Exploring

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...

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...