Workshops

Every semester, we host a variety of workshops for students and alumni at any and all stages of their career development. The sessions are generally held at our office.

Workshop Descriptions

Handshake: Campus Recruiting, Internships, Jobs, and More
Handshake is your portal to thousands of internship and job opportunities around the globe in a variety of industries and sectors. These are posted by organizations who specifically want BU talent! This workshop teaches you how to put Handshake to work for you. Learn tips to filter your search, save time, and get noticed by employers.

BU Funded Internship Programs Information Session
Learn about Boston University’s two funded internship programs: the Santander Sophomore Internship Program and the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program. Not only will you get funding to assist with living expenses if selected, but you’ll also get help on maximizing the internship experience. This information session is an application requirement for both programs.

Career Directions: Starting Your Journey
This interactive workshop is focused on helping new students learn what they can do now to maximize their BU experience, in preparation for a successful and satisfying future. Discussion will include the Career Development Cycle and creating a plan of action for achieving their goals. Note: Career Directions should be attended before Self-Discovery.

Choosing a Major: The Right Fit for You
Steps and resources for selecting a major and the relationship between majors and careers.

Cover Letters 101
Learn the basics of writing a cover letter for an internship or job. You will have the opportunity to begin drafting a cover letter during the workshop. Please bring your laptop.

From Offer to Office
Learn what you can expect in terms of salary negotiation, benefits, and more as you transition from the job interview, to the offer, and finally to the first few months on your new job.

LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile
You’ve established your LinkedIn account, now what? Learn how to create an effective profile and the basics of using LinkedIn. Please bring your laptop and establish a LinkedIn account prior to attending.

Using LinkedIn to Your Advantage
Looking to maximize your presence on LinkedIn and take the next step beyond creating your profile? Learn how to use the social network to explore internships and jobs, network with others, and so much more. Learn the ins and outs of using LinkedIn for your future career path. Please bring your laptop. This workshop is for attendees who have already created their LinkedIn profile.

Graduate School 101
This workshop will guide you through identifying, evaluating, and applying to graduate programs.

How To Work a Career Fair
Learn how to prepare for a career fair, how to approach an employer, and how to follow up.

Internships 101
Learn how to find internships, which ones to apply for and what to consider when deciding, and how to maximize each internship experience.

Interviewing 101
Learn about the four stages of interviews and how to prepare as well as different types of interviews and how to follow up with employers.

Job Search 101
Learn how to get started with searching for a full-time job.

Networking: Make the Most of Your Connections
Not sure how to network or why? Learn how to use networking to your advantage, including identifying goals, utilizing your networking plan, and creating and practicing your elevator pitch. Plus, get tips networking etiquette.

PhD Career Options Group
The Career Options Group is a small-group, five-session workshop for PhD students, typically held in the fall. It will help you clarify your skills, interests, values, and experience in order to identify and learn more about your non-academic career options.

Resumes 101
Learn about the key components of a resume (content, style, format) and how to tailor your resume to a specific position.

Self-Discovery: Know Yourself To Find Your Fit
The best way to find your path is to know yourself, including your skills, interests, and values. Note: Career Directions should be attended before Self-Discovery.

Your Graduate School Personal Statement
Not sure about what to include in your personal statement for graduate school? During the workshop you’ll learn the ins and outs of writing an effective personal statement. Please bring your laptop, notepads, etc.

To request a workshop or program that is not offered on our regular schedule, please complete the Program Request Form and a member of our staff will contact you.

For workshops on academic skills and related topics, see the options available from the Educational Resource Center.