Tag: soft skills

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 ...

Alex Shores ( SAR’24), Entertainment to Affect Change

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AS: Entertainment to Affect Change (E2AC) is a nonprofit organization focused on finding creating, and sharing stories with a social impact. They do so by developing social impact podcasts, impact producing short films, and now by hosting a virtual film festival, where filmmakers from across ...

Linda Pham (CAS’23), Asian American Resource Workshop

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? LP: Over the course of this semester, I had the opportunity to intern with Asian American Resource Workshop as their organizing and research intern. Asian American Resource Workshop is a nonprofit and member-led organization striving to aid Asian Americans through political, educational, and economical issues. ...

Student Internship Stories: Annette O’Dell ( QST’ 23), Facets Chicago

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AO:  I had the pleasure to be a Festival Programming Intern for Facets Chicago, a film nonprofit organization that aims to bring films to children. Specifically, I was an intern for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which is put on annually in November by ...

Student Internship Stories:  Priscilla Bright  ( CAS’23), The Guild of Boston Artists

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? PB: The Guild of Boston Artists is a gallery that is unique in many ways. It is the only contemporary representational art gallery in Boston, it is deeply rooted in its history, and although it is run on a small staff, those who work there ...

Student Internship Stories: Hadeel Abu Ktasih (CAS ’22), International Institute of New England

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? HA: The International Institute of New England is a non-profit resettlement agency that works to integrate migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and asylum seekers into the  United States by providing basic services, English classes, career help, legal counsel,  and a number of other aid resources. My ...

Student Internship Stories: Sharlize Lescano (COM ‘23), Bakes for Breast Cancer

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? SL: This summer, I interned at Bakes for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that aims to spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer initiatives, such as medical research and patient care. As a Public Relations Intern, some of my responsibilities included: curating engaging social ...

Developing Skills After Being Hired

Perhaps you’ve recently started a new job or maybe you’ve been in the same position for a period of time now; regardless, I’d encourage you to consider the following question, “How do you maximize this opportunity to develop as a professional, deepen your knowledge, hone and expand your transferable and job-specific skills, build your network, ...

Top Five Etiquette Mistakes New Workers Make

The job search can be such a long and strenuous process that it can be difficult to find time to prepare for starting your new job itself. Your first job will be a completely new learning experience, and many find it is quite different from the college experience. There are new expectations, new norms, and ...

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...