Tag: networking

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. " ...

Exploring Careers through Informational Interviews

Have you researched careers online, but found it difficult to get a clear picture of what it’s like to do them? Do you have a few career ideas, but having trouble narrowing them down? Are you clear about the type of career you would like, but unsure how to enter the field or what type ...

The Benefits of Professional Associations

There are many ways to network. One way to enhance your career and meet other people in your field is to join a professional association. Here are some benefits of joining an association: Network Being connected to people in your field, part of your affinity group or who share similar interests to you will open ...

Getting Ready for Your First Day

It’s almost here! Your first day at work—whether for a new summer internship or full-time job after graduation—is right around the corner, and it’s time to prepare. You wrote a great cover letter and resume, crushed the interviews, got the job, but it’s not over yet. So, let’s get ready. Test Your Commute It is ...

Advice from the Other Side: How Internships Prepare You for a Career

Boston University provides students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education that prepares you for meaningful careers in all sorts of exciting industries. There’s no doubt that your time spent as a Terrier will strengthen your knowledge and skill set, but you want to be sure that you are not relying solely on your coursework to get ...