Career Development

You’re still in school, but the future is just around the corner—and you need to be ready. Take advantage of our many resources to kickstart your career. Visit the Career Development Center for help with writing your résumé, researching a company, or networking. Check out the latest job postings and discover who’s looking for interns. If you’re a grad student, make sure you’re on our master’s candidates listing and read more about PhD-specific job market assistance.

BU Center for Career Development (CCD)

We strongly recommend you participate in the many services offered by the CCD:

  • Search for positions using Handshake (formerly CareerLink)
  • Sign up for the newsletter with news on the latest job & internship postings, career fairs, and info sessions
  • Schedule a career-counseling appointment (via Handshake)
  • Review your resume and cover letter
  • Follow their calendar to keep up with career development-related events
  • Register for an account with the BU Career Advisory Network to connect with BU alumni in your field.


  • A private organization that tailors job websites to students in particular departments at particular universities.


  • A site for Canadian graduates; primarily offers jobs in Canada.

  • Lists jobs for economists and business students, academics, and professional economists from all around the world. It has over 9,000 economists registered and receiving job email alerts, and is used by over 500. This site allows job seekers to create an online résumé, allowing them to be recruited by employers.

Financial Planning Program 

  • The Certified Financial Planner™ certification is the best-known certification in the financial planning community. This Boston University program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) as acceptable education to qualify to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Any student who completes the involved courses may sit for the two-day comprehensive examination. To learn more about this certification, visit CFP Board.

BU Today article: Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Price?

For the passwords to the MA Job Postings or PhD Student Toolbox, please email the IED Program Coordinator.

MA Job Postings

Career Development Workshops & Events

MA Candidates Listing & Resume Book