My name is Emily Reich and I am currently a junior double majoring in communication & media and psychology with a minor in business. I have previously interned in public relations and marketing, and during the school year I am a Campus Editor-at-Large for the Huffington Post as well as a senior writer and editor for Her Campus. I would love to learn more about the publishing world, specifically the different areas of publishing, how to break into publishing, and what kinds of experience potential employers look for. I have experience writing and editing, and would appreciate gaining insight into the specifics of what it means to work in publishing.
My name is Vicky Liu, a rising senior triple major in Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics. I currently work at Liberty Mutual Insurance as an Analyst working in the Actuarial Team under Specialty. During the school year, I serve as an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for the Economics department, and Teaching Assistant for Advanced Macro-Economics, Econometrics and Econ Stats. I would love to learn more about the financial industry especially consulting areas. I greatly enjoyed my internship this summer, but I would love to learn more about other areas with more intensive work loads and greater challenges. I hope to seek advice on career choices, work environment, work load as well as job functions in consulting and i-Banking.
Majors: Psychology, Women’s Studies
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
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My name is Clifton Masdea. This past May I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. My goal is to work as either a research assistant or a technical assistant in the Greater Boston area before I begin applying for graduate programs. I was wondering if anybody knows of any laboratories that are currently looking for a research assistant?
I am a recent Brandeis graduate where I was a triple major. I received a Bachelor of Science in Health: Science, Society and Policy, Biology and Hispanic Studies, with honors for my thesis. I am in the process of taking the MCAT and applying to medical schools, but I am first looking for clinical volunteer experience that enables me to interact with patients, shadowing opportunities where I will be able to interact with healthcare professionals and learn about their interactions with patients, and/or employment opportunities as a medical scribe, transcriptionist or secretary. I have office skills that I attained in my 2.5 years working in the office of The Arc of Massachusetts in Waltham, MA. I am able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. I am proficient in Spanish. I also have prior experience in entering patient information into a database from my clinical work with Global Medical Brigades in rural Honduras. In the triage station, I took down patient history, vitals, and symptoms, and I was able to shadow physicians in the consultation station, assist in the OB/GYN station, lead the education station teaching about personal hygiene, and fill prescriptions in the pharmacy. Prior volunteer experience includes being a Hospital Helper at Newton-Wellesley, a classroom volunteer through Junior Brandeis Achievers at Stanley Elementary School, a Health and Wellness Intern at the Chill Zone, a middle school rec program in Waltham, and an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for Hispanic Studies (as well as serving on the UDR council). I am wondering how to go about looking for these types of positions (aside from websites like Careerbuilder) and how to go about networking with former alumni.
I am currently looking for jobs in clinical research. In the future, I want to go to medical school and I believe that a job in the clinical field would be a great bridge between college and medical school. If alums have any advice on the best way to maximize my search and future position experience I would greatly appreciate it.
I am a graduating senior looking for a position ideally for a year or two before continuing on to graduate school for public health. I would like to work as a research assistant at a think tank or do some sort of nonprofit work related to health and/or poverty. I would appreciate any advice or experience you may have in the field. Thank you!
Hi Alumni! I’m graduating with a degree in Spanish and minor in Education Studies. I’m looking to work in the education world, either as a teacher or within international education (working abroad and maybe through a program or as a teacher). I’m considering working for a year at home then teaching English for a year abroad. If anyone has suggestions for teaching abroad or working in bilingual education on the west coast, I’d love your input! I’d also love to incorporate my love for music and the arts however possible. Thank you!
I’m a graduating HSSP/Biology senior interested in getting clinical research experience dealing with children/pediatrics and diabetes before applying to graduate programs in public health or bio-medical science. Any advice on how to effectively break into the field or opportunities I should be aware of would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, if any alums have a similar experience I would love to find out how you got to where you are today. Thank you!
I’m a graduating computer science major interested in programming and research & development positions, specifically in the Chicago area. If any alums could offer advice on the industry or any ideas on how to maximize my search I would greatly appreciate it.
I’m a graduating senior double majoring in Music and American Studies. Ideally, I would like to find a job in tv production, specifically working on a scripted series, but I’m having some trouble finding opportunities. The one I have found is at a start up but I’m not sure if that’s the right fit for me. I would love to speak with any alums who have advice to give on breaking into the field and what my next steps should be.
