Recent grad seeking alumni advice on law, investigative journalism

I am a recent graduate who is currently looking to connect with alumni involved in the legal, communications or investigative journalism fields. I have experience working in both research-oriented and administrative roles. I look forward to talking to alumni about their experiences.

Name: Rachel Shaw ’17
Email: rshaw5@brandeis.edu
Major: History, minor in legal studies
Hometown: Rockville, MD
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Alumni insights into careers in public health

I just graduated in May with a B.A. in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and I am interested in pursuing a career in community health promotion. To me, this entails considering the roles of the built environment and social and environmental determinants of health to come up with ways to improve physical activity, nutrition, and other health trends in a community. Ideally, I would like to work in a setting where I can combine research, theory, and practice. I hope to gain some experience in the workforce before seeking a dual master’s degree in public health and urban planning. I would like to connect with Brandeis alumni who are in the public health field with similar interests who may be able to offer advice and insight into career opportunities.

Name: Nina Sayles ’17
Email: nsayles@brandeis.edu
Major: HSSP
Hometown: Mamaroneck, NY
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Recent grad seeks legal experience before law school

I’m a recent grad looking for advice on how to gain experience in a legal setting before going to law school. If any alumni have any connections to any law firms seeking paralegals that would also be very welcome! Anything would be helpful; advice or if you can connect me to someone who could offer advice. Thank you!

Name: Ashley Morales ’17
Email: ashmora@brandeis.edu
Majors: Politics, International & Global Studies
Hometown: Queens, NY

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Seeking alumni in marketing for informational interviews

After learning about the essentials of marketing in class and developing work-related experience, I am confident to bring my capabilities to an organization to help them reach new heights with their marketing efforts. In addition to my majors, I have a range of experiences in different subjects such as entertainment and community building. I am looking forward to conversing with alumni who are experts in their fields to see if they can offer any beneficial information to me in my job search. Thank you!

Name: Oyemen Ehikhamhen ’17
Email: oehikham@brandeis.edu
Major: HSSP
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Leads on private school positions in NYC

I’m graduating this May and seeking full-time positions in New York City private schools for grades K-6! Do alumni have any leads on open positions for a recent grad?

Name: Rosie Ettinger ’17
Email: rosiee8@brandeis.edu
Major: Psychology
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Senior seeks bio alumni for career exploration

I’m graduating this May, and I’m exploring the types of jobs available for biology grads. I’d love to speak with other bio alumni to hear what you’ve done and hopefully help me narrow in on the options!

Name: Stephanie Heimler ’17
Email: sheimler@brandeis.edu
Major: Biology

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Seeking alumni with graduate degree in neuroscience

I am graduating this May, and am interested in going to graduate school to continue my studies in neuroscience. Have any other alumni gone on to a neuroscience program and what have you done after? Any suggestions?

Name: Yuki Dai ’17
Email: yukidai@brandeis.edu
Majors: Biology, neuroscience

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Advice on careers in international relations

I’m graduating from Brandeis in May 2017 and I’m looking for advice about careers in international relations, specifically counter-terrorism and national security. Would love to speak with alumni working in these fields!

Name: Danielle Frankel ’17
Email: dfrankel@brandeis.edu
Majors: International/Global Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Theater Arts
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Senior exploring careers before business school

All my life, from my experiences living in India and traveling to numerous other countries, I have developed an immense curiosity for different governments, cultures, and the various problems societies face. I have also focused on development and government and NGOs’ role in promoting it. As a result, I tend to have an international perspective on the issues I care about, often looking at them through an anthropological lens.

Over the past few months, I have become interested in business as well. I would like to pursue an MBA in five to six years from now. In the meantime, I want to employ my communications experience, among other skills, in addition to my curiosity and fields of study, in the private sector. I am keen on working for a large private company, ideally in its marketing department. In the long run, I hope to be involved with multiple businesses in different roles. Some may focus on my areas of study while others are in different industries.

I would appreciate any connections with whom I can get advice and learn about possible opportunities after I graduate in May of 2017. Thanks so much.

Name: Rohan Lal ’17
Email: rlal@brandeis.edu
Major: International and global studies
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
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Business school student seeks finance internship

I am an international business school graduate student from Brandeis University. This summer I am seeking a finance internship in MA to gain experience for my future career. What is your advice for most effectively finding and applying to graduate-level finance internships?

Name: Hua Zhao, MS’18
Email: huaconnor@brandeis.edu
Major: Finance with concentration in risk management
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Junior seeks grad school, teaching advice

I am a junior interested in informal education. I enjoy teaching and tutoring in environments where students are allowed to let their interests guide their learning. I seek advice in fields where this is possible and advice for career or graduate school paths.

Name: Kristin Diamantides ’18
Email: kdiaman@brandeis.edu
Major: Biology
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Aspiring social worker seeking opportunities to gain experience

I’m a graduating senior looking for advice from professionals about the human services field. I major in psychology (but lately have gained more of an interest in a sociological world view) with minors in Hispanic studies and creativity, the arts, and social change. I am interested in going to graduate school for social work (to be a licensed clinical social worker) in a year or two, but it seems there are many paths to gain experience in the field including non-profit work, working as direct care staff in a mental health facility, etc. I am unsure of how to identify positions and job functions that allow for upward mobility, perhaps heading towards case management experience. I would love to hear more about beginning a career in the field of serving communities and marginalized populations and how to break in and get professional experience starting from zero. Activism is very important to me and some of my specific population interests include at-risk women (such as BARCC or Battered Women’s shelters), queer youth and young adults, and adults with disabilities.

Name: Morgan Winters ’17
Email: mwinters@brandeis.edu
Major: Psychology; minors in Hispanic studies, and creativity, the arts and social transformation
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Middle East research opportunities before grad school

As a senior, I am currently working on a thesis project that focuses on Arab nationalism under the Iraqi Ba’ath regime and its use of education. My regions of interest are Middle East and Central Asia. I also have a growing interest in education. I would like to focus on this subject when I apply to graduate school. Before that, I want to gain experience in the sector, preferably through research. I am seeking advice in regards to what kind of a path I should be following for these goals. It would be very useful to hear about the challenges and rewards of this path as well. Thank you!

