Kooks and Degenerates on Ice

Tom Whalen, a CGS Associate Professor of Social Science, addressed an audience of 17 with his lecture, Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins, and the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey, during BU’s Family and Friends Weekend on Oct. 17. Whalen’s lecture delved into the history of the 1970 Bruins […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lola Adeosun

Lola Adeosun (CGS’16, CAS’18) majored in English, was a CGS Dean’s Host, and interned with the state of Massachusetts. Now, she’s bringing her passion for education to a career at a nonprofit supporting school funding in Washington, D.C. We caught up with Lola to talk about her career, her aspirations, and how CGS helped her […]

CGS students tackle big issues in social impact internships

Amid a global pandemic and a historic call for racial justice this summer, Boston University College of General Studies students spent their summers fighting for meaningful causes, from combatting climate change to getting out the vote. Here’s how four CGS sophomores spent their summer making a difference, while also gaining meaningful real-world job experience. Combatting […]

Ask An Advisor: #My100Days Edition

Taking on a gap semester can be a lot to manage in a normal year. But with the challenges 2020 has brought, you may be wondering where to even start in planning your #My100Days experience. Luckily, your advisors are here to help. We asked the CGS Academic Advising Team for their top pieces of advice […]

Ten Ways to Spend Your Gap Semester in the Covid-19 Era

Your gap semester is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that’s important to you – whether that’s an internship in the field you want to pursue, a trip you’ve always wanted to take, or a life-changing volunteer opportunity. But this year is anything but normal, with the Covid-19 pandemic making it difficult to plan a […]

#My100Days: Build professional skills in a job or internship

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. For many students, the gap semester is a chance to develop professional skills by interning or working. From internships at corporations and nonprofits to jobs in their hometown, here are some ways students learned on the job during their gap semester. […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Elizabeth Agneta

Elizabeth Agneta (CGS’13 & CAS’15) used the College of General Studies as a foundation to launch a career in medicine. We caught up with Elizabeth in her third year of medical school to talk about what her time at CGS meant to her and how it has shaped her life. What have you been doing […]

#My100Days: Focusing On Your Passions

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. For many students, the gap semester is a chance to focus inward, whether that means pursuing a hobby, spending time with family and friends, or prioritizing self-improvement. From starting a blog to running a marathon, here are some of the ways […]

#My100Days: Traveling the World

Every year, CGS students share their gap semester experiences with us through the hashtag #My100Days. Many students choose to use the gap semester to travel the world through programs and internships or on their own. From backpacking through Europe to a road trip around the U.S. and Canada, here are some of the places the […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Chelsea Bray

Since Chelsea Bray (CGS’11, CAS’13) graduated from BU in 2013, she’s been all-in on higher education. Her time at CGS helped to foster a lifelong love for research and learning that she’s now channeling into both a Ph. D. in editorial studies and a law degree, with the ultimate goal of using the law to […]