Tag: reflection

When Your Internship Isn’t What You Expected

No matter how prepared you are, it could happen to you. It’s the second day of your internship. You aced the interview process and were all set for a great experience. However, you have already found that your internship is not what you expected it to be. Maybe you don’t have as much autonomy as ...

Advice from the Other Side: Stay Flexible

Have you ever wondered why there are distribution requirements at BU? If you come to BU knowing in your heart of hearts that you want to be a mechanical engineer, why are you forced to sit through a humanities requirement? If you know that you want to be an English professor, why must you suffer ...

Advice from the Other Side: Career Fair Reflections and Academic Skills

I hope you all had a wonderful experience at the BU Career Fair on Wednesday. Selling yourself to recruiters can be daunting, and I think there can be a general tendency to put great emphasis on how your major has prepared you for a specific job or profession. As you reflect on your Career Fair experience, ...

Advice from the Other Side: Applying Summer Lessons

Happy Friday, Terriers! Hopefully you’re adjusting well to the new semester and applying some of the advice that I gave you about your first couple of weeks. I’m going to ask you to take a trip down memory lane today, all the way back to this summer (yay!). What nuggets of wisdom did you learn ...

Advice From the Other Side: The Value of a BU Education

Editor’s note: The CCD will be teaming up with the Educational Resource Center (ERC) to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! As we hurdle towards the end of the semester, it’s time to look towards your summer plans (exciting!). ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 1

Editor's Note: This is part one of a four-part series.  Four things will make your grad school personal statement successful. The first is to focus on motivation, rather than trying to stand out. For your personal statement, many will advise you to be unique, to find a hook or angle in order to stand out ...

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary – from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even before you apply for an internship, be sure to do your research ...