Name: Sumeyra Ekin ’17
Email: bklvsvr@brandeis.edu
Majors: International and global studies, history
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
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Opportunities in health, policy, Jewish leadership for recent grad

I am interested in opportunities in healthcare, public policy and Jewish professional leadership after graduation. I’d love to speak with alumni working in any of these fields to explore opportunities!

Name: Jonas Singer ’17
Email: jbsinger@brandeis.edu
Majors: HSSP, minor in politics
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Advice on careers in international public health

I am an HSSP major and an anthropology minor. I know that I want to do work in the public health field, but I’m not sure exactly what. I’m interested in incorporating international cultural practices/alternative medicine in the Western healthcare system. What advice do you have for finding careers related to this field?

Name: Takisha Edwards ’17
Email: taki1213@brandeis.edu
Majors: HSSP

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Aspiring civil rights attorney wants to hear your path

I am a double major in history and American studies with minors in politics and legal studies. I am considering going to law school to be a civil rights lawyer but would love to hear more options and what other grads with similar interests are doing!

Name: Jessica Eichinger ’17
Email: jessicae@brandeis.edu
Majors: American studies, history

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Leads on media roles in NYC

I am graduating this month and currently seeking employment in the media industry. As an American studies major and journalism minor my strong interest in the media landscape in the United States has driven my career prospects and past internship experiences. I have experience in marketing, product development, content creation, publishing, and communications roles. I am looking to build on these experiences in my next role and work in a similar position or in the legal department at a media company. After taking journalism ethics and business law courses at Brandeis I realized my passion for media law and hope to go to law school and one day serve in a legal counsel position at a media company. Please reach out with any advice, tips, or positions that you think would be of interest to me. Thank you!

Name: Leah Newman ’17
Email: lnewman@brandeis.edu
Majors: American studies, journalism
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
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Graduating senior seeks connections in Hong Kong

I am looking to connect with alumni based in Hong Kong who are working in law, arbitration, public affairs and/or business.

Name: Joyce Situ ’17
Email: joycesitu@brandeis.edu
Major: Politics
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
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International senior choosing between US and China

I’m hoping to connect with international alumni about how they chose whether to stay and work in the states or return to China after graduation.

Name: Jiayue Yu ’17
Email: jyu@brandeis.edu
Majors: Business, economics
Hometown: Beijing, China
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Bio grad seeks research positions

I am graduating in May and am seeking a research assistant position in biology. I would love to speak with bio grads working in the field about how they found their first job.

Name: George Popa ’17
Email: gpopa247@brandeis.edu
Majors: Biology
Hometown: Fort Lee, NJ
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Seeking alumni connections in marketing

Graduating senior trying to meet alumni working in marketing. Industries of interest include music and entertainment in particular. Class and work experience includes marketing, business law, and finance.

Name: Bruce Dreyfus ’17
Email: bd0801@brandeis.edu
Majors: Business, minor in legal studies
Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ
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Environmental studies senior seeks advice on life after Brandeis

I would like to receive career advice on how to network effectively and how to make life-long plans for myself after graduation.

Name: Yutong Chen ’17
Email: ytchen@brandeis.edu
Majors: Environmental studies, business
Hometown: Wanjing, China

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Psychology positions in NYC

My name is Danya Schlussel and I am a senior and Psychology major at Brandeis University graduating in May. I am interested in job opportunities in psychology research before pursuing a doctorate. My primary interest is in working with children, so ideally my position would allow me to work with a younger population. I have substantial experience working with youth of all ages and working in psychology research labs.

I am looking for a full-time job as a research assistant in New York City. Any advice, connections, or tips to help me along this process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Name: Danya Schlussel ’17
Email: dschluss@brandeis.edu
Majors: psychology
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
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Seeking healthcare and medical career advice

I am excited to be graduating Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology this coming May. Currently, I work as a research technician preparing equipment for the researchers in the lab including creating and testing antibiotic plates, sterilizing pipettes, Eppendorf tubes, and glass tubes, and creating various medias.

Last summer, I had the opportunity to work as a physician office assistant (POA) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital through the
Healthcare Administration Summer Support Program. Through this position, I handled heavy telephone volume, rescheduled patients tests and appointments, and updated electronic medical records (EMR).

I am interested in learning about two different paths: emergency medicine and its work environment as well as healthcare consulting. Post graduation I would like to work either as a clinical researcher in emergency medicine or some entry-level healthcare consulting. I am very excited to hear from Brandeis Alumni and your experiences!

Name: Caitlin King ‘ 17
Email: caitlink@brandeis.edu
Majors: biology
Hometown: Queens, NY
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Recent grad seeks alternative social science research paths

I graduated from Brandeis University in 2016 with a degree in psychology and sociology. I currently work at Brandeis at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, assisting in social science demographic research on Jewish communities. This is a two-year gig, and once it’s up I’d like to move onto something else. But I am completely in the dark with what I’d like to do! I am interested in human behavior and social science, however, I don’t know if social science research is the right path for me. From what I’ve seen, it contains sitting in front of a computer and dealing with spreadsheets all day. Additionally, I don’t want to go into academia. Is there a path that social science researchers can take that entails a more engaging, non-academic atmosphere? For what it’s worth, I also do not want to go into clinical psychology or the mental health field, either. Information such as what an average day of a social science researcher looks like, inside and outside academia, would be very helpful. Social justice topics interest me, such as crime, gender issues, etc, as well as general topical social issues, such as why people vote the way they do, how technology affects human relationships, etc. I just don’t really know what to do with these interests! Graduate school seems like an appropriate option, but I don’t even know where to begin. It’s hard for me to articulate what exactly I’m interested in, and because I’ve never experienced the field except at the low level I am in now, it’s hard to know if it is right for me. Any assistance would be appreciated!

Name: Naomi Weinblatt ’16
Email: nhw27@brandeis.edu
Majors: psychology, sociology
Hometown: Queens, NY
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Senior seeking job advice for non-profits or human rights field

I am a graduating senior at Brandeis seeking opportunities in the non-profit world, with a focus on human rights, international studies/development, and related fields. I am an International and Global Studies and History double major with a passion for human rights, social justice, foreign policy, research, and writing. I currently intern for a foreign affairs journal where I research international news and help edit original content pieces from top foreign policy analysts. I previously interned at a non-profit in Jerusalem that worked to provide social and educational opportunities to Ethiopian immigrants. At Brandeis, I am an editor for the school newspaper The Justice and have contributed to the Brandeis International Journal, and I am also the founder and editor-in-chief of a feminist website which works to promote creative works from women around the world.

