Boston University master’s and professional students can take advantage of career services at many of the University’s schools and colleges, as well as University-wide resources to help you launch in your new profession or to advance in your current one. (Also, check out graduate student professional associations & student groups, in our Community section.)

University-Wide Resources

CareerShift is a digital tool that enhances the job search experience, and is now available to all degree-seeking students at Boston University. With CareerShift, it’s easy to aggregate job databases, keep track of applications, and research prospective employers. You can store custom resumes and cover letters, schedule follow-up reminders, and organize all your correspondence with employers in one place. You can use CareerShift on your mobile device, too! Master’s and professional students can access CareerShift via Handshake.

Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources, including internship and job listings in the U.S. and abroad, career-related events and programs, and employer activities on campus. Additionally, access online resources like Big Interview (for interview prep), VMock (for resume feedback), and much more.

VMock: Smart Resume Platform
Boston University is partnering with VMock to bring students a new and improved experience of reviewing resumes. VMock is an online tool that will let you upload your resume from wherever you are. Your resume is benchmarked against your peers and evaluated with smart data analytics.

Online Graduate Students
The Center for Career Development and the Office of Distance Education are working together to support online degree students/alumni and to provide access to career resources.

Business Cards
Business cards can be ordered online through BU-preferred vendor, Artcraft. The turnaround time is generally 7-10 business days. When creating your business card, keep the design simple. 10 point font or larger is usually ideal. Your contact information should match that which appears on your resume including your full name, your phone number and your email address. Include the school name and your degree (concentration or certificates are optional) and year of graduation with the term “Candidate” if you are a current student.

Career Services

Boston University Center for Career Development (CCD)
All graduate students may use the Center for Career Development (CCD). They offer sessions with experienced career counselors, workshops, programs and much more to help you reach your career goals.

Some schools and colleges also have discipline-specific offerings for career development support. Check the listings below to see if your school has additional support.