Tag: job search

Resilience and the Job Search

Everyone knows someone who seemed to get a job like magic. They applied to a few positions and got an offer within a month. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Even if you are doing everything right, the search can still take time. Almost all the alums we talk to say their ...

BU Racing: The Experience of a Formula Hybrid Competition

By Ian Ballou (ENG'19, Computer Engineering) President, BU Racing Team Any activity with BU Racing can relate back to credible job skills. Whether a member is designing wheel hubs in SolidWorks, making a PCB circuit design in Altium, or managing communications to our sponsors, skills valuable to companies are practiced. All of the work that ...

Making the Most of VMock

By now, you've surely heard of VMock. This new tool available to BU students allows you to upload your resume and get a custom score and improvement plan in seconds. Today more than ever, your resume is entering a competitive world. The CCD works closely with Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations when they ...

What’s New In Handshake

By now, you're definitely familiar with Handshake. BU's online career management hub has changed the game for finding an internship or job as a BU student. Launched in 2017, Handshake is your one-stop shop for managing your career here at BU. You may have already explored Handshake, but there's always something new to discover with ...

Art of the Interview: Meta-Talk Your Way to a Job

During an interview, even one you’re well prepared for, you might get a question you’re uncertain how to answer. Maybe it’s an important question you could give a long answer to, but you wonder whether that would be okay. Or it’s an unusual question that catches you by surprise. Or it’s a question whether you ...

In Job Interviews, Look Before You Leap

When you go on an interview, especially a later round interview at the company office, you will want to make sure that you gather as much information about the company, role, culture, and people as the interviewer(s) gather about you. You should be interviewing the interviewer. Just like they are trying to make sure that ...

Tips for Career Changers

At age nine, I assisted in my dog’s surgery and had my first “aha” moment. I loved animals, was great at biology and chemistry, and therefore decided to become a veterinarian. My career plan lasted until I realized that being a vet meant 8+ years of college. This was the first time I switched my ...