As a major in Math, I am looking to stay in the Boston area after graduation. I am looking for work environments that offer leadership opportunities, especially in ways that allow me to use the skills I learned at Brandeis in both of my majors. I love writing and math and I would love to talk to alumni who share these interest. Thanks!
I’m a graduating senior with a double major in Art History and German Studies. I have had several internships in museums and galleries, and am looking for advice on getting an entry-level job in the art industry. Any alum recommendations on how to best position myself to get started would be great!
I am a graduating senior with a passion for International Higher Education. I have accepted a position to become an Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program in Japan. As I will be in Japan for at least two years, I am hoping to work or volunteer with organizations that promote international studies and exchange while I am in the new country. I am also hoping to complete an English graduate program about International Higher Education in Japan. I appreciate all advice, tips, connections, and position openings! Thank you!
I am a current senior double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in French and Francophone Studies seeking advice on how to get involved in clinical research. I would love to do research in a hospital (preferably in the Boston area), to get a different type of experience. I am looking to work in that field upon graduation for a few years before attending a PhD program for clinical psychology with a focus on forensics. I have experience collecting data on sexually aggressive males and I conduct extensive research on wrongful convictions and eyewitness misidentification. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
Hello! I am graduating this May and looking to go into animal behavior, wildlife conservation, zoology, or a combination of those fields. I am looking to work at zoos to gain experience before going on to earn a PhD in animal behavior. If anyone has experience in these areas I would appreciate any advice you have to give. It would be great to learn you got to where you are today. Thank you!
I’m a double major in History & Politics looking to make a difference in the world. After I graduate this May I would like to work at a non-profit that aims to increase tolerance and promote positive thought among children. If any alumni have experience in the non profit world or know of an organization that works towards those goals I would love to hear from you. Thank you so much for your time.
I’m a graduating HSSP senior minoring in Economics and Spanish with an interest in health care policy and health care consulting. I would like to be in the the DC or NY area after graduation and would greatly appreciate any advice or insight on how to break into the industry in these regions. Thank you!
I’m a senior majoring in anthropology with an interest in broadcast journalism. I’m exploring the various aspects of the field and would love to speak with alums who have experience with reporting, anchoring, executive positions, producing, or anything else related. Thank you so much for your time!
I’m a graduating senior majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Biology. Eventually I would like to go to med school but for the moment I’m interested in research positions in the South Florida area. If any alums have advice on how to make the most of research during a gap year or what I should try to look for during my search I would greatly appreciate it.
I am a graduating senior majoring in Theater And English, minoring in Business. I have had a passion for theater since I was small, and Brandeis has led me to combine this love for theater with the administration and eventual management of a theater company. I enjoyed a successful internship this past summer at a NYC theater company where I was able to work in the field as a communications intern. I have also volunteered at a Shakespeare company where I learned the business of box office and sales. My volunteer work at the Hillel Theater Group (this year as President) has enabled me to learn first hand the importance of sales, marketing, teamwork and a quality product. My LinkedIn profile provides my resume. I would appreciate any advice, leads or connections.
I am currently freshman sociology major with great interest in the legal field. I would really like to set up an informational interview to speak with alums willing to share their experiences about law school and breaking into the law field. Thank you so much, Brandeis Alumni!
Major: Sociology with Legal Studies Minor
Hometown: New York, NY
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Name: Rhea Sanghi ’15
Major: Sociology, Anthropology and International & Global Studies
Hometown: Indore, India
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Hello, my name is Shaoleen Khaled and I am hoping to seek advice about the medical profession and public policy profession because I hope to integrate my career in medicine and utilize it as a tool to create reforms in public policy. Any and all perspectives from alumni would be greatly appreciated.
I am currently a senior in my last semester at Brandeis. At the moment, I’m trying to figure out something to do in a gap year (or two) and currently I’m leaning towards positions in healthcare or in clinical research, specifically neurology if possible. I’ve tried my best to look through research labs in Boston and keep tabs on the job search boards for MGH and Beth Israel, as I would like to stay in Boston for my gap year. None of the applications have yielded any results, so, I’m asking for advice about other locations I should look into or if, perhaps, I should just look in my hometown. Thank you for your time!
