Alumni

Professional Development at Your Internship

March 27, 2017

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator Professional development at your internship can take many different forms, including attending professional meetings or seminars, shadowing colleagues, networking, or partaking in office-sponsored social events. These opportunities can support the learning objectives that you create for your internship and help you expand your learning. In some...

Advice from the Other Side: Learn about Nonprofit Careers

March 24, 2017

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager No matter your major or career aspirations, you can build a great future in the wide and exciting world of nonprofits. On March 28, the CCD will host a Nonprofit Career Panel & Networking Night, where students can attend a panel with BU alumni pursuing...

Internship Experience: UROP, Interdisciplinary Modernist Studies

March 22, 2017

Nicole Rizzo CAS/KHC'18 | English Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? NR: The focus of my internship was locating images, then researching and requesting permissions, and collaborating with international archives, artists, website owners, and publishers to assist in the publication of an upcoming book on Japanese noh theater. This experience taught...

Networking with Sincerity

March 20, 2017

By Mitsuko Crum, Student Outreach Coordinator When I was an undergraduate, there was one piece of advice my professors would start every semester with. After we discussed the syllabus, course schedule, policies and procedures, they would tell us of the importance of networking. As a freshman in college, I was more concerned...

Advice from the ERC: Cultural Competency

March 17, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC We’ve spent the last two weeks talking with...

Internship Series: Discovering Justice

March 15, 2017

Ibrahim Rashid CAS/Pardee'19 | International Relations Summer Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? IR: I would hold on average 3-4 tours each week of the Moakley Courthouse for students as well as working professionals, where I would talk about the architecture, artwork, and history of the court as well as...

After the Interview, Send a Thank-You Note

March 13, 2017

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Picture the scenario; you've just finished an interview for a job or internship position. Whether you feel like you aced it or completely bombed, your interview isn’t over until you write and send a thank-you note to every person who interviewed you. The thank-you...

Advice with the CCD: Learning Languages

March 10, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD If you were as convinced as I was by Sarah Farkas'...

Internship Stories: HeartWare Inc.

March 8, 2017

Eugene Kwan ENG'17 | Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? EK: I worked on creating simulations of motor drive circuits. This involved designing a circuit that mimicked the effects of a brushless DC motor with back electromotive force. Another project I worked on...

Careers with the Federal Government

March 6, 2017

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager Thinking about an internship for the summer? Worried about what you’re going to do when you graduate? We’ve all been there. You have so many options, and a great one includes working with the federal government. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a political...