Dec 2019 grad seeks advice and connections with Project Managers in business/technology fields

I am a senior graduating in December. My interests lie in the intersection of business and technology, like product management, technical consulting, business analytics, or a start-up jack-of-all-trades. Currently, I am looking for full-time product management jobs. I would like to connect with alum who are PMs, who know PMs very well, or who work with PMs, as engineers, designers, analysts, marketers, or customer support, etc.  I am also interested in your thoughts on the responsibilities, challenges, and metrics of PMs.

I also hope to get advice on the full-time PM job search, or learn of other roles that also lie in the intersection of business and technology. My PM applications usually cannot pass the resume screen, even with lots of transferable skills and relevant experience: software engineering, data analytics, startups, UI/UX, consulting, project management, cross-collaboration w/ engineers and designers, etc. I don’t know if it’s due to lacking referrals, PM internships, or well-polished experience descriptions. Therefore, I hope to get resume feedback, interview advice, networking tips, etc.

Any advice, insights, and opportunities are well appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

Name: Athena Xiao ’19
Majors: Computer science, business
Hometown: Nanchang, China
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Junior seeking experience in product management/marketing at a tech company

I am a junior majoring in business with finance & accounting and management concentrations; I am also minoring in economics, international and global studies, and East Asian studies.

This past summer I interned at a tech startup in the skincare industry as a marketing and branding intern. I also participated in the Justice Brandeis Semester program where my team developed and presented an online platform for peer to peer tutoring and communication. I focused primarily on business and marketing, but I also worked alongside programmers to articulate product features and user experiences.

I am looking to apply to internship positions for summer 2020 to explore career options in the intersection of business and tech because I really enjoyed working in an innovative and fast-moving environment. I am thinking about associate product manager/marketing roles in a tech company. Are there any other options that I should explore? What are some technical skills that will strengthen my resume? Thank you so much!

Name: Iris Hao ’20
Major: Business
Minors: East Asian studies, economics, international and global studies
Home town: Beijing, China
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Any advice on finding internships that combine finance and computer science?

I am a junior double majoring in business and computer science. I am currently seeking  finance internship positions, but I am also looking to combine my business and CS background for summer 2020.  Any advice on companies, roles, or opportunities that would blend these two interests would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Name: Karrina Xie ’21
Majors: Business, computer science
Home town: Shanghai, China
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Senior seeks info on solutions-oriented roles in marketing, strategy, consumer behavior or social responsibility

I am a graduating senior majoring in business and economics with a minor in east Asian studies. I studied abroad in Singapore during my junior year taking classes concentrating on marketing, consumer behavior, and international business.

This past summer I interned at a human resources technology startup working in their client services department and I really enjoyed working in the tech and innovation space. Currently, I am a board fellow at the Waltham Chamber of Commerce working on a corporate social responsibility project.

I am looking to apply for entry-level positions that will allow me to develop and apply my qualitative and quantitative skills to create solutions and problem-solve. However, due to my vast interests in marketing, strategy, and social responsibility, I am unsure of what roles would suit my interests and skills. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Name: Carmen Huang ’20
Majors: Business, economics
Minors: East Asian studies
Home town: Quincy, MA
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Business/art history/philosophy senior with background in analytics seeking creative career in brand management

I’m a senior majoring in business with minors in art history and philosophy. I am seeking career opportunities in brand management (particularly in the CPG/F&B industries) but have found it to be quite difficult to break into the field. Any advice about how to break into the industry? My previous experiences have been focused on analytics and consulting ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, which is why my resume is getting picked up for much more quantitative than creative roles.

Name: Doria Leibowitz ’20
Major: Business
Minors: Art history, philosophy
Home town: New York
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Sophomore needs help deciding which area of finance to pursue this summer

Hello. I am a sophomore with a double major in economics and business. On campus, I am an analyst for the Brandeis Undergraduate Investment Club, a teaching assistant for financial accounting, and a member of Brandeis’ club soccer team. Academically, I am very interested in accounting, finance, competitive strategy, and business analytics. However, I have had difficulty determining what specifically I want to do this summer for an internship. I would love to connect with fellow Brandesians who work in finance to learn more about different areas of the field. Additionally, I would appreciate advice as to how to best align myself to succeed in the future financial world (whether it be by learning specific programming languages, reading certain books, practicing certain networking habits, etc.). Thank you, and I look forward to connecting!

