exciting new opportunities. But it’s not over yet! Here are three steps you should take to ensure you’ve made the most of the career fair.  Firstly, you should follow up with employers in a timely manner. You can shoot them ...

Student Internship Stories: Annette O’Dell ( QST’ 23), Facets Chicago

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AO:  I had the pleasure to be a Festival Programming Intern for Facets Chicago, a film nonprofit organization that aims to bring films to children. Specifically, I was an intern for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which is put on annually in November by ...

Navigating Handshake’s Student Interface

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job/internship postings, employer events, career counseling appointments, and other online career tools. Handshake has recently unveiled a new homepage which calls attention to actions you can take to enhance your job search experience. On the Handshake homepage you will find suggestions to attend events and ...

2 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handshake Profile

You may be wondering whether it’s important to update your Handshake profile, especially if you already have a profile on LinkedIn. While there are similarities between the platforms and reasons to use both of them, Handshake is intended specifically for students and alumni. Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources. The employers that you ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

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 ...

Handshake: Peer-to-Peer Messaging

Handshake has recently introduced peer-to-peer messaging to its platform. This feature allows students and alums to send messages to each other. Messages can be sent both within Boston University as well as to students/alums at other colleges within the Handshake network. In order to take part in peer messaging, you will have to set your ...

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 ...