Tag: soft skills

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week

Welcome back, Terriers! And if you’re a brand new Terrier, welcome to your very first week as a Boston University student. Let’s begin by examining a very important question: What should your first week back to school or starting school look like?   One day (sooner than you think) you’ll be entering the very first ...

Advice from the Other Side: Study Skills

Happy Friday, Terriers! It’s the perfect time of the semester to have a little talk about one of the most important set of skills that you need to succeed academically: study skills. Not only will perfecting your study skills help you achieve your goals here at BU, but this will also help you retain important ...

Advice from the Other Side: Email Etiquette

Happy Friday, Terriers! Before we launch into the weekend, I need to have an important chat with you about email. Why would I need to talk to you about email? We all know how to email, right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. When you’re working full time, you’ll be sending emails constantly, and ...

Advice from the Other Side: The First 90 Days

Congratulations! You’ve survived the interview process and have begun your first post-college job. You can relax a bit now that the initial job search is over (phew) but be careful not to relax too much. Read on for a few tips on making the most of your first 90 days on the job. Set goals. During ...

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 ...

Networking Outside the United States

Are you an international student, or an American who dreams of a career overseas? If so, don’t forget to think globally when conducting your job search! Factor in any language proficiency and/or cultural knowledge you have, as well as the networking contacts you may have outside the United States These contacts might include your family, ...

The One Item Missing from your Back-to-School List

You probably have a lot of items on your back-to-school list; books to pick up at the bookstore; tasks to settle your Student Account; playlists to carry you that last mile at FitRec. But there’s probably a big item you left off your list; work-life balance. Preparing for the school year can be exciting and ...

The One Piece of Advice You Need for the Job Search

Over the summer, I was at a luncheon with incoming orientation student advisors. The purpose was for everyone to meet and chat with as many BU staff members as possible, so students rotated every few minutes in a ‘speed networking’ style. It was a lot of fun, with lively conversations. Then one young woman asked ...

Being a Leader on Campus

As the Student Outreach Coordinator for Boston University’s Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center, I have the privilege to work with an amazing group of student leaders through our Student Ambassador Program. These students were selected from a competitive group of applicants because of their leadership potential. They are all active members of the BU community; ...

Working Students: The Importance of Making Time for You

Does juggling a full course load, two jobs, and weekly student group meetings have you down? I am here to tell you that there is a simple solution, which is brought to you by YOU. That’s right; YOU can unburden yourself of the pressure that comes with your many responsibilities. Being a college student is demanding, ...