Tag: volunteering

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 ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

What To Do If Your Internship Falls Through

Many of you are seeking or have already secured summer internships. In addition to providing income for the summer, internships can build skills and connections and often lead to future job offers. However, the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal process. If you have already secured a summer internship, it ...

Alternative Options for After Graduation: Volunteer Work and Self-Employment

If you are still conducting a job search for a full-time or permanent position post-graduation, there are many options to help you maintain daily structure, stay motivated and keep you connected to the world of work. This blog will cover some short-term experiences including volunteer work and self-employment. Sometimes it may feel overwhelming to know ...

Developing Skills Outside the Classroom

As we all understand, life moves frighteningly quickly. Not only do the physical seasons seem to fly by, but put in the context of career conversations, the speed of life can make decisions (both academic and career related) quite blurry. It might seem difficult, as a student at Boston University, to simultaneously focus on an ...

Internship Series: Crayons to Computers

Eliza Clark CAS'21 | International Relations Volunteer CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? EC: During the month of August this summer, I volunteered at Crayons to Computers to help them sort through and inventory donations they received for their 2018 Push 4 Pencils campaign. While I was usually sorting, counting ...

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; ...