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Wearing the Uniform: On Dressing Professionally

October 17, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager For me, growing up was mainly a long succession of days being annoyed that I had to wear a uniform. I went to Catholic school for all but a few years. My first uniform was a yellow blouse with a Peter Pan collar and a gray jumper. On the weekends I switched to a green skirt and a sash for the Girl Scouts. When I went to high school, it...

VIDEO: Summer Experience Showcase

October 14, 2016

By Sarah Thomas Marketing & Communications Manager The 2016 Summer Experience Showcase was held at the CCD on Tuesday, October 4. More than 250 students attended. The Summer Experience Showcase is an annual event that gives BU students a chance to showcase the professional and personal enrichment activities they do over the summer. Students who presented at the showcase included interns in various industries all over the world, including students who received living allowance stipends from BU's two...

In Her Own Words: Summer Intern Alexandra Delano

October 12, 2016

By Alexandra Delano, CFA'18/COM'18 My 2016 summer was spent as the Print and Graphics Intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. As a graphic design major and advertising minor, this internship could not have suited my skills better. The Festival, hosted on Williams College campus, has been around since 1954 and has since won a Tony Award, and attracted thousands of attendees and well-established actors and actresses since. Some of these actors include Justin Long (who is...

Your Internship Story: The Value of Reflection

October 11, 2016

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator Reflection is an essential part of an internship, and you don’t need to wait until it’s over before you begin reflecting on the experience. In fact, you can start making time for this from your first week at the organization. DURING THE INTERNSHIP Be intentional about what you hope to learn during your internship. Setting goals and learning objectives can give your experience purpose and direction. You can routinely reflect on your progress...

What You Really Want

October 7, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager In a previous life, I wanted to be a Broadway actress. Never mind that I'm roughly the size of a Smurf, and I can't dance. Totally irrational, I know, but I was going to make it to the Great White Way. So I got some headshots and signed up for acting classes using the Stanislavsky method. Spoiler alert; I never made it to Broadway, except as an enthusiastic patron. But I...

Internship Series: Bates White

October 5, 2016

Jeremy Albright CAS'17 | Major: Economics Summer Consultant CCD: Tell us about your summer experience. What were your responsibilities? JA: I found this position by attending an info session at 100 Bay State Road that was presented by Bates White. I performed all of the duties that are normally assigned to entry level consultants. These tasks were all focused on creating a presentable solution to the client's litigation and included: participating in conceptual meetings with partners and principals, analyzing and...

Developing Professional Habits

October 3, 2016

By Mitsuko Crum Program Coordinator As a full-time working grad student, I know how difficult it may be to develop good habits despite competing expectations, limited time, and, oh yeah, your emotions running amuck trying to get everything submitted by a certain deadline. However, I also know how significantly better my work and studies are since I’ve been able to channel the habits I’ve developed into my professional work and education. Professionalism is typically defined as a skill, polite...

Time Management: A Few Tips

September 30, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager Far too often, when people say they have tips on time management, they're both maddeningly vague and only applicable to people who are already good at time management. "Here's a productivity hack; break your most challenging projects into smaller tasks. And stay focused!" Sorry, I was listening to you there for a second, but then I got hives trying to pick out my most challenging project and decided to self-medicate by...

Internship Series: Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

September 28, 2016

Aarushi Talwar Sargent'18 | Major: Human Physiology General Health Service Internship CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? AT: My responsibilities were divided into three parts. The first one was at Boston Medical Center, an administrative position where I worked at the walk-in clinic and helped the staff sign patients in and direct them to where they needed to be. I also made phone calls to remind them of their appointments, as well as other administrative duties.

Choosing a Major: A Big Decision

September 26, 2016

By Peter Waelsch, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Life is full of decisions, some important and some less so. “What should I eat tonight?” “What TV show should I watch?” “What should I major in?” We all have experience making both trivial and impactful decisions. We may be influenced by outside factors, including family, friends, and culture. But, in the end, all great decisions come from looking inside ourselves, at our interests, values, skills, and even...