Overview of CCD and ERC Programs and Services
Get a full overview of the services we provide for academic success and
career development, including: academic planning; self-assessment; tutoring;
time management; study skills; career tools; ESL development; strategies to
pursue graduate study, internships, jobs, and more!
BU CareerLink and Campus Recruiting
Take an in-depth look at how to best utilize BU CareerLink (Boston
University’s internship/job site for students and alumni) to enhance
your internship and job searches. Learn about the additional resources
the CCD has to assist you, such as the Career Expo, Employer and Industry
Information Sessions, Employer-in-Residence program, and On-Campus
Interviewing to name a few.
Choosing a Major
Learn steps and resources available to assist you in choosing a
major. Explore options that fit with your personal and career goals.
Gain an understanding of the relationship between majors and careers.
Creating Effective Class Presentations:
How to Make Strong Arguments and Deliver Solid Presentations
Learn how to create compelling presentations step by step: from
organizing your material to making effective arguments to speaking
with poise and grace.
Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Resumes and cover letters are critical marketing tools for opening
doors to interviews. Learn how to organize and present your resume
so you will stand out and be noticed. Learn how to write an effective
cover letter that will catch an employer’s attention.
Finding and Managing an Internship
Learn how internships can enhance your career decision-making and
skill development. Identify the steps to exploring and finding internships.
Learn about internship resources in a wide range of industries. Develop
strategies for completing a successful internship.
Got Sleep? – Avoiding the All-Nighter
Falling asleep in class? Join this workshop to discuss common
sleeping problems and learn new ways to get your zzzs.
Graduate School Decision Making
This workshop will guide you through the decision-making process:
selecting and evaluating a graduate program, the timeline and process
of applying, developing your personal statement, and financing options.
Innovative Job Search Strategies
Ensure success with a multi-faceted approach to the job search. You
will learn new strategies and identify resources to prepare for today’s
challenging job market.
Interviewing for International Students
Learn how to sharpen your interviewing techniques by bringing your
international identity to the table. We will help you familiarize yourself
with the intricacies of the U.S. interview process while learning how to
best assess your skills and experience to answer “difficult” interview questions.
Interviewing for Success
Are you ready to successfully present yourself to a prospective employer?
Learn about different types of interviews, review typical interview questions,
and learn how to follow up with employers.
Managing Time Wisely/Procrastination
What are you waiting for? Join us to learn about procrastination and identify how you spend your time.
Multiple Choice/Essay Test Preparation
Learn strategies to deconstruct questions, make informed decisions before choosing A over C and gain insight on how to fill the Blue Book with clear prose.
Navigating a Career Expo/Fair
Learn how to effectively participate in a career expo or fair, including how to
explore careers, identify internship and job prospects, and make connections
with employers. Learn how to be prepared, how to approach an employer, and
how to follow up.
A bit uneasy or unclear about networking? Discover how easy, enjoyable, and
informative it can be. Develop an initial list of contacts and learn how to reach
out to make the most of your connections!
Learn how to use your syllabus as a resource to anticipate and map out your semester.
Test Preparation/Managing Test Anxiety
Do you have a system in place for preparing for tests?
Discussion points will include time management, study strategies, test preparation
and managing stress.
This workshop explores how to choose your tenses and to check that your use
remains consistent throughout your work.
Are you frustrated because your English pronunciation gets in the way of clear
communication? Learn techniques and practice drills to hear and form tricky sounds.
When should a clause be made restrictive? How do I make sure my modifier modifies
what I want it to? How can I write a complex sentence without creating a run-on?
Vocabulary Extension in Speech
Learn how to expand your vocabulary and use a greater variety of spoken English words
Commas and Advanced Punctuation
The comma is one of the most exasperating pieces of punctuation in English. Learn
how to use it and other tricky punctuation such as the dash, ellipsis, colon, and single
and double quotation marks.
Prepositions and Articles
Why do we get in a car, but on a bus? Learn tricks for properly selecting and using
prepositions and articles in written English.
Prepositions and Articles in Speech
Sometimes it is difficult to choose prepositions “on the fly” while speaking. This
workshop will help you feel confident about using prepositions and articles in speech.
Have you opened a textbook or article and thought, “Where do I start?” This
workshop will help you read critically and maximize the time you devote to your
texts and articles.
Formal and Informal Patterns of Speech
Do you feel perfectly comfortable speaking English with your friends and classmates,
but freeze up or make errors when you try to address your professor or your boss?
This workshop could be for you!
Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Correctly
How do you cite correctly? When do you cite? How can you best avoid plagiarism?
Based on the Boston University’s policies on plagiarism, this workshop will answer
questions about proper citation.