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Study Strategies

December 9, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD and Mike Lantvet, Assistant Director for Tutoring Services, ERC Editor's note: We will be partnering with our friends from the Education Resource Center (ERC) for an ongoing series of blog posts on academic success topics. Stay tuned for future partner posts from our friends! - ST Right now, the last few classes of the semester are happening, and finals are rapidly approaching. So what some strategies that work best? Without...

Internship Series: O, the Oprah Magazine

December 7, 2016

Emma Johnson CGS/COM'19 | Communication Studies Style Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  EJ: I worked on monthly O List as well as the annual Holiday Gift Guide. I opened, tested and called in home/food/tech/beauty/fashion products.I trafficked samples and set up all products, prices and descriptions for meetings with the Creative Director and executive editors. I maintained organization of Style Closet. In addition, I emailed with various brands and public relations firms to...

Making the Most of a Challenging Internship Experience

December 5, 2016

By Martha Brill, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Even with the best-laid plans, you may find yourself in a challenging internship.  The reasons for this can vary - from being given tasks that are dull and routine to having a difficult supervisor.   To try and help prevent this possibility even before you apply for an internship, be sure to do your research on the industry, company and internship duties.  Look for the best match, and...

The Dreaded Impostor Syndrome

December 2, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager I just went home for Thanksgiving, like I imagine many of you did. The whole family gathered together to celebrate each other's milestones; we met my brother's first child, heard about our nephew's sports accomplishments, and toasted my father's latest furniture commission. And me? I kept my head down and hoped no one asked me for anything more revelatory than my opinion on pumpkin vs. sweet potato pie. (It's pumpkin,

Internship Series: Converse Inc.

November 30, 2016

Anthony Tran ENG'16 | Mechanical Engineering Associate Engineer & BU Campus Ambassador CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? AT: As an engineer, I worked under a senior footwear design engineer on the development team overseeing and working on the materials, costing, fit and manufacturing of Converse's footwear. My own projects were digital documentation, reviewing best practices, and I was even able to design and manufacture my own sneaker from start to end! CCD: What was the...

Cultivating a Mentor and Networking During an Internship

November 28, 2016

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator As an intern, you typically will have limited time to explore an organization. How can you make sure you get the most out of the experience? Cultivating a mentor and networking at your internship site will help you maximize what you learn, and can lead to long-term professional relationships. The following tips can help you establish such relationships: Start Early. When evaluating an internship offer, it is important to consider what type...

Turning Internship Experience into Transferable Skills

November 22, 2016

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator Internships provide an opportunity for you to strengthen your resume and make professional connections. As you learn how to speak effectively about your experience, you will become more marketable for future searches, whether for internships or full-time positions. One of the things that will increase your marketability is transferable skills. Transferable skills are skills that are applicable and valuable across settings. Every year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys employers...

A Guide to Self-Care

November 18, 2016

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager Today, I want to talk about taking care of yourself. This isn't the usual light kind of topic I tackle in Advice from the Other Side; this post won't have much humor to leaven observations on our busy, complicated lives. But it's a necessary topic. Many on our campus have experienced a broad spectrum of strong emotions in recent weeks, and will be doing so for a long time to come. The immediate...

Internship Series: GE Healthcare

November 16, 2016

Jenna Schroeder  ENG'17 | Biomedical Engineering Engineering Internship CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  JS: I worked as an intern in the Operations Management Leadership Program with GE Healthcare, and specifically was in the High Technology and Electronics Sourcing Department. My responsibilities including talking to external electronics companies regarding components that needed to be purchased for use in large medical machinery. My biggest project was to create a strategy over multiple different machines (MRI,

Five Reasons NOT to Go to Grad School

November 14, 2016

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Have friends and family started asking you “What are you going to do after you graduate”? Life after graduation is a reality that you’ll be facing sooner or later. Well, you tell yourself, if all else fails, there’s always grad school, right? Not necessarily! There are lots of great reasons to go to grad school, but many times, graduate school isn’t the right choice for recent college grads.