Tag: networking

Career Advice BU Alumni Wish They Knew in College

The Boston University alumni network is an expansive resource for current students to utilize as they work through their 4 years of college. Thanks to our generous alumni, here is some advice they have for Terriers that they wish they knew while in school. Want more career advice? Connect with alumni in BU Connects, BU's ...

What NOT to Do in An Interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. You want to present yourself as a strong candidate and good fit for the position. The following are some behavioral mistakes hiring managers would recommend you avoid during a job interview: Arriving late Showing up late reflects poorly on you. It can give the impression that you lack professionalism and don't ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...

How to Keep your Professional Network Active

Networking can be intimidating at any stage of career growth. However, it can be helpful to re-conceptualize networking as part of an ongoing process which extends beyond searching for a job or internship opportunity. Like any relationship, professional connections require energy and thought to stay nurtured. Here are a few ideas to keep your network ...

Practicing Authentic Gratitude While Networking

Career development hinges on where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go on your professional journey. Inevitably, however, there are a multitude of other people involved in the process. Whether you're reaching out to your LinkedIn or alumni network, conducting an informational interview, taking advantage of a mock interview, or ...

How Do I Network If My Internship Is Remote?

First, congratulations on securing an internship! You have chosen an excellent way to not only test-drive a career path, but also explore the inner workings of a specific company. No matter what your role, there are many opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an internship position. While part of this growth should involve broadening ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Talk to Employers at a Career Fair

A career fair is an event for employers to meet with students who seek internships or jobs. Boston University holds many on-campus career fairs during the academic year. Some fairs invite all-majors and some are more specialized for specific schools and/or majors. At a career fair, you can speak with employers to learn more about internship ...

Networking Tips for Minority Professionals

I recently met with a BU journalism major who shared about her experience networking as an Asian American pursuing a career in media. She noted that, "It's very easy to feel isolated in the career world. Since journalism is extremely competitive, times can arise where you feel like the barriers your facing are insurmountable. " ...