I’m interested in learning about what it is like to work at a non-profit, particularly those focused on human rights, women’s rights, or related issues. I am curious as to what types of roles are typically available for entry-level candidates and what kind of impact one can make in those roles, as well as what future experiences non-profit work could potentially lead to. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Name: Rachel Sharer ’17
Email: rsharer@brandeis.edu
Majors:  international and global studies, history
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
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Senior looking for storytelling opportunities

My name is Abigail Rothstein and I am a senior majoring in Education Policy with minors in Environmental Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. Before I pursue a higher degree in law, education, or sociology, I am looking for opportunities that will allow me to use media as a platform for social change. As someone who has experience using multimedia to share messages on activism and social movements, I have learned a great deal about the power of communication to share ideas. As such, I am looking for journalism, documentarian, or social justice storytelling organizations that will help people share their stories.

Name: Abigail Rothstein ’17
Email: abigail.rothstein@gmail.com
Majors: education policy, environmental studies, social justice and social policy
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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HSSP major in search of networking opportunities

This past summer I was a project management intern at a medical advertising agency known as GreyHealth Group in New York City. From this internship, I learned how to create budgets, timelines and further developed my communication skills by coordinating projects through all the different departments in the agency.

At Brandeis University I am the coordinator of Junior Brandeis Achievers (JBA), a Waltham Group after school program at two local elementary schools. Working with the administration of both the elementary schools, we manage the creation and execution of targeted programs for second through fifth-grade students at the schools. The coordinators recruit Brandeis and high school students to participate in JBA, train the volunteers in how to make lesson plans that stay within budget and how to engage with the students.

In addition to JBA, I volunteered in a Health Psychology Lab at Brandeis where I recruited study participants as well as captured and analyzed study results. Finally, I am captain of the women’s ultimate Frisbee team at Brandeis, a team I have been a member of since freshman year.

I’d love to speak to alumni who work in healthcare fields and learn about the different kinds of work that is available. I’d also appreciate advice on how to best network and connect with others in organizations that might be recruiting.

Name: Eliana Bernstein ’17
Email: elianab@brandeis.edu
Majors: HSSP, psychology
Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ
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Sophomore seeking career advice on public health non-profits

I am trying to find a way to integrate my interest in public health with a fundraising position (preferably with a non-profit). I would love to speak with alumni who are in all public health fields, but specifically with those who have jobs similar to my interests. I would like to know how they got started in their careers, and how I can gain more experience.

Name: Danielle Lebowitz ’19
Email: dlebowitz@brandeis.edu
Majors: HSSP
Hometown: White Plains, NY
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Visual retailer seeking artistic outlet

I’ve worked at the women’s retailer Anthropologie for the past 2.5 years building and creating interior installations and window displays of varying scales. I employ a wide variety of materials, practices, and processes in my work (both professionally and personally) and would like to learn more about professions where my skill set can be employed. I’m definitely done with retail for now and looking for something less transient.

I can see myself going in a multitude of directions ranging from interior design, set design, prop design, artisan apprenticeships, furniture building, historical preservation and replication, freelance work and commissions.

I would love to connect with alumni who have experience in any of those fields (or related ones!) and learn more about why you love it as I determine my next career move.

Name: Sarah Bierman ’14
Email: sbierman@brandeis.edu
Majors: Studio art
Hometown: New York, NY
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Sophomore in search of quantative research experience

I’m a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Anthropology. I enjoy research and would like to get a job this summer that involves quantitative research.

In my classes, I’m working with SPSS and ArcGIS, and I enjoy using both software packages. Last year, I was a legislative intern at the Massachusetts State Senate where I wrote reports on pending legislation and did quantitative research using Excel. I am currently the programming director for the Brandeis Diversity Conference; in that role, I developed the schedule and invited several speakers to participate. Next academic year I’ll be studying abroad at the London School of Economics.

I’m hoping to talk to alumni who work with data about career options involving quantitative research. I’m also hoping for recommendations about ways I can get real world experience with data this summer. As an anthropology major, I would be interested in advice about career options that combine quantitative research with qualitative research.

Name: Christof Rindlisbacher ’19
Email: crindlisbacher@brandeis.edu
Majors: mathematics and anthropology
Hometown: Boston, MA
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Senior looking to break into health policy field

I am a motivated senior majoring in HSSP and politics with minors in anthropology and women’s and gender studies. I am in my first semester of the accelerated master’s in public policy program with a concentration in health policy at the Heller School at Brandeis. I am passionate about reproductive rights and health care accessibility, and I am interested in learning about how to work in the field of health policy, specifically reproductive health. Thank you for your help; I look forward to speaking with you!

Name: Annie Averill ’17
Email: aaverill@brandeis.edu
Majors: HSSP, politics
Hometown: Plaistow, NH
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Sophomore seeks finance summer internship

I am seeking advice on how someone in the finance field landed a summer internship during the summer before junior year. As a sophomore, I am having difficulty finding companies that hire sophomores, so if there is anyone who has any knowledge about finance/insurance companies that hire sophomores as summer interns, I would love to learn more.

Name: Debbie-Lee Baskir
Email: dlbaskir@brandeis.edu
Majors: Business, legal studies
Hometown: Newton, MA
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Advice on temporary jobs before med school

I’m a senior pre-med student majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I’ve always known that I want to be a doctor and my experiences during my years at Brandeis have only reinforced that desire. In the last 10 years or so, it has become clear that taking a year or two off between being an undergraduate student and enrolling in a medical school is a path that these institutions prefer to see their applicants take. Therefore, I have recently begun a job search for gap year opportunities in clinical research or public health service projects. However, I have found the process of searching for a job that I know I will likely only hold for a short period of time to be somewhat awkward and difficult to approach. It has been challenging to express my interest in potential jobs while being perfectly honest about my intended path in life because most employers don’t want to hire someone who they know is there temporarily. That being said, does anyone have advice for an appropriate way that pre-med students can earnestly express interest in jobs they plan on holding for only a year or two?

