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Cover Letters – The Do’s and Don’ts

December 12, 2016

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs A cover letter is your chance to introduce your personal story and create a positive first impression with potential employers. In this competitive job market, a great cover letter (accompanying a great resume) increases your chances of getting an interview. The letter lets...

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

December 5, 2016

By Martha Brill, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary - from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even...

Cultivating a Mentor and Networking During an Internship

November 28, 2016

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator As an intern, you typically will have limited time to explore an organization. How can you make sure you get the most out of the experience? Cultivating a mentor and networking at your internship site will help you maximize what you learn, and can lead...

Five Reasons NOT to Go to Grad School

November 14, 2016

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Have friends and family started asking you “What are you going to do after you graduate”? Life after graduation is a reality that you’ll be facing sooner or later. Well, you tell yourself, if all else fails, there’s always grad school, right? Not...

Networking Outside the United States

October 24, 2016

By Martha Brill, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Are you an international student, or an American who dreams of a career overseas? If so, don’t forget to think globally when conducting your job search! Factor in any language proficiency and/or cultural knowledge you have, as well as the networking contacts...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

September 19, 2016

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s...

Out of the Box Careers: Non-traditional Ideas

May 5, 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 will be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say...

Three Top Reasons to Network

December 10, 2015

By Patty Antonelli, Associate Director, Counseling and Programs Why should you network? There are 3 big reasons. #1: To find an internship or job; approximately 80% of jobs are found through networking (percent fluctuates depending on the year/market) #2: To gain knowledge about career paths and/or industries you are interested in #3: To develop...

Majoring in English? You Really Do Have Lots of Options

December 3, 2015

By Tesla Abrego, Student Outreach Coordinator A few months before receiving my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University, many of my closest friends and family began to ask me what I was planning to do with my degree. I’d like to tell you that I had been intently thinking...

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...