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.
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!
Senior looking for advice on how to search and apply for jobs in the Entertainment field. Interested in writing, production and management. Looking for general career jump-start advice. Thank you!
Name: Chastity DeLorme ’14
Major(s): Film, Television & Interactive Media, minors in Business and Creative Writing
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
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Class year:: 2014
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Major(s):: Film, Television & Interactive Media, minors in Business and Creative Writing
Hometown, State (City, Country if international):: Beaverton, OR
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Double major in International Global Studies and Economics with minor in South Asian Studies seeking advice and opportunities in NGO management and/or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I am enthusiastic about social work, and I have always wanted to work in this field. I interned at an NGO in China this past summer as a Brandeis Social Justice WOW fellow, and that internship has truly expanded my knowledge about NGOs. In addition, I plan to work at a corporate level (preferably in the CSR or Public Relations department) first before start working at an NGO. I would love to talk to Brandeisians who have working experience in NGOs or CSR field. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
My name is Asaf Meir; I’m a senior and an international student from Israel studying computer science and economics. I attended Brandeis after completing 3 years of mandatory army service in the Israeli Defense Forces. I have previous work experience with start-ups and larger tech corporation such as Microsoft. Looking ahead, I would like to pursue a career within the management consulting industry particularly with start-ups and high-tech companies. I would love to learn more about the consulting management field, your career path, and how I can potentially enter the industry.
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.
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!
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.
I’m a current junior double majoring in Business and Economics with a minor in Politics, and a member of both the Women’s Soccer Team and Track & Field teams. I have an interest in working in finance or a data-oriented field such as marketing analytics. I am looking for information and advice on how to narrow down my focus to steer my career path and internship search in a more specific direction. I have particular interest in the following finance fields: Asset Valuation, Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, and Corporate Banking, but I’m open to any suggestions and willing to learn about different fields! I would greatly appreciate any insight or advice you would be willing to give me!
Name: Alyssa Fenenbock ’15
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ
Varsity Sport: Soccer, Track & Field
I am a student-athlete seeking advice on Masters programs in the Greater Boston area. As an avid spectator of sports and life-time athlete I am excited to pursue a career in the sports and events industries. Last summer I was able to intern with the Brooklyn Nets, and I would love the chance to speak with someone who has some insight in the marketing, finance, or corporate sponsorships areas as well. I would also like to pursue a graduate program in marketing, not specifically sports marketing or sports administration. I am considering the new Brandeis University IBS BA/MBA program, and I am interested in what alumni and professionals think of this new program and others.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I am currently a junior with a dual major in Business and Psychology and a member of the Women’s soccer team. I had the opportunity to work with a growing business-
to-business company this past summer as the marketing intern and would like
to gain insight into what is the next best step into pursuing a marketing career
after I graduate. I am curious as to whether it is best to intern with more than
one company, or to return to the same company? What do the different roles of marketing entail? I would like to speak with alumni to gather as much knowledge from others’ experiences as I can in furthering my career.
Hello! I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience and HSSP. I am primarily interested in cancer research but I am also interested in general neuroscience and public health related research as well. Seeking advice on a career in research (academia and industry) and how to apply to lab positions. I have worked in three labs so far, two as a student researcher (currently working on a thesis) and one as a lab technician. I am investigating the factors contributing to the differences seen in glucocorticoid sensitivity between older and younger women and men. I would love to talk to you about your career path, how you got to where you are now, and other relevant or future opportunities. Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it!
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!
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.
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.
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.
I’m looking to build my professional network with alumni who work with children in Jewish settings. In the near future, I’m interested in working with kids in the 4th grade and older in youth groups, Hebrew schools, camps, etc. In the far future, I’m looking to work in informal Jewish education settings (specifically camps) and potentially join the rabbinate through Hebrew Union College. Any advice would be helpful!
Name: Rachael Pass ’13
Majors: Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Psychology
I’m a double major in HSSP and Environmental Studies, hoping to eventually enter governmental work, such as policy analysis. I’m interested in environmental health and the crossover between environmental and public health issues. I’m looking to learn more about the benefits of advanced degrees in policy and/or public health (and general career advice), and I would like to speak to alumni that will help me learn more about my area of study in the professional world and/or government!
Graduating senior interested in working in early childhood education (possibly early intervention). I’d like to speak with alumni who work in similar areas and/or are in grad school in a similar field.