Name: Alex Landau ’17
Email: landau95@brandeis.edu
Major: Biology
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
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Leads on nonprofit work, women’s issues in San Fran

I’m an alumna, BA class of ’15 and MA class of ’16, looking to relocate from Boston to the San Francisco Bay Area. I currently work at an agency that serves poor and homeless women in Boston, seeing clients on a one-on-one basis, providing information, referrals and support. I am relocating to the SF Bay Area in May of 2017, and am looking for opportunities to network with Brandeis alumni who have experience with women’s issues, close contacts with clients, and working with a vibrant team that is passionate and knowledgeable about the work, with opportunities to engage in systemic change. I am interested in experiences in nonprofit development, startups, grant writing and reviewing, and charitable foundations.

Name: Karen Lengler ’15, MA’16
Email: karenlg@brandeis.edu
Majors: International and Global Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Insight on administrative roles in healthcare

I’m interested in a career in human resources, but after taking a class on American healthcare this semester, I found that I have an interest in that subject as well. The problem I’d love some help on is this: if I decide that I want to pursue a career in healthcare, what should I do? I have thought about a masters in Healthcare Administration, but I am not exactly sure what that entails. The only jobs I really know about are public policy and being a practitioner in some capacity, which doesn’t interest me. I’d love to know more about administrative roles in healthcare that do not involve becoming a practitioner. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer me!

Name: Sadie-Rose Apfel ’18
Email: sapfel@brandeis.edu
Major: Psychology (minor in business)
Hometown: Stamford, CT
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Still undecided about med school

I am currently a sophomore on the pre-med track with an intended double major in biology and HSSP, and an interest in neuroscience. I am interested but still unsure about pursuing medical school, and would appreciate any advice from anyone who might have been in a similar position. I would love to gain insight on why you chose to go to medical school or pursue an alternative career in the health field. If you are a recent grad, I would love to learn about your post-graduate/current medical school experience.

Name: Maytal Babajanian ’19
Email: mbabajanian@brandeis.edu
Majors: Biology, HSSP
Hometown: Roslyn Heights, NY
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Legal assistant work in NYC before law school

I am a December 2016 graduate currently applying to law school and searching for temporary job opportunities as a legal assistant or paralegal in New York City. I recently interned at the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission this past summer. From these experiences, I have strong legal research skills, practice preparing written memoranda, and familiarity with the civil litigation process. I would greatly appreciate any advice on where I might search for work opportunities as well as general insight on preparing for law school. Thank you very much!

Name: Aditi Shah ’16
Email: aditisha@brandeis.edu
Majors: History, HSSP
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
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Creative junior using art to empower youth

I am a junior majoring in anthropology and minoring in creativity, the arts, and social transformation. I am a creative thinker with an ability to recognize the unique talents and leadership qualities that my peers have in order to help them gain more self-empowerment. Born and raised in Somerville, MA, I have watched gentrification unfold in my hometown and seen thousands of Somerville residents forced to move out due to rising housing costs. With this experience in hand, I would like to continue pursuing my interest in supporting youth development and the arts in order to help fight the negative effects of gentrification anywhere in the United States, for this is a national trend. I want to know what kind of career paths would allow me to pursue these issues, and whether receiving additional schooling beyond my Bachelor’s degree would be essential in pursuing this work. Thank you!

Name: Marcelo Brociner ’18
Email: celo@brandeis.edu
Majors: Anthropology
Hometown: Somerville, MA
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Senior seeking health career innovation in Bay area

I am a graduating senior at Brandeis seeking opportunities in health care innovation. As an HSSP major with experience in health care startups, I am passionate about making an impact on the American population’s health. Last semester, I studied abroad on SIT’s Chile Public Health program where I gained knowledge behind-the-scenes of clinics and hospitals. I would love to work with people on the business side of health care, whether it’s creating and maintaining partnerships or bringing departments together within an organization. At the Hiatt Career Center, I am a peer career advisor and I enjoy building relationships with students to help them achieve career success. I want to do this on a larger scale for health care startups, institutions, or organizations. I’m interested in hearing about types of entry-level roles and places that might fit my interests and passions within health care or health tech. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Name: Rebecca Groner ’17
Email: ragroner@brandeis.edu
Majors: Neuroscience and Biology
Hometown: Worcester, MA
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Cybersecurity insights for humanities grad

My tentative plan is to pursue a post-bacc program in cybersecurity within the UMaine system after I graduate from Brandeis. I’m hoping to speak with someone currently working in the field of cybersecurity to see how they feel about the profession. Given the somewhat non sequitur connection between my undergraduate majors and my post-grad goals, I’d also love advice on transitioning from the world of the humanities to the world of computer science. Thanks for your help!

Name: Gwenyth Fraser ’17
Email: gwenythf@brandeis.edu
Majors: English, psychology, creative writing
Hometown: Litchfield, ME
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Sophomore exploring international public health career

I’m about to finish my first course in public health and I absolutely love the issue we have been talking about. From this experience, I am contemplating pursuing a career in public health with a focus on international health. I would greatly appreciate any insight into the field, potential career paths, and educational opportunities I could pursue after I complete my undergraduate degree.

Name: Lucy Miller-Suchet ’19
Email: lucymillersu@brandeis.edu
Majors: International & global studies
Hometown: Nyack, NY
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Artist seeks advice on pursuing art outside of 9-5

Hello! I am a senior studying studio art and computer science with a minor in English. I have been lucky enough to find a job that allows me to combine all three, but I’m interested in pursuing painting on the side as well. I would appreciate any advice you may have for working and establishing myself as an artist while also working full time.

Name: Alison Simon ’17
Email: asimon94@brandeis.edu
Majors: Studio art, computer science
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
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Advice from lawyers / public servants before law school

Hello! I’m currently a senior graduating in May ’17. I’m hoping to gain more experience either working for a law firm or politician before perhaps applying to law school. For the past three years I’ve been interning (via internet) as a legislative analyst for the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. This work has been fascinating and given me some insight into the whole process of local legislation.

