EK 100 Newsletter

February 7, 2014

Deadlines & Important Dates

February 10 – EK 100 Student Advisor Applications are due. Click here for more information.

February 13 – Applications for ENG Specialty Housing are due. Click here for more info.

February 17 – Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 19 – Substitute Monday schedule of classes

February 20 – Last day to drop a class without a “W” grade

February 21 – Applications for ENG Scholarships are due. Click here for more info.

Events

Back Bay Ball
February 21 from 8pm-12am
Westin Copley Place Hotel

- Polish off your dancing shoes and get your dresses and suits ready for this year's Back Bay Ball! For more information.

Winter Weekend 2014: Cecily Strong
February 22 from 9:30-11:30pm
Metcalf Ballroom

- SNL's Cecily Strong and Michael O'Brien will perform live!

Hope Show
February 23 from 5-7pm
Tsai Performance Center

- Performers from BU and local Boston performing an exhibition to raise funds for children struggling in China.

View other upcoming events and resources on the SAO website & the ENG Announcements website

ENG Tutoring
ERB 105

FREE tutoring Monday-Thursday from 5-11pm and Sunday from 7-10pm.

EK 100 Business

EK 131 & EK 132

EK 131 ends on March 5th. EK 132 begins Monday, March 17th (after Spring Break). If you're not sure which EK 132 class you have, just look on the Studentlink. If you want to change your EK 132, you might as well do it now.

ENG Scholarships

The College of Engineering is now accepting applications for college-specific scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Continuing College of Engineering undergraduates (those of you who will return in Fall 2014) should visit here to review the list and apply on-line. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 21.

ENG Specialty Housing

Applications are now being accepted. If you would like to live in ENG Specialty Housing next year, applications must be submitted by February 13. ENG has the largest network of specialty housing on campus, so there are many options available. Complete details, and an application, are available here.

Summer Courses

Some of you may be considering taking summer courses at other universities. Please be sure to read the instructions on transfer credits to ensure that the courses you take will fulfill your degree requirements. Let us know if you have any questions.

Summer Student Admissions Representative

The Office of Admissions is looking for Summer Student Admissions Representatives. The Summer Staff positions are full time throughout the entire summer. Applications can be found here. Applications are due today (Friday, February 7th). You can also contact busummer@bu.edu with any questions.

Resume

Do you need a resume? If you plan on getting a job anytime soon, you will have to have a resume. Even if you don’t need one right now, you will need one soon. Resumes take time and attention. It’s good to start building one now, so that you can add to it as you continue through your engineering program.

The goal of the resume is to help you get an interview. You are marketing yourself to catch an employer’s attention. It’s important that you convey your skills, experience and qualifications in a clear and concise way. How do you start?

First, give some thought to what you want to communicate in the resume. What do you have to offer? Remember that many employers are not as interested in your High School work. You can include High School honors and scholarships, but it’s not as important to list each activity or sport from that time. Your college profile is more relevant now. If you need to build your college profile, start identifying opportunities & programs you want to join.

Think about what you have learned from your classes, activities, jobs, etc. that you can offer. What skills do you have? What talents have you fine-tuned? Brainstorming through this will help you know what to communicate in your resume.

Vocabulary is important. Think of action words to describe your role. For example, instead of saying, “worked in a research lab for 20 hours/week”, you might state, “exposed to laboratory protocol, research practices and team meetings” under a research lab position header (which includes the lab name, your title and the dates of your participation).

Ready to Build a Resume?

There are different formats and styles for resumes. We encourage you to avoid using the templates in Word – they are common, so all of them start to look the same. You might want to look at other resumes to get an idea of some sample styles. The ENG Career Development Office has samples available.

There are additional resources online. You can check out: College Grad, How to Write a Resume.org and Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Preparation.

Important Links

Advanced Credit
Compliance – You must be compliant in order to make changes to your schedule.
Dean of Students
Educational Resource Center (ERC)
ENG Announcements
ENG Student Organizations
ENG Tutoring
Imagineering Lab
Ingalls Engineering Resource Center
Premed
Registration
ROTC
Student Activities
Transfer Credit
Undergraduate Programs Office Contacts

Advanced Credit (AP, IB, etc.)

All scores should be submitted to BU by February 1, 2014. You can find all of the credit guides here.

For AP Exams: Visit apscore.org to log into your account and have the scores sent to Boston University (CEEB code 3087).

For foreign placement exams: Once your scores are available, contact the International Admissions Office at Boston University (881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th floor, 617-353-4492, or intadmis@bu.edu). They will need to evaluate and post the scores and credits on your behalf. Please have copies of your paperwork with you when you speak with International Admissions.

Any questions should be directed to Dan Goncalves at danielgg@bu.edu or 617-353-6447.

Past Newsletters

January 31, 2014
January 24, 2014
January 17, 2014