Tag: internship

Advice from the Other Side: Owning Your Career Path

With the spring semester coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, Terriers are securing all kinds of exciting summer internships, fellowships, research opportunities, full-time jobs, and graduate school acceptances. You’re happy that your friends are succeeding in their career development, but what happens if you don’t get the position you wanted, or the salary ...

Making the Most of Your Internship

Congratulations on joining the 93% of BU graduates that participate in at least one internship before graduating.  This is a big deal, and it’s time to shine! Here are a few pointers before your first day: Make connections. Networking can be intimidating, but it is simply making quality connections; meeting and getting to know the ...

Internship Series: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Malawi

Rachel Edwards  CAS '20 | Sociology and Environmental Analysis & Policy Overseas Summer Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  RE: I worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to analyze, review, and present data from the 2015-16 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey. I also traveled to conduct Data Quality ...

Get Ready for the Summer Experience Showcase

Ah, summer. Those sweet, sweet months of sunshine, sandy toes, and not a care in the world. As Bostonians, we try our hardest to take advantage of the precious warm weather before we’re forced to bundle up in our heavy coats and boots to survive another long winter. But as Boston University students, it’s important ...

After the Interview, Send a Thank-You Note

Picture the scenario; you've just finished an interview for a job or internship position. Whether you feel like you aced it or completely bombed, your interview isn’t over until you write and send a thank-you note to every person who interviewed you. The thank-you note is your chance to make a positive final impression to get that ...

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary – from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even before you apply for an internship, be sure to do your research ...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s and PhD students, and alumni from all schools and colleges at BU. Career ...

Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it.

Funded Internship Series: Mina’s List

Sana Johnson CAS ’17 | International Relations Communications Intern, Mina's List: Empowering Women's Political Leadership Globally, Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern  Inspired by women leaders in global politics, Sana Johnson interned at Mina’s List during the summer of 2015. Sana was able to pursue this unpaid internship due to the living allowance stipend provided by the Yawkey ...

Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and ...