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Finding an Internship as an Underclassman

March 26, 2015

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development While internships are beneficial throughout your college journey, have you thought about doing one early? Even as a first-year student or sophomore, an internship is a great way to explore possible career paths, gain insight (into a career field, industry, or position of interest), and much more. First, you need to know yourself. Use the self-discovery step of the Career Development Cycle to identify your skills, interests,

Just-in-Time Career Fair: April 1

March 25, 2015

The Just-in-Time Career Fair is your chance to meet with a variety of employers from numerous industries who are looking to recruit BU students and alumni for internships and full-time positions. The Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 1 (10:30am-3:00pm) at the Yawkey Center for Student Services (Sixth Floor). The Just-in-Time Career Fair is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. Remember to dress professionally, bring copies of your resume, and your BU ID. Learn more about the Just-in-Time Career...

Internship Series: The Walt Disney Company

March 24, 2015

Bhakti Varma SMG’16 I Majors: Business Administration and Management (Finance and Law) Intern (International Distribution and Syndication Department) at The Walt Disney Company, India During the summer of 2014, Bhakti Varma interned with The Walt Disney Company in India. She also further developed skills in networking and communicating with others.  CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Bhakti: I spent my internship developing marketing strategies and presentations, analyzing reports, and working with the operations team on the...

The Importance of a Good Work Ethic

March 19, 2015

By Donna Devlin, Staff Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development What do employers look for when hiring and keeping employees? Whether you are a student working on campus or it is your first job after graduation, a good work ethic will help you now and in the future. What is a good work ethic? It includes the following qualities: Dependability Being punctual is important. Your co-workers rely on you to show up for work on time, and it...

Internship Series: Goldman Sachs

March 17, 2015

Alex Lawson CAS’16 I Majors: Economics Derivative Operations Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs In the summer of 2014, CAS student Alex Lawson completed an internship at Goldman Sachs. Gaining many skills from this experience, Alex was offered another internship there for summer 2015.  CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Alex: I supported the trading desk by reconciling trade breaks. I also completed cross-asset team projects to streamline processes, worked with the technology team to design and...

Things to Consider When Pursuing an Unpaid Internship

March 5, 2015

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator, BU Center for Career Development As you plan for the summer, you may be contemplating your options and trying to decide what will be the best fit. Internships can be a wonderful way to explore various career paths and gain experience. It is important to understand your needs in order to find a good match, especially when considering whether to pursue and accept an unpaid internship. All internships, whether paid or unpaid,

Parents: How To Get a First Job That’s the Right Job

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development I don’t know about you, but most of the people I know have had at least several different jobs, taking them down different career paths. Sometimes these paths are vaguely related or have similar themes; other times they are completely different. Changing careers is an increasingly common story. With professional development comes new information about oneself and new interests. For some people, this is a natural organic progression.

Internship Series: Digital Suggar

March 4, 2015

Jonathan Candelaria COM’15 I Majors: Advertising Design & Media Intern, Digital Suggar During the summer of 2014, Jonathan Candelaria completed a study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, and landed an internship with Digital Suggar as their Design & Media Intern.  CCD: Tell us about your experience at Digital Suggar. Jonathan:  I was responsible for designing and revamping websites for Spanish companies, as well as overseeing visuals for organizations. CCD: How did you find this internship? Jonathan: I was placed in the internship...

The Night Before and the Day of the Interview: Panic Prevention!

February 26, 2015

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs Congratulations, you landed an interview! Whether for an internship, job, volunteer work, or graduate school, you will want to prepare—both well in advance and during the last 24 hours. An interview is just like any other big event; the better prepared you are, the less likely you will be to panic! Let’s assume you’ve done your homework. You’ve learned all about the prospective employer or school from online research...

Internship Series: Staples

February 24, 2015

Saurabh Mahajan CAS’16 I Majors: Economics I Minors: Statistics & SMG Data Analytics Intern in the eCommerce Department at Staples Corporate Headquarters Saurabh Mahajan used Boston University resources to find an internship with Staples. Through this experience, he acquired several new skills and improved some old ones. CCD: Tell us about your experiences. What were your responsibilities?  Saurabh: I analyzed large sets of data to figure out what brings people to the Staples website and how Staples can spend its...