Name: Avital Sokolow Silverman ’13
Majors: Psychology, Education Studies
Hometown: New Haven, CT
Recent grad interested in opportunities in marketing and management. Would also love to speak with alumni who have started their own business. What made you want to start your own business? How long after Brandeis did you start? What made you successful?
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!
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.
Dedicated, detail-oriented student looking for a job that will help her choose between law school and public policy school! Willing to work in a non-profit organization, law firm, think tank, or as a research assistant.
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.
Recent grad interested in finance and consulting. I would like to know how I can successfully network with professionals, how I can seek out a mentor, and how I can be helpful in return. How did you seek out a mentor? How has networking made a difference in your career?
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.
Major(s): Hebrew Language and Literature, Education Studies
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
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?
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!
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.
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?
Major: Film, Television & Interactive Media
Hometown: Cambridge, MN
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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” Katz ‘12
Major(s): Economics, History
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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 Gecker ‘13
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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.
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Major: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, International and Global Studies
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.
Hometown: Queens, NY
Majors: History; American Studies
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!
Hometown: Newton, MA
Majors: Studio Art; Anthropology
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.
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Majors: Philosophy; Economics
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Student: Mara Flack ’15
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Hometown: Union, NJ
Majors: Economics; Psychology
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.
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
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!
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.
Hometown: Shanghai, China
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.
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Hometown: Washington, DC
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Hometown: North Andover, MA
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.
Hometown: Miami, FL
Majors: Business; Spanish; Italian
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?
Hometown: Long Beach, NY
Major: Studio Art
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.
Hometown: Hong Kong
Major: Psychology, East Asian Studies
Psychology major with a strong interest in law, particularly health care law. I plan to take some time off before going to law school and would like to hear some suggestions as to how I can make the most of this time. I would love to talk to a current health care lawyer or a current law student interested in health care law to discuss what this path demands and what motivated them to choose this area.
Hometown: Queens, NY
2015 undergrad passionate about life sciences, but torn between medicine and research. So to the wonderful alums in the fields of both medicine and research: I would love to hear about your experiences and know more about the multiple career paths possible. Your insights and advice could greatly help me steer myself towards a certain track. I would also truly appreciate a shadowing opportunity to really understand what it is like to be in your shoes!
I am a highly energetic, self-motivated student interested in publishing. Having recently completed a high-intensity publishing internship, I found the work interesting and rewarding. I also have experience in nonprofit organization support, journalism, and computer science. I’d like to work for a publishing company in Boston or New York, particularly in science-fiction or fantasy. I’m interested in editing, proofreading, marketing, and publicity, and have experience in all four areas. I’m looking for advice from people in publishing or computer science regarding how to best present myself and break into the industry, as well as general advice on how to move from the West Coast to the East.
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Major: Creative Writing, Psychology
Pre-med undergraduate seeks advice about how to maximize a glide year, as well as firsthand accounts of personal experiences working in the medical field. I hope to connect with recent graduates currently in a glide year, or alumni whose medical careers unfolded following a successful glide year. I am invested in opportunities in a setting in which I would be able to improve my Spanish skills and/or work with children. I would appreciate the chance to speak with you regarding advice or recommendations of how to find such opportunities and incorporate them into my preparedness for medical school.
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
Major: Biology, HSSP
Creatively inclined Studio Arts major, class of 2014, seeking advice and guidance from alumni with careers in preservation, conservation and restoration. I was involved with an art replication project over the summer in Poland and had a fantastic experience. I would love to know if there are more opportunities like that out there and to learn more about what is involved in a preservation/restoration/conservation career. I’m also interested in working abroad, so I’m also eager to hear from people who have international experience in any artistic capacity (i.e. museum administration, residencies, curatorial experience, graduate school, full-time/part-time artist). Do you have any suggestions or tips on how to navigate the international art world? Could you share your professional timeline with me so I can better understand how arts careers can evolve? Your advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Studio Art
I aspire to improve the health and wellness of those around me by gaining experience in the medical or public health field. Recently, I completed a summer internship at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. My research experience includes work at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. My questions are for medical school students and physicians: What was the best and most informative experience you had before applying to medical school? How did this experience change the way you view health and medicine? If you took time off, how did you spend that time in a meaningful way? What skills and values do you think are most important in the health profession? How do you see medical education changing in the future?
