Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
First-year students are given the opportunity to participate in a 3-step program designed to help them find their own niche in the legal profession. Students take the Myers Briggs (MB) questionnaire, an assessment tool that is used around the globe to help individuals and teams understand how their personality preferences affect communication style, decision-making preferences, ways of processing information, and more. It is a particularly powerful tool in career planning as it helps people analyze and understand the elements of the best “fit” in the workplace in light of their natural strengths and preferences. The Career Development & Public Service staff will help you understand what the MB results mean, and discuss how this process can help you understand yourself as you navigate law school and as you explore career options. Later in the year, a consultant will discuss some of the key factors that lead to career satisfaction as well as the correlation between MB personality types and legal practice areas. This 3-step process will help inform your discussions with the Career Development Office as you explore your options in the legal profession to find the right fit for you.