Parents: Tips for a Great Year

August 4, 2014

DelGizzoBy Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, Center for Career Development

We can’t believe it, but the fall semester is here. We hope your student had a restful but productive summer. Whatever they did—internship, classes, research, summer job—we hope it was a great experience, and they gained some insight to help inform decisions about their future.

At the Center for Career Development (CCD), we’re here to help your student determine who they are and what they want to do after BU as well as to teach them how to successfully navigate that transition.

Our workshops, online resources, campus recruiting programs, and one-on-one counseling services can help your student with each step of their career development—from exploring majors and careers to networking, internships, graduate study, jobs, and so much more.

Here are a few tips to help your student start the new year off right.

Learn to love BU CareerLink. BU CareerLink is BU’s online hub for internship and job postings and much more, including registration for workshops, programs, and employer events (like our Fall Career Expo) and access to several online resources (such as Mock Interviews and GoinGlobal). Learn more about BU CareerLink.

Update their resume. Did your student have an internship or a part-time job this summer? Now is the perfect time for them to update (or create) their resume while responsibilities and accomplishments are fresh. They can check out our interactive anatomy of a resume guide then get more help during our drop-in resume and cover letter review hours.

Attend Career Directions. This interactive one-time workshop is especially helpful if your student is in their first year, but it’s open to all. The workshop focuses on helping students learn what they can do now to maximize their BU experience, in preparation for a successful and satisfying future. Learn more about Career Directions.

Keep an eye on their email. We send two newsletters each week (Sundays and Wednesdays) that highlight career-related programs, helpful tips, as well as internship and job postings. Have them add future@bu.edu to their contact list to ensure these emails land in their inbox.

If you’re interested in following what we’re doing throughout the year, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

And if you’re planning on coming to Parent’s Weekend this year, we hope to see you at our program on Saturday, October 18.