Careers

Here to Support Your Development, During and After Your Studies

At Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET), education and professional development go hand-in-hand. By tapping into faculty’s valued industry experience and practical insight, BU MET programs focus on establishing relevant and demonstrable skills that you can put to work right away. For students, alumni, and others seeking to expand their professional opportunities, advance their career, or change their vocation, Boston University and Metropolitan College offer a range of resources to support your job hunt.

Career Finder Survey

Not sure what’s right for you?
Use the tool below to explore potential careers

Ideal for those still searching for their next field of interest, this tool will help you discover how to make your passion a profession through a program at BU MET.

BU Center for Career Development

The BU Center for Career Development (CCD) is where degree program students and alumni can arrange hands-on coaching from seasoned counselors, connect with online resources, and explore workshops and programs. From networking and résumé building to interviews and salary negotiations, the CCD offers insights and lessons to help you land an internship or a new job.

Online students in degree programs enjoy access to most of BU’s suite of career resources, and though individual appointments and employer on-campus interviews are excluded, the Center for Career Development and the Office of Distance Education work together to support online degree students/alumni and to provide access to career resources. Learn more.

Students enrolled in certificate or non-credit/non-degree programs, and alumni of these programs, can also take advantage of a wealth of information and resources available on the CCD website and are welcome to attend in-person events as space allows. Please refer to the CCD web calendar.

Handshake

Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources, where degree program students and alumni can find regional, national, and international internships and job listings, a calendar of career-related events and programs, and upcoming employer activities around campus. Handshake is a state-of-the-art effort to unite students, employers, and career centers, and is one of the many ongoing rewards of a BU education. Accounts are created for all eligible students; no special requests are needed. If you graduated before 2015 or need to make changes to your account, please use this request form.

Smart Résumé, Interview Prep

Boston University is partnering with VMock to bring degree program students a new and improved experience of reviewing résumés and, with Big Interview, to assist with preparing for job interviews. VMock is an online tool that lets you upload your résumé to evaluate it against your peers and improve it thanks to the help of smart data analytics. You get an instant and detailed assessment of your résumé, including specific tips for making it better. Login to VMock to get started with your résumé.

Additionally, with Big Interview (found in the resources section of Handshake), you can prepare for the real-life conversations that lead to hiring, receiving insight while you get comfortable with the process.

Plus, additional resources on résumés, cover letters, career writing (personal statements, employment profiles, LinkedIn branding), and live interview practice are available from Smarthinking.

BU Connects

A secure, exclusive platform that is fully integrated with LinkedIn, BU Connects brings together Boston University students, faculty, staff, and alumni for personal and professional networking on a global scale. Visit BU Connects to learn more.

Jobs 101

A preliminary overview “crash course” provided by BU’s Center for Career Development, here you will find key details regarding how to time your job search, what to consider when preparing your referential documents, and tips to avoid scams. Visit here for need-to-know data.

Launch Your Career

Launch Your Career: Job Strategies That Work is a fully asynchronous course of study for students and recent alumni on the hunt for jobs. Hosted on Blackboard Learn, Launch Your Career is a multi-week program that focuses on the key topics and tools needed for a successful job search, offering in-depth skills and strategies along with customized tactics you can apply to every stage of the process. Access the course by logging into Blackboard Learn and searching for “Launch Your Career” in the Course Catalog, found in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Learn more about the Launch Your Career program.

On-Demand Career Webinars

BU’s Alumni Office has many career webinars recorded and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience. With over a hundred presentations from alumni career coaches and industry insiders, their library is full of expertise to help you maintain a professional edge. Visit here for professional development on your schedule.

MET Job Board

BU MET is in the business of partnering industry with academia, and to this end we maintain our own job board of open opportunities available throughout the MET community, submitted by alumni and employers. Connecting talent with opportunity is MET’s top goal, so if you would like to post a job to the BU MET Job Board, please contact us at mrktg@bu.edu. Be sure to return regularly to find new and updated job listings at MET.

Business Cards

BU MET can help you secure business cards through BU’s preferred vendor, Artcraft. Order online, and delivery usually takes about 7–10 business days. Simple designs are encouraged, with 10-point font or larger usually preferred. Contact information should match what is on your résumé and include full name, phone number, and email address. We suggest you include the school name, degree (concentration or certificates are optional), and year of graduation—and include with the term “Candidate” if you are a current student. Visit our BU-hosted Artcraft hub here to get started.

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