Tag: professional development

Pitching a Professional Development Opportunity to Your Boss

The reality is, no one will ever be as dedicated an advocate for your career objectives and professional well-being as you are yourself. It may sound harsh, but it's accurate. Your boss is busy too, and may not have the bandwidth to groom or coach you in the way you would like. You should feel ...

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 ...

Making the Most of Your Internship

Congratulations on joining the 93% of BU graduates that participate in at least one internship before graduating.  This is a big deal, and it’s time to shine! Here are a few pointers before your first day: Make connections. Networking can be intimidating, but it is simply making quality connections; meeting and getting to know the ...

Why People Skills Matter

Martha Brill shares a few tips to demystify what people skills are, how you can gain them, and how to talk about them as you pursue internships and jobs.