Tag: job search

What is Your Greatest Weakness

As you’re getting ready to interview, it’s important to prepare for commonly asked questions, including “What is your greatest weakness?”. This question can be challenging, so let’s walk through some strategies for addressing this question successfully! What are interviewers looking to learn?  With each interview question, it’s important to consider what your audience wants to ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

Student Internship Stories: Aarthi Gopalan (CAS ‘23), The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. The Race Equity and Justice Project advocates for people of color and works to dismantle ...

Tips for Writing & Revising a CV

Writing a successful CV can be daunting, but there are best practices that can make the process a little easier. Remember - a CV, short for Curriculum Vitae, is a complete written record of an individual’s professional and educational history and includes categories such as Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certifications, and Publications. Writing  When beginning ...

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 ...

Student Internship Stories:   Jacob Rose (QST ‘24), Hearts for the Homeless International 

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? JR: As a company, Hearts for the Homeless International provides free and informative heart health education events. We additionally have chapters at over 30 college campuses across the US that provide blood pressure readings and heart health information approved by the American Heart Association to ...

Creating Your Own Job Shadow experience with BU Connects

Interested in working at a startup? Is Google your dream employer? Are you trying to figure out whether or not you want to work in Human Resources or Marketing? You’re not alone. There are so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best for you? You’ve probably already talked with your parents, a friend, a ...

Alex Shores ( SAR’24), Entertainment to Affect Change

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AS: Entertainment to Affect Change (E2AC) is a nonprofit organization focused on finding creating, and sharing stories with a social impact. They do so by developing social impact podcasts, impact producing short films, and now by hosting a virtual film festival, where filmmakers from across ...

One Cool Tool: CareerShift

If you are in the job search process, CareerShift is a tool you will want to check out. You may not be a familiar with CareerShift, but it is a digital career tool available to BU degree students. CareerShift gives you easy access to job postings from all job boards and company websites. You are ...

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair

By Nobel Chan (CAS '23), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador With this semester’s University-Wide Virtual Career Fair coming up soon on March 4, you may be wondering how to prepare for the event. Which employers should you meet? How much research should you do beforehand? What types of sessions will there be and which should you attend? ...