Hello! My name is Mia and I am a senior currently studying abroad in Gulu, Uganda. I spent one semester studying international criminal law in The Hague which inspired a semester in Uganda to explore the reality of post-conflict justice on the ground. I’m currently conducting research towards a thesis on perceptions of International Criminal Court intervention in northern Uganda. I’m torn about what steps to take post-graduation. I’ve considered the Peace Corps, law school, and graduate school. I hope to make travel and academics a permanent part of my life. However, I have to strongly consider my finances. Any advice about continuing my education in conflict resolution or law in a financially feasible way would be greatly appreciated.
I am a 2014 graduate and would like to re-locate to Boston and work with children with disabilities. Having hands on experience with children with various needs, I am looking for a job to gain more experience in the hopes of solidifying an area of study for graduate school. Any advice on careers in the disability field in the Boston area or guidance about disability graduate programs would be appreciated.
I am a rising senior and I am doing lots of thinking about my next steps. I would like to go to law school, but I would also like to move to Israel within the next 10 years. I want to know what it is like moving to Israel with an American law degree, and what I should expect with regards to my chances of employment and quality of life. Thank you.
I am a rising senior studying Psychology at Brandeis, hoping to do clinical work someday. I would like to talk to someone about the process of applying to a graduate program for Psychology, taking the GREs, whether I should first pursue a master’s and then a doctoral degree, and anyone who has gotten a master’s degree in Psychology at Brandeis. I am very confused about this whole process and any insight would be helpful! I would love to talk to anyone who has pursued a PsyD and what their path was to graduate school. I am considering taking the GREs this fall and applying to grad school, but possibly taking a year or two off before going. Any advice on jobs I could get in between college and grad school would be excellent, or just hearing about your own personal path. Thank you!
My name is Jenny Cheng and I recently graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Business and Film, Television and Interactive Studies. I am based in New York City. I have various interests and would like to pursue a career that includes any combination of them. I am interested in sustainability, social issues (especially women’s rights), photography, and video editing. I am currently looking at administrative assistant jobs in organizations that have to do with any of my interests. Any opportunities that relate to my interests or advice on what path I could take would be very helpful. Thank you!
My name is Mara Flack and I am currently a rising senior. I am majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology and double minoring in Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. I am working and living in downtown Chicago for the summer. I am seeking advice about the field of immigration law and looking for networking opportunities in this field as well as advice about law school for next year.
I am a rising senior with a variety of interests. For this summer, I have been applying to internships throughout the Tri-State area in the business and legal fields, but have been struggling to get any responses. In terms of business, I would really like to gain some experience in the finance and accounting fields. With respect to the legal field, I would like to gain some experience in entertainment law, contracts, and business law (such as mergers and acquisitions as well as working with companies undergoing financial fraud investigation). I would really appreciate any advice from alumni who have some experience with either of these industries and suggestions or ideas as to how I can get my foot in the door. Thank you!
I’m incredibly interested in the public relations field and would love to meet/speak with alumni who have their own PR firms or occupy senior level positions in other firms. I’m specifically interested in corporate communications, government relations and folks working in PR in the entertainment space. In terms of the experience I already have, I established my own nonprofit organization last year called Voices of Conservative Youth that is dedicated to changing the way young people perceive the Republican Party. I’ve done my own PR for the group and have been able to garner a significant amount of media placement in the process. I’m looking for mentorship in the PR field and would love it if you’d connect me with someone who’s willing to provide it. Thanks in advance for the consideration and I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you.
I am a graduating senior who wants to work in a consulting firm. I hope to get some suggestions on how to best prepare for case interviews from alumni who have been successful in the field. Also, if you have any leads on entry-level opportunities, that would be awesome!
Name: Xinru Lu ’14
Major(s): Economics, Business
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
I’m a graduating HSSP senior looking to network with and meet professionals in the healthcare and health policy field. I would like to be involved in healthcare either as a research assistant, clinical administrative support specialist, or similar position for a couple of years before I pursue my masters in public health (or perhaps another graduate degree). Any advice on applying for these positions and making the most out of my time before graduate school would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I am preparing to graduate with a Master’s of Science in Wellness Management accompanied by a minor in Business Essentials from Ball State University. I completed my undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 2012, studying American Studies and Studio Art. Being a Massachusetts native I would like to return to the New England area. I am seeking an internship or full-time position that will help me to gain real world experience and further develop my skill set. The focus of my graduate study has been work-site wellness and positive behavior change. I would greatly appreciate ideas and/or opportunities.
Name: Brighid Courtney ’12
Major(s): MS, Wellness Management; BA, American Studies & Studio Art
Varsity sport: Basketball
Hometown: Southampton, MA
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I am currently applying to medical school, and looking for a gap year job (in research or a hospital setting) before I hopefully matriculate in Fall 2015. Do any alumni have suggestions as to where I could look for such a job? Thank you for your time and any thoughts!
I am a graduating senior and I’m extremely interested in all kinds of marketing, specifically: digital, word of mouth, and experiential types of marketing. I’m hoping to speak with alumni who have worked in the US marketing industry. Any experiences or advice you would like to share, especially about time management in the field, would be great. Thank you!
Name: Sonny Bassan ’14
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
I want to attend med school or nursing school (Nurse Practitioner) within the next 1-2 years. However, in the mean time, I need to fulfill certain prerequisites (like chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and anatomy). I will hopefully take classes a few days a week while working part-time. I paid my way through Brandeis, so getting a job that pays the bills and is also relevant to my future career path is very important. Any advice on pursuing this path is much appreciated!
