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

BU CareerLink: Campus Recruiting, Internships, Jobs, and More
Did you know that many employers come to campus to meet with and interview BU students for internships and full-time jobs? Hundreds of employers also post opportunities on BU CareerLink. Learn how BU CareerLink works and what you can do now to get noticed by employers. We’ll help you create a personal strategy for using BU CareerLink in your internship or job search.

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.

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.

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.

Creating Your Networking Plan
Unclear about who should be in your network? During this workshop, we will help you to get started with creating your professional networking plan, which means determining who you will contact and how you will manage your connections.

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.

Getting Started with BU CareerLink
Do you want to get connected with career support but aren’t sure where to start? Attend this workshop to learn about how to get started with BU CareerLink, BU’s online hub for career resources. During this workshop you will learn the basics for navigating various features of BU CareerLink, including: searching and applying for jobs, setting up a career counseling appointment, and using the mock interview tool. Bring your laptop to this interactive workshop.

Getting Started with Interview Preparation
One of the most important interview preparation steps is preparing a set of answers to possible interview questions, which can and should begin long before you secure that first-round interview. Attend this workshop to learn how to tell your story during interviews by developing strong answers to common behavioral interview questions.

Getting Started with Your Resume
Do you need a resume but don’t know how to get started? During this workshop you will identify which experiences you should include in your resume and how to highlight the skills you’ve developed.

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.

Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program Information Session
Learn about Boston University’s Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program is a selective program that provides students with funding to support unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations in the Boston area or in six broad categories (arts + culture, conservation + wildlife, education, health care, human services, or youth + amateur athletics).

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.