Senior graduating in May with degree on Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and International and Global Studies looking for summer internship in the Boston area. Will be staying at Brandeis for another year to complete a Master’s in Women’s Gender and Sexualities and Public Policy. Experience interning in feminist non-profits such as The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (research – international armed conflict) and Rosie’s Place (direct services – homelessness). Interested in any cause-driven organization providing good learning opportunities and/or speaking with any alumni in the area who may be able to provide advice. Thank you.
I am a current senior 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 for a few years before attending a PhD program for clinical psychology with a focus on forensics or criminology (or possibly law school). I am also interested in how the law and psychology coincide. I have experience collecting data on sexually aggressive males and I conduct extensive research on wrongful convictions and eyewitness misidentification. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
I am a senior at Brandeis University and will be receiving a B.A. in Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) with a minor in Legal Studies at the conclusion of this semester. I am currently a Peer Assistant in the HSSP department, and I have completed policy research internships with Health Care For All (a non-profit advocacy agency) and with the Healthcare Financing Committee of the Massachusetts State Senate. I am now looking for a job in the health policy field. Any advice or recommendations on position openings or general information about the field would be greatly appreciated.
My name is Lindsay Fitzpatrick and I am a senior at Brandeis University. My career aspiration is to be a physician assistant, and I am currently looking into fulfilling all of the requirements that go into the application process for PA masters programs. I am looking for advice on what jobs people have used to fulfill their hours, as well as any advice with the application process! I have had little interaction with PAs, so hearing more about why you love your job, and some insight into your daily life would be incredibly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you!
My name is Talia Zapinsky and I am a junior at Brandeis University, majoring in business and psychology and am looking for a summer internship. Through my active involvement on college campus and a variety of summer internships, I have worked on various teams and projects creating and executing social media promotions, as well as growing extracurricular club awareness in the digital marketplace. Additionally, I have extensively researched consumer behavior and social media presence in different markets for prior summer internships. Presently, I am Vice President of Marketing of TAMID at Brandeis, a business consulting club on campus, conducting marketing research and analysis for start-ups. Through social media I encourage members to become involved in TAMID. In addition, I am a hard worker, highly efficient, and detail oriented. I am presently co-editor of advertising for the Brandeis University school newspaper, The Justice, where we actively reach out to local businesses in the Waltham area, manage ads for sponsors in weekly printed issues and create rates and administer online advertising. I am looking for a summer internship relating to marketing or brand/consumer marketing, specifically in New York City. I would love to work in the consumer product industry or media/entertainment industry if possible. Any advice, connections, or tips to help me along this summer internship process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I’m currently senior studying Cultural Anthropology and International and Global Studies (IGS) with a focus in social media/global communication. I spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying international advertising and cross-cultural communication, and am looking to pursue a career within the advertising/marketing industry. I have background experience in account management, public relations, and nonprofit marketing, and most recently have been interning (for two semesters now) on the digital strategy team at Hill Holliday. I’m graduating in May and looking to pursue strategy/planning opportunities as well as account management roles. Do any alums have advice for me in terms of the best way to get my foot in the door? I’d be interested in connecting with alums within the industry—I’d like to learn about various agencies/specific roles, as well as any potential entry-level opportunities. Thank you!
I am currently a first year BA/MA student and I am interested learning more about the difference in various subareas within the financial service industry, like investment banking, assets management and risk management. If any alumni could share with me their industry insights, their opinion on what qualifications make candidates strong in each field, or give me some suggestions for job hunting I would greatly appreciate it.
As a senior on the pre-med track, I am excited to pursue research opportunities in the medical field during my upcoming gap year. I am passionate about patient care, in particular the field of pediatrics. I have been looking for positions in the Philadelphia area, but am struggling to find opportunities appropriate for recent graduates. Ideally, I hope to build on my clinical and research experience before entering medical school. I would greatly appreciate any guidance or advice about how best to find a valuable experience for next year. Thank you!
I am currently applying to medical school a as a Junior. I feel that my all the components of my application are strong except for my MCAT score (it is below the national average). That said, I have still decided to apply this cycle to schools that have accepted applicants with an MCAT score in my range. I was hoping to hear from alumni that have perhaps been in the same position as me and how they went about selecting schools. Knowing that my MCAT score is bringing my application down, are there any other ways I can enhance my application? I look forward to hearing any advice!
