Tag: research

Everyone Goes at Their Own Pace: Navigating How Many Internships You Should Do Throughout College

How many internships should you do throughout college? The simple answer is, on average, undergraduate students complete two internships during their time at Boston University. The much more complicated answer, to borrow the favorite phrase of data analysts, is “it depends.” Starting with the question itself, there is nuance even in the strict definition of ...

A Job Hiring Timeline: When is the Best Time to Begin?

Wondering when the best time to start a job search is? The answer differs for everyone. Some students are knocking down the career center door as soon as they begin their freshman year. Other students begin their search just weeks before graduation. The important thing is to start when you feel ready. That way you ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

Looking for an Internship for International Students

Are you thinking about looking for an internship right now? Let’s start with the basics – Why get an internship? There are so many benefits to getting an internship and further developing your skills.  Employers are seeking students who can show that they have built their transferable skills from previous experiences as well as their ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

Student Internship Stories: Aarthi Gopalan (CAS ‘23), The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. The Race Equity and Justice Project advocates for people of color and works to dismantle ...

Student Internship Stories: Katie Barnes (CAS ‘22), New York League of Conservation Voters

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? KB: During my internship with NYLCV, I worked with the development department. Mostly, I worked on planning fundraising events and researching potential major donors to the organization. During my internship, I helped to plan the organization's annual gala, which is an event that hundreds of ...

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair

By Nobel Chan (CAS '23), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador With this semester’s University-Wide Virtual Career Fair coming up soon on March 4, you may be wondering how to prepare for the event. Which employers should you meet? How much research should you do beforehand? What types of sessions will there be and which should you attend? ...

Student Internship Stories: Abigail Hulick (QST’ 22), Raising A Reader Massachusetts

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AH: I spent my time interning for Raising A Reader Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to closing the literacy opportunity gap primarily through their Red Book Bag program and parent education workshops. They serve families with children from birth to six years by partnering with after-school ...

Kylie Yamauchi (CAS ‘22), Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities?  KY: Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) is a nonprofit organization that consists of four different hospital systems, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, and Wilcox Medical Center. Part of HPH’s mission is to give back to the community ...