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Internship Series: The Boston Globe

November 22, 2017

Natasha Mascarenhas COM '19 | Journalism Business Department Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  NM: I curate the weekly/daily agenda of the latest business events, maintain the @GlobeBiz twitter account and coordinate social media around breaking news stories, and write breaking news pieces for the Metro section. I also work on features and news briefs for the business section, and I run the Bloomberg Stock Exchange Machine and update the Top 25 Companies in the mass...

Making the Most of Your Internship

November 20, 2017

By Lou Gaglini, Executive Director Congratulations on joining the 93% of BU graduates that participate in at least one internship before graduating.  This is a big deal, and it’s time to shine! Here are a few pointers before your first day: Stand out in the crowd. Sometimes the best way to make a solid impression is to simply ask enough questions to gain information because really the most important part of an internship is your professional development. Stay...

Advice from the Other Side: Stay Flexible

November 17, 2017

By Sarah Farkas Assistant Director of Mentoring & Outreach, Educational Resource Center Have you ever wondered why there are distribution requirements at BU? If you come to BU knowing in your heart of hearts that you want to be a mechanical engineer, why are you forced to sit through a humanities requirement? If you know that you want to be an English professor, why must you suffer the humiliation that is your statistics class? The distribution requirements...

Internship Series: Dell EMC

November 15, 2017

William Chen ENG '18 | Computer Engineering Software Engineering Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  WC: I wrote testing code in Python and developed an automated testing system for our Data Mobility business unit, which is part of a larger project in designing Dell EMC's next-generation mid-range storage solution. CCD: What was the best thing about the experience? What was the worst?  WC: I liked the way that I was treated during my time at this internship; I...

Common Cover Letter Mistakes

November 13, 2017

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Including a cover letter with your resume when applying for a position is a must, even when it’s not specifically requested. When carefully thought out, well written, and targeted, your cover letter might just be what opens the door to that dream job. Here are some tips to keep in mind when composing your cover letter. Don’t Repeat Your Resume. Think of your resume as the facts and...

Advice from the Other Side: Navigating Office Culture

November 10, 2017

By Samatha Vigeant Program Coordinator, Center for Career Development The lessons you learn in the classroom prepare you for a successful career, no doubt about it. However, the classroom environment doesn’t always mirror the office environment. Navigating office culture and politics can be a bit intimidating when you’re first starting out in the professional world. I, for example, worked in food service and interned in research labs throughout my undergraduate years; I had no idea what to...

Internship Series: Legendary Entertainment

November 8, 2017

Benjamin Lawson CAS/GRS '18 | Computer Science Data Science Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  BL: I was responsible for an R&D project related to video and image understanding. At the end of the summer, I packaged my research into a tool that could be used across teams. I presented every other week to the team for good coding practices workshops, journal/reading club, and group meetings. CCD: What was the best thing about this experience? BL: The...

How To Avoid Employment Scams

November 6, 2017

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager Let's face it, it's hard to look for a job or an internship. There are so many methods available (e.g., Handshake, LinkedIn, networking, etc.), and postings usually include limited details. It can be hard to decide which positions to apply for and which to avoid.  If an employer or a job sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Be sure to check both the employer and the position carefully...

Advice from the Other Side: Maintaining Schoolwork-Life Balance

November 3, 2017

By Sarah Farkas Assistant Director of Mentoring & Outreach, Educational Resource Center If you know anybody with a full-time job, chances are you’ve heard them talk about trying to achieve work-life balance. This is something that everybody struggles to attain and maintain in their professional and personal lives, and balancing work and play is vital in helping people maintain their sanity. Guess what? It’s just as important for students to achieve balance, but balance is something that...

Internship Series: General Electric – Aviation

November 1, 2017

Alejandra Flores ENG '18 | Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Systems Design Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? AF: I verified accuracy between balloon notes on S-500 drawings to their corresponding database to manufacture as-designed engine parts; supported execution of the TERN Lube System Simulator test through data reduction and evaluation of rig performance to meet design intent; researched, tested, and performed T64 bearing load sensitivity study for upcoming flight test program; led mechanical systems on Software Requirement...