I’ve also been working for the Schuster Institute’s Innocence Project. As a research assistant, I help re-investigate cases and create memos on potential wrongful MA convictions.

I hope to eventually work in policy and help women and children facing systemic inequalities both at home and abroad. I’m interested in connecting with people in law and/or government and would be very grateful to speak with current professionals in these fields.

Name: Olivia Gladstone ’17
Email: olivia94@brandeis.edu
Majors: Anthropology, business
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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Hoot writer seeks internships in journalism

I am a sophomore double majoring in politics and American studies. I am interested in journalism and would like to intern at a publication this summer. Any advice as to which publications might be interested in a summer intern would be helpful! I have experience with Adobe InDesign and I publish two to three articles weekly in Brandeis’ student-run newspaper, The Hoot. Any advice about how to break into this industry would be helpful!

Name: Elianna Spitzer ’19
Email: espitzer@brandeis.edu
Majors: Politics, American studies
Hometown: Martinez, CA
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Senior seeking career advice on food science / pharma

Hi, I am a senior who is freaking out a little about post-grad life.

I would like some advice on how to find an entry level position that will help advance my career in a field in which I do not have any experience. I am a neuroscience and biology major who has an interest in pursuing a potential career in food science and pharmaceutical development; however, I do not have much of a chemistry background. Entry level positions in this field seem to require candidates with either the necessary classes such as a food science course or research experience but I have neither. Is it even worth me applying to a job that I have little to no qualifications for? Should I apply to a job that I do not want to do just to obtain experience so that I will become a more qualified candidate for the actual job I would like to do in the future? Any insight will aid me greatly! Thanks in advance.

Name: Ricky Braithwaite ’17
Email: clarkent@brandeis.edu
Majors: Biotechnology (MS), Neuroscience, Biology
Hometown: Chelsea, MA
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Gap year advice for graduating pre-med senior

I am a senior on the pre-med track, but before medical school I will be taking a gap year to enhance my academic and clinical experience. Since coming to Brandeis I have not had the chance to explore all of my interests in healthcare, and this is where I am seeking advice. I have a keen interest in public health, and specifically increasing access to mental health education in minority communities. Within my gap year, I would love to explore the public health sector but I am having some difficulty figuring out how to do that. I would be extremely appreciative if anyone could offer advice on their gap year before medical school and what opportunities there are for students like me. Thank you!

Name: Megan Boateng ’17
Email: mboateng@brandeis.edu
Majors: Neuroscience and Biology
Hometown: Worcester, MA
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Searching for Content Marketing Career Insight

I am currently a senior graduating in May with a B.A. in English and Film, Television and Interactive Media. Post-graduation, I am interested in doing content marketing or more editorial-based roles for a non-profit or university. I love my job as a student advisor at the Hiatt Career Center, and having written for a variety of companies (including a celebrity news website, a Boston insurance company, several career-development blogs, etc.), I’ve found that I most enjoy working on content when I know that it is helping somebody.

I would appreciate any opportunities to speak with current professionals working in student services or at a non-profit about their experiences and get advice on how to move forward as I begin my job search.

Name: Sarah DeLuca ’17
Email: sfd710@brandeis.edu
Majors: English, Film, Television, and Interactive Media
Hometown: Syosset, NY
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Searching for Economics Career Insight

Hello! I am a senior at Brandeis University graduating with a major in economics and minors in computer science and business. Economics had always been my favorite subject in high school, and the microeconomics class that I took with Professor Coiner only intensified my interest. Since then, I have studied abroad in the heart of London’s financial services sector where I was able to intern at a high street firm that provided accounting services for small businesses and startups. Now I am looking to apply the analytical skills that I have gained during these four years towards a position in the private sector. I am eager to work for a large firm, preferably in its marketing or accounting and finance departments. Any insight on how to successfully enter this field would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Name: Sean Jeong ’17
Email: seanje@brandeis.edu
Major: economics
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
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Pursuing Business Career with an Interest in Sustainability

My name is Patrick Flahive. I am a current junior majoring in business and environmental studies and I am a member of the Brandeis men’s soccer team. I am interested in both business and sustainability and am looking to incorporate both aspects into my job. After working at Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, I am looking for business internships to broaden my scope on what industry I want to work in. I am still unsure of what industry I want to go into and I am seeking any advice, or recommendations that you may have.

Name: Patrick Flahive ’18
Email: pflahive@brandeis.edu
Majors: business, environmental studies
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
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Seeking Physician Assistant Career Insight

I am senior graduating this upcoming May with a Bachelors in biology, and I am interested in learning more about physician assistant programs. I would like to know what potential pathways I can take towards becoming a PA, as well as how current PAs feel about their profession.

Name: Alexis Corrado ’17
Email: acorrado@brandeis.edu
Major: biology
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
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International Medical Internship Advice Needed

Recently I became an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Turrigiano Lab and have discovered my interest in neuroscience and research alongside my pre-med track. I am looking into traveling abroad this summer and am currently searching for possible internships or volunteering opportunities in Europe within this field. This would be my first time abroad, so I would be very grateful for any advice and insight from your experience, specifically if you have done research or a medical internship abroad. Thank you!

Name: Hannah Lynch ’19
Email: hlynch@brandeis.edu
Majors: psychology, biology
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
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Next Steps for a Career in Finance

I am a senior graduating with a B.A. in economics and mathematics. I am applying to Masters of Financial Engineering programs and would like to learn more about careers in quantitative finance, what kind internship or full-time positions you would suggest I look for, how to strengthen my skills during graduate school, and insights about different Masters of Financial Engineering programs. Thank you.

Name: Chutong Wu ’17
Email: ctwu@brandeis.edu
Majors: economics, mathematics
Hometown: Zhejiang, China
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Getting Started In Entertainment

Hello! My name is Oye Ehikhamhen and I am a senior double majoring in Business and Health: Science, Society and Policy. Plot twist: Although it is not shown in my areas of study, I have a strong passion in theater and have immersed myself in it by taking classes as well as acting and directing in main stage productions during my time here at Brandeis. My passion for theater has lead to my interest in the entertainment industry as a whole – theater, film, publicity and management. Since I am not majoring in theater or films studies, my resources on “next steps” have been limiting. I am currently seeking advice on aspects of the entertainment industry including: how to get into this industry, managing the cutthroat environment, as well as how to balance work and personal life. I am more than welcoming of any advice that you believe will be useful to me or any of your own personal experiences that you can share with me. Thank you in advance!

