Graduating Senior Seeking Advice on Opportunities in London

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!

Name: Sarah Bierman ’14
Email: sbierman@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Studio Art
Hometown: New York, NY
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HSSP Senior Interested in Research & Policy that Benefits Older Adults

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!

Name: Ilana Mittleman ’14
Email: imittle@brandeis.edu
Major(s): HSSP
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
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Graduating Senior Seeks Advice on the Media/Entertainment Industry

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.

Name: Morris Didia ’14
Email: mdidia@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business, Politics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
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Aspiring Public Policy Maker Looking to Gain Insight on the Field

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!

Name: Roberta Bergstein ’14
Email: robertab@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Health, Science, Society & Policy and Psychology
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Varsity Sport: Tennis
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Basketball Playing Senior Looking to Translate Her Skills Into a Career

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.

Name: Kasey Dean ’14
Email: kcdean@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business & American Studies
Hometown: Southbury, CT
Varsity Sport: Basketball
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Aspiring Caseworker Seeking Advice on Direct Service Opportunities

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.

Name: Samantha Daniels ’16
Email: sdaniels@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Syosset, NY
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Aspiring Psychologist Looking for NYC Specific Advice

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.

Name: Stephanie Plaine ’12
Email: splaine1@brandeis.edu
Major(s): American studies and Politics
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
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2013 Alumnus Seeking Advice on Breaking into Journalism Field

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.

Name: Alex Kramer ’13
Major(s): Philosophy & Psychology
Hometown: North Andover, MA
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Graduating Senior Looking for Advice on the Not for Profit Job Sector

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!

Full name: Emma Blamuth-Loris ’14
Email: ebalmuth@brandeis.edu
Major(s): International and Global Studies
Hometown: Concord, MA
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Junior Interested in Neuromarketing, Consumer Behavior, & Brand Equity Research Seeks Advice

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.

Name: Alicia Park ’15
Email: apark@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Cognitive Science
Hometown: Waltham, MA
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Junior Psychology/English Major Seeks Advice About Criminal Psychology Careers

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!

Name: Eliza Kopelman ’15
Email: elizakopelman@gmail.com
Major(s): Psychology, English
Hometown: Brookline, MA
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Physics Major & Film Minor Seeks Advice on Combining Interests

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.

Name: Edan Chen-Zion ’16
Email: echenz94@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Physics
Hometown: West Hills, CA
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Advertising Enthusiast Seeking Information on New Business and Creative Brief Strategies

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.

Name: Ayan Sanyal ’14
Emailasanyal@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Economics
Hometown: Lexington, MA
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Computer Science Problem Solver Seeks Alumni to Share Experiences

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.

Name: Jess Ochs-Willard ’15
Email: jochs@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
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Junior Seeks Advice on Gap Year Between Graduation and Law School

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
Email: lxy0183@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Undeclared
Hometown: China

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Future Spanish/English/ESL Teacher Looking for Advice

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!

Name: Ryan Nicoll ’14
Email: rnicoll@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Anthropology, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Hometown: Lancaster, MA
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Sophomore HSSP Major Seeks Advice on Physical Therapy and Other Healthcare Careers

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!

Name: Maryanne Cai ’16
Email: mcai20@brandeis.edu
Major(s): HSSP
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
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Senior Seeks Advice on Career Paths in Combining Education and Non-Profit Work

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.

Name: Rebecca DeHovitz ’14
Email: dehovitz@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
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Graduating Senior Seeking Advice on Careers Combining Museum Work and Education

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!

Name: Hallie Frank ’14
Email: hfrank@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Art History, East Asian Studies
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
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Senior Interested in Data Analytics and Finance Seeks Advice

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.

Name: Alexander Izso ’14
Email: aizso17@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business/History/Computer Science
Hometown: Englewood, NJ
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Aspiring Public Health Researcher Seeks Advice

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.

Name: Yael Bellin ’14
Email: ybellin@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Health: Science, Society and Policy
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
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Chemistry/Business Major Looking for Career Advice that Combines Both Fields

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.

Name: Suwan Lee ’15
Email: daswan@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Chemistry, Business
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
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Junior Passionate About Women’s Rights Seeks Advice on Non-profit and Campaign Work

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!