I am a recent Brandeis alumna who has been having difficulty finding work in research. I made the mistake of majoring in psychology rather than neuroscience (which I found to be a far more engaging and satisfying direction) and am now looking to gain practical experience participating in neuroscience (or related biology) research before applying to graduate programs to gain a better understanding of the realities of a career as a researcher as well as to improve my foundation. I would love to be contacted by someone who can give me advice on how I can, having majored in psychology, best reposition myself for a scientific career and make this transition. Majoring in psychology seems to have been the a huge obstacle for me and I am afraid it will hinder any effort I make to break into science even though I have a solid science course background, having been on the premed track as an undergraduate and taken courses thereafter.
My name is Nicole Lenchner and I am junior at Brandeis University currently majoring in economics and business. I am searching for an internship for this summer in finance, consulting, or accounting. I am wondering what the best method is of going about applying for summer internships. Most of the internships I have gotten in the past have been through very specific means and I do not have much experience searching for internships in any other way. I have been trying to look through websites like indeed.com, internships.com, Linkedin.com, etc. and am just wondering if this is the best way to go about doing this. I would appreciate any tips, advice, connections, or opening positions. Anything and everything is helpful. Thank you in advance.
I am a senior majoring in East Asian Studies with a passion for International Higher Education. Concentrating on Japanese, I aim to build a career in an organization that promotes international studies and exchange. I hope to work in a study abroad office on a college campus or in a global organization. I appreciate all advice, tips, connections, and position openings! Thank you!
My name is Heather Spector and I’m currently a sophomore at Brandeis. I’m double majoring in Business and Computer Science. I’m very interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Social Responsibility. Are there any alumni involved in this field that can recommend relevant experience I can get over the summer?
I am currently a junior studying East Asian Studies and International Global Studies. I am passionate about languages, and I am conversational in French, Chinese and Japanese. Through language acquisition and translating, I developed interest in intercultural understanding, international cooperation and dispute resolution. After graduation, I plan to go to law school, however, I would like to gain experience within the law field beforehand. I am hoping to find a legal internship of any kind in Massachusetts for the summer. However, I prefer International Law, Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Litigation and Immigration Law. I would greatly appreciate any advice, connections or leads! Thank you!
I am a senior studying Sociology (research track) and Education Studies. I am passionate about research and have experience researching in both majors. My current focus is on understanding social media from a sociological perspective. While I plan to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Sociology in the future, I am hoping to first gain more research experience. I am interested in finding positions in social science research in the Northeast or South Florida. If you work in this field, I would love to hear about how you got to where you are, or any other advice you may have. Thank you!
I am a current first year student at Brandeis studying Language and Linguistics. At the moment I am seeking advice on finding an agent and breaking into the publishing industry. My interest in this matter is due to the fact that I myself am an aspiring author and I would like to know more about the process. More specifically I am interested in the publication of young adult fiction and fantasy novels. I have past experience with reviewing books in these genres as I created and ran a book review blog for the Framingham Public Library during my senior year of high school and the summer before. I am very appreciative of any wisdom that you have to offer, as well as the time spent doing so.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Im a senior currently interested in Business, but not sure what I want to do. I like finance, marketing, analysis, international business, and consulting, but I don’t know how to narrow down what I want to do. Until I know what I want, I feel that I can’t really connect with the right people. How did you start your job search, and how and why did your goals change? I have had several networking opportunities, interviews, and even internships, but I am unsure of both how to describe myself and to describe what I seek in a job, which could present an issue during interviews. That said, I would love to hear and speak with any and everyone, to really help me hone in my future. Thanks in advance!
My name is Naomi Rodriguez-Finer and I have started my own video production company with Kristen Ward-Chalk ’16. Our mission is to create quality films, embodying truth, inclusivity and tact. We are already building up our portfolio, and have started to reach out to faculty for advice. I would like to know if any alumni have advice for a) juggling involvement with a start-up with pursuing a degree and b) how to build a reputation outside of the Brandeis community. As MLK Scholars, we are very passionate about this endeavor and appreciate any advice/recommendations.
