Tag: soft skills

Career Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever thought that participating on a sports team or volunteering at a local nonprofit could benefit your career? Employers often mention how important extracurricular activities are when searching for a candidate. Recruiters are looking for well-rounded individuals and your extracurricular activities can help you stand out in a pile of resumes. Extracurricular activities ...

Develop Your Soft Skills Now

Your technical skills might help you land your first job out of school. However, developing your soft skills helps you to create meaningful, long lasting relationships with colleagues that drive individual, team and organizational success. According to (ENG) alumni and Senior Director of the Engineering Development Group at MathWorks Shannon Tran, “We see a lot ...

Advice from the Other Side: Maintaining Schoolwork-Life Balance

If you know anybody with a full-time job, chances are you’ve heard them talk about trying to achieve work-life balance. This is something that everybody struggles to attain and maintain in their professional and personal lives, and balancing work and play is vital in helping people maintain their sanity. Guess what? It’s just as important ...

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 ...

Art of the Interview: Meta-Talk Your Way to a Job

During an interview, even one you’re well prepared for, you might get a question you’re uncertain how to answer. Maybe it’s an important question you could give a long answer to, but you wonder whether that would be okay. Or it’s an unusual question that catches you by surprise. Or it’s a question whether you ...

Transferable Skills for Liberal Arts Majors

As an undergraduate, I was often asked what I was studying in school. When I said “I’m an English major,” I would typically get responses such as: “Oh, so you must want to be a teacher.” “What are you going to do with that, read Shakespeare for a living?” “Good luck finding a job with ...

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 ...

Advice from the Other Side: Setting Goals in the Workplace

The first few months of a new job are all about getting your bearings and learning the essential functions of your role. After you’ve got the basics down, it’s important to continue to grow your skill set and continue to develop professionally. Setting goals (whether short-term or long-term) is vital to achieving success both in ...

Internship Series: Bay Cove Human Services

Lidiya Dubrova CAS ’20 | Undecided Day Habilitation Program Intern, Developmental Disabilities Division CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? Lidiya: I worked with the individuals in the program, primarily on their communication goals. I found my favorite goals to be the practical ones such as a card sort to sort pictures of people ...

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 ...