Name: Hailey Magee ’15
Emailhmagee@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Politics / Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Newton, NJ
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Senior Interested in Biotech/Pharma Management

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
Emailsisim@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Biology and HSSP
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
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HSSP/Psychology Major interested in Health Communication & Health Education

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
Email: hazelnis@brandeis.edu
Major: HSSP & Psychology
Hometown: Liberty, NY
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Junior Sociology/Education Major Interested in Learning about Criminology Field

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
Emailsegaloff@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Sociology, Education
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Senior Looking to Break into Entertainment Field

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
Email: cdelorme@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Film, Television & Interactive Media, minors in Business and Creative Writing
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
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Wanted: Advice on Business Internships

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
Email: Ballen@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business
Hometown: Salem, NH
Varsity Sport: Baseball
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Neuroscience/Biology Double Major Curious about Clinical Research Associate Careers

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
Email: sahmed@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Neuroscience, Biology
Hometown: Arlington, MA
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Aspiring International Women’s Rights Advocate Seeking Advice

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
Email: karenlg@brandeis.edu
Major(s): International and Global Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Brazil
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Senior Seeking Advice on Human Resources, Organizational/Industrial Psychology & Law Fields

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
Email: sslandau@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business and Psychology
Hometown: New York
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Linguistics/Anthropology Major Looking for Advice on Museum, Education, Archeology, Non-profit, & Government Fields

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
Email: rebetama@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Linguistics and Anthropology
Hometown: Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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2010 Alum Seeks Advice on Entering Consulting Field

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
Email: nbrose1@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Politics, Business, Higher Education
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
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Senior Neuroscience Major Seeks Advice on Research Careers

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
Email: AIY12@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Neuroscience
Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
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Sophomore Looking to Explore Careers in the Health Field

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
Email: sheetala@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Neuroscience, HSSP
Hometown: Orange, CT
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Future Business Major Seeks Information on Finance/Financial Services/Consulting Industries

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
Email: tng94@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business and Economics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
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Installation Artist Seeking Opportunities in Visual Merchandising

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
Email: sbierman@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Studio Art
Hometown: New York, NY
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Passionate Legal Studies Student Seeks Advice on Law Industry

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
Email: ginagk@brandeis.edu
Major(s): English/Political Science
Hometown: Miami, FL
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Business & Sociology Double Major Seeks Advice on Economic Consulting

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
Email: sophia91@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business, Sociology
Hometown: China
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Wanted: Alumni with Marketing Experience to Share

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
Email: dkandel@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business, Education Studies
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
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Interdisciplinary Complex (Dynamical) Systems Major Seeking Advice on Non-Academic Research Careers

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
Email: vwong@brandeis.edu
Major(s): IIM Complex Systems
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
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Wanted: Alternative Mental Health Therapy Career Advice

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
Email: leahmcwi@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Health: Science, Society and Policy; Sociology
Hometown: Billerica, MA
Varsity Sport: Softball
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Social Justice WOW Fellow Seeks Alumni Experienced with NGOs or CSRs

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!

Name: Chenyu Li ’14
Emaillichenyu@brandeis.edu
Major(s): IGS and Economics
Hometown: Beijing, China
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Aspiring Management Consultant Looking for Advice on Breaking into the Industry

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
Email: asafm@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Computer Science & Economics
Hometown: Tel-Aviv, Israel
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Future Business Major Curious About Investment Banking

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
Email: dcmaher@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Undeclared
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Varsity Sport: Baseball
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Senior Interested in Marketing/Advertising/PR Seeks Advice from Experienced Alumni

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
Email: mkess@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Varsity Sport: Soccer
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Employer Relations Intern Seeks Advice from Marketing/Advertising/PR Alumni

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
Email: jenhkim@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Roslyn, NY
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Business/Econ Double Major Looking to Narrow Career Search

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
Emailafenz15@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Economics/Business
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ
Varsity Sport: Soccer, Track & Field

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Student Athlete Seeks Advice on Marketing Graduate Programs

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
Emailalcal@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business, Italian, Spanish
Hometown: Miami, FL
Varsity Sport: Soccer
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Future Psychology/Anthropology Major Curious what Alumni Have Done with Their Degree

