Five reasons to activate your BU Connects profile
BU Connects is exclusively for Boston University alumni, students, faculty, and staff. This online platform brings together Terriers for personal and professional networking on a global scale. Below are just five of the reasons you should activate your BU Connects profile today!
Get access to a networking directory
Share in the unique advantages of the BU alumni network—346,000 strong, all around the world. Browse the directory based on location, employment, education, and more to find the right connections and those willing to help.
Find or fill a job
You can post open job or internship opportunities at your company or organization and browse current offerings from places looking to hire BU talent. Handshake, the University’s career-management system/job-board, is integrated into BU Connects. This means that the most recent jobs and internships posted to Handshake will also appear in BU Connects.
Connect with a mentor
Use our tool to search for a mentor who can offer career guidance and support. Seek out a mentor in your area and/or your job function. Our mentors are available to answer specific industry questions, one-time career conversations, graduate school discussions, resume reviews, informational interviews, introduction to connections, or even job-shadowing at their workplace.
Become a mentor
Join in the proud tradition of Terriers helping Terriers by identifying yourself as a potential mentor. Mentoring is a unique opportunity to step outside your circle of friends and colleagues and gain an intimate understanding of how the world looks through someone else’s eyes. It can also help you become a better leader, get a pulse on the younger generation, and strengthen the lessons you’ve already learned.
Join industry and affinity groups
Join groups based on your industry or a shared affinity to have a dialogue, share opportunities, and expand your personal and professional networks. We currently have twenty-two groups, including the LGBTQIA+ Network, the Entrepreneurship Network, and the Real Estate Network.
Members are encouraged to activate their profile by logging in via LinkedIn. Users can also create an account with their email address or BU credentials.