Name: Robert Banks ’21
Majors: Economics, business
Hometown: West Orange, NJ
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Senior seeking direction for entering human capital management and/or consulting

Hi there, my name is Dustin and I am a senior at Brandeis University majoring in business with a specialization in HR. After doing an internship in HR and taking a variety of classes, I realized I really enjoyed Human Capital Management and Consulting. I’d love to get some advice on how to break into this field! I’d also love general advice about landing interviews, conducting case interviews, and professional networking. Thank you!

Name: Dustin Lee ’19
Majors: Business (Specialization in Human Resources and Leadership)
Hometown: Houston, TX
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Econ student interested in fashion industry

I am an economics major and I am interested in going into the fashion industry, particularly in being a fashion buyer. I am finding it difficult to get into that industry since Brandeis is not an art/fashion school. I am looking for advice on how I could get involved in the fashion industry with a background like mine. Leads to internships at a fashion company would also be very much appreciated.

Name: Andrea Murillo ’20
Majors: Economics, history
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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Junior seeking opportunity to use creative skills in business fields

I am a third-year international student from Jamaica looking to make connections with those working in the fields of international business and marketing. I have always been interested in the creative and business industries and would love to learn more about how to explore and bridge the two. To date, I have only had internship experience working in accounting as an assistant to the credit controller for an agro-producer and in marketing as an executive marketing assistant for some corporate companies in the Caribbean region. These experiences have been very valuable, but I am now looking to apply and further develop the skills that I have garnered through an internship in the U.S. or wider international market. I am curious to see if there are any alumni who have successfully gone about using their creative skills in the business industry. I would greatly appreciate any advice and guidance on how best to navigate the industry as an international student in order to gain valuable internship experience and make some useful connections.

Name: Rasheed Peters ’20
Major: Business
Minor: Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
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Junior seeking business internships in Mandarin-speaking countries

Hello, I am a junior, majoring in anthropology and business. I am learning Mandarin Chinese and am looking for business internships that will help me explore my interests and be exposed to different levels and varieties of business areas. I am looking for advice specifically on international business internships (preferably in Mandarin-speaking countries) with strong mentorship programs or support systems for undergrad interns.

Name: Isabel Yeoh
Class Year: 2020
Majors: Anthropology, business
Hometown: Honolulu
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Do I need to double major in business and co-sci to succeed in data science, or is a minor OK?

I am majoring in computer science and business right now, but the work load is really heavy. In regards to the business and data science industry, is it fundamental that I continue with both these majors? Or is pursuing a minor in business or economics sufficient in order to be prepared for the industry?

Name: Hangyu Du ’21
Majors: Computer Science, Business
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Sophomore co-sci major looking to transition to consulting/business fields

Hi!  I am a computer science and business double major sophomore. I got experience working at a top-level tech giant when I interned at as a software engineer this summer. I really want experience working in business or consulting next summer. Any advice for transitioning and leveraging my skills would be appreciated.

Name: Hangyu Du ’21
Majors: Computer Science, Business
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Math and economics major seeking internship advice after successful summer at Ernst & Young

This summer, I had an internship at Ernst & Young at the Transaction Advisory Services Department. I want to build on this experience, and currently I am applying for summer internship positions, such as analyst, trader, and market researcher. At Brandeis, I am majoring in Applied Math and Economics. I am seeking advice on possible positions and internship opportunities in this field, and was also wondering which elements of my experience I should highlight when applying to these internships?

Name: Yueting Chen ’21
Major: Math and Economics
Hometown: Beijing, China
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Rising junior seeking internship in marketing/strategy in law or health industry.

I have a strong passion for marketing and business strategy, and would love to apply my knowledge from the classroom and previous positions . I am interested in the fields of business, law, and health. I have worked both nationally and locally, from a non-profit start up in Tel Aviv, Israel to a legal research institute in the New England area. I want to utilize my summer as an intern to make a long-lasting impact. I would love to connect with you to learn more about your organization and explain in more detail my previous experiences and coursework.