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
Email: dnovotny@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Psychology, Anthropology
Hometown: Milford, NJ
Varsity Sport: Softball
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Passionate Senior Seeks Advice on Jumpstarting Non-profit Career

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
Email: agreen1@brandeis.edu
Major(s): American Studies
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
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Aspiring Lawyer Seeking Alumni Advice About Law Careers

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
Email: rbul@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business and Film
Hometown: Cheboksary, Russia
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Economics/Business Major Seeks Alumni with Finance & Consulting Experiences and Advice to Share

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
Email: yuhanmo@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Economics and Business
Hometown: Beijing, China
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English & History Lover Seeking Advice on Library & Museum Careers

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
Emailmmrk@brandeis.edu
Major(s): English and History
Hometown: Seattle, WA
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Advice Wanted: Trying to Beat the Curve in Marketing

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.

Name: Corinne Bortniker ’15
Email: cobort@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business and Psychology
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Varsity Sport: Soccer
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Aspiring Neuroscience and/or Public Health Researcher Seeks Advice

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
Emailkha@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Neuroscience and HSSP
Hometown: New York, New York
Varsity Sport: Fencing
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Creative & Enthusiastic Senior Seeks Advice on Careers that Help Others

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!

Name: Laine Meyer ’14
Email: lainem@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Psychology, Sociology
Hometown: Westchester, NY
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Chicago Internship in Sports Management/Marketing/HR

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
Email: coric@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Business and Sociology
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Varsity Sport: Softball
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Part-time experience wanted in diplomacy and international relations

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
Email: sydross@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Anthropology, Politics, International & Global Studies
Hometown: Malibu, CA
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Networking opportunities for career in disability policy

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
Email: igdalsky@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Psychology, Hispanic Studies Minor, Social Justice & Social Policy
Hometown: Hartford, CT
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Archived Ad: Alumni working with Jewish children’s orgs

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

Archived Ad: Environmental health & government career advice

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!

Name: Anna Bessendorf ’15
Major(s): HSSP, Environmental Studies
Hometown: New York, NY

Archived Ad: Boston-based legal experience needed

Graduating senior searching for legal-related positions in the Boston area. Mainly interested in Mental Health Law but also drawn to helping disadvantaged populations in general. Looking for any legal-related work. My current search has led me to apply for Paralegal, Secretarial, and Legislative Advocacy positions. Do you have any advice for me as I continue my job search? Places to investigate? Skills to build? People with whom I should connect? Thank you!

Name: Heather Stoloff ’13
Major(s): Psychology, minors in Social Justice Social Policy and Hebrew
Hometown: South Plainfield, NJ

Archived Ad: Neuro career advice in disease research & more

I graduated this May with a degree in Neuroscience. I am very passionate about researching and furthering the understanding of the brain and would like some advice on what you did after you graduated. Were you happy with your decisions and your path? What would you have changed? I have a goal and a passion for neuroscience especially in disease research, injury, and memory, but I am open to new opportunities and directions.

Name: Rosanna Veggeberg ’13
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Winchester, MA

Archived Ad: Driven first year seeks pre-med learning opps

I just finished my freshman year at Brandeis. I am on the pre-med path and plan on going to medical school. I would like to learn more about the opportunities available for me to explore the medical world, from clinical work to research. Also, I would like to talk to people who took the path to medical school to familiarize myself with what to expect and how I can approach medicine.

Name: Daniel Shor ’16
Major(s): Biology & Neuroscience
Hometown: Waltham, MA

Archived Ad: Refining post-grad job search with multiple interests

I’m looking for jobs in project management, event planning, college admissions, or Jewish organizations. I would like to speak to alumni with any wisdom in those areas, or areas that would allow me to work in a job with lots of interaction with other people.

Name: Melissa Mandell ’13
Major(s): Hebrew Language and Literature, Education Studies
Hometown: Toms River, NJ 

Archived Ad: Aspiring lobbyist seeks starting point

I am a recent grad with a dream of becoming a lobbyist, but I am having trouble figuring out where to start. What kinds of entry-level jobs will get me to that end goal and what kind of paths I should take to get there? Also, what are great resources for finding entry-level positions in politics in general?

