For Parents

Conversation Starters for First-Year Students

May 31, 2016

Is your student in their first-year at Boston University? Are you wondering how you can best support your student find the academic and career-related resources that can help them succeed and find their path? The Educational Resource Center (ERC) and the Center for Career Development (CCD) have a few prompting questions...

Parents: Why Student Activities Matter For Post-Graduation Success

August 25, 2015

By Patty Antonelli, Associate Director, Counseling and Programs For me, one of the best things about being a stepparent is the chance to see my stepsons figure out what they are passionate about. Sometimes this is no surprise given an early interest, but sometimes it can be unexpected. Trying things out is...

Parents: Why the Career Center Matters for First-Year Students

July 30, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development Let’s be honest. When you think of the career center, you’re probably thinking about your son/daughter’s post-graduation plans. Four years of college is a very significant investment. Will your son/daughter land that job he/she really wants? So many more parents worry about...

Parents: Make the Most of Summer

April 15, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, Center for Career Development Making the Most of Summer As a parent, you may very well be counting down the days to summer break and welcoming your student back home (or going to visit them while they are conducting an internship in another city or in a summer...

Parents: How To Get a First Job That’s the Right Job

March 5, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development I don’t know about you, but most of the people I know have had at least several different jobs, taking them down different career paths. Sometimes these paths are vaguely related or have similar themes; other times they are completely different. Changing careers...

Parents: Why Internships Matter

February 3, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development  Why Internships Matter A great internship can help a student find professional direction. However, we know that students sometimes struggle with how to afford to take a great internship if it is an unpaid opportunity. Boston University and the Yawkey Foundations have created a...

Parents: Secrets for a Successful Interview

January 5, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, Center for Career Development No, there’s no magic to interviewing well; it’s a matter of preparation, practice, and presentation. This combination provides students with the confidence and the tools to do well every time. Preparation We tell students that being fully prepared for an interview means doing advance research—on...

Parents: Employers Want More BU Talent

November 25, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development Career centers, like ours, have a significant role to play in connecting recruiters with students. It’s not placement, nor is it match making. Through campus recruiting, employers are able to recruit and select prepared and polished candidates, and students are able to...

Parents: Tips for Making a Smart Decision about Graduate School

October 31, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development Is your student thinking about graduate school? Many do, but the choice to go isn’t right for everyone, especially right after college. Here are the top three issues that they should be considering before making a decision. #1 – Motivation  Graduate school is a...

Parents: Cover Letters: The Broccoli of Professional Development

September 29, 2014

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development A lot of people, students included, dread writing cover letters and try to avoid the task if at all possible. Like broccoli, cover letters are good for you and aren’t as tough to conquer as some might think. Some students don’t realize why...