A Year (Or Two) of Post-Graduate Service

February 5, 2018

By Samantha Gignac, Yawkey Program Coordinator Having spent two years in an AmeriCorps program after college, I know firsthand the negative views that are sometimes held about post-graduate service. The low stipend amount being a big one and questioning the legitimacy of a service experience being another. I served as a college...

Your Internship Story: The Value of Reflection

October 11, 2016

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator Reflection is an essential part of an internship, and you don’t need to wait until it’s over before you begin reflecting on the experience. In fact, you can start making time for this from your first week at the organization. DURING THE INTERNSHIP Be intentional about what you...

Choosing a Major: A Big Decision

September 26, 2016

By Peter Waelsch, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Life is full of decisions, some important and some less so. “What should I eat tonight?” “What TV show should I watch?” “What should I major in?” We all have experience making both trivial and impactful decisions. We may be influenced by outside...

Getting Started with Handshake

September 12, 2016

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator Handshake is Boston University’s new online hub for career resources. With it, you can apply for jobs and internships, sign up for events and workshops, schedule career appointments, and more! Check out the tips below for getting started with your new account. Logging in to Handshake Go to

Translate Volunteering into a Job Search

April 14, 2016

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator Throughout college, I actively participated in community service. At the time, I underestimated how much these experiences would play an important role in my career development. Your volunteer experience not only helps the community, but can also help you recognize your values (important as you...

When a Major Doesn’t Equal a Career

April 12, 2016

By Erika Monfort, Graduate Intern During my time as an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University, I switched my major three times. I started off with biology then landed in history and I finally ended in communications. Every time, I learned something new, but it wasn’t until junior year when I...

The Nonprofit World

March 17, 2016

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States, with great variation. Greenpeace, The Museum of Modern Art, The Mayo Clinic, The New York Stock Exchange, and The American Heart Association are all nonprofits and, until very recently, so...

One Piece of Advice

March 10, 2016

By Doug Edwards, Career Counselor 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...

It’s All about Fit OR How To Win with Liberal Arts

February 4, 2016

By Lucy Van Beever, Associate Director of Employer Relations My seven-year-old daughter changes her mind every day about what she wants to be when she grows up. One day she wants to be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say...

Being a Leader on Campus: What does it mean and how do you do it?

November 19, 2015

By Tesla Abrego, Student Outreach Coordinator 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...