I am a graduating senior looking for a job in the healthcare field before heading to nursing school. I would prefer a job that deals with healthcare management or experience with patients. I would describe myself as a hard-working student, who appreciates the value built in to teamwork. I have experience with non-profits, which is another career avenue that I am looking to pursue. Finally, I would love to shadow a doctor or nurse. My final career aspiration is to be a neonatal nurse practitioner, but I require additional pre-reqs.
My name is Ariana Boltax, and I am very interested in science education at the University level. After Brandeis, I will be attending veterinary school at Cornell University. My goal is to obtain a DVM followed by a PhD and to integrate the health sciences through education. Veterinary science is a fascinating combination of disciplines in a medically relevant fashion, and I am excited by the contributions that veterinary science has to offer to other health sciences, particularly human medicine.
I am a graduating senior with a double major in Classical Studies and HSSP and a minor in Anthropology. I am considering working towards a PhD in Ancient History to eventually become a professor, focusing on ancient medical practices. Before I go into graduate school, however, I wanted to work in IT for higher education. I have worked four years at the Brandeis International Business School where I have done general help desk work, installed new systems for classrooms and professors, and helped maintain media systems within classrooms. I am hoping to use these skills and experiences to work in the Boston area. I am also hoping to take classes to prepare myself for graduate school. If anyone has worked in Higher Education while taking classes, I would love to hear about the path you took to get there and if you think it was worth it. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
A 2014 graduating senior seeking full time opportunities in Boston or New York. I am particularly interested in pursuing careers in either the account management, content, or strategy departments at full-fledged advertising agencies. I have recently wrapped up an account management internship at Hill Holliday, having worked on the Liberty Mutual account for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the Novartis account with their upcoming drug campaign launch. During my internship, I’ve had opportunities to learn about each department within the agency and build a network of contacts. Additionally, I have also been part of the IPG Summer Intern program as a marketing intern for IW Group, Inc. last summer. I would love to speak with anyone who has advice on what next steps I should take to be able to enter into the ad agency world full-time, and any tips or strategies on standing out as the best candidate to employers.
Hi! I am a graduating senior with a double major in Art History and Anthropology and a minor in South Asian studies. I am interested in pursuing a career in higher education administration/ office work that can in some way incorporate my interests in education, the arts, social activism, humanities, literature, writing, and editing. I am looking for available opportunities within the Greater Boston area and I am also interested in potential networking opportunities. Any advice or assistance would be extremely helpful!
I have many passions. In terms of my career, I see two options and pursue them simultaneously, so I ask for advice on both accounts. First, as an aspiring game developer, I’d like to stay as independent as possible in order to have control over the games I make. Where can I find artists who are reliable, consistent, and available for short-term (1-3 month) projects? Also, where should I look for funding (not including crowd sourcing or angel investors)?
Second, as an aspiring robotics engineer, I need far more experience with hardware engineering. What are some resources that could offer a similar level of expertise to a degree in EE, without the cost? I know there are a number of online courses, but is that really the best place to start? What platform(s) and tools are considered industry standards? Which seem likely to continue leading the charge on robotics?
I would appreciate any insight. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hi! I’m a graduating senior with a double major in Economics and Business with double minor in Environmental Studies and IGS. I’m interested in pursuing a career in a field that combines both economics and the environment – resource management, environmental consulting, etc. I am interested in understanding the relationship between economics and the environment, and how economics can be used to better understand how to manage our environment. Particularly, I’m looking for opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area – also looking for potential networking opportunities!
Aspiring public health professional seeks advice on graduate programs. I will be starting an MPH program at the Yale School of Public Health this fall and am looking for any advice from current or former MPH students (from Yale or elsewhere). Were there any things you wish you had known before you started your program? Are there any courses you would recommend (e.g. taking more quantitative courses in graduate school)? I would greatly appreciate any general advice about completing an MPH.
I’m a graduating senior who will be moving to NYC, looking to break into the acting industry. I’m interested in both stage and film, although I’ve been leaning towards film recently. I’ll graduate in May with my Massachusetts Elementary Education certification, so I’m hoping to find some kind of teaching part-time job as well. Any advice about breaking into the NYC acting field or education community would be greatly appreciated!
I am an aspiring actress and singer. I’ve done multiple shows during each semester of my time at Brandeis, including operas in the music department, theatre department shows with local directors, and Shakespeare productions with Hold Thy Peace, the Shakespeare club. I am looking for auditions and acting work, and I am willing to travel. I would love to speak with any alumni who work in the theatre, especially if they have any leads on acting jobs in any capacity! I’m also interested in graduate school, but I would like to gain some professional experience first.
I am a graduating senior majoring in Psychology. I’m considering pursuing a career in clinical psychology or psychiatry, but am planning to take a year or two off before applying to graduate school. Currently, I’m searching for a job as a research assistant or for a position in the social work field. I’m specifically interested in working with children and adolescents, and am also interested in exploring a career in forensic psychology or psychiatry. Any advice from those who have experience in the above mentioned fields would be much appreciated. Thanks so much, and I look forward to hearing from you!
I seek advice concerning my career choices and opportunities as a sociology major. I have been applying to jobs in HR, reception, sales, customer service, operational support, and recruiting. I would like to do something with reading and writing, perhaps editing or journalism, but I only have academic experience with that field. Social justice and legal services also interest me, as I have participated in student activism and loved mock trial in high school. Also, I do improv comedy and love it! I am staying in the Boston area and would love to connect with Brandeis alumni. Thank you!
