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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...

The LinkedIn Alumni Tool: A Hidden Gem

November 12, 2015

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs Trying to decide on a major? In the market for an internship? Nearing graduation and getting ready to start your job search? Wherever you are in the career planning process, the LinkedIn alumni tool is a goldmine of information, and a somewhat hidden...

How Informational Interviewing Helps You Win

October 15, 2015

By Peter Waelsch, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs Do you have a career in mind but aren’t sure what the day-to-day realities are? Are you starting the job hunt and have enough experience to know the realities of that career, but would love to do some networking to compliment your online...

Why an Action Plan Works

October 8, 2015

By Martha Brill, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs What is a career action plan? It is a way to stay focused on both short-term (one to two years out) and long-term (two years or more) career goals. An action plan helps keep you on track and moving forward as you make...

How Studying Abroad Can Help Build Your Mosaic

September 17, 2015

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs When you graduate, an employer or graduate school will be interested in ALL of the experiences you had as an undergraduate student. Studying abroad is one that you may be able to showcase, but it is up to you to illustrate why your...

The Real Truth About College Majors

September 10, 2015

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs Stressing out about what to major in or trying to figure out what you can do with the major you’ve decided on? Stop. Take a deep breath. Then, consider some of the common misconceptions floating around and learn the real truth about college...

How Your On-Campus Job Will Help You Succeed

September 3, 2015

By Erin Katsirebas, Operations Manager It’s the start of the school year, and for many students that means starting or returning to their on-campus jobs. Whether at FitRec, dining services, or right here at the CCD/ERC, more than 2,500 BU students are employed in work-study positions, and countless more have part-time...