Name: Oye Ehikhamhen ’17
Email: oehikham@brandeis.edu
Majors: business, health: science, society and policy
Hometown: Boston, MA
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Investment Banking Career Questions

My name is Chi Duong. I am an international student from Vietnam and is currently a junior at Brandeis University. I am a double major in Business and Economics. I am interested in the financial industry, especially investment banking. I would like to know what kind of skills, quality, characteristics, and experience that investment banks usually look for in a candidate.

Name: Chi Duong ’18
Email: cduong@brandeis.edu
Majors: business, economics
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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Seeking Advice on Business/Computer Science Careers

I am interested in software engineering, AI, edX, and consulting. I have combined skill sets of business and computer science as well as various intercultural experiences. I am seeking internship opportunities in both the computer science and business fields. I would like to hear from professionals working in both fields about their professional experience, industry insights, and career path. I am also interested in professional advice on how I can fully utilize my combined backgrounds. I am open to working anywhere in the states or even abroad. Additionally, I am earnest about entrepreneurship and startups. I would be happy to hear from founders of tech-related startups or alumni working in startups or incubators. Thank you so much in advance!

Name: Athena Xiao ’18
Email: chyxiao@brandeis.edu
Majors: computer science, business
Hometown: Nancang, China
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Seeking Consulting Career Info

I am a junior double majoring in economics and international & global studies. I have interned at China Galaxy Securities, HSBC Bank, and Deloitte. After doing extensive research in consulting, I have become truly interested in consulting as I love problem solving and being constantly challenged to learn about new things. I am intellectually curious, well-rounded and self-driven. I would like to know more about the consulting industry and seek career advice through networking with Brandeis alumni so that I can obtain first-hand information about consulting and therefore better navigate my career path.

Name: Jie Cai ’18
Email: jcai95@brandeis.edu
Majors: economics, international & global studies
Hometown: Xiamen, China
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Bio Major Seeks Geology/Biology Career Insight

I am a current senior at Brandeis graduating with a B.A. in Biology and Philosophy. I am fascinated by the natural world and want to figure it out, both metaphysically and scientifically. My interest in these subjects was piqued when I took the class Philosophy of Science with Professor Marusic. Next year, I hope to be teaching biology in Sierra Leone as a Peace Corps volunteer—and become a Philosopher King in the process. Afterwards, I hope to attend graduate school for geology or evolutionary biology through the Peace Corps Coverdell Program. I would like to learn more about careers in these fields, get general career advice, and learn how to strengthen my graduate school application.

Name: Kathryn Semerau ’17
Email: kathryns@brandeis.edu
Majors: biology, philosophy
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
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Seeking Environmental Career Advice

I am graduating in 2017 with a B.S./ M.S. in biochemistry and minors in classics and chemistry. I perform biochemistry/ biophysics research in the Professor Dorothee Kern’s lab. I discovered my interest in an environmental career recently, after taking an introductory environmental chemistry course. Besides the class, I have no experience with environmental studies, and I don’t know anything about the environmental job sector. What jobs are available in this area for scientists with a background in biochemistry or chemistry? Although I find green chemistry and waste/drinking water treatment particularly engaging, I am open to all environmental careers. I would be grateful for advice and insights about your experience!

Name: Sara Gelles-Watnick ’17
Email: saragw@brandeis.edu
Major: biochemistry
Hometown: Newton, MA
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Pursuing HR Career Advice

I am currently an undergraduate senior seeking advice on how to enter the human resources field as I will graduate in May 2017. My interest in HR was piqued after completing Professor Suderow’s Organizational Behavior course my sophomore year. Since then, I had a summer internship where I was able to focus on training and development by creating a curriculum intended for international business students. At Brandeis, I gained training skills by teaching break dance for weekly practices as co-founder of Stop Motion Dance Crew. I am interested in all areas of HR including employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and organizational design. I am looking to discuss these areas with an HR professional and learn how to successfully enter this field. Thank you.

Name: Leo Kim ’17
Email: yjk@brandeis.edu
Major: business
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
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Looking to Gain Marketing Experience

I am a current senior at Brandeis majoring in International and Global Studies with minors in South Asian Studies and Economics. All my life, from my experiences living in India and traveling to numerous other countries, I have developed an immense curiosity of different governments, cultures, and the various problems societies face. I have also focused on development and government and NGOs’ role in promoting it. As a result, I tend to have an international perspective on the issues I care about, often looking at them through an anthropological lens.

Over the past few months, I have become interested in business as well. I would like to pursue an MBA in five to six years from now. In the meantime, I want to employ my communications experience, among other skills, in addition to my curiosity and fields of study, in the private sector. I am keen on working for a large private company, ideally in its marketing department. In the long run, I hope to be involved with multiple businesses in different roles. Some may focus on my areas of study while others are in different industries.

I would appreciate any connections with whom I can get advice and learn about possible opportunities after I graduate in May of 2017. Thanks so much.

Name: Rohan Lal ’17
Email: rlal@brandeis.edu
Major: international and global studies
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
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Seeking Clinical Psychology Program Advice

I am a rising senior graduating with a B.S./M.S. in neuroscience, and a B.S. in biology and psychology with a history minor. I am considering applying to clinical psychology PhD programs with a focus in neuropsychology and would like to learn more about careers in the field, what kind of volunteer or internship positions are available to gain clinical experience, and how to strengthen my graduate school applications.

Name: Dena Goldblatt ’17
Email: dsgold@brandeis.edu
Majors: neuroscience, biology, psychology 
Hometown: Warwick, RI
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Seeking Creative Career Direction

Hello! I would like to learn how best to break into a design career. I have creative interests that span from installation art and production to design strategy and product development. I love to work with people, evaluate ideas, and develop comprehensive solutions for improvement. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or information. Thank you!