Name: Stephanie Plaine ’12
Major(s): American studies and politics
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Archived Ad: Summer experience before grad program in archaeology

I would like some advice about how to secure a summer job before I head to graduate school (a classical Archeology MA Program at Tufts). I’ve applied to a few customer service positions at Boston-based historical societies and museums, but I have not heard back yet. Any leads would be much appreciated!

Name: Hilary Cheney ’13
Major: Classical Studies
Hometown: Cumberland Center, ME 

Archived Ad: Entrepreneurial computer science student seeks advice

I am a computer science major who is interested in growing fields such as educational technologies, cloud computing, and app development. I would like to talk to someone who has experience implementing ideas in computer science, because I have many and am seeking your insight on how to apply my ideas in the most productive way.

Name: Michael Shemesh ’15
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Livingston, NJ

Archived Ad: Recent grad ready for her spotlight

Seeking career advice from alums in the film industry. Would love to speak with producers in television, film, commercials, directors, and assistant directors. Hoping to find a graduate program to propel my career in the film industry. Any advice available for how to go from production assistant work into a full-time career?

Name: Tricia Miller ’13
Major: Film, Television & Interactive Media
Hometown: Cambridge, MN

Archived Ad: Seeking meaningful nonprofit experiences

I am a class of 2013 graduate who studied sociology and education with a focus on social justice and social policy.  I wish to be part of a nonprofit team to use my proven leadership and facilitation skills to achieve key goals and make a difference. Last summer I had an incredible internship at the Jewish Teen Funders Network where I jumped into the philanthropy world and created materials to help teens get hands-on experience as grant makers. I want to learn more about your career experiences in nonprofit, development and grant-making–whether you’re a recent grad adjusting to post-college life and getting your feet wet in the nonprofit world or a professional with years of experience that have contributed to a meaningful career. Thank you for your time and help.

Name: Rebecca Bachman ’13
Major(s): Sociology, Education Studies
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

 

Archived Ad: Chicago-based summer internship in journalism/social media/activitism

Rising junior and news editor who is studying English and journalism seeks a summer internship that utilizes my skills in communications and my passion for social activism. Interested in journalism, publishing, social media, and any nonprofit position.  I would like to speak with people who are hiring immediately for Chicago summer internships, paid or unpaid, in any of these fields.

Name: Rachel Hirschhaut15
Major(s): English, Journalism, Business, Social Justice & Social Policy
Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

Archived Ad: Chicago-based glide year suggestions for pre-med student

Neuroscience and technology double major on the pre-health track with interests in clinical research, especially having to do with neurobiological diseases. Planning to go to medical school but considering a glide year. I’m looking for possible ideas for the glide year, and I would ideally like to stay in the Chicago area to do so and would love to get some advice on paths to take!

Name: Elizabeth Zharovsky15
Major(s): Neuroscience, Biology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

Archived Ad: Seeking creative Chicago-area internship in film/music/healthy living

I’m looking for an internship in the Chicago area this summer. I am open-minded regarding which field I work in, though I do have a passion for film and music. An internship in either of these fields would be ideal. I am also interested in foreign cultures and international relations. An internship at an NGO or something comparable would also be great. I am a strong writer and a creative thinker, and I’d like to be involved with something in which I either create, help others create, or observe and learn as others create. I also have a strong passion for the outdoors and nature and living a healthy, active life, so something involving these principles would be ideal as well.

Name: Alec Siegel ’15
Major(s): IGS, Anthropology
Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Archived Ad: Pre-med with passion for obstetrics, writing and patient narratives

I am a pre-med student, an aspiring obstetrician, and a children’s book author who is actively seeking literary representation. I am active with the March of Dimes and other Chicago women’s health charities such as Expanding Lives. I have also spent about 5.5 years doing scientific research and have found I am interested in gynecologic oncology. Recently, however, I’ve pursued research and investigative journalism through the Schuster Institute and am finding inspiration in health writing and narrative medicine. This summer I will be traveling to Bulgaria to collect patient narratives and intern in an under-sourced obstetrics hospital as a Sorensen Fellow. I would love to meet Brandeis alumni in the healthcare fields who can share their career trajectory narratives with me. I would appreciate any advice on how to get my children’s book published as well. Looking forward to chatting with you!

