- BU CareerLink
BU CareerLink is the University’s online career development hub, exclusively for students and alumni. The system posts available internships and jobs every day, both at home and abroad, and allows you to apply for positions directly from the site. Log on to complete your profile and keep it updated to make sure you’re seeing positions you qualify for and so prospective employers can find you. Remember to check postings regularly. You can also manage multiple resumes, cover letters, and writing samples, and sign up for workshops, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews. Consider attending a workshop on familiarizing yourself with BU CareerLink and exploring all it has to offer.
- Weekly Workshops
We hold regular career development workshops and programs on a number of different topics. Check out our calendar to see what’s coming up next.
Not quite sure what your next—or first—move should be? Our counselors use informal and formal tools to help you make career-related decisions based on your skills, values, and areas of interest. Learn more
- Career Counseling Appointments
Discuss all things career-related with a counselor. Undergraduate and graduate students can schedule a one-on-one session online by logging into BU CareerLink. Alumni can make an appointment by calling 617-353-3590. Note: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for your appointment to facilitate the check-in process. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling 617-353-3590 during our business hours. If you arrive late for your appointment by 10 minutes or more, you will be considered a no-show and it will be necessary for you to reschedule your counseling appointment.
- Student Ambassador Office Hours
Confused about what to wear to an interview? Worried about studying for a final exam? Stop by 100 Bay State Road and meet with CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors during open office hours. These office hours offer a chance for students to get a fast handle on one particular issue or specific question, such as thank-you notes, time management, and other academic and career-related topics. Student Ambassadors will help you identify next steps and familiarize yourself with CCD and ERC resources. There’s no need to sign up! Just go to room 101 at the Center for Student Services (100 Bay State Road) during office hours. Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday, 1-4pm.
Dotting Your I’s, Crossing Your T’s
- Resume & Cover Letter Reviews
Have your resume or cover letter critiqued during a 15-minute review session. It’s first-come, first-served, so stop by early. See our schedule
- Interview Practice
Even if you don’t have an interview on your calendar, it’s never too early to start sharpening your skills. Start by practicing with BU CareerLink’s Mock Interviews (available 24/7; all you need is a webcam and Internet access) and watching your recorded interviews. Then come in for a dry run with a career counselor, and get tips on handling tough questions, nonverbal communication, what to wear, and what not to wear.
- Career Advisory Network (CAN)
Sponsored by Boston University’s Alumni Association (BUAA), CAN allows current students and alumni to contact BU alumni who have volunteered to speak with students about their careers. More than 5,300 alumni advisors worldwide assist BU students with information sharing, mentoring, and more. Visit BUAA to learn more
Connecting with Employers
- Career Expos
A career expo is an excellent way to research companies, meet recruiters, find an internship or job, and explore additional professional opportunities. We hold one each semester. A list of attending employers is available on BU CareerLink prior to each event. Keep an eye on our calendar.
- On-Campus Interviewing
Each semester, our recruiting team brings numerous employers from various sectors to campus to interview students for internships and jobs. Log on to BU CareerLink to check out our listings and application deadlines.
- Employer Information Sessions
Employers often visit campus to speak with groups of students. Whether you’re just starting to think about your career path or are deep into an internship or job search, these information sessions are a great way to learn about organizations and opportunities. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions.
Note for BU Metropolitan College students: Full-time and part-time students who have matriculated into an on-campus degree program have access to BU CareerLink and our other services. Students enrolled in certificate or noncredit programs do not. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.