Handshake Tips: Scheduling Career Counseling Appointments and Resume Reviews

February 19, 2018

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator Have a career-related issue that you would like to discuss with a career counselor? If so, Handshake is the resource you will need. Through Handshake, students are able to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment—whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you just need internet access. To...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

September 19, 2016

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s...

Getting Started with Handshake

September 12, 2016

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator Handshake is Boston University’s new online hub for career resources. With it, you can apply for jobs and internships, sign up for events and workshops, schedule career appointments, and more! Check out the tips below for getting started with your new account. Logging in to Handshake Go to

Out of the Box Careers: Non-traditional Ideas

May 5, 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 will be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say...

Translate Volunteering into a Job Search

April 14, 2016

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator Throughout college, I actively participated in community service. At the time, I underestimated how much these experiences would play an important role in my career development. Your volunteer experience not only helps the community, but can also help you recognize your values (important as you...

Don’t Back Out: Actions & Your Future

April 7, 2016

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep...

Reflection as a Career Development Tool

March 24, 2016

By, Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator The process of reflection involves taking time to think critically about an experience in order to identify areas of growth for the future. No matter where you are in the career development cycle, reflection can be a helpful tool for maximizing your interactions and experiences. Here...

The Nonprofit World

March 17, 2016

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States, with great variation. Greenpeace, The Museum of Modern Art, The Mayo Clinic, The New York Stock Exchange, and The American Heart Association are all nonprofits and, until very recently, so...

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...

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...