Tag: job search

Everyone Goes at Their Own Pace: Navigating How Many Internships You Should Do Throughout College

How many internships should you do throughout college? The simple answer is, on average, undergraduate students complete two internships during their time at Boston University. The much more complicated answer, to borrow the favorite phrase of data analysts, is “it depends.” Starting with the question itself, there is nuance even in the strict definition of ...

What is a CV and When Do I Need One?

The term ‘CV’ is short for Curriculum Vitae; Latin for "the course of one’s life". A CV is a written summary of a person's education, professional experience, qualifications, certifications, skills, publications that bear your name, and/or presentations. Unlike a resume, which is usually one to two pages maximum, there is no ‘rule’ on how long ...

Articulating the Value of Your Study Abroad Experience During the Job Search

If you’ve been able to study abroad during your undergraduate studies, you likely regard the journey as one of the best of your college career, if not your life! Studying abroad offers so much more than a getaway to a never-before-visited destination – the experiences, classes, internships, and connections you may make while abroad present ...

How to Decline a Job Offer

Congratulations! You made it through the grueling interview process and have received an offer. Your hard work and your impressive interview skills have paid off. But you, unfortunately, have to decline the offer, what now?  We currently find ourselves in a very strong candidate market in the middle of this “great resignation”. Employees are leaving ...

How to Find an Internship or Job in a Non-Profit

If one of your strong values is to make a positive difference in the world, you may want to consider a non-profit organization for an internship or job. Non-profits have a mission and purpose to further a social cause or provide a public benefit. Non-profit organizations include universities, public schools, charities, public clinics and hospitals, ...

Three Tips for Juggling Multiple Job or Internship Offers

You’ve put in countless hours of preparing, searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs and internships. And now, your hard work has paid off because…you have multiple offers!  First, congratulations! Your dedication, persistence, and skill set have landed you in an enviable position. Having the ability to choose between two or more internships/jobs is a great ...

Should Transfer Students Include Information About Their Past School on Their Resumes?

If you studied at a previous institution before attending Boston University, you may be wondering if you should include your previous school on your resume. Generally, it is most important to include the institutions where you have or will earn a degree from. However, there are some instances where you might want to include your ...

Cultivating, Keeping, and Capitalizing on your Connections

By: Emelyn Theriault As a BU student majoring in public relations, I am constantly reminded of the importance of communication. How you present yourself as a PR practitioner and interact with journalists via the media or in person can make or break a pitch. Similarly, in everyday life, it is crucial to be intentional about ...

Navigating Your Future – Apply to Grad School or Look For a Job?

So you just finished your undergraduate degree, many congratulations!! What a fantastic accomplishment!! Now it is time to consider what comes next in your career journey. For many recent graduates, one big question is whether to continue on to graduate school or go directly into the professional world of work.  Here are a few things ...

How to Start Networking

Before we get into how to start networking, it’s important to take a step back and review what networking means and why it’s valuable. What is networking and why should you start? Networking is the process of discovering and developing connections between people. You’re not alone if you’re intimidated by the prospect of networking! However, ...