Career Development Resources

Your success matters to us. The BUAA has a wealth of resources and career tools to aid you in preparing yourself, building your network, and ultimately finding a job.


Our tools can get you ready for the next stage in your career—no matter what stage that may be.

BU alumni and friends provide career advice in this professional presentation series. Topics range from finding a career you love to entrepreneurship to getting hired on LinkedIn.

Terriers @ Work on Twitter lets you follow successful BU alumni through job-shadowing tweets. Participants have come from Viacom, CNN, Microsoft, and other organizations.

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers counseling, testing, expos, and more for alumni and students looking to move forward in their careers.

Certain BU colleges and schools offer field-specific career services. Expert advisors can help you build a résumé and prepare yourself for the jobs you want.


There are myriad ways to get connected with other BU alumni in your industry, no matter where you are.

Do you have one hour to meet someone who could put your career on the fast track? Via desktop or mobile device, alumni will engage in one hour of short, one-on-one, text-based chats with fellow Terriers from all over the world. Check out the event schedule and filter by “Career & Professional” for upcoming speed networking in an area that interests you.

The BU Alumni App is the fastest way to make referrals, get in touch with classmates, and keep up with BU—from anywhere in the world. It combines professional profiles from LinkedIn and the BU Alumni Directory, making networking easier than ever.

The Boston University Alumni Group on LinkedIn connects you with 35,000 alumni around the world for network building, mentoring, career conversations, and maintaining your BU connections.

You can also foster connections in your industry through our social media channels—on Facebook and Twitter—where alumni connect and share jobs with BU and each other every day. Use the hashtag #hireBU to share jobs with other Terriers or even find one for yourself!

The BUAA offers hundreds of events every year around the world, many of which are great networking opportunities—no matter where you are in your career. See what’s coming up near you and get connected!

The Career Advisory Network comprises more than 5,300 alumni advisors worldwide who assist fellow alumni and BU students via peer-to-peer networking, information sharing, mentoring, and more.

Our alumni networks across the world offer networking get-togethers in all kinds of industries, as well as other career resources and educational opportunities. Get connected now in your area!

Find a Job

Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for advice on how to make the next step on your career path, we have the resources and tools that can help you get there.

For jobs targeted to BU alums and students, BU job fairs, internship opportunities, and more, Handshake is an unmatched resource. You can upload your résumé and cover letter, sign up for career events, connect with recruiters, and apply for jobs. Use it on the go with the mobile app.

The CCD hosts at least two career expos per year at BU, offering you the chance to meet employers with job openings and advice on how to follow the right career path.

BU is one of the largest private employers in Boston, with almost 10,000 faculty and staff on a dynamic, vibrant campus. Explore career opportunities!