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The Best Apps for your Job Search

April 9, 2015

By Erin Katsirebas, Operations Manager Your smartphone probably does a lot for you already.  You use it to chat with friends, buy movie tickets, and figure out where to go for dinner.  Why not also put it to use in your job search? First, make sure you begin with apps for LinkedIn, Twitter, Indeed, and BU CareerLink (for help with getting started make an appointment at the CCD ASAP!). If you are already using those apps, here are...

Internship Series: Center for Memory and Brain

April 7, 2015

Pamela Riviere CAS’15 I Majors: Neuroscience Research Assistant at the Center for Memory and Brain During the summer of 2013, Pamela had the opportunity to conduct research at the Center for Memory and Brain. Having enjoyed her experience, Pamela returned for summer 2014. This experience confirmed her interest in neuroscience as well as her plans to pursue an MD/PhD. CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Pamela: As a research assistant in the Eichenbaum lab, I was...

Accepting an Internship or Job Offer: Think Before You Say Yes

April 2, 2015

By Patty Antonelli, Associate Director, Counseling and Programs Searching for an internship or job can be both exciting and stressful. It is easy to feel like you need to hurry up and secure an opportunity. This, unfortunately, can get in the way of making a thoughtful decision about whether or not the opportunity is right for you. If you just take the first offer you get, you might have regrets later. Instead, make a plan to think...

Internship Series: Study Abroad & Research in Kenya

March 31, 2015

Susi Neher CAS’16 I International Relations Student/Researcher in the School for Field Studies through Study Abroad in Kenya  Taking advantage of the resources at BU, Susi Neher studied abroad in Kenya during the summer of 2014. Through this experience, Susi determined that a career in research is the right path for her.  CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Susi: I took courses in culture, public health, and field research methods. As a researcher, I collected data...

Finding an Internship as an Underclassman

March 26, 2015

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development While internships are beneficial throughout your college journey, have you thought about doing one early? Even as a first-year student or sophomore, an internship is a great way to explore possible career paths, gain insight (into a career field, industry, or position of interest), and much more. First, you need to know yourself. Use the self-discovery step of the Career Development Cycle to identify your skills, interests,

Just-in-Time Career Fair: April 1

March 25, 2015

The Just-in-Time Career Fair is your chance to meet with a variety of employers from numerous industries who are looking to recruit BU students and alumni for internships and full-time positions. The Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 1 (10:30am-3:00pm) at the Yawkey Center for Student Services (Sixth Floor). The Just-in-Time Career Fair is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. Remember to dress professionally, bring copies of your resume, and your BU ID. Learn more about the Just-in-Time Career...

Internship Series: The Walt Disney Company

March 24, 2015

Bhakti Varma SMG’16 I Majors: Business Administration and Management (Finance and Law) Intern (International Distribution and Syndication Department) at The Walt Disney Company, India During the summer of 2014, Bhakti Varma interned with The Walt Disney Company in India. She also further developed skills in networking and communicating with others.  CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Bhakti: I spent my internship developing marketing strategies and presentations, analyzing reports, and working with the operations team on the...

The Importance of a Good Work Ethic

March 19, 2015

By Donna Devlin, Staff Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development What do employers look for when hiring and keeping employees? Whether you are a student working on campus or it is your first job after graduation, a good work ethic will help you now and in the future. What is a good work ethic? It includes the following qualities: Dependability Being punctual is important. Your co-workers rely on you to show up for work on time, and it...

Internship Series: Goldman Sachs

March 17, 2015

Alex Lawson CAS’16 I Majors: Economics Derivative Operations Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs In the summer of 2014, CAS student Alex Lawson completed an internship at Goldman Sachs. Gaining many skills from this experience, Alex was offered another internship there for summer 2015.  CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Alex: I supported the trading desk by reconciling trade breaks. I also completed cross-asset team projects to streamline processes, worked with the technology team to design and...

Things to Consider When Pursuing an Unpaid Internship

March 5, 2015

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development As you plan for the summer, you may be contemplating your options and trying to decide what will be the best fit. Internships can be a wonderful way to explore various career paths and gain experience. It is important to understand your needs in order to find a good match, especially when considering whether to pursue and accept an unpaid internship. All internships, whether paid or unpaid,