Name: Jamie Jason ’20
Majors: Business, Hispanic Studies, Minor: Legal Studies
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
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Culture passionate student seeks career advice

I am looking for career advice on client-facing roles with a heavy emphasis on communication and people skills, such as sales, marketing, and business development. I am looking primarily into these departments and the Software and Financial Services sectors. I have experience working in Business Development at Salsify, a growing startup in downtown Boston. Also, I worked at Vorwerk while abroad in Shanghai, China handling specialty consumer behavior projects. I hope to use my background and international work experience at companies with global capabilities since I have a deep passion for people and culture. I enjoy fast-paced, high-intensity environments as well, and I am open to connecting with alumni that work in similar environments.

Name: Eric Goldberg ’18
Majors: International & Global Studies, East Asian Studies
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
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Tips on summer internships in the finance world

I am a junior here at Brandeis studying Business and Economics. I would love to hear from some Brandeis alumni as to how they suggest I differentiate myself as I continue the summer internship search in the finance world. I am interested in Human Resources or another field that can combine interpersonal relationships in a quantitative-focused environment. I worked as the Accounting Intern for an office on-campus this past summer and am interested in a bigger, more rigorous internship for the upcoming summer term 2018. I am struggling to “get my name out there” and would really appreciate any tips as to how I can differentiate myself so that I can present my application to different companies as best as possible.

Name: Debbie-Lee Baskir ’19
Majors: Business; minor in Legal Studies and Economics
Hometown: Newton, MA
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Creative international student interested in business

I am a second-year international student from Jamaica looking to make connections with those working in the fields of international business and marketing. I have always been interested in the creative and business industries and would love to learn more about how to explore and bridge the two. To date, I have only had internship experience working in accounting as an assistant to the credit controller for an agro-producer and in marketing as an executive marketing assistant for some corporate companies in the Caribbean region. These experiences have been very valuable, but I am now looking to apply and further develop the skills that I have garnered through an internship in the U.S. or wider international market. I am curious to see if there are any alumni who have successfully gone about using their creative skills in the international business market. I would greatly appreciate any advice and guidance on how best to navigate the business industry while abroad as an international student in order to gain valuable internship experience and make some useful connections.

Name: Rasheed Peters ’20
Majors: Business and International and Global Studies
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
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Prospective marketer seeks industry advice

I am a junior double majoring in International and Global Studies and Sociology, with a minor in Hispanic Studies, and pursuing a career in marketing, communications, and public relations. I would like advice on how to successfully break into the private sector as someone with more public sector (non-profits, charity) experience. Specifically, what is the best way to gain skills and expertise in marketing and communications without having formally studied business? Last summer, I started my transition from the public to private industry by working as a content marketing specialist for the Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies program. I would like to continue learning more about the industry and welcome any advice from alumni.

Name: Lauren Chin ’19
Majors: International & Global Studies and Sociology, minor in Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Acton, MA
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Future HR specialist seeks advice on conveying soft skills

I am a junior majoring in Business, with a specialization in Human Resources and Leadership, and HSSP. Recently, I have found myself being interested in human capital management and applied for internships in this field. I have worked in India, Israel, and the United States in a variety of industries, which have helped me polish my self-monitoring and communication skills. I am also on the electoral boards of three clubs and work as the Front Desk Assistant at the library on campus. All these experiences have sharpened my communication skills. However, I am wondering what the best way to convey these soft skills through my job application is?

Name: Khushee Nanavati ’19
Majors: Business and Public Health & Policy
Hometown: Mumbai, India
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Advice on careers in finance

I am graduating this December with a Master of Science in Finance degree and internship experience in a boutique investment bank in New York, where I did TMT equity research and financial analysis. I also worked at a mutual fund called Guoxin Capital, doing quantitative stock research and factor modeling for evaluating over 10 factor exposures to be used for long-term undervalued stock filtration, a dynamic asset allocation strategy.

I am seeking advice from professionals in the financial quantitative stock research or financial risk management field. Any advice or connections are very much welcome!

Name: Connor (Hua) Zhao ’17
Majors: Master of Science in Finance
Hometown: Changsha, China
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Quick learner seeks advice on addressing gaps in tech skills

I am an upcoming graduate with interests in technology, strategy consulting, marketing, and data analytics. My past internship experiences have ranged from financial accounting/reporting to marketing consulting and analytics. These experiences have honed my quantitative and analytical skills, and I am looking to continue leveraging them. However, I am currently grappling with applying to jobs online that require or prefer specific technical skills. I am aware that firms train you on software. However, when applying to a position that is highly competitive in regards to having advanced knowledge of specific software, how do I show employers that, although the specific technical/computer skills may not be listed on my resume, I can learn them quickly and thoroughly after landing the job?