I’m a soon-to-be graduate with majors in business and history. I spent my time at Brandeis as the general manager of WBRS and I found that I am interested in media management. I want to know what careers are out there for a student like myself. Any advice would be helpful! Thank you.
I am graduating Brandeis this May with a degree in psychology and I am hoping to pursue a career in clinical psychology. I am looking to find some more experience in the field before going to graduate school for a PsyD. I have had experience working with many populations, such as the Columbia Psyc ER and at a group home for individuals with mental disabilities. I am looking to get more hands-on experience and would love any career advice on how to go about finding such work. Thank you for your time!
Hi! I’m graduating and hoping to find a career involving East Asian Studies. I’m really passionate and I know a lot about East Asian literature and history. I really would love to find a career where my passion can flourish. Additionally, I’m interested in learning about what graduate programs would suit my interests best.
Name: Adrienne Thompson ’14
Major: East Asian Studies
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Biology and business double major seeks advice on gap year between graduation and medical school. I am graduating in May and would like advice on clinical research opportunities close to home in Southern California. I have done research for a semester at Brandeis in a project lab course and would love to have more experience in clinical research before applying to medical school. Any advice ranging from clinical research opportunities to general gap year advice would be much appreciated!
I am a 2013 graduate that has recently returned to the states after spending a gap year in China working as an event coordinator/English teacher. I am hoping to break into either the financial world or the event planning field. Ideally I would like to incorporate Chinese into the work place so that I can continue developing my language skills, though this is more a bonus than necessity. Looking for ideas on appropriate next steps.
I am graduating in May with a double-major in Language & Linguistics and German Studies. I am very interested in pursuing Speech-Language Pathology in the future, and am looking for some work experience before applying to graduate school. So far, I have been looking at assistant teaching positions at schools for special needs kids, as well as research assistant positions. I would also be interested in a job where I could put my German language skills to use. I am very experienced with technology, including PC/Mac, projectors, and software such as Microsoft Office and Praat. I would love any advice on what kind of jobs are out there for someone with my background and interests.
I am passionate about working with individuals with disabilities in settings such as schools and community organizations. I am planning on pursuing a Masters program in Occupational Therapy. Looking for any connections and opportunities for observations in OT or related field or environment working with individuals with various disabilities. Any assistance extremely helpful!
Graduating senior and aspiring journalist with experience in conducting research and writing for print and broadcast news outlets looking for reporting and research opportunities as well as advice from those in the field. I contributed writing for the local NPR station’s Morning Edition newscasts, local ABC affiliate’s evening newscasts as well as the campus newspaper’s News and Arts sections. I also have experience in conducting research for projects appearing in major print and broadcast media outlets, and was named the Michael Ratner Scholar in Investigative Journalism as a result of my contributions to investigative projects through the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. I am fluent in Greek and proficient in Spanish, and have lived in both Greece (Thessaloniki & Athens) and Spain (Salamanca).
I am a marketer who is passionate about using my unique skill set to reach out to diverse, multicultural audiences. During my last marketing research internship, I was trained to gain strong communication and data analysis skills to develop customer insights around peoples’ motivations and needs. My double majors in Business and Anthropology allow me to interview and analyze a business strategy both in quantitative and qualitative ways. Although I am an early career candidate, I have the cultural insight, international experience, and educational background to reach the ever-evolving demographics of the US and beyond. I am interested in learning about opportunities to market to international audiences and would appreciate your advice on breaking into the field!
I want to learn any and all ways to use theatre to create community and facilitate dialogue. I just finished a thesis project and paper, “Applied Theatre for Conflict Exploration: A Workshop Experiment,” and I am looking for more experience and professional development.
I just recently discovered occupational therapy as a career path and am intrigued about getting a chance to channel my creativity while integrating children back into their communities and social spheres. I am interested in shadowing an occupational therapist who works with children in any setting this summer and learning more about the field and the kinds of skill sets and commitment it requires.
I am a Studio Arts major looking to get to London. I am open minded about job options (though preferably something creative and in the arts–visual display for retail and museum opportunities, specifically) and wondering how an American without EU work papers or citizenship can find employment in the UK. Work for a global company and hope to get transferred? Are there companies in England that recruit Americans? Would greatly appreciate strategy suggestions and advice!
I am a senior studying HSSP. I am interested in the field of aging and pursuing work that benefits older adults. Ideally, I would like a job that allows me to use my healthcare knowledge from my HSSP courses and experiences in a way that relates to older adults. I am interested primarily in research and policy, rather than in direct clinical care such as social work. Work at a non-profit, policy organization, government institution or other organization interests me. Ultimately, I see myself attending graduate school, possibly pursuing an MPH, MPP, MPA or gerontology degree. However, as I am unsure yet what degree I want to pursue, I would like to gain experience before attending graduate school. Any guidance or suggestions on careers and graduate school are appreciated!
Hi, I am looking to get into the media/entertainment industry in the marketing, strategy, and development departments. I will be graduating in May and have been applying to jobs, but I really would love some advice on the job search and the best ways to begin my career.
Hi my name is Roberta Bergstein, I am an HSSP & Psychology double major on the Varsity Women’s tennis team and I am part of the Master of Public Policy program at Heller. I am looking to take time off over the next few years to gain experience in the public policy field, ideally with a focus in health. I have experience working with autistic children and would love to work for an organization that works towards helping these children. I am looking to speak with Brandeis alumni who are in the public policy field to gain insight on the job search and the demands of the field. Thank you!