Name: Damiana Andonova ’15
Major(s): HSSP, Biology
Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Archived Ad: Chicago opportunities in finance/banking/consulting

I graduated Brandeis in 2012 cum laude with high honors in history. I am currently working at Itadaki (an upscale sushi restaurant on Newbury Street). I really enjoy both working as a manager and doing the back office work assisting them in their finances. Besides my experience at Itadaki I was also a sales/marketing intern at Ifbyphone (a tech startup in downtown Chicago), and an investment analyst intern at Lincoln Investment Planning. I am skilled with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Stata. I have studied Mandarin Chinese for four years, which includes six months both studying and working in Beijing. I would ideally like a career that combines my quantitative and interpersonal skills in the financial, banking, or economic consulting fields in the Chicago metropolitan area. If an alum knows of any appropriate opportunities for someone with my skills and experience, I would love to get in touch.

Name: Alexander “Yoni” Katz12
Major(s): Economics, History
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Archived Ad: Seeking entry-level advocacy, public policy opportunities

Senior sociology major seeking advice and entry-level opportunities in advocacy, public policy, and community organizing. I have internship experience in environmental organizing, health policy, and immigrant rights. Most recently, as a Brandeis Legacy Social Justice World of Work Fellow, I worked as a public policy intern with a consumer rights organization in Washington, D.C. where I contributed to research to advance federal regulations concerning telecommunications, food safety, and labor. I would love to learn about your experiences working toward social change.

Student: Lillian Gecker13
Major(s): Sociology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Archived Ad: Seeking advice, leads for international opportunities

2013 undergrad passionate about human rights aspiring to work in international development and conflict resolution. I have experience in interfaith community organizing, writing, communications and Middle Eastern affairs.  I would love to learn about your work with non-profits/NGOs in these fields. I am particularly interested in seeking employment or fellowship opportunities internationally and would greatly appreciate advice from those with experience working abroad.

Student: Erica Shaps ’13
Hometown
: Northbrook, IL
Major
: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, International and Global Studies

Archived Ad: From History To Law

Enthusiastic, hard-working, and efficient learner. I am a graduating senior looking to attain more information about the legal profession. My interest in the law started with my passion for learning history in the academic setting. After taking two classes on legal history, I would appreciate the opportunity to shadow a practicing attorney to better understand diverse legal specialties and differences in practice. Thank you.

Student: Linda Li ’13
Hometown
: Queens, NY
Majors
: History; American Studies

Archived Ad: Museum Education & Special Education

Studio art major interested in speaking with professionals in career fields including museum education and special education, and also art therapy, art education, occupational therapy, museum studies, and other related disciplines. I am interested in learning about what steps I should take to enter these fields, as well as other career possibilities related to these interests. At Brandeis, I work at the art museum, and run a social skills playgroup for children with autism. Any kind of guidance in these fields is very welcome!

Student: Estie Martin ’14
Hometown
: Newton, MA
Majors
: Studio Art; Anthropology

Archived Ad: Asset, Private Equity & Hedge Fund Management

2014 undergrad seeks advice on entering a career in asset, private equity and hedge fund management in the US/UK. Currently studying philosophy, economics and business. Through my internship experiences and extensive readings, I have become extremely passionate about investing and enjoy the excitement of making an impact. Previous internships include Proprietary Investment Summer Analyst at China Investment Corporation (Sovereign Wealth Fund), Portfolio Management Summer Analyst at GE Asset Management and Hedge Fund Summer Analyst at a Long/short equities hedge fund in Hong Kong. These experiences not only extended my knowledge in fundamental investment analysis for different industries, but also helped me understand more about different investment strategies. I would welcome the chance to talk to well-rounded professionals in private equity, hedge fund, asset management industries or any investing related area (including investment banking) to have the chance to learn about your career path and the industry.

Student: Lei Li ’14
Hometown
: Shenzhen, China
Majors
: Philosophy; Economics

 

Archived Ad: Start-Up & High-Tech Consulting With International Background

I’m a junior and an international student from Israel studying computer science and economics. I attended Brandeis after completing three years of mandatory army service in the Israeli Defense Forces. I have previous work experience with start-ups and larger tech corporations. 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 the consulting management field, your career path, and how I can also enter the industry. In addition, I’m interested in the venture capital world and would appreciate information from those with experience in the field.