Hometown: Millwood, NY
Motivated and organized Business/International & Global Studies major seeks information about careers in law and marketing. I have had professional experience at LivingSocial, the American Cancer Society and Treater.com. I would love to meet or chat with alumni working in law or marketing and learn about relevant experiences and future opportunities. I’m interested in hearing about how you got to where you are today, and what, if anything you would have done differently. I would also like to speak with those who have pursued a JD or MBA to learn about the application process.
Student: Rachel Rubin ’14
Major: HSSP; Business
Business and Sociology double major seeks advice on human resource consulting! I have gained invaluable and rewarding experiences in both public and private businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations. I have cultivated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build good relationships with supervisors and colleagues. I also established myself as a motivated, passionate and organized leader who can cooperate with others to achieve goals in an efficient manner. Through past internships in Bank of China and a current role as peer advisor at Hiatt Career Center, I have found myself particularly interested in employee relations, inspirational leadership development, and HR infrastructure design and implementation. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with you about human capital management and other relevant topics.
Hometown: Changchun, China
Major: Business, Sociology
2013 undergrad double-majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) and Business. I had several internships at different hospitals in Boston, working on projects in various areas including Development, Clinical Research and Marketing. I have been working as a research assistant for Brandeis professor for two years and this experience has strengthened my research and data analysis skills. I am interested in being a market researcher/analyst in the health care industry, and would like to know how I can reach my goal of being a healthcare consultant. I would like to know what kind of skills and experiences are the most important and what steps I should take to get into the healthcare consulting industry. I would love to speak with alumni who work as healthcare analysts or consultants to learn more about their career path.
Hometown: Hong Kong, China
Major: HSSP; Business
Psychology and Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) major working on thesis about the experience of illness of epilepsy and diabetes for young adults who have experienced the college campus atmosphere, with Prof. Conrad, chair of Sociology and HSSP program. Also working at Aging, Cognition and Culture lab with Laura and Prof. Gutchess on cross cultural differences of categorical memory in the US, Israel and Turkey. My true passion is working directly with children. I now volunteer in three organizations for low-income children fun enrichment programs and spent my summer as a camp counselor in Istanbul. I hope to complete a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after getting work experience in the healthcare/mental healthcare/childcare fields in the US. I seek advice about options for entry level positions with that goal in mind. Where do healthcare, childcare and education converge? What do employers look for in such fields? What advice do you have for a college senior hoping to start a career in these fields?
Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
Major: Psychology, HSSP
2015 History major and Legal Studies and French minor seeks advice as an aspiring law professional! My goal is to gain meaningful experiences that expose me to the legal field and strengthen my skills as a potential law school student. I hope to attend law school one day and would like advice on the best ways to prepare. I am particularly interested in human rights and civil rights law. What type of law are you involved in? How did you choose this area of study? As a sophomore, is it too early to be thinking about these things?
Student: Jasmine Etesse ’15
Hometown: Boston, MA
Computer science and business double major seeks advice as an aspiring entrepreneur! My dream is to run a business, but I don’t have any ideas. (It’s a peculiar problem, since my understanding is that people usually get an idea first and then decide they want to start a business.) Is it too early for me to be thinking about this? My particular interests include consulting, entrepreneurship and innovation, financial planning, and company culture dynamics. I would love the chance to speak with you about your own entrepreneurship story and career path.
Student: Raya Stantcheva ’15
Hometown: Somerset, NJ
Majors: Computer Science; Business
2012 grad in Chemistry with research experience very interested in clinical research opportunity. Worked at the Deng Research Laboratory at Brandeis for more than a year, focusing on asymmetric catalysis. Fascinated with clinical research and epidemiology in general, have taken Biostatistics and learned to use statistical programs (Excel, SAS, R). Technology oriented, familiar with Mathematica, Java and C coding languages. Wants to earn graduate degree involving clinical research. I would love to talk about your career path and what you are doing now.
Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN
2013 undergrad looking for full time opportunities or advice on breaking into investment banking and management consultancy! I am currently studying abroad at Oxford University and have found myself interested in investment banking and management consultancy industries through my past work experiences at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and The Oxford Student Consultancy. This summer I will intern at Eaton Partners, a leading alternative asset placement agent, and work with my colleagues to raise capital for investment managers through private equity, real assets, real estate and hedge fund strategies. I would love to meet or chat with Brandeisians working in finance or consulting and learn about relevant experiences and future opportunities.