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After the Interview, Send a Thank-You Note

March 13, 2017

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Picture the scenario; you've just finished an interview for a job or internship position. Whether you feel like you aced it or completely bombed, your interview isn’t over until you write and send a thank-you note to every person who interviewed you. The thank-you note is your chance to make a positive final impression to get that job offer. Many employers say they would think less of the candidate who...

Advice with the CCD: Learning Languages

March 10, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD If you were as convinced as I was by Sarah Farkas' explanation of why you should study languages, then you're probably wondering what to do next. How can you use your time at BU to improve...

Internship Stories: HeartWare Inc.

March 8, 2017

Eugene Kwan ENG'17 | Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? EK: I worked on creating simulations of motor drive circuits. This involved designing a circuit that mimicked the effects of a brushless DC motor with back electromotive force. Another project I worked on was to create a "golden image" file for the gas gauges the company used for the batteries inside the heart pump controller. CCD: What was the...

Careers with the Federal Government

March 6, 2017

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager Thinking about an internship for the summer? Worried about what you’re going to do when you graduate? We’ve all been there. You have so many options, and a great one includes working with the federal government. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a political science major to work for the federal government. Federal agencies hire all sorts of majors, and opportunities exist in almost every area that you can...

Advice from the ERC: Learning Languages

March 3, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC Bonjour! Joyeux Vendredi! Why am I starting this blog post in another language, Terriers? Can you identify the language or, better yet, what it says? (We all have Google so I know that...

Internship Series: NBC New York

March 1, 2017

Sydney Narvaez COM'19 | Public Relations Digital & Social Media Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  SN: I worked with the digital team at NBC New York. The digital team is in charge of the website such as writing articles, as well as creating content on all social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. My main responsibilities included operating the station's Instagram account which included taking photos and videos to be posted for...

Improve Your Time Management

February 27, 2017

By Donna Devlin, Staff Coordinator It is important to develop skills for managing your time to balance the demands of school, work and fun activities.  Feeling as if there is not enough time in the day can lead to stress.  Learning how to plan your time and prioritizing tasks can help you to manage the different aspects of your busy life. Setting Goals Write down specific, realistic goals.  Think of the goals that are important to you, ones...

Advice from the CCD: Email Etiquette

February 24, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD The rules outlined in last week's post on email etiquette will serve you equally well as a student as they will in the working world. That's why it's so important to build good email habits while you're...

Internship Series: Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

February 22, 2017

Shaka X CAS'18 | Biology Temporary Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  SX: I worked with the Wyss Institute's Programmable Nano Materials platform, researching injectable therapeutics and non-invasive treatments. This involved manufacturing gels and scaffolds to determine their chemical and mechanical properties using instruments that involve confocal and fluorescent microscopy, texture analysis, GPC, mass spectrometry, rheology, tissue culture, and NMR.  The long term goals for the project were to advance work on vaccines and cure...

Advice from the ERC: Email Etiquette

February 17, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC Happy Friday, Terriers! Before we launch into the weekend, I need to have an important chat with you about email. Why would I need to talk to you about email? We all know...