Women’s basketball senior looking for advice regarding job/career choices that fit well with athletes. I am very interested in working in a fast-paced, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere focused on results. At Brandeis I have enjoyed being president of the Brandeis Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), creating and organizing events for all types of students and having an impact. I would love to speak with alumni who can help me figure out how my background and skills translate into different careers. Sports fanatic, with particular love of basketball and football.
I am a sophomore majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Health, Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP). I eventually would like to pursue an MSW, using this degree to help women and families. Currently searching for internships that will enable me to interact directly with people. I am interested in hearing about career paths in macro social work and casework, as well as other opportunities that relate to female empowerment and public health. Furthermore, I am seeking advice on how to combine my interest in policy and my desire to engage in direct service. Thank you for your assistance and insight.
I have recently moved to NYC, I live in Murray Hill and have only been here a few months. I also have recently decided I would like to go into Psychology as a profession and would love any and all advice as well as any information on internships/jobs/volunteering that I can be doing in NYC while I go through this process. Any advice would help! I ideally want to work with individuals who are battling mental illness such as depression, family problems, couples, and addiction. Mainly focusing on young adults but really any age.
2013 graduate with a double major in philosophy and psychology. I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Journalism at Stony Brook University. I am still refining my interests within journalism. My current program focuses on science, health, and environmental reporting. I am also interested writing about sports. I am seeking advice about how to break into professional journalism and would love to speak with you about your experiences.
Hi all! I am currently a senior and I am looking for connections in NYC with people who work in the not for profit sector. Ideally I am interested in empowering women in poverty to better themselves, especially with teenagers and sexual health. Also, helping to fix the education disparities growing in urban communities. If anyone works/has worked in these fields, I was just wondering if I could pick your brain about how you got started, and if you have any tips for me. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!
I am a junior with a background in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. I have an interest in neuromarketing, consumer behavior, and brand equity research and would like to get involved in marketing that uses neuroscience (e.g. EEG, eye-tracking, biometrics) or some sort of science to study consumer behavior. I find this intersection fascinating and want to contribute to this uprising field. For this summer, I hope to gain hands-on experience in marketing and neuroscience before graduation in May 2015. As of now, my plan is to work for 2-3 years after college and then jump into graduate school for a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology (or a related field). After that, I plan on coming back to the industry. I am currently seeking advice from anyone who has experience in marketing and neuroscience and whether graduate school is necessary for this field. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions from any alumni.
Major(s): Cognitive Science
Hometown: Waltham, MA
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Junior double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in French and Francophone Studies seeking advice in the field of forensics or criminal psychology. I am looking to work in that field upon graduation, and then attend graduate school for forensic psychology or criminology. I am also interested in how the law and psychology coincide. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
Phyics Major and Film Minor seeks advice for integrating physics and film together into a career. I have recently discovered my love for film creation, but also have my long time love of physics. These two interests often conflict, which makes finding a career including both very difficult. If anyone knows of, or is in, a career that incorporates both of these subjects, I would love to talk with you about it! Suggestions need not be “normal” careers, seeing as the integration of physics with film will likely not reside within a “normal” job.
I am a 2014 Economics major and an advertising enthusiast. I interned as a copywriter this summer and loved it. We used to get creative briefs that outlined the goals/tone for the project and I want to learn more about the strategy behind those briefs. I am also interested in New Business, the competitive nature of pitches, and finding out exactly what the potential client needs to win the account. I’m interested in content strategy as a whole as well and would love to talk more to anyone with SEO, content, or copywriting experience.
Double major in Computer Science and Mathematics and a candidate for the Columbia Combined Engineering Program for Operations Research. I’m interested in breaking into tech/managerial consulting, finance, and software development. Above all I want the opportunity to work as part of a tight knit and communicative team. Problem solving is fun, whether it’s done by talking, researching, or programming up a solution. I’d love to talk about your favorite recent project and what drives you.
I am Xingyue Li and I am considering a law career. What specially interests me is corporate law. I want to have a gap year between my graduation and law school. I am just wondering what should I prepare (in terms of taking courses, internships, use of gap year) for this corporate law career. Thank you!
Name: Xingyue Li ’15
I am a senior studying Spanish Comparative Literature and Linguistics who is interested in teaching Spanish, English, and/or ESL at a Massachusetts public school. Looking to talk with any public school teacher who has gone through the process and could offer some advice!
Sophomore majoring in HSSP seeking advice about physical therapy and other healthcare careers. I am interested in learning what factors influenced your decision into becoming a specific health professional. I would also like to know what I can to do to prepare for a career in the health care field. Any advice on this is greatly appreciated!
I am a senior studying Spanish, Judaic Studies and participating in the Elementary Education licensing program at Brandeis. I am considering teaching or teaching assistant positions for next year but am also interested in using my education skills to work with youth in the non-profit sector with the Spanish speaking community or in the Jewish world. I am looking to gain more knowledge about potential career paths available to me.
Senior majoring in Art History and East Asian Studies and current Lipper Intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. I am interested in working in a museum, possibly more on the educational side. With graduation quickly approaching, I would love to learn about others’ experiences, advice for entering the museum field, and more. Thank you in advance and I look forward to speaking with you!
I am a first semester senior interested in data analytics, quantitative research and finance. My past internship experiences have included roles in financial management & research, team leadership, & consulting for Isreali start up companies. I am looking to gain more knowledge about the finance industry in addition to hearing about career tracks in data analytics and finance. I am actively searching for a summer internship and would appreciate advice on internships in those industries as well.
