Recent Grad Seeks PR, Communications Leads

I graduated in May with a BA in Psychology. I always loved working with kids so as I began the Psychology track I thought I would one day be a school psychologist. After years of schooling myself I decided I needed to take a break and join the workforce. I am looking for a job in PR, marketing, communications, or development preferably in a Jewish nonprofit setting but I have opened my options to corporations also. I would appreciate any advice, leads or connections you might have.

Name: Zahava Horowitz ’14
Email:  jenhoro@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Psychology, Minors in Business, Near Eastern Judaic Studies
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
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Seeking Alumni with Nonprofit Leads in the Bay Area

As a compassionate and analytically-minded recent graduate (May 2014), I am currently looking for opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area with a non-profit geared toward women’s empowerment, development work in the Middle East, a non-profit consulting firm, or a research institution. I’m particularly looking to leverage my study of Arabic, sociology, and the Middle East – as well as my recent experience as a Public Policy Intern for the World Food Program in D.C. Any advice on your experience breaking into the non-profit world in the Bay Area, suggestions about how to continue adding valuable skills and experiences for this field or insight about organizations to look into would be deeply appreciated! Thank you in advance.

Name: Kelsey Dean ’14
Emailwiscr201@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, International and Global Studies
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
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Seeking Advice on MD/PhD Programs & Gaining Experience in Food Science

I have been interested in the science of nutrition and food since middle school and hope to incorporate those passions into my career. I have worked at Dr. Hayes’ diabetes lab for 1.5 years studying dietary influences of various foods and compounds on development and prevention of dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes. It was the most rewarding and enjoyable job I have ever had, but was unable to return to work after studying abroad in Thailand. Originally, I was thinking of going into research, but now I am also considering medicine. An MD/PhD focusing on nutrition science and preventative medicine seems like the best of both worlds, but I don’t know if I’m qualified enough or if it is possible to do research and practice medicine because of grant competition. For those in medicine and research, do MD/PhD programs have any advantages over other degrees? What else should I consider when deciding on a post-graduate program? What should I do now to prepare? Are there any particular graduate programs I should consider – medical or research based? I have emailed many PIs at universities and hospitals for research positions and opportunities, but everyone said they were full. How can I get into a lab and gain more research experience?

Name: Yuki Wiland ’15
Emailyukiw@brandeis.edu
Major(s): HSSP and Biology
Hometown: Akron, OH
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Writer Enthusiastically Seeking Employment

I am a communicator, a humanitarian, and most of all, an innovative thinker. As a liberal arts student who has rounded out my studies with journalism experience, I have taken courses on many current topics and learned to quite succinctly analyze and synthesize information – skills relevant to any job. I am hoping to apply my degree to either nonprofit and philanthropy work, public policy, marketing and communications, publishing, or public affairs – and am seeking entry-level opportunities in either New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. I would love to speak with alumni in these fields who have any advice or leads.

Name: Rachel Hirschhaut ’15
Email: rahirsch@brandeis.edu
Major(s): English, Journalism
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
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Econ/Math Major Seeks Internship and Grad School Advice

I am currently a junior majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and also considering a minor in Business. I have had some internship experience in banking where I assisted managers and communicated with clients as well as a journalism internship that helped hone my interpersonal and research skills. I am interested in intern opportunities during the spring or summer in any organization relating to economics or math, especially consulting, analysis or research assistant. I’m open to most locations in the U.S. and China and would greatly appreciate any advice on where to start and how to reach out to organizations. Additionally, I really want to know more about the application process of applying graduate school. What was your experience applying? If you could go back to junior year, how would you have timed your graduate school applications? Or would you have decided to work immediately after graduation? Thank you very much for taking time to look at my Wisdom Wanted Ad, I look forward to hearing back from you.

Name: Jingwan Wang
Email: jingwan@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Economics and Mathematics
Hometown: Beijing, China
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December Grad Seeks Neuroscience and/or Psychiatry Research Advice

I am a senior graduating in December with a B.S. in Neuroscience & Biology. I am looking for help in finding organizations or labs that are looking for someone to start towards the end of January/early February. My specific interest is in neuroscience and psychiatry, but I am open to other research areas as well. I’d love some guidance in who to reach out to and the best way to do so.

Name: Liz Zharovsky ’14
Email: ezharovs@brandeis.edu
Major(s): Neuroscience and Biology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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