Name: Nomunaa Purevbayar ’18
Majors: Business and economics
Hometown: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Seeking alumni in marketing for informational interviews

After learning about the essentials of marketing in class and developing work-related experience, I am confident to bring my capabilities to an organization to help them reach new heights with their marketing efforts. In addition to my majors, I have a range of experiences in different subjects such as entertainment and community building. I am looking forward to conversing with alumni who are experts in their fields to see if they can offer any beneficial information to me in my job search. Thank you!

Name: Oyemen Ehikhamhen ’17
Major: HSSP
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Senior exploring careers before business school

All my life, from my experiences living in India and traveling to numerous other countries, I have developed an immense curiosity for different governments, cultures, and the various problems societies face. I have also focused on development and government and NGOs’ role in promoting it. As a result, I tend to have an international perspective on the issues I care about, often looking at them through an anthropological lens.

Over the past few months, I have become interested in business as well. I would like to pursue an MBA in five to six years from now. In the meantime, I want to employ my communications experience, among other skills, in addition to my curiosity and fields of study, in the private sector. I am keen on working for a large private company, ideally in its marketing department. In the long run, I hope to be involved with multiple businesses in different roles. Some may focus on my areas of study while others are in different industries.

I would appreciate any connections with whom I can get advice and learn about possible opportunities after I graduate in May of 2017. Thanks so much.

Name: Rohan Lal ’17
Major: International and global studies
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
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Graduating senior seeks connections in Hong Kong

I am looking to connect with alumni based in Hong Kong who are working in law, arbitration, public affairs and/or business.

Name: Joyce Situ ’17
Major: Politics
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
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Environmental studies senior seeks advice on life after Brandeis

I would like to receive career advice on how to network effectively and how to make life-long plans for myself after graduation.

Name: Yutong Chen ’17
Majors: Environmental studies, business
Hometown: Wanjing, China

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Archived Ad: Pursuing Business Career with an Interest in Sustainability

My name is Patrick Flahive. I am a current junior majoring in business and environmental studies and I am a member of the Brandeis men’s soccer team. I am interested in both business and sustainability and am looking to incorporate both aspects into my job. After working at Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, I am looking for business internships to broaden my scope on what industry I want to work in. I am still unsure of what industry I want to go into and I am seeking any advice, or recommendations that you may have.

Name: Patrick Flahive ’18
Majors: business, environmental studies
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Archived Ad: Investment Banking Career Questions

My name is Chi Duong. I am an international student from Vietnam and is currently a junior at Brandeis University. I am a double major in Business and Economics. I am interested in the financial industry, especially investment banking. I would like to know what kind of skills, quality, characteristics, and experience that investment banks usually look for in a candidate.

Name: Chi Duong ’18
Majors: business, economics
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Archived Ad: Seeking Advice on Business/Computer Science Careers

I am interested in software engineering, AI, edX, and consulting. I have combined skill sets of business and computer science as well as various intercultural experiences. I am seeking internship opportunities in both the computer science and business fields. I would like to hear from professionals working in both fields about their professional experience, industry insights, and career path. I am also interested in professional advice on how I can fully utilize my combined backgrounds. I am open to working anywhere in the states or even abroad. Additionally, I am earnest about entrepreneurship and startups. I would be happy to hear from founders of tech-related startups or alumni working in startups or incubators. Thank you so much in advance!

Name: Athena Xiao ’18
Majors: computer science, business
Hometown: Nancang, China

Archived Ad: Looking for Insight into Establishing an NGO

I have decided to devote my life to fighting gender inequality. I have some savings of my own and family financial supports, but it wouldn’t be enough to tackle this issue in China. I would like to operate a feminist non-governmental organization in Asia; however I need some guidance in terms of its establishment, funding, etc. I would also like advice on whether it is necessary for me to obtain a Master’s degree in business or education to better achieve my goal.

