Whether it’s polishing your resume, finding an internship, preparing for an interview, or negotiating your salary—the CDC can help you take the next step in your career. Our staff are dedicated to helping all undergraduate and graduate students make their way into a fulfilling and successful professional future.
Students and alumni can meet individually with an advisor, attend a workshop, or connect with alumni and employers at one of our job fairs or industry panels. We leverage our downtown Boston location to foster and maintain relationships with top employers, allowing students to develop strong networks of professional contacts.
Summer 2020—Career Development Center Updates
With the university’s suspension of in-person instruction for the 2020 spring and summer semesters, the Career Development Center staff will be available for career advising both through remote process, e.g., phone, Zoom. We also have resources to guide you in finding a job or internship during the current COVID-19 situation.
CDC Summer 2020 FAQs
Make an individual appointment via Handshake or by calling 617-573-8034. When making an appointment, it will ask you to select an Appointment Medium. Select ‘Zoom.’ You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from your advisor before the meeting. While the format of face-to-face meetings and remote meetings will differ, the value of the appointment to you will be the same. Your advisor will be able to provide you with the same feedback, suggestions and resources as they would face-to-face/in-person.
Will the Career Development Center maintain their daily drop-ins via a virtual format? How can I drop-in remotely?
Drop-in appointments were offered throughout the spring semester. Throughout the summer, the Career Development Center staff is available for individual appointments by calling 617-573-8034 or making an appointment on Handshake.
While concern about finding a job or internship is understandable as some companies are putting hiring on-hold for now, others are actively hiring to meet business demands that have increased since the onset of COVID-19. Even companies that are on a hiring freeze may still be actively interviewing in order to have qualified candidates lined up so they can extend offers quickly once business resumes.
We encourage students to be particularly proactive and persistent in their job search. A robust list of strategies, expectations, and tools specific to job searching during COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 Job Search Resources page.