CPE News & Events

Medical Interpreter, Jonathan Fitzgerald, published in Caring Headlines at Mass General

April 20, 2017

Jonathan Fitzgerald—CPE alumnus and certified medical interpreter—was published in February 2017 in Caring Headlines, a newsletter for Nursing & Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read about the gray area of medical interpreting as discussed by a panel of experts at last year's International Medical Interpreters Association conference.

See "To interpret or not to interpret, the answer may fall in that ‘gray area’".

Genealogical Research program graduate—is featured in Bentley Magazine

November 29, 2016

Margaret Fortier—a Genealogical Research program graduate—is featured in Bentley Magazine for her work in this growing field.

See Bently Magazine.

MGH Newsletter Showcases MET-Educated Interpreter

October 2, 2015

Jonathan Fitzgerald, who holds a certificate in medical interpreting from MET’s Center for Professional Education, received a nice write-up in the August 17 issue of Massachusetts General Hospital’s newsletter, The Interpreter. A Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) serving Spanish-speaking patients, Fitzgerald credits CPE Program Coordinator Karen Murphy for helping him break into the field.

See “Interpreter Profile: Jonathan Fitzgerald”.

CPE Financial Planning Programs Rated among the Best

May 13, 2015

The Journal of Financial Planning recently cited two sources that include Boston University among the five “Best Schools for Financial Planning.” The Financial Planning program offered through BU’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) was among the “Best of the Bunch” in Investopedia and ranked #3 in Financial Planner magazine’s “30 Great Schools for Financial Planning.”

See the full article in Journal of Financial Planning.

Paralegal Certificate Graduate Caren Chaneco Profiled in Viewpoint

May 7, 2014

Chaneco wasn’t sure she’d be successful when she decided to trade her marketing career for the life of a paralegal, but due to her persistence, networking, and enrollment in BU’s Paralegal Certificate program, it paid off.

Read the article here (page 14).

President Obama Appoints CPE’s Robert Glovsky

Mar 13, 2014

On March 11, 2014, Robert Glovsky, director emeritus of the Financial Planning Program offered through MET’s Center for Professional Education, was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. “It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join this Administration to serve the American people,” said President Obama.

Read the press release here.

Death and Taxes: Melinde Lutz Byrne and Sharon Sargent quoted in Newsweek

Jan 9th, 2014

Melinde Lutz Byrne, director of the genealogical research program at MET’s Center for Professional Education, and forensic researcher and former CPE genealogical instructor Sharon Sargent, were recently quoted in Newsweek. In the article, they discuss why the proposal to limit or block access to the “Death Master File” will not stop tax fraud.

Read more in Newsweek…


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Information Sessions

  • 13Dec

    On Campus Blended Paralegal Studies Webinar - Online Information Session
    1-2 PM

    Join our Paralegal Studies Program Director for an online information session regarding the blended on-campus Boston University Paralegal Studies Program and have your questions answered during the webinar. For more information about the Paralegal Certificate Program, visit http://professional.bu.edu/programs/paralegal/


    • 8Jan

      On Campus Real Estate Studies
      6-8 PM

      Topics will include Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, and Facilities Management. Classes are held on the Charles River Campus. For more information about the Real Estate Studies Program, download a brochure from the Real Estate Studies' home page: professional.bu.edu/programs/real-estate-studies/

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    • 9Jan

      On Campus Financial Planning Certificate Program Information Session
      6-8 PM

      Join our Financial Planning Program Director for an information session detailing the ins and outs of the program, advice on a career in Financial Planning and have all your questions answered during the session.


    • 9Jan

      Online Commercial Real Estate Practice Webinar
      1-2 PM

      Learn more about the Online Certificate in Real Estate Practice offered by Boston University. Topics will include the essentials of analyzing, acquiring, financing, and operating real estate assets. The certificate program is comprised of six courses, which can be taken in any order. The next term begins on October 31.


    • 10Jan

      On Campus Blended Paralegal Studies - Information Session
      6-8 PM

      The Paralegal Studies Program emphasizes expertise in writing, research, and technology - core skills that are valued and sought after in all areas of law. Join us for an information session regarding the blended on-campus program and hear from the Program Director and a Paralegal working in the field. For more information about the Paralegal Certificate Program, visit http://professional.bu.edu/programs/paralegal/

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    • 16Jan

      Webinar PMI Exam Preparation Programs
      2-3 PM

      Many professionals in the project management arena seek their credentials through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Learn more about the test prep classes offered in a blended format at BU. The Project Management Professional (PMP) lead off with five weeks of online work and culminate in a three-day intensive boot camp on the BU campus. Join us for a webinar to learn about the two test preps, and why BU is a good choice to help you achieve your PMI credential.