My name is Yael Bellin and I am a senior at Brandeis majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP). I am seeking alumni who work in public health research in the Washington, D.C. area. My past experience includes internships at groundbreaking research organizations such as Montefiore Hospital’s Care Management Organization in Yonkers, NY and The Sax Institute in Sydney, Australia. I am projected to complete a senior honor’s thesis entitled, “The Pursuit of Patient Education and Empowerment in the Midst of Chronic Kidney Disease” in April 2014. I would like to learn how I can use the skills I have acquired through these experiences into career opportunities in Washington, D.C. I posses strong writing and analytic abilities as well as superior organizational and interpersonal skills. Specifically, though not exclusively, I am interested in connecting with those who work in clinical research labs or research institutions such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health and the American Institutes for Research.
I am a third year undergraduate student double majoring in business and chemistry who is interested in careers relating to both majors. I had a business internship at AFLAC and have done extensive chemistry research which enabled me to see the world of business and science (respectively). Now, I want to know what it is like to work in an the intersection of science and business. I am looking for shadowing and internship opportunities in the commercial side of the life science industry or consulting life science companies. I would love to get a chance to talk to anyone who has experience in those fields for help and advice. I want to know about your story and what you do.
My name is Hailey Magee, and I am currently a junior who will be spending Spring 2014 in Washington DC at American University’s Washington Semester Program. I will be taking courses with AU and also interning for EMILY’s List. I am passionate about reproductive justice and women’s rights. I have served as president of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, WMGS UDR, and this semester founded and chartered NARAL Pro-Choice on the Brandeis campus. In the future, I would like to work for an non-profit or issue advocacy organization (like NARAL), work on campaigns for state and federal legislators, and one day run for office myself. In DC, I would love to chat or meet up with some Brandeis alum who can offer insight into non-profit and campaign work specifically with regards to reproductive justice or women’s rights. Advice about how to make myself more marketable to these fields, especially in the DC community, would be incredibly helpful. Thank you!
I am a senior double majoring in Biology and HSSP. Through my research position in a drug-development lab at Brandeis University, I gained many invaluable lab skills and realized that I want to go into Biotech/Pharma industry. In the future, I am also looking into getting an MBA and get involved in the management side of a biotech firm. As I am approaching to the end of my undergraduate life, I would love to learn more about how other alumni, who had a similar career pathway, found their first job, and what they did to reach their end goal.
Name: Sinan Isim ’14
Major(s): Biology and HSSP
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
I am a double major in HSSP and Psychology graduating in December of 2014. I recently had an “ah-ha! moment” and realized that what I would truly like to do is become a health educator at the high school level. Before going into teaching, however, I’d love to gain some experience in the health communications field with organizations geared towards the prevention of diseases such as eating disorders and obesity. I’ve also been looking into masters programs that combine Health Communications & Health Education and would love to talk to anyone who has any experience with this type of graduate program and/or the field itself. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
Name: Sara Hazelnis ’14
Major: HSSP & Psychology
Hometown: Liberty, NY
Junior double majoring in Sociology and Education seeking advice or an internship in Criminology. I want to go to graduate school for a Sociology and Criminology degree with specific interest in gender as it applies to crime. I am really eager to learn more about the field itself. I would love to speak to someone on how they got into the field, and any advice they may have. I would really appreciate it!
Name: Kelsey Segaloff ’15
Major(s): Sociology, Education
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Senior looking for advice on how to search and apply for jobs in the Entertainment field. Interested in writing, production and management. Looking for general career jump-start advice. Thank you!
Name: Chastity DeLorme ’14
Major(s): Film, Television & Interactive Media, minors in Business and Creative Writing
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
My name is Brian Allen and I am a Junior majoring in Business as well as a member of the Varsity Baseball team. I am currently pursuing an internship in Business for summer 2014. I would appreciate any advice on how to narrow down my internship search, and whether there is anything you would have personally done differently when you first started searching for an internship or job in the business field.
Name: Brian Allen ’15
Hometown: Salem, NH
Varsity Sport: Baseball
Neuroscience and Biology double major looking for full-time opportunities or advice on clinical research and monitoring. I learned about this field at the recent Biotech, Health & Science Forum sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and I would like to find out more about becoming a clinical research associate. If you work as a CRA, I would love to speak with you to learn more about your experience and how you got into your field. Thank you so much for your time.
Name: Sara Dejene ’14
Major(s): Neuroscience, Biology
Hometown: Arlington, MA
Junior majoring in International and Global Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Experienced in advocacy and empowerment for migrants in organizations such as the Brazilian Women’s Group of Boston and the Charles River Public Internet Center. Particularly interested in working on women’s rights, preferably with cross-cultural implications. Interested in speaking to alumni in similar field of interest and getting advice on how to break into the field.
Name: Karen Lengler ’15
Major(s): International and Global Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
I am a senior majoring in Business and Psychology and minoring in Legal Studies seeking advice on how to best utilize my majors and minor. I am hoping to enter a field that will combine aspects of these three areas for my impending job search. I have been told to look into Human Resources, Organizational/Industrial Psychology or Law. I would really appreciate your advice about any of these specific careers or other careers that I might explore based on my interests. Thanks so much for your time and wisdom!
