Category: Takeaways

Check out these helpful handouts from our academic skills workshops

Major Dilemma

Paige Parrack — CCD/ERC Student Ambassador Majors are like a box of chocolates: you have to sample them to figure out which one is your favorite. I really took this to heart freshman year and tried out everything from an introduction to architecture to macroeconomics, from Italian to psychology before finally applying to Sargent College’s […]

Like Sand Through the Hourglass…

Time is one of those forces we don’t think much about until we run out of it. Despite your best efforts, you can’t “make up for lost time.” Those hours of watching Jersey Shore reruns are gone forever. Is The Situation really worth it? For those of you who skimp on sleep to make up […]

Test Prep – It’s Never Too Early (even in the summer)

We know it’s summer vacation, but we thought we’d throw a brief video workshop online for those of you who’ve resolved to make this the “best fall semester ever” (translation: you’re telling yourselves you won’t procrastinate come exams this time. Really.) We asked some students to include their tips on test prep here. If you […]

In with the New: The ERC moves to 100 Bay State Road

Spring cleaning came early to the ERC this year; the staff is packing up to move to our new digs at the new Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road. We’ve been chattering about it pretty frequently, but as our office walls at the GSU become more bare and the moving boxes start […]

BU’s Symphonic Organ

I was walking out of the Dean’s Lounge in the GSU when I heard the organ.  The vibrant and regal chords caught me off-guard and I decided not to rush to the ERC right away.  If you aren’t sure what I am talking about, walk into Metcalf Hall on the second floor and look up.  […]

Student Leadership Opportunity

The Educational Resource Center and the Center for Career Development are excited to announce a new leadership opportunity for Boston University undergraduate students. The Student Ambassador position will serve both offices in the new Center for Student Services. As a Student Ambassador, you will: Coordinate and present workshops Stay up-to-date on the centers’ specific resources […]

How do you Study for Finals?

It’s that time of year again-summertime. But, before that, we must all get through finals, a torture that we pay the university to inflict on us. This weather certainly is not helping our moods. It just makes me want to crawl in bed next to my heater and waste my day away watching tv. But, […]

The ERC and CCD are Hiring!

The Center for Career Development (CCD) and the Educational Resource Center (ERC) are currently taking applications for our newly created Student Desk Assistant position. Information sessions about the position will be held on Thursday, April 19th 3:30-4:30pm and Friday, April 20th noon-1pm at the CCD, 19 Deerfield Street Position Description: Both offices will be co-located […]

Bucket List

With under 6 weeks of class left what’s on your bucket list? When it hit me over the summer that I only had one year left at BU, I started to remember all of the things I had meant to do as an eager freshman. I imagined myself doing something adventurous every weekend; checking out […]

Showin’ Some Love for Cats and Dogs in the Second City

This week, more than 400 BU students are performing community service across the country on more than 30 Alternative Spring Break trips. Together with their chaperones, mostly BU staff members, these folks are road tripping, building homes, caring for the elderly and generally offering comfort where comfort is needed. Our own Patrick Devanney, the ERC’s […]