Name: Megan Rubenstein ’16
Email: meganhr@brandeis.edu
Major/minors: psychology/sculpture, architectural studies, philosophy
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
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New Grad Seeks Communication Industry Advice

I am a recent Brandeis graduate who’s been looking for a job in the communications field (since I’ve had great experiences working in corporate communications during my internships) for a couple of months now.

I was wondering if there were any communication professionals out there that had any advice or could help guide me down the path of landing jobs in the communication field (brand, corporate, marketing, PR, etc.) especially for a recent graduate like myself. It’s been difficult trying to figure out what jobs are meant to be out of your reach or if there are credentials I need to develop first to be considered.

Name: Tony Chase ’16
Email: tonymc94@comcast.net
Majors: business, sociology 
Hometown: Franklin, MA
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Archived Ad: Seeking International Sustainability and Development Career Advice

I would like to work at a non-government organization/non-profit dealing with international sustainability and development. I would love to work at the UN. I am looking at international Master’s programs or MPH programs. I would love to meet alumni who work in urban planning and community health or with children.

Name: Zari Havercome ’16
Majors: Health: science, society and policy, international & global studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Archived Ad: Psychology/education Grad Seeks Job Advice

I am not sure what path I want to pursue. I would like to get experience in a theater company. I am also interested in youth-based community service, so I might also want to look at being some kind of mentor. Any advice on what I can do with these majors and minors would be helpful!

Name: Yaznil Baez ’16
Majors/Minors: Psychology, sociology/ education studies, theater arts
Hometown: Brockton, MA

Archived Ad: Seeking Physician Assistant Opportunities and Insight

I am really interested in physician assistant shadowing. I am also really interested in working in jobs related to the medical field. Any advice related to shadowing and medical-related jobs would be greatly appreciated. My future plan is to take a gap year and apply to the physician’s assistant program at MCPHS University.

Name: Sabrina Lynch ’16
Major/Minor: Biology/ chemistry
Hometown: Brockton, MA

Archived Ad: Anthropology Major Seeks Travel/NGO Experience

I would like to know how to work internationally with small companies and non-governmental organizations. I would love to meet alumni with experience in looking for graduate anthropology programs that have strong experiential components/field work. I would also like to talk to folks who traveled and took up projects as they went.

Name: Sara Taylor
Majors: Environmental studies, anthropology
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

 

Archived Ad: Looking for Insight into Establishing an NGO

I have decided to devote my life to fighting gender inequality. I have some savings of my own and family financial supports, but it wouldn’t be enough to tackle this issue in China. I would like to operate a feminist non-governmental organization in Asia; however I need some guidance in terms of its establishment, funding, etc. I would also like advice on whether it is necessary for me to obtain a Master’s degree in business or education to better achieve my goal.

Name: Kebei Zhao
Majors: Economics, business, international & global studies
Hometown: China
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Archived Ad: Seeking Advice on Breaking Into Foreign Affairs

I study international and global studies and American studies here, and spent time traveling and studying abroad. I have experience working and volunteering in Ireland and Brazil, and speak Hebrew and Portuguese. I am interested in pursuing a path in foreign affairs and international conflict, and would welcome opportunities to travel and work abroad. I am curious how Brandeis alumni currently working in these areas broke into the field after college. After speaking to professors and people in the industry, there appears to be a consensus that without previous experience it is very hard to get your foot in the door. Being a full time student for my whole life, I am confident in my abilities but have not held a full time job in the field. What paths have alumni taken to get where they are? Thank you for your time, and any advice and wisdom is appreciated.

Name: Tzvi Miller
Majors: International & global studies, American studies
Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Archived Ad: Novice Seeks Research Position Advice

I became interested in scientific research late in my undergraduate career and was wondering if it’s possible to obtain an entry-level research position (such as a research technician or assistant) without any previous research experience. Are there any programs besides Masters programs that can help to teach me lab techniques/ equipment?

Name: Andrew Saechew ’15
Majors: Neuroscience, biology, chemistry
Hometown: Attleboro, MA

Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Public Policy Career Advice

I am interested in a career in public policy, specifically in housing, healthcare, and poverty. I am also considering community organization, political campaign work, or non-profit work. I would greatly appreciate information about if I should be considering an MPP or other grad school degree. I would love to learn about social justice and non-profit career opportunities as well as your experiences! Thank you.

Name: Noah Coolidge ’16
Majors: History, sociology
Hometown: Lexington, MA

Archived Ad: Senior Seeks Television Industry Insight

I am looking for advice regarding entry level positions in the television industry with a focus on development, casting, or writing. I am currently working a remote position with a marketing company and planning on moving to LA during the summer or early fall.

Name: Fiona Merullo ’16
Majors: Film/television, psychology
Hometown: Shrewsburg, MA

Archived Ad: Post-grad Seeks Science Research Lab Opportunities

My name is Jodecy Colon and I am currently living in New York City. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2015 with a Bachelors in chemistry. I am seeking employment in a science research lab in New York, preferably in a cancer biology or biomedical research lab. I have research experience in cancer biology, biophysics and neuroscience. I also have experience in teaching and I have volunteered at Massachusetts General Hospital and I would love to work in a hospital or university setting. If you can help me in anyway with my job search, I would be very thankful. Thank you very much and have a nice day.

Name: Jodecy Colon ’15
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Archived Ad: Junior Seeking Health, Entrepreneurship Career Insight

As a junior at Brandeis, studying health: science, society, & policy (HSSP), I am interested in integrative healthcare, social entrepreneurship, political activism, graphic design and social media. I am goal-oriented and work well with others. I enjoy traveling, exploring diverse cultures and thrive in hand-on experiences.My previous work experiences include: assisting in the physical therapy department in an Israeli hospital, coaching a swim team and instructing individuals of all ages on proper swimming techniques for multiple summers, and teaching graduate students how to swim. I excel in social environments and in helping others achieve their potential. I am looking to complete the required observational hours for graduate school in physical therapy, and/or gain additional integrated healthcare experiences.I am looking to further explore career options that align with my studies and interests. I sincerely welcome the opportunity of speaking with you.