Name: Sarah Sue Landau ’14
Major(s): Business and Psychology
Hometown: New York, NY
December 2013 Grad in Linguistics and Anthropology with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Looking for full time opportunities or advice in the museum, education, archaeology, non-profit, and government sectors. I have completed archaeology field school, interned at a museum, and am currently a Hebrew school teacher, an annotator/adjudicator for the Spatiotemporal Annotation Project, and a teaching assistant for Introduction to Linguistics. I am interested in networking with Brandeis alumni involved in any of these fields and learning about possible career paths. Thank you in advance and I look forward to speaking with you!
Name: Rebecca Loewenstein-Harting ’13
Major(s): Linguistics and Anthropology
Hometown: Robesonia, PA
2010 Brandeis Graduate with a Masters in Higher Education from U Penn looking to go into consulting. I’m currently working in Higher Education and love the assessment and strategic planning elements of the job. Interested in specifically management or non-profit consulting. Would love to learn about others’ experiences, advice for entering the field, and more!
Name: Nate Rosenblum ’10
Major(s): Politics, Business, Higher Education
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Neuroscience major/philosophy minor seeking advice on employment opportunities for full-time work after 2014 graduation in neuroscience-related fields. Highly interested in pharmacology, drug-design, biological bases of all mental illness/disease, as well as any neurological disorders, brain imaging. Would like to know more about not only research opportunities, but also work in industry. Familiar with Java programming, ELISAs, RT-PCR, HPLC, Photoshop. Thank you very much for your time and I really look forward to speaking with you!
Name: Anna Yatskar ’14
Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
I am currently a sophomore with an undeclared major but am interested in pursuing a double-major in Neuroscience and HSSP (Health, Science, Society, and Policy). I am interested in learning what alumni have gone on to do with these majors. I am looking to form a career in the health field but due to its vastness, I would appreciate learning what variety of opportunities are out there. Any and all advice is appreciated! Thank you for your time!
Name: Sheetala Balasubramanian ’16
Major(s): Neuroscience, HSSP
Hometown: Orange, CT
Sophomore with intended majors in Business and Economics, seeking information on different career paths. I am looking to learn about internships and job opportunities that are available in the Finance/ Financial Services/ Consulting fields, and what factors influenced your decision to go into a specific field. I would also like to know what I can do to prepare for a career in any of those three fields and get exposure to those fields as a sophomore. Any advice on this is greatly appreciated!
Name: Tifani Ng ’16
Major(s): Business and Economics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
I’m a senior majoring in Studio Art with a sculpture concentration and minoring in Creative Writing. I want to put my technical and creative skills to good use by designing and creating window and floor displays for stores like Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, Fishes Eddy, The Container Store etc. Currently job searching for post-graduation in New York City or London. I would love to hear about career paths in retail, get advice on breaking into the world of visual merchandising, or other opportunities where I can put my studio abilities to good use. I’d like to work for a global company and people with experience working abroad or familiarity with global companies would be particularly helpful! Thank you for your help and insight.
Name: Sarah Bierman ’14
Major(s): Studio Art
Hometown: New York, NY
My name is Gina Gkoulgkountina and my interest is Legal Studies; my law classes are my favorite especially this semester as I am in courses that include hands on legal research and mediation. I want to delve into the Legal Studies field with internships and hands on opportunities but I am not sure where to start. I would love as much exposure to law as I can get! I am fond of opportunities to work with attorneys, mediators or work in a legal firm or court. Other than my courses I also have a strong background in public speaking and legal argument through my experience in Mock Trial. I have leadership experience as a captain of competitive student run teams. I am excited to apply my skills in a work setting and develop my legal professionalism. I am passionate to explore legal studies and would love to communicate with someone who has law related experience. I would also like to speak about how to optimize gap years before law school. Thanks for reading, I appreciate your response!
Name: Gina Gkoulgkountina ’15
Major(s): English/Political Science
Hometown: Miami, FL
Business and Sociology double major seeks advice and mentorship on economic consulting. I have gained invaluable and rewarding experiences in both public and private businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations. I have cultivated strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills, and I established myself as a motivated, passionate, and organized leader who can cooperate with others to achieve goals in an efficient manner. Through past internships such as HBS and Bank of China, as well as my current role as a peer advisor at Hiatt Career Center, I have found myself particularly interested in data analysis, leadership development, and program design and implementation. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with you about economic consulting and other relevant topics. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I am looking forward to hearing back from you!
Name: Sophia Wang ’14
Major(s): Business, Sociology
My name is Dana Kandel and I’m a senior at Brandeis majoring in Business and Education Studies. I am passionate about helping people through brands that enhance every day life. I’m currently seeking a position at a Consumer Goods company in a rotational development program in marketing/brand management. I feel my past work experience both on the client side and agency side makes me a suitable candidate for leadership development programs. I am passionate about contributing to several departments across a company and working with multifunctional teams, be it in sales, marketing, brand management, and consumer insights. I would love to speak to someone who has either held a marketing/brand management position for a consumables brand and company and/or someone who has participated in a marketing rotational leadership development program in the past few years. I am interested in learning more about the “management track” and about the various company cultures and work experiences of Brandeis alumni.
Name: Dana Kandel ’14
Major(s): Business, Education Studies
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Interdisciplinary complex (dynamical) systems major looking for advice about non-academic research careers! My major combines physics, neuroscience, and economics on a foundation of mathematics and computer science. After working in a lab, I have a strong interest in continuing working in research but I’d like to understand what options are available for me outside of research in academia. I’m also unsure whether to rush straight to grad school or explore options before pursuing further education. I would love the chance to learn about your career path. Thank you very much for your time and help!
