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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...

Internship Series: UROP

February 9, 2016

Ben Gagne-Maynard CAS/Pardee School of Global Studies 2016 | Major: History and International Relations Student Researcher, BU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project (UROP) During the summer of 2015, Ben Gagne-Maynard worked on a UROP project under the guidance of Professor Anthony Petro. He conducted his own historical and archival research project. CCD: What did you do in that position? What were your responsibilities? Ben: As a student researcher under BU's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). My research was aimed at gaining...

It’s All about Fit OR How To Win with Liberal Arts

February 4, 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 wants to be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say that she can’t decide. To which I reply, “you don’t have to choose one thing. You may be lots of things. It’s more important to...

Internship Series: Hakuna

February 2, 2016

Daniel Guan CAS'18 | Major: Economics Marketing Intern, Hakuna During the summer of 2015, Daniel Guan was a Marketing Intern for a home care company called Hakuna, which he found through networking with his sister’s connections. CCD: What did you do in that position? What were your responsibilities? Daniel: As a Marketing Intern, I assisted the Marketing Manager in creating outreach strategies. I also generated several leads using platforms such as Salesforce and analyzed online traffic using Google Analytics.

Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

January 28, 2016

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator Have you ever looked at an internships or job posting and been confused by whether or not you are qualified? An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it. Position Title The position title can sometimes give you a sense of what the internship/job will entail. For example: Software Engineer,

Funded Internship Series: Mina’s List

January 26, 2016

Sana Johnson CAS'17 | Major: International Relations Communications Intern, Mina’s List: Empowering Women’s Political Leadership Globally Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern Inspired by women leaders in global politics, Sana Johnson interned at Mina’s List during the summer of 2015. Sana was able to pursue this unpaid internship due to the living allowance stipend provided by the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program. CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Sana: Mina’s List is a small nonprofit...

Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

January 21, 2016

By Martha Brill, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and an employer guide with a database searchable by location. You can access GoinGlobal...

Internship Series: Giorgio Armani

January 19, 2016

Mollie Wasser Questrom ’16 | Majors: Marketing and Organizational Behavior Human Resources/Recruitment Intern, Giorgio Armani During the summer of 2015, Mollie Wasser was a Human Resources/Recruitment Intern for Giorgio Armani, which she found on CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Mollie: I was able to assist in the full cycle recruitment of interns and entry-level corporate positions by critiquing resumes daily, conducting phone screenings, scheduling in-person and Skype interviews with hiring managers, compiling new hire...

Finding Mentors

January 14, 2016

By Amy Collinsworth, Student Outreach Manager, Center for Career Development & Educational Resource Center  College is an exciting time. While getting your degree, you are figuring who you are, what impact you want to make on the world, and, of course, your career path (or at least what your next step will be after graduation). Achieving all of this means flexing skills you honed before arriving to campus, as well as picking up additional skills and...

Internship Series: Mission of Honduras to the United Nations

January 12, 2016

Fabiola Portal Dorado CAS | Major: International Relations Human Rights Representative, Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Fabiola: I worked primarily with human rights issues during the 28th and 29th Sessions of the Human Rights Council, the 22nd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the 69th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the 104th International...