The Center for Career Development provides a range of services to eligible Boston University graduates. From searching for opportunities and posting resumes on Handshake to attending workshops and events or individual appointments, our services help you continue to advance your career or plan your next move.
Need Help with Your Career?
Whether you have just graduated or want to change career paths, we can help.
Find Jobs (and more) with Handshake
Boston University alumni of all degree programs are eligible to use Handshake, BU’s hub for career activities.
- Upload multiple resumes, cover letters, and other employment-related documents
- Research employers appoved to recruit at BU
- Apply for internships and jobs
- Make your profile public to employers for possible outreach about available positions
- Register to attend CCD events and programs
- Access GoinGlobal and USA Career Guides, and explore other available career resources
Learn more about Handshake.
Need an account? Request a new Handshake account. (Note: Requests for new Handshake accounts may take some time to process due to volume.)
Practice Interviewing with Big Interview
Big Interview is an online mock interview resource available 24/7. Select your questions, record your answers, critique yourself, and email your video interview to friends, family, mentors, and advisors for feedback.
Open to all BU alumni who graduated from campus-based degree programs. Typically, appointments are in heavier demand by current students during the first half of each semester (September-October, late January-March). If you have some flexibility in when you might want an appointment, we encourage you to trying to schedule during the summer (May-August) or later in the semester (November-December, April). There is no fee for appointments, but a limited number are available.
Career Fairs and Events
Career Fairs and Recruiting Events
All BU alumni are welcome to attend any of our career fairs, free of charge. Please be aware that many employers at fairs (although not all) primarily target entry-level candidates, and might be less able to provide information for candidates with extensive experience. Use Handshake to research participating employers and any posted positions to target those of the greatest interest and most likely to have information for more experienced candidates.
Workshops and Programs
Alumni Networking and Resources
Alumni Regional Networks
As a graduate of BU, there are many ways to stay connected. The BU Alumni Networks organized by geography, industry, and shared interests can help you engage in the ways that are most meaningful to you. BU Alumni Networks organize engaging events worldwide throughout the year that connect the alumni community and foster career development.
Take advantage of BU Connects, BU’s alumni networking platform. It includes mentoring and career networking functionality as well as affinity groups and information sharing about available jobs.
LinkedIn is also a great resource to connect with BU alumni. Use the platform’s alumni feature to indentify alumni you might want to connect with or join the conversation in the BU Alumni LinkedIn Group.
Alumni Career Resources
Check out the BU Alumni & Friends for other resources, including career webinars, a podcast series, networking events, and more.
Want To Give Back and Help Others?
Post Internships and Jobs
Post internships and jobs on Handshake to find great employees for your organization and help current BU students or recent alums at the same time. Internships and jobs can be posted throughout the year, at any time, at no charge, on Handshake.
If you are not in HR or a hiring manager, but would like to encourage your organization to recruit at BU, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect us with your relevant colleagues.
If you’re posting short-term or temporary positions that aren’t internships, please contact the Student Employment Office.
BU Connects: Offer To Be a Mentor and More
In addition all that you can get from BU Connects, you can offer to help others. Explore the mentoring options to see all of the ways (and topics) you can offer help.