Name: Vincent Wong ’14
Major(s): IIM Complex Systems
Hometown: Muncie, IN
Undergraduate student and captain of the Women’s Varsity Softball Team graduating in May of 2014. Double major in Health: Science, Society and Policy and Sociology, looking for a Spring internship in the Greater Boston Area. Interested in working in the health care industry, specifically alternative therapies for mental health disorders. I would appreciate speaking to Brandeis alumni in the local area who have any leads on opportunities that would help me explore these areas of interest.
Name: Leah McWilliams ’14
Major(s): Health: Science, Society and Policy; Sociology
Hometown: Billerica, MA
Varsity Sport: Softball
Double major in International Global Studies and Economics with minor in South Asian Studies seeking advice and opportunities in NGO management and/or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I am enthusiastic about social work, and I have always wanted to work in this field. I interned at an NGO in China this past summer as a Brandeis Social Justice WOW fellow, and that internship has truly expanded my knowledge about NGOs. In addition, I plan to work at a corporate level (preferably in the CSR or Public Relations department) first before start working at an NGO. I would love to talk to Brandeisians who have working experience in NGOs or CSR field. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
My name is Asaf Meir; I’m a senior and an international student from Israel studying computer science and economics. I attended Brandeis after completing 3 years of mandatory army service in the Israeli Defense Forces. I have previous work experience with start-ups and larger tech corporation such as Microsoft. Looking ahead, I would like to pursue a career within the management consulting industry particularly with start-ups and high-tech companies. I would love to learn more about the consulting management field, your career path, and how I can potentially enter the industry.
Name: Asaf Meir ’14
Major(s): Computer Science & Economics
Hometown: Tel-Aviv, Israel
My name is David Maher, I am currently a sophomore on the varsity baseball team. I am an undecided major; however, my plan is to pursue a business major with a computer science minor. For the past few years I have observed my uncle and the work he has done for Barclays on Wall Street. His job is very interesting to me. I love trying to figure out how the market works. I like the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen to stocks; it makes the job fun. Any advice that you could give me on the field of investment banking would be much appreciated. I would love to learn more about this field! Thanks for your time.
Name: David Maher ’16
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Varsity Sport: Baseball
Graduating senior, member of the Women’s Soccer team, majoring in Business, seeking advice about breaking into the consumer products, sports, or fashion/retail industry at the corporate level. My dream is to fulfill a marketing/advertising or public relations leadership position within a large, global retailer. Post-graduation I plan on moving to New York City, Washington D.C., or staying in Boston for a full-time position. I am currently an Account Management Intern at Blitz Media in Waltham, MA where I support strategic media planning and research for clients such as Carbonite, Sears, American Dental Partners, and Elements Massage. This past summer, I interned at an athletic event services company in Somerville, MA, where I acquired skills and experience in marketing/communications, business development, and social media planning. I would love to chat with anyone working in these various industries about their career path. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Name: Megan A. Kessler ’14
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Varsity Sport: Soccer
Graduating senior seeking full-time opportunities in the account management or strategy departments at an advertising or marketing agency. I am currently the Employer Relations Intern at the Hiatt Career Center. I have also interned at an ad agency this past summer. I have taken classes that range from biology and organic chemistry, to marketing management and financial accounting, as well as courses in sociology and Hispanic studies. I am particularly interested in marketing, advertising, public relations, market research, event planning, and consulting. I would love to speak with anyone that has experience in any of these fields and industries and discuss what path they’ve taken after graduation.
Name: Jennifer H. Kim ’14
Major(s): Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Roslyn, NY
I’m a current junior double majoring in Business and Economics with a minor in Politics, and a member of both the Women’s Soccer Team and Track & Field teams. I have an interest in working in finance or a data-oriented field such as marketing analytics. I am looking for information and advice on how to narrow down my focus to steer my career path and internship search in a more specific direction. I have particular interest in the following finance fields: Asset Valuation, Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, and Corporate Banking, but I’m open to any suggestions and willing to learn about different fields! I would greatly appreciate any insight or advice you would be willing to give me!
Name: Alyssa Fenenbock ’15
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ
Varsity Sport: Soccer, Track & Field
I am a student-athlete seeking advice on Masters programs in the Greater Boston area. As an avid spectator of sports and life-time athlete I am excited to pursue a career in the sports and events industries. Last summer I was able to intern with the Brooklyn Nets, and I would love the chance to speak with someone who has some insight in the marketing, finance, or corporate sponsorships areas as well. I would also like to pursue a graduate program in marketing, not specifically sports marketing or sports administration. I am considering the new Brandeis University IBS BA/MBA program, and I am interested in what alumni and professionals think of this new program and others.
Full name: Alec Spivack ’15
Major(s): Business, Italian, Spanish
Hometown: Miami, FL
Varsity Sport: Soccer
I’m currently a 2016 undergraduate and member of the Varsity Softball team who intends to major in Psychology (possibly clinical or sports related) and Anthropology. I love helping and working with people in any situation, and I would greatly appreciate any advice regarding careers or job benefits related to my majors. I would like to speak to alumni who will help me learn more about my area of study in the professional world, and I’m curious as to how you reached your current position.