My name is Quan Vu and I am a senior in Brandeis studying Psychology with a keen interest in Business and Finance. Recently I have discovered that I want to pursue a career that is a combination of my passion in counseling, helping people and my interest in Business and realized that I want to go in Human Resources/Human Capital, specifically in the subfield of Employee Relations. Having been a New Yorker for more than 5 years before getting to Brandeis, I wish to go back to the city after my graduation and work at the department of Human Resources at a big corporation where I could help contribute in the field with my experience and be sponsored (I’m an international student). I’m looking to expand my network with any alumnus who is based in New York City right now and to possibly be introduced to your colleagues at your company’s HR department. Please check out my LinkedIn if you wish to review my qualifications and please contact me if you want to begin a conversation.Thank you all so much for your time.
I am currently a junior double majoring in Neuroscience and HSSP and am very interested in pursuing a career in pediatric occupational therapy. I have had experience shadowing and assisting occupational therapists but would appreciate any insight into organizations/programs that may offer interns a more integrated experience. I appreciate your time and insight.
International and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies senior looking for advice on entering the non-profit field, preferably with a focus on women’s rights and feminist organizations. Particularly interested in opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, but open to mostly any location.
Name: Karen Lengler ’15
Major(s): International & Global studies and Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies
Hometown: Braganca Paulista, Brazil
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Hi, My name is Brandon Odze and I am a current junior looking to take two gap years between graduating from Brandeis and going to Law School. I would like to work in public finance, but was wondering if it would look better or make me look more appealing if I worked for a government agency or non-profit. I would eventually like to end up in business law but I also want to make my resume appealing to law schools and show that I used my gap years extremely efficiently. If you have any advice for me, please contact me. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Wisdom Wanted ad.
My name is Gina Gkoulgkountina, I am a senior graduating in December. I am finishing up my majors in English and Political Science and my minor in Legal Studies. I am currently looking into finding a paralegal position for a firm that’s going to help me figure out what type of law I’m passionate about, and whether law school is the best next step for me. I would love to hear from you if you have advice for how to make the most of my gap year, or if you have any advice for this transitional period. Should I be studying for the LSATs? Should I focus on getting a legal job or would any job do?I look forward to hearing back from you!
Seeking alumni in French-speaking countries: Senior double major in International & Global Studies and French with a minor in Legal Studies. I studied abroad in Paris last semester and am nearly fluent in French. I would love to be able to work internationally, and would like to speak with alumni doing so, to possibly follow in your footsteps.
I’m a senior studying Economics and Politics. I got interested in consulting as a result of my internship experiences and my year abroad at the University of Oxford. I have a particular interest in management and economic consulting. I would love to speak with alumni in the field to learn about your role as well as how you got interested in your field. I am currently in the process of submitting applications and doing interviews. I would also appreciate interview advice or company recommendations. Thanks!
My name is Danielle Mizrachi and I will be graduating from Brandeis this December. Ever since high school, I have been committed to learning more about social entrepreneurship. I believe that my majors in Business and Psychology and minors in Economics and Social Justice and Social Policy have truly helped me gain a stronger understanding of how business skills can be used to create social change. I have also become increasingly interested in corporate social responsibility. I am searching for an opportunity that will help me gain some more experience in the field, and am looking for advice as to how to pursue this type of career.
My name is Meredith van der Walde and I am a senior at Brandeis, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology with minors in Legal Studies and Social Justice & Social Policy. I am extremely passionate about social justice and economic equality; in particular, workers’ rights, children in the foster care system, poverty, and mental health and illness. As I consider my options for next year, I am eager to find a job where I can help people and make an impact, while also achieving a sense of financial stability for myself. I am hoping to work at an organization, such as a law firm, non-profit, or state agency, where I would be exposed to both law and social work so that I can decide which profession I may ultimately want to pursue. Any advice pertaining to law or social work in general, or specific organizations that I should research, would be incredibly appreciated! Thank you!
I am a graduating Neuroscience major looking to learn more about chronic pain and/or stress management, and what careers I could pursue in this field, clinical or otherwise. Working alongside a chiropractor this summer helped me realize that I want to help people to lead functional and productive lives despite their health issues. However, I do not think I am ready to become a clinician just yet, so I would like to know more about types of positions where I could gain practical experience in the interim between now and graduate school. I am particularly interested in the use of complementary therapies, but I would appreciate any type of information or advice that you could offer. If you work in this field, I would love to hear about the steps that you took to get where you are now, and what you would recommend I do in the next few years. Thanks!