 

Student: Asaf Meir ’14
Hometown: Israel
Majors: Computer Science; Economics

Archived Ad: Fashionable Alumni Advice Needed

2014 graduate who is majoring in Business with minors in Art History and Italian Studies. Seeking advice on breaking into the fashion/retail industry at the corporate level! My dream job is a leadership position within a large retailer in the U.S. who is currently or has interest in expanding internationally. My experience in the industry is working for the past two years at a Banana Republic concept store here in MA. I am about to leave for the semester to study Art History and Italian abroad in Siena, Italy. I would love to be able to chat with any Brandeis alum working in the industry about their career path. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Student: Megan Ann Kessler ’14
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Major: Business

 

Archived Ad: Combining Anthropology & Hispanic Studies

Anthropology major with a concentration in sociocultural studies. I am interested in learning about fieldwork as well as developing language skills and cultural knowledge. I would love to work and study abroad in order to achieve these goals. My previous work experience has been focused on children and arts programming. I would welcome any advice on career paths that would help me marry my interests in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, and the appropriate setting to do so. Thank you!

Student
: Mara Flack ’15
HometownBuffalo Grove, IL
Majors: Anthropology; Hispanic Studies

Archived Ad: Skills to Succeed as an Investment Analyst

Double major in Economics and Psychology with a strong interest in finance and investments seeking more information about possible careers in the finance/investment management field. I am currently interning as a financial planning analyst at Lincoln Investment Planning, and interned in the accounting department at Diesel. I would ideally want to land a job as an analyst after graduation, so what would be the best skills to help me succeed?  It would also be wonderful if I got the chance to meet or speak with someone currently working in finance or investments to learn about necessary steps to take to break into the field.
Student: Shirley Lee ’14
Hometown: Union, NJ
Majors: Economics; Psychology

 

Archived Ad: Administration Experience in Pharmaceutical Industry/Healthcare

Health and Business double major, looking for advice about health care industry, in particular, pharmaceutical industry. Previous experiences include working at a health IT start-up and alongside a Nurse Manager at a hospital. I’m looking into understanding more about the opportunities that exist within the pharmaceutical industry (on the corporate/administration side). I would like the opportunity to speak with professionals who have worked in the industry for a while and could really help me understand more about the different facets of the corporate side of the pharmaceutical industry.

Student: Irena Kats ’14
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Majors: HSSP; Business

Archived Ad: Quantitative Senior Seeks Investment Management Advice

As an Economics major, I enjoy using my knowledge and quantitative skills to solve problems. Before my current role as a Risk Management Intern at Sovereign Bank, I have done research on actively managed ETFs at a division under the Oliver Wyman Group and assisted a Brandeis Economics Professor in his research and data analysis work (using STATA). After Brandeis, I want to continue understanding fundamentals and conducting quantitative analysis. Therefore, I have a passion for any position related to investment management, marketing/data analytics, valuation, and economic consulting. As a graduating senior, I am looking for entry level opportunities in the Greater New York City area and I look forward to meeting or chatting with alumni working in these industries. Thank you in advance for your help; I am all ears, for any experience you are willing to share and any advice you may have!

Student: Feifei Yang ’14
Hometown: China
Major: Economics
 

Archived Ad: Graduate School vs. Trading & Economic Research

Mathematics & Economics major graduating in 2014 with a strong interest in applying macroeconomic reasoning to financial markets. Generally, I love anything that’s about making and evaluating market-related arguments. Right now I’m trying to decide between pursuing a career in macro research, trading, or grad school. I would be particularly interested in speaking with those who work in trading or economic research. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about choices and opportunities in research, trading, or any other economics/finance paths. I appreciate and am very grateful for your time and effort to read this.

Student: (Osmond) Hong Bo Wang ’14
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Major: Mathematics; Economics

Archived Ad: Early Grad Seeking HR Advice

Rising senior and business major graduating in December 2013. Interested in exploring the field of human resources. Looking to gain experience in the field via summer internship in New York or Connecticut area. I am the President of Hillel Group on campus with about 200 active members and also currently a student supervisor for the Brandeis Phonathon. I have an outgoing personality and am eager to learn. I would love the chance to learn from alumni about careers in human resources.

