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 and alumni 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 career development.
MET Career Development—in collaboration with BU’s Center for Career Development (CCD) and Alumni & Friends office as well as Metropolitan College’s academic departments and programs—offers career guidance and coaching, programs, and resources to matriculated online and in-person degree-seeking students across MET academic disciplines.
Career Development Appointments
All matriculated online and in-person degree-seeking students at BU MET have an account with Handshake, BU’s online career management system. To schedule an appointment to meet with an experienced career counselor, simply visit Handshake:
- Click on the blue “Boston University Student Login” button.
- Enter your BU email address and Kerberos password.
- Once you are logged in, click on “Career Center” in the upper right of your profile page.
- Then go to “Appointments” and “Schedule a New Appointment,” and choose either “MET Career Development” or “BU Center for Career Development.”
- Appointments can be virtual or in-person.
Types of appointments include:
- Counseling for Early Career Professionals: Meet with a career coach to discuss career selection and goals, and how your values, interests, skills, and personality type can inform your choices.
- Counseling for Career Changers: Meet with a career coach to discuss your career change goals and how your values, interests, skills, and personality type can inform your decisions.
- LinkedIn and Online Presence Coaching: Create or tailor a LinkedIn profile, learn more about how to use LinkedIn, and gain tips on how to manage your professional brand online.
- Interview Coaching: Learn how to best prepare for interviews. You will receive tips, engage in a practice session, and receive feedback on your answers and body language.
- Cover Letter Reviews: Create, tailor, or improve a cover letter.
- Résumé/CV Reviews: Create, tailor, or improve a résumé or CV.
- Internship Search Coaching: Learn about the internship search process and available resources.
- Job Search Coaching: Learn more about conducting and managing a job search using a variety of resources and methods.
- Graduate/Professional School Advising: Discuss graduate or professional school research and selection process, application timelines, and personal statement reviews.
Career Development Programs: Career Fairs, Events, Webinars, and More
Metropolitan College degree-seeking students and alumni are welcome to attend most on-campus events through BU’s Center for Career Development, such as employer information sessions and career fairs. Additionally, each semester, the CCD offers select workshops and webinars that are open to all BU students/alumni. See the Career Events Calendar for upcoming events. To register for an event, please log in to Handshake.
Students enrolled in certificate or non-credit/non-degree programs, and graduates 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.
On-Campus Student Employment
Interested in on-campus student employment while attending BU? Check out BU’s Student Employment Office (SEO) for detailed listings of available positions.
Questions? Contact the Director of Student Career Development:
Julie Nguyen, EdD
Enrollment & Student Success
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215
“You can stay connected with other graduates via robust members-only groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, make yourself available for job opportunities through Handshake and Career Fairs, and access continuing education programs on a range of topics. I recently attended “Top 10 Job Search & Interview Tips” with Dr. Rose Opengart (CAS'90), which was terrific.”—Joan Letourneau, Founder, JCL Communications; MS in Health Communication (MET’20)
“The real-world advice and experience from the professors have been invaluable and put to great use in every aspect of my career. From being a hospital marketing director to being able to found and operate a marketing agency, I've felt great knowing I have the best industry-specific skills to offer my clients. I've also loved the networking that has resulted, and being able to meet other students from all over the country and world.”—Jody Merrill, Principal and Consultant, Merrill Marketing; MS in Health Communication (MET’21)
“During my time at MET, I received a promotion at Verizon and eventually caught the eye of a Google recruiter, precipitating a complete career change. I can truly say that having the BU brand and master’s degree had an impact on those opportunities.”—Amanda Henry, Lead Digital Strategist, Accelerated Growth Team, Google; MS in Global Marketing Management (MET’18)
“I strongly believe that academic success at BU has been a great help in starting my new career in data science. To be an outstanding data scientist is my life-long commitment. This belief drove me to do my utmost to achieve academic excellence.”—Ge Chen, Data Scientist, Sentinel Data Analytics Corporation; MS in Applied Data Analytics (MET’21)
“All of the topics covered in my program I used in my job interviews, and in my job. Best choice I made.”—Ian Hill, Information Security & Privacy Cloud Analyst, Partners HealthCare; MS in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Information Security (MET’19)
“Since graduating, I’ve been promoted several times, and I know having this degree on my résumé helped me a lot to achieve several goals in life.”—Confesor Roman Rosa, Administrative Community Relations Specialist, Children’s Services, Bronx Family Court Legal Services; Master of Criminal Justice (MET’11)
“Not only have I gained extremely valuable knowledge and skills to make myself a better professional, I have also recently received an opportunity to make my dream career come true. I am looking forward to applying the skills I learned at BU MET CIC at my new job.”—Inga Salija, Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (MET’19)
“I graduated in September 2017. Shortly after, I earned a position in Florida as a crime analyst for a sheriff's office. Now, I'm an investigative analyst for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, New York.”—Michael-Angelo Zummo, Investigative Analyst, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, New York; MCJ with concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (MET’17)
“Something that has really stood out during my time at BU is the correlation between the material taught and real-life skills needed in the business world.”—Victoria Brillaud, Senior Associate, Atlantic Real Estate; MS in Global Marketing Management (MET'20)
“When I think about the multitude of possibilities that BU offered and continues to provide me with, the network of professionals that I have access to, and the sense that I belong to a community of great and future leaders, yes—definitely an excellent investment in my career and personal life.”—Claudia Fiks, Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, Fuller Craft Museum; Co-Director, Newton Open Studios; Founder, Arts Administration Association New England; MS in Arts Administration, Certificate in Fundraising and Nonprofit Management (MET’16)
“The degree and certification I earned, together with the guidance of BU faculty, played a significant role in helping me find a job in my field of study.”—Christopher Nzuka, Assistant Project Manager, Pearson; MS in Computer Information Systems, IT Project Management Concentration (MET’20)
“The skills and competencies that I gained helped me to attend an internship program which later converted to a fulltime position. I started my career as a data scientist right after finishing my master’s program.”—Maryam Asghari, Data Scientist, Telenav; MS in Computer Science (MET’22)