Category: Takeaways

Check out these helpful handouts from our academic skills workshops

Email Etiquette: Crafting Quality Correspondence

Michael Lantvet is the ERC’s Assistant Director for Tutoring Services. Email and texting are probably the most common ways that we communicate with each other.  Now that you’re here at BU, you’re probably going to do even more emailing than you ever have before (if that’s possible) and there are a few things you might […]

It’s a New Year: Get Ready. Get Set. Goal.

Gin Schaffer is the Associate Director of the ERC. She makes the ERC run smoothly, mostly because she’s always goal-setting. I believe that we get two chances a year to start over; learn something new and maybe, just maybe, achieve a goal that seemed impossible. When December 31st becomes January 1st, it’s easy to become […]

CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Corner: Spring – and Finals – Are In the Air

Zach Costello, CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Spring has sprung, but it comes at a price. We have to get through finals before we can really start to enjoy the nice weather. So how to tackle finals?  One of the most important things you should know how to do is, believe it or not, STUDY! Many students […]

CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Corner: My Top Three (Last Minute) Study Strategies

By Sonia Su, CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Midterms are coming up, and for some of you, they already happened. Maybe yours is tomorrow or in a few days — and you still need help studying. Although we don’t endorse cramming, sometimes it happens — Here are my top 3 ways to study for midterms when you […]

The Midterms are Coming! The Midterms are Coming!

As much as the thought may make you want to run (you won’t get very far, given the size of those snow banks out there); there’s nothing to fear if you take a few simple steps to study smarter so you don’t have to study harder. The single best thing you can do to prepare […]

Diving in to BU

Rebecca Shinners – CCD/ERC Student Ambassador Lacing in and out of the crowds, I hustled through Nickerson field and read sign after sign. “Acapella, Theatre,” sounds like fun—but not for me. Like BU’s other new students, I was at SPLASH searching for my niche at Boston University. Navigating SPLASH is not an easy task. It’s […]

Finding the Right Fit

Dvisha Patel – CCD/ERC Student Ambassador Like many other students, I was undeclared when I first arrived at Boston University. I had a few ideas of what I might pursue, like business and international relations, but no concrete plans. As a College of General Studies student for my first two years at BU, I was […]

Building Your BU Experience

Emily Mulloy – CCD/ERC Student Ambassador After driving nearly 20 hours in a van, we pulled into Nashville, TN: our home for the week. We were tired, but ready to work! While other BU students spent their spring break relaxing in exotic places, we were working hard building wheelchair ramps as a part of BU’s […]

Being You at BU

Sua Morales – CCD/ERC Ambassador BU is a big school that offers a lot of majors, and I get it: being undecided is tough. Your friends may know what they’re majoring in while you’re still wandering through general requirements. Hopefully the following tips will help you find some clarity. A major is only a set […]

Ready, Set, Expo!

Zach Costello – CCD/ERC Student Ambassador Before you attend a Career Expo, make sure your resume is up to date and error-free. You should bring multiple copies of your resume in case you’re interested in more than one employer. Dress appropriately – a two-piece matching suit in a dark conservative color, like navy or black, […]