Name: Danielle Novotny ’16
Major(s): Psychology, Anthropology
Hometown: Milford, NJ
Varsity Sport: Softball
My name is Alyssa Green and I am a graduating senior at Brandeis University. Throughout my time here at Brandeis I have cultivated a personal passion for non-profit work. I have interned with youth empowerment, LGBT, and community organizations. I currently serve on a full-time student management team under the Director of Public Safety. I am hoping to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area next fall and begin my professional career at a non-profit organization. I would welcome any advice on how to network with employers across the country and how to begin my non-profit career.
Name: Alyssa Green ’14
Major(s): American Studies
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
I am a senior majoring in Business and in Film and very interested in pursuing a career in law. Mergers and acquisitions, environmental practice, public company advisory practice, restructuring and bankruptcy are the fields that I find very interesting. If you work in any of those fields, I would like to learn how you got started, where you are now and what you did to succeed. I would appreciate any advice you might have for me and would love to arrange some sort of communication to interact with you.
Name: Roman Bulgakov ’14
Major(s): Business and Film
Hometown: Cheboksary, Russia
2014 undergraduate with dual majors in Economics and Business looking for learning opportunity in the real consulting and asset management world. As a personal wealth management intern at China’s biggest asset management company, I consulted with clients and worked closely with my colleagues in the trust fund and financial leasing departments. I would love to meet or chat with alumni working in finance or consulting and learn about relevant experiences as well as future opportunities. Thank you very much for your time and help!
Name: Yuhan Mo ’14
Major(s): Economics and Business
Hometown: Beijing, China
As an English and History major I love old things. I’ve had internships at museums and I work in the Brandeis library. With graduation approaching in May, I would also appreciate advice about library school, museum studies masters programs, or ideas about entry-level jobs in either field.
Name: Maya Riser-Kositsky ’14
Major(s): English and History
Hometown: Seattle, WA
I am currently a junior with a dual major in Business and Psychology and a member of the Women’s soccer team. I had the opportunity to work with a growing business-
to-business company this past summer as the marketing intern and would like
to gain insight into what is the next best step into pursuing a marketing career
after I graduate. I am curious as to whether it is best to intern with more than
one company, or to return to the same company? What do the different roles of marketing entail? I would like to speak with alumni to gather as much knowledge from others’ experiences as I can in furthering my career.
Hello! I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience and HSSP. I am primarily interested in cancer research but I am also interested in general neuroscience and public health related research as well. Seeking advice on a career in research (academia and industry) and how to apply to lab positions. I have worked in three labs so far, two as a student researcher (currently working on a thesis) and one as a lab technician. I am investigating the factors contributing to the differences seen in glucocorticoid sensitivity between older and younger women and men. I would love to talk to you about your career path, how you got to where you are now, and other relevant or future opportunities. Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it!
Name: Kristin Ha ’14
Major(s): Neuroscience and HSSP
Hometown: New York, New York
Varsity Sport: Fencing
I am an enthusiastic, hard worker with exceptional organizational skills! I am interested in jobs in college admissions, television production, event planning, human resources and counseling. Through any of these areas I hope to put my skills to good use in an active environment where I can be creative and work to help others. I would love to speak to alumni who have experience in any of these fields or have advice for finding a job in which every day is a new experience!
Major(s): Psychology, Sociology
Hometown: Westchester, NY
2015 undergrad and captain of the women’s varsity softball team who is double majoring in Business and Sociology (with a minor in Economics), seeking practical experience/internship in Chicago. I would love to incorporate my ambition to succeed in business with my love of sports. I am reaching out to learn about your experience mixing these two passions and would also appreciate speaking to Brandeis alums in the Chicago area who have advice or leads for me regarding professional opportunities in Chicago.
Name: Cori Coleman ’15
Major(s): Business and Sociology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Varsity Sport: Softball
Triple major in Anthropology, Politics, and International & Global Studies. Currently seeking part-time opportunities and advice as an aspiring diplomat. I just spent five months studying at Leiden University and interning for the International Centre for Counter Terrorism as a Research Assistant and Analyst. I am now looking to further pursue my interests in International Relations from both a political and legal standpoint. Ideally I would like to gain work experience that will broaden my understanding of intrastate cooperation and strengthening the perception of American diplomacy.
Name: Sydney Lauren Ross ’14
Major(s): Anthropology, Politics, International & Global Studies
Hometown: Malibu, CA
Rising Brandeis senior interested in working in disability policy, advocacy and research after graduation. Interested in advice and networking opportunities with alums working in human services (government, non-profit or agency) broadly, and disability issues more specifically.
Name: Leah Igdalsky ’14
Major(s): Psychology, Hispanic Studies Minor, Social Justice & Social Policy
Hometown: Hartford, CT
I’m looking to build my professional network with alumni who work with children in Jewish settings. In the near future, I’m interested in working with kids in the 4th grade and older in youth groups, Hebrew schools, camps, etc. In the far future, I’m looking to work in informal Jewish education settings (specifically camps) and potentially join the rabbinate through Hebrew Union College. Any advice would be helpful!
Name: Rachael Pass ’13
Majors: Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Psychology
I’m a double major in HSSP and Environmental Studies, hoping to eventually enter governmental work, such as policy analysis. I’m interested in environmental health and the crossover between environmental and public health issues. I’m looking to learn more about the benefits of advanced degrees in policy and/or public health (and general career advice), and I would like to speak to alumni that will help me learn more about my area of study in the professional world and/or government!
Graduating senior interested in working in early childhood education (possibly early intervention). I’d like to speak with alumni who work in similar areas and/or are in grad school in a similar field.
Name: Avital Sokolow Silverman ’13
Majors: Psychology, Education Studies
Hometown: New Haven, CT