Student: Kimberly Kfare ’13
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Major: Business

Archived Ad: Exploring Journalism & Advocacy

Sophomore double major in IGS and French with minors in Journalism and Environmental Studies seeks policy or advocacy focused experience, or experience at an established newspaper. Looking for guidance in getting tips from alumni established in international law, government and diplomacy, or print journalism on finding an internship and/or being prepared to go into their respective fields for the summer and/or after graduation. Classroom experience in writing policy memos and international negotiation exercises. Journalism experience includes writing, editing, layout, photography. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign on Mac and PC. Speak, read, and write French at an intermediate to advanced level.

 

Student: Alyson Eller ’15
Hometown: Plainview, NY
Major: IGS, French and Francophone Studies
 

Archived Ad: Alum Looking for Finance Advice from Fellow Alum

Recent Brandeis alum who has worked in economic consulting for four years and will likely apply to business school next year. Has a strong financial modeling background and passed the CFA level 1. Also has a strong interest in finance and would like to transition to a career in equity/fixed income research or asset management, preferably with a focus on emerging markets. Would like to speak to a fellow alum who works in finance, specifically equity/fixed income research or investment management.

 

Student: John G. Farr ’08
Hometown: Washington, DC
Major: Economics

Archived Ad: Healthcare Experience & Competitive Business School Application

2011 Brandeis graduate working as a Research Assistant at Harvard School of Public Health studying health care financing and health system design. Double majored in Economics and Music. Captain of the cross-country and track teams. Looking to get more work experience outside the academic world before going to business school for health care management. Goal in the meantime is to find the best way to leverage background in health policy research in the health industry and get some hands-on experience developing and implementing new health care payment and delivery models. Would love to speak with somebody about the health care payer/provider space, and the types of experience that might be most valuable for a competitive business school application.

 

Student: Paul Norton ’11
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Major: Economics; Music

Archived Ad: Prelaw Hoping to Speak to Legal Professionals

2013 Undergraduate majoring in Philosophy and Psychology. Very interested in pursuing a law career. I have decided to delay applying to law school in order to gain experience and assurance that it is what I want to do. I would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your own experience as a legal professional.

 

Student: Alex Kramer ’13
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Majors: Philosophy, Psychology

Archived Ad: Sports vs. International Business

2015 undergrad and member of the women’s varsity soccer team torn between a career in sports and international business. I also love languages and am passionate about working with people in a team environment! I’m reaching out to learn about your experiences and explore future opportunities in sports and international business. I’m interested in hearing about how you got to where you are today, and what, if anything, you would have done differently.

Student: Alec Callahan Spivack ’15
Hometown
: Miami, FL
Majors
: Business; Spanish; Italian

Archived Ad: Wisdom from the Art World

I am a Studio Art (painter) major graduating this May. I am also the Marketing and Communications intern at Hiatt Career Center, President of the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum, and a Roosevelt Fellow (peer academic advisor for first year students). I would love to hear from alums and parents who also have BAs in Fine Arts and have pursued careers in visual arts, museums, galleries, arts non-profits and higher education. What kinds of paths did you take to get to where you are today? What cities are best for young artists? As a person dedicated to making art, how did/do you manage to earn a living while making your art? For those who did not go down a studio route, how did you get involved in the museum or gallery world? What kinds of opportunities exist in the marketing and communications fields for the art world?

Student: Lenny Schnier ’13
Hometown
: Long Beach, NY
Major
: Studio Art

Archived Ad: Aspiring Speech and Language Pathologist

As a senior double majoring in Psychology and East Asian studies, I am seeking advice as an aspiring speech and language pathologist (SLP) /behavioral therapist. I am driven to be an SLP due to my determination to work with underprivileged children with disabilities in the future. In the past few years, I have learned more about what being an SLP entails and the research research opportunities in the field through multiple internships and shadowing. As I gained more knowledge about the behavioral sciences throughout my Brandeis career, I am also interested in becoming a behavioral therapist. I am confused and I would love to hear your story, whether you are a certified therapist or a student in the discipline, that way I can make a well informed decision about becoming an SLP or behavioral therapist.

Student: Katherine Wong ’13
Hometown
: Hong Kong
Major
: Psychology, East Asian Studies