Use eRecruiting to search jobs and internships, request on-campus interviews, send resumes to employers, connect with professionals, and stay updated on career opportunities and events.
Visit The Robert L. Pardieck Memorial Career Library (Burgess Hall, room 124) to review books and materials on industries, college-focused information, career paths, job searches, and graduate school. SCC staff are available to provide personal assistance with resources.
SCC staff are available to conduct classroom and student organization presentations by request.
SENIORS, GRADUATING STUDENTS, AND RECENT GRADUATES
Your resume and cover letter must in perfect order. As competition increases for available positions, application materials must be without error and targeted to each individual opportunity. Use OptimalResume to develop your resume and then bring your draft(s) to the SCC for Overnight Review.
A practice or mock interview using biginterview will help you prepare for the big day. We advise students to meet with their Career Advisor to review the recorded interview in order to receive feedback and additional tips.
Ask yourself, "what can I do to make myself a better candidate by graduation?" Additional courses in public speaking, writing, team work, software usage, etc. may help. Volunteering for an organization that needs your skill set is also a good way to gain experience and to network. Asking for additional responsibilities in your internship or part-time job will enhance your knowledge and skills.
Go to the various BU career fairs (and off-campus/virtual fairs) to meet with employers. Some of the best prospects may be found with non-profit, government (especially Federal), and small/mid-sized organizations.
You may be considering graduate school. Graduate school allows you to focus on an area of academic interest and should not be used to delay a job search. Consider your career goals, career outcomes for graduates, and the cost of graduate school.
STUDENTS WITH SEVERAL SEMESTERS UNTIL GRADUATION
You may be tempted to switch your major into something you believe is more "stable." However, the employment outlook for different careers changes. Pick a major and career to utilize your skills, interests, and values. FOCUS2 - Career Assessment, "What Can I Do With A Major In?" and your Career Advisor may help with your decision and better understanding of your major. (Visit the SCC to obtain the "access code" for FOCUS2)
Gain career-related experience, whether from part-time jobs, internships, volunteer experiences, student organizations, or research projects. Look for ways to improve your marketability.
Learn about a wide range of employers by attending BU career fairs (and off-campus/virtual fairs), participating in student organization meetings, and making contact with classroom/organization guest speakers.