Category Archives: Insights

Negotiate Your Salary the Right Way: a Fireside Chat with Lisa Toby

After making it through a strenuous interview process, the greatest gratification is receiving a call stating that you have been selected for the position of your choice. However, while you may be excited about beginning a new career, you may be a little less enthusiastic about the salary and benefits the company is offering you.

In this Fireside Chat, we sat down with Lisa Metropolis-Toby, the Assistant Dean of Career Services at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) to learn about how to negotiate a job offer the right way. Continue reading Negotiate Your Salary the Right Way: a Fireside Chat with Lisa Toby

Doing Your Homework: What to Research Before an Interview

So you’ve practiced how you will answer all of the behavioral questions that come your way, but it’s also equally imperative to convey that you understand both the company itself and the role you are applying for. In order to properly prepare for an interview, it is important to conduct background research to guide your discussion.

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The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

In this edition of Student Insights, we spoke with eight current students to understand what it is really like to be in law school. Overall, we noticed that experience really differs by school, but one thing all of these students had in common was hard work and long hours at the library. Continue reading The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Graduate School

So you are in the process of applying to graduate school, or maybe you have been accepted and are deciding on what school to attend. Many students choose a school based on name or prestige. While this is a credible consideration, it should not be a deciding factor. Graduate school marks the next step of your career and it is important to make it count. To ensure that the program you choose will help you reach your professional goals, you want to keep these things in mind. Continue reading 10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Graduate School

6 Ways to Tailor your Resumé

As someone who has been applying to jobs post-grad school, I have learned to play by the rules of resume-crafting—and it is a craft to sell your qualifications on an 8 by 11-inch piece of paper. While the overarching goal is to tailor your resumé to be as relevant to the position and company you are applying to, I’ve included a handful of other tips to create a standout resumé. Continue reading 6 Ways to Tailor your Resumé

21 Questions to Ask During an Interview

When the interviewer invites questions at the end of an interview, it is important to optimize this time. Asking the right questions can be a great opportunity to showcase your interest as well as to determine if the company is a good fit for your professional goals. To help you out, we have compiled these questions to keep the conversation going. Continue reading 21 Questions to Ask During an Interview