The UDC Career team is committed to providing you with virtual support and resources! Below you will find a curated list of job boards, networking platforms, videos, and articles for you to draw on as you navigate next steps in your career journey! Click the questions below to navigate to a resource that provides an answer!
We also encourage you to explore the full UDC Career site for additional career-related information and resources. As a reminder, you can schedule an individual appointment with a career advisor via Handshake or utilize drop-ins for quick questions and support. We look forward connecting with you during our new virtual reality!
What industries are known for having remote positions available? Many industries offered remote internship and job opportunities before the coronavirus changed the way we work. Some industries are leaders in the pivot toward telecommuting, and we encourage you to explore!
How can I explore career paths virtually? The UDC career team has collected hundreds of stories from Questrom alumni on their college experience and career path. View these videos to learn about different industries, companies, and functions within business. InsideSherpa is an excellent resource for virtual experiences with brand name companies!
Where can I gather industry information? The Questrom Feld Center offers students and alumni industry information for students to review as they consider career options. Visit their website and click the ‘Industries’ tab for industry insight and to connect with an Industry Relations Manager.
How can I make the most of a remote internship or work experience? Remote work is appealing for its flexibility and comfort but can also open you to distractions and poor posture! When working from home there are unique considerations for remaining productive and professional.
For additional Career Exploration information and resources, please visit the Explore Careers tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
How do I add microinternships and freelance projects to my resume? Each microinternship and freelance project is unique, thus the way it is situated and discussed on your resume is unique, too! Be sure to include your title (i.e. Intern, Consultant, Freelance Writer, etc.), company name, dates of employment, and 2-3 bullets describing the work using action verbs and BAR statements! Connect with a career advisor to tailor it uniquely to you!
Should I include a canceled internship onto my resume? Absolutely! Even though you were not able to engage or complete your internship, the fact that you were offered an opportunity is ahuge achievement! Not only will it explain gaps in your work history, it also is an integral part of your career story that speaks to your desirability in the job market. Connect with a career advisor to discuss how best to include it.
For additional Resume and Cover Letter Writing information and resources, please visit the Resume and Cover Letters tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
How will coronavirus affect your job search in 2020? Though each industry and company are navigating disruption to their hiring practices differently, there is strong evidence that you should continue your search, engage with your network, and balance patience with persistence.
Did you know that over 500 companies are hiring students on Handshake right now? Click here to explore companies that are currently hiring students for internships or jobs, and then log into Handshake to see if you are the right candidate!
Are there job boards that are unique to my industry interests? Yes, and we call these niche job boards. General job boards such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor should be included in your search strategy, but niche job boards curate posting for a particular industry or business sector.
What are microinternships and how do I find them? Microinternships are short-term, paid projects provided by companies to current students or recent graduates. Questrom has partnered with Parker-Dewey so that you can find these unique opportunities. HireOwl is another great resource to find freelance projects. You can also click here for a full list of remote and freelance job boards.
How can I create my own professional experiences and opportunities? If you have cultivated a strong professional network, it may be appropriate to reach out and ask for opportunities to engage with their team or company through informational interviews, virtual job shadows, microinternships, or project-based work. Work closely with a career advisor to tailor this message to your contact professionally and appropriately!
For additional information on Internship and Job Searching, please visit the Job and Internship Search tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
Should I continue networking in the same way I was pre-Covid? Now is a great time for you to reflect on your current network and take inventory using an organized, systematic approach. Consider reaching out to contacts you haven’t connected with recently or identify gaps in your network where you could use additional contacts and support.
To connect with alumni from other schools at BU, create a profile on the Career Advisory Network.
How do I arrange and prepare for an informational interview? All informational interviews will be virtual via phone or video. Be sure you know your goal for the interview so that you can ask the right person and gather the information you need. Prepare appropriate questions prior to the interview that can be asked in the amount of time you requested from your contact. Be sure to follow-up with new connections through thank-you emails.
How can I boost my virtual presence online? Update your LinkedIn with a fresh headline and summary or consider creating a schedule for posting content and engaging with you network. Click here for a LinkedIn checklist, and click here for tips on connection requests.
For additional information on Networking, please visit the Networking tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
How can I prepare for recorded video interviews? Recorded video interviews are an efficient way for recruiters to confirm you are strong match for the role before phone or video interview. In addition to using Big Interview, here are 12 tips for acing your recordings!
What are special considerations I should prepare for with a Skype or Zoom interview? At this time, you should expect that all interview will be conducted by phone or video. Though video allows for face-to-face interactions, there are unique challenges for the interviewee to avoid or mitigate.
For additional information on Interviews, please visit the Interviews tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
What should you do if the coronavirus cancels your summer internship? If an internship or job offer is rescinded due to the public health crisis, it is okay to feel disappointment. Come talk to us! We will help you strategize ways to use your summer productively and boost your resume.
Can I negotiate the start date of my offer? Given so much uncertainty in our lives, you may need to request additional time to consider an offer or you may need to negotiate the start date of you job or internship. Lean on this resource and schedule an appointment with us if you need to navigate this situation.
What strategies can I use to negotiate salary and benefits? Given this challenging job market, you may feel added pressure to accept any offer. We still encourage you to carefully examine your offer and engage in appropriate negotiations. Learn on this resource and schedule an appointment with us of you would like to review an offer and discuss negotiations.
For additional information on Offers and Negotiations, please visit the Offers and Negotiations tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
Learning new skills that are desired for your functional and industry interests is an excellent way to use free time more productively. The UDC Technical Skills Guide provides a general overview of skills desirable for specific concentrations and industries. You can also gather this information through informational interviewing and networking with professionals in your field of interest!
How has coronavirus affected graduate school admissions processes? Graduate schools are eager to connect with you about programs and admissions requirements but be advised that admissions meetings and events will now be virtual. Keep working toward your grad school goals!
Where can I find information about the top graduate business schools? There are many rankings lists that you can review as you consider your options. U.S. News offers a list for the Best MBA programs and the Best Finance programs. Forbes and Poets & Quants also offer reputable lists. For additional information about exploring graduate school options and applying, please visit the CCD Graduate School Resource page.
What tests are required for entry into graduate programs? Be sure to consult with your graduate school of interest for their specific testing requirements. Often, the GMAT or GRE will be required for most business programs while the LSAT will be required for most law programs.
Where can I learn more about business certifications such as the CPA and CFA exams? To learn more about business certifications, consider speaking with a career advisor to discuss the right one for your career path and for the state you intend to practice! You can learn more about the CPA Exam here and the CFA Institute here.
For more information about Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School Options tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
Should I continue searching for an internship or job in the United States? The short answer is yes! Stay in close communication with ISSO to discuss your unique visa considerations and latest immigrations policies while you search for roles and connect with you network.
Does my visa allow me to intern or work remotely from my home country? The answer to this question is unique for each international student. To answer this question and other employment and immigration-related questions, please review information on the ISSO website and connect with an ISSO advisor.
What job search resources are available that are uniquely designed for international students? The UDC has many resources available to students that are unique to their home country and to their industry interests—schedule an appointment with us to learn more. Website such as GoinGlobal and My Visa Jobs provide international students with insight into companies that hire international students, and Uniworld Online can help you find jobs with multinational companies.
What careers have international alumni from Questrom pursued after graduation? The UDC career team has collected hundreds of stories from Questrom alumni on their college experience and career path. View these videos to learn about different industries, companies, and functions within business.
For more International Student Resources, please visit the International Student Resources tab on the Questrom UDC Career website.
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