Tag: time management

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 ...

Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

Making the Transition to Post-Grad Life

As many Boston University students know firsthand, transitions can be difficult. The transition from high school to college, for example, can be daunting - getting adjusted to a new type of schedule, managing your time between your coursework, your social life, maybe even an on-campus job. When college students finally do get settled, they can ...

Why You Have To Show Up

Honor your commitments and you will go far.  Don't and you get nowhere. My palms were sweaty and my stomach churned. A flash of anger came over me. Why was I in this situation? I hadn't done anything wrong. But two BU students had no-showed to an interview and I was the lucky one who had ...

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 ...

Advice from the Other Side: Powering Through After Spring Break

Sarah Farkas shares tips for spring semester success.

Protect Yourself from Stress in Graduate School

Pursuing an advanced degree in an intensive program of study can be a very enriching and intense experience, but it can also be a lot of pressure. To stay on course in your program, you’ll need to know how to cope with stress.

Advice from the Other Side: Applying School Lessons to Work

Yes, your academic coursework will really help you in your life after BU, no matter where your career path takes you.

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: 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 ...