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Internship Series: Boston University CompNet Vision Lab

March 15, 2016

Veena Dali CAS ‘16 | Major: Neuroscience Research Assistant, Boston University CompNet Vision Lab During the summer of 2015, Veena Dali was a Research Assistant at Boston University’s CompNet Vision Lab, where she was in charge of recruiting subjects for experiments, running subjects, mentoring new members, reading scientific papers, and writing MATLAB code for the experiments. CCD: How did you find the position? What helped you get it? What resources (at BU or elsewhere) did you use? Veena: I used...

One Piece of Advice

March 10, 2016

By Doug Edwards, Career Counselor Over the summer, I was at a luncheon with incoming orientation student advisors. The purpose was for everyone to meet and chat with as many BU staff members as possible, so students rotated every few minutes in a ‘speed networking’ style. It was a lot of fun, with lively conversations. Then one young woman asked me a great question point blank: “What is your one piece of career advice?” Hmmm. What I told her...

Internship Series: UROP (Children’s Literature)

March 8, 2016

Nina Becker Jobim CAS ‘16 | Major: English Researcher, Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project (UROP) During the summer of 2015, Nina Becker Jobim worked on a UROP project with Professor Anna Henchman assembling materials to help create a new class on children's literature. CCD: How did you find the position? What helped you get it? What resources (at BU or elsewhere) did you use? Nina: Professor Anna Henchman first expressed interest to me in creating a new class on...

Setting Internship Goals

March 3, 2016

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator Internships are a chance to explore and expand your skills, learn more about a career field or job type, gain valuable experience, build professional connections, and apply your classroom knowledge to the workplace. Once you have secured an internship, you will need to create more focused goals for your internship experience. Setting Internship Goals Setting internship goals helps you to maximize your internship. They can provide a sense of purpose and direction and...

Internship Series: Generation Teach

March 1, 2016

Stefanie Grossano CAS ‘16 | Major: Independent Concentration-Neurosociology & Education Teaching Fellow, Generation Teach During the summer of 2015, Stefanie Grossano was a Teaching Fellow for the Generation Teach Program, which she found on Idealist.org. CCD: What did you do in that position? What were your responsibilities? Stefanie: As a Generation Teach (GT) Fellow, I taught Speech & Debate to middle schoolers for three periods a day, over four weeks. Outside of my teaching responsibility, I also oversaw a club...

Managing Stress

February 25, 2016

By Donna Devlin, Staff Coordinator Your college years are an exciting time full of change, new friends, and (for most students) living away from home for the first time. These years can also feel stressful and overwhelming. Some of the top stressors for college students include relationships, roommate difficulties, grades and exams, and managing both time and priorities with an increased workload. High levels of stress on a regular basis can affect your physical and emotional health.

Internship Series: HSBC Hong Kong

February 23, 2016

Juliana Law Questrom ‘17 | Major: Finance and Accounting Summer Intern, HSBC Hong Kong During the summer of 2015, Juliana Law was a Summer Intern for a HSBC Global Banking and Markets subsidiary in Hong Kong. CCD: What did you do in that position? What were your responsibilities? Juliana: I interned with Brokerage Outsourcing Securities Services. I was involved in various projects and helped produce Solution Outline Documents, a strategy paper for the team, and communicated with different parties to...

Phone Interviews

February 18, 2016

By Deborah Jancourtz, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs Congratulations! An employer would like to interview you! However, they are not requesting an in-person interview but a TELEPHONE INTERVIEW! Increasingly, employers are using phone interviews as a cost effective and efficient way to screen candidates before inviting them in for a longer in-person interview, which may involve meeting with many employees and/or managers. A phone interview is usually 15-30 minutes long and is conducted by a member of...

Funded Internship Series: Massachusetts General Hospital

February 16, 2016

Nabeel Nissar CAS’17 | Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Research Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Nabeel: I was a research intern in the Molecular Neurotherapy and Imaging Lab. My responsibilities as an intern included various areas of the laboratory. Primarily, I worked on my part of a collaborative research project involving microRNAs as potential therapies for brain tumor patients. There were many experiments involved...

Tips on Working with Different Personalities

February 11, 2016

By Donna Devlin, Staff Coordinator Every workplace has employees with diverse personalities, backgrounds, interests, and work styles. Working together is not always easy and can be challenging at times. Personalities clash and different work styles can lead to conflict. Understanding and appreciating other personalities can help to create balance, and make the workplace more productive and enjoyable for everyone. Respect Differences Each of us has our own work ethic and style of doing things. People with a quiet...