Name: Jonas Singer ’17
Major: Health: science, society, & policy
Hometown: Millburn, NJ

Archived Ad: Seeking Tips for Cross-Country Move

Hello! My name is Naomi Rodriguez-Finer and I’m a graduating senior ready to pursue a career in entertainment in the city of Los Angeles. I’m aiming to start as a PA and learn as much as I can. Moving across the country feels like a big step and I’m sure there are a number of ways to avoid some common mistakes. I would like to ask anyone who has ever moved house for advice on how you handled the move, where you found housing, transportation, etc. Did you have a secured job before you moved? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Name: Naomi Rodriguez-Finer ’16
Majors: Business, women’s studies
Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA

Archived Ad: Seeking Science Policy/Communications Career Insight

Hello, my name is Rebecca Miller and I’m looking to explore careers relating to science policy/ communications. I have volunteered with environmental groups and have some experience lobbying for a health education initiative. I really enjoy learning about various scientific concepts and then using that knowledge to determine logical solutions to societal problems. I have considered looking into bioethics/ public policy Masters programs post-Brandeis, but was wondering if there might be alumni who have similar interests and might be willing to clue me into the types of career paths available or give advice on what might be the most useful educational or work experiences. I am unsure of whether it is more logical to focus on the sciences or on the legal/ethical aspects of policy as an undergrad, and would also love to hear about the paths others have taken. Thank you so much for your help!

Name: Rebecca Miller ’18
Major: Health: science, society & policy, biological anthropology
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Archived Ad: Economics Major Seeks Accounting Career Advice

Hi, I am Chenxi Zhao, a rising senior double majoring in economics and mathematics. I really want to pursue a career in the field of accounting, and I am preparing to attend an accounting master’s program after my graduation next year. I am seeking career advice on how to get an internship in the field of accounting as a non-accounting major student. I have sent several applications on accounting internships, but I have not received any responses yet. Thanks!

Name: Chenxi Zhao ’17
Majors: Economics, mathematics
Hometown: Waltham, MA

Archived Ad: Seeking Financial Aid Negotiation Advice

Hello. I am a recent Brandeis grad working as a paralegal in New York. I’m about to start law school in the fall. I am looking for advice from someone who successfully negotiated with a law school for an increase in financial aid. I’d like to hear about strategic ways to go about the negotiation. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Jessica Puterman ’15
Major: History
Hometown: New York, NY

Archived Ad: Looking for Economics and Environmental Career Advice

My name is Rebecca Mitchell and I am currently a senior majoring in economics and international & global studies and minoring in environmental studies and legal studies. I’ve spent a large part of my time at Brandeis doing research and work involving economics and environmental issues. After receiving a World of Work Grant to fund my summer internship from the Hiatt Career Center, I worked as an Economics Intern and Research Assistant at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for their Senior Marine Resource Economist. Due to this experience, I know that I would thrive in a career involving economic research, data analysis, and policy. I am looking for a full-time job at an institution where I can gain more hands-on experience. I would love advice on how to enter the field of economics research and any other advice, connections, or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Name: Rebecca Mitchell ’16
Majors/Minors: Economics, international & global studies/ environmental studies, legal studies
Hometown: Scarborough, ME

Archived Ad: Experienced Intern Seeks HR and Accounting Guidance

Hello, my name is Steve Lee and I am a senior undergraduate student. I am searching for jobs at the moment. My main interests lie in the area of human resources, accounting, and business. Over the last four years, I worked as a compliance intern at Allianz Global Investors (financial services), accounting intern at GS Caltex (oil corporation), project intern at Towers Watson (HR consulting firm), and lastly as an HR specialist at the Ministry of National Defense. I have built up my experiences mostly in my home country, South Korea. My interests are not specific to one industry and I figured it would be worthwhile to have exposure to different fields. I have applied to companies that relate to my work experience, but I feel a bit discouraged because I have rarely heard back from them. I would appreciate it very much if someone could provide me with guidance and possible connections to reach out to. Thank you very much.

Name: Steve Lee ’16
Majors: Economics, psychology
Hometown: Springfield, PA

Archived Ad: Philosophy Major Seeks Analyst Career Insight

Hello, I am Andrew Thomason. I have been, for the past month or so, visiting the career center and trying to figure out what career exactly I wish to pursue. I’ve found that I am interested in careers that require reasoning through problems. More specifically, careers such as fraud examiners, management analysts, and intelligence analyst. The appeal for me was the stated need for inductive reasoning, which has always been something that has interested me and the reason philosophy appealed to me in general. For the sake of fully knowing if this is what I wish to pursue, and how to pursue those potential careers, I would like to learn more about them, and how they apply specifically to my interest in inductive reasoning. It would also be great to learn what skills and qualifications specifically are needed for these careers. Thank you.

Name: Andrew Thomason ’16
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, OH

Archived Ad: Looking for Business and Finance Career Insight

My name is Rishab Verma, and I am an economics and mathematics double major in my second year at Brandeis University. I have developed my analytical and quantitative skills at Brandeis and I hope to apply them in a future internship. I am looking for an internship in finance, business development, or statistics. I am motivated to learn and want to gain valuable experience. With my double major, I have taken a broad range of classes from Linear Algebra to Statistics in Economics to Financial Accounting. However, I am still confused to what career I can pursue with this range of interests. I have taken a couple business classes here and I love them, as you learn to apply all your interests from philosophy to psychology. Business is a field in which I am interested in as I love figuring out real world problems.  Any advice from alumni in this field would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Rishab Verma ’18
Majors: Mathematics, economics
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Archived Ad: English Major Seeks Journalism Career Advice

My name is Jaime and I am a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in politics and environmental studies. I’m seeking a full-time position as a reporter at either an online or traditional newspaper.

I have some journalism experience. I was features editor of The Justice for over a year and am currently an associate editor. I’m also a reporter The Editorial, where I conduct and edit interviews with creatives and entrepreneurs in the Boston area. This semester, I am also working as an editorial intern at a public radio program called Living On Earth.

Are you a journalist with insights to share? What smaller/local publications are respected in the industry and what skills do they value most in an entry-level reporter? I’m obsessed with becoming a better interviewer, a better writer and more effective collaborator — any advice on improving my craft and/or navigating this job market is appreciated!

Name: Jaime Kaiser ’16
Major: English literature
Hometown: Pelham, NY