I am a History major and am also considering majoring or minoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy. I am interested in attending law school after I graduate and I was wondering if anyone has tips on what steps I can take that may help me prepare for law school. I am currently on an academic track that may allow me to graduate earlier than expected. I am passionate about history and interested in studying law as a way to allow me to incorporate my various academic and personal interests with my career. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how I should approach my future career plans. Thank you very much.
I am a current senior 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 for a few years before attending a PhD program for clinical psychology with a focus on forensics or criminology. I am also interested in how the law and psychology coincide. I have experience collecting data on sexually aggressive males and I conduct extensive research on wrongful convictions and eyewitness misidentification. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
Motivated senior majoring in History and minoring in Legal Studies seeks advice about succeeding in law school. I am applying to law schools this semester and would like to know is there anything that you would have liked to know when you were applying to law schools? I am also interested in speaking with someone who is enthusiastic about their legal career. How did you choose your current career and why were you drawn to it?
Name: Jasmine Etesse ’15
Hometown: Medford, MA
I am a junior majoring in Business and Economics and am interested in the operations division at a financial services company. I would love to learn about what role the operations division has in a company and what a future career path in operations looks like. Any advice or experience in operations would be great!
Senior double major in International & Global Studies and French with a minor in Legal Studies and an interest in journalism seeking advice on careers in the legal field including public international law and public service law. I work at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism as a research assistant with the Justice Brandeis Law Project investigating a possible wrongful conviction. I am also writing a thesis on the future of the law of genocide, inspired by my six weeks in The Hague this summer where I studied international law. Any advice from those in the field would be greatly appreciated.
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 a senior. I am majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology and double minoring in Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. I worked and lived in downtown Chicago this past 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 currently a senior with a variety of interests. I have been looking at job opportunities that combine the areas of business and law. In terms of business, I have been focusing on positions in the finance and accounting fields as well as business intelligence. With respect to the legal field, I am very interested 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!
Name: Jonathan Greengarden ’15
Major(s): Business; Film, Television, and Interactive Media
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
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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.
Name: Josh Nass ’14
Hometown: New York, NY
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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!
Name: Amelia Lundkvist ’14
Hometown: Portland, ME
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!
Name: Elizabeth Allen ’14
Major(s): Biology, Classical Studies
Hometown: Norfolk, MA
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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!
Name: Luke Hayslip ’14
Major(s): HSSP & Sociology
Hometown: Flagler Beach, FL
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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.
Name: Danielle Gross ’14
Major(s): HSSP & Sociology
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
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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.
Name: Ariana Boltax ’14
Major(s): Chemistry, Biology
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
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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.
Name: Joshua Yankell ’14
Major(s): Classical Studies; HSSP
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
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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.
Name: Jennifer H. Kim ’14
Major: Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Roslyn Heights, NY
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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!
Name: Ellie Kaufman ’14
Major(s): Art History, Anthropology
Hometown: Amherst, NH
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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.
Name: Ophir Silverman ’14
Major(s): Computer Science, Philosophy
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
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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!
Name: Mary Chun ’14
Major(s): Economics, Business
Hometown: Brookfield, CT
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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.
Name: Jennifer Mandelbaum ’14
Major(s): Health: Science, Society and Policy; Sociology
Hometown: Londonderry, NH
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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!
Name: Corrie Legge ’14
Major(s): Biology (minors: Theater Arts, Elementary Education)
Hometown: Falmouth, ME
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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.
Name: Miriam Esther Goldman ’14
Major(s): English/Creative Writing, Theatre Minor
Hometown: Houston, TX
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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!
Name: Claire Fishman ’14
Hometown: New York, NY
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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!
Name: Jesse Hart ’14
Hometown: Worthington, OH
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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.
Name: Lee Nisson ’14
Major(s): Business & History
Hometown: Denver, CO
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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!
Name: Gabriella Podolski ’14
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
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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!
Name: Jessica Jiwon Yang ’14
Major(s): Biology & Business
Hometown: Corona, CA
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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.
Name: Michael Fodera ’13
Hometown: Queens, NY
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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.
Name: Alexandra Patch ’14
Major(s): Language & Linguistics; German Studies
Hometown: Danville, VT
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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!
Name: Estie Martin ’14
Major(s): Studio Art/Anthropology
Hometown: Newton, MA
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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).
Name: Lydia Emmanouilidou ’14
Major(s): American Studies, Minors: Journalism, Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Newton, MA
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