Tag: networking

A LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning Appointment Can Help Take Your Online Presence to the Next Level

Do you have questions about the effectiveness of your online career presence? Are you unsure if your LinkedIn is really serving your job search and networking needs? Is your Instagram or Twitter performing below your expectations? Maximize your LinkedIn and other social media profiles by scheduling a LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning appointment with a ...

How to Have Successful Virtual Connections with Employers

By Fellenia Chan (Questrom '22), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador  With the continuous advancement of technology and the greater use of online platforms, it’s more important than ever for students to understand how to connect with employers in a virtual space. From traditional career fairs to employer information sessions, more recruiters and companies are opting to host ...

Transitioning Your Virtual Networking to In-Person

As we slowly re-enter in-person spaces after more than a year of virtual life, it’s natural to be overwhelmed. Professional networking is no exception to the changing format, but doesn’t have to be added to your list of stressors. Here are some tips for making a smooth transition back into in-person networking: You don’t have ...

How To Choose a Mentor

For a good mentor-mentee relationship there are a few things questions that should be answered first. Why do you need a mentor? What will success look like? A mentor is a person who provides an unbiased perspective to your professional and personal goals. Mentors are usually people who tend to have experience or have specific ...

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 ...