Name: Kebei Zhao
Majors: Economics, business, international & global studies
Hometown: China

Archived Ad: Seeking Tips for Cross-Country Move

Hello! My name is Naomi Rodriguez-Finer and I’m a graduating senior ready to pursue a career in entertainment in the city of Los Angeles. I’m aiming to start as a PA and learn as much as I can. Moving across the country feels like a big step and I’m sure there are a number of ways to avoid some common mistakes. I would like to ask anyone who has ever moved house for advice on how you handled the move, where you found housing, transportation, etc. Did you have a secured job before you moved? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Name: Naomi Rodriguez-Finer ’16
Majors: Business, women’s studies
Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA

Archived Ad: Philosophy Major Seeks Analyst Career Insight

Hello, I am Andrew Thomason. I have been, for the past month or so, visiting the career center and trying to figure out what career exactly I wish to pursue. I’ve found that I am interested in careers that require reasoning through problems. More specifically, careers such as fraud examiners, management analysts, and intelligence analyst. The appeal for me was the stated need for inductive reasoning, which has always been something that has interested me and the reason philosophy appealed to me in general. For the sake of fully knowing if this is what I wish to pursue, and how to pursue those potential careers, I would like to learn more about them, and how they apply specifically to my interest in inductive reasoning. It would also be great to learn what skills and qualifications specifically are needed for these careers. Thank you.

Name: Andrew Thomason ’16
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, OH

Archived Ad: Business Major Seeks Consumer Marketing Career Insight

My name is Talia Zapinsky and I am a senior at Brandeis University graduating in May. Because of my passion for understanding consumer behavior, I am majoring in business and psychology. I am an active leader in the business club on campus, TAMID, having served as VP of Marketing for two years and presently as a project manager. Additionally, I am co-editor of advertising for the school newspaper, co-captain of a volleyball intramural team and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team. I have had great summer experiences at J. Walter Thompson, Silverback Social, and Adcorp Media Group.

I am looking for a full-time job relating to marketing or brand/consumer marketing, specifically in New York City. Any advice, connections, or tips to help me along this process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Name: Talia Zapinsky ’16
Majors: Business, psychology
Hometown: New York, NY

Archived Ad: Senior Seeking Finance and Business Career Direction

Hello, my name is Daniel Yao, a senior about to graduate with a double major in chemistry and business. My unique background provides me with a more analytical base that I want to use in a business/finance setting. I have been an active member in the Brandeis community, from being a TA for Financial Accounting to working at Brandeis’ Student Financial Services, where I work with the Department of Education and other companies to promote responsible financing, to the Global Microfinance Brigade, where I lead a group of students on volunteer missions in impoverished nations like Honduras. If you have any career advice or job leads where I can continue to explore the business/finance industry, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to talk with you! Thank you for your consideration!

Name: Daniel Yao ’16
Majors: Chemistry, business
Hometown: North Andover, MA

Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Public Relations Career Advice

I am a senior graduating in May, majoring in Business and American Studies and minoring in Journalism. I am looking for entry-level positions in public relations, preferably in the Boston area. I am particularly interested in creative public relations and the media industry. I have interned at a public relations firm in New Jersey for two summers, and interned at Hot Press, a music magazine in Dublin, Ireland last spring while I studied abroad there. At Brandeis, I have been actively involved with The Justice, and have worked for the Women’s Studies Research Center as a research assistant, as well as with the English Language Programs office as a mentor and English tutor. For my American Studies honors thesis, I am researching and writing about animation during World War II. As you can see, I have varied interests and experience and am trying to find a good fit for me for after graduation. I have started the process of job searching, but I want to make sure that I am looking at all possible opportunities. If you have any career advice or public relations connections in Boston, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to talk to you. Thank you for your consideration.

Name: Ilana Kruger ’16
Majors: Business, American Studies
Hometown: Englewood, NJ

Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Business Analytics Experience

My name is Eric Shen and I am currently a senior that is majoring in biology and minoring in business.  I had the ultimate goal of finding a job where I can combine both my passions for healthcare and business together.  I later realized down my college career that I had a passion for business as well.  Although I have strong skills in analytical lab work and research projects, I am currently trying to gain more experience in the business world as an administrative assistant at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a marketing intern at Performance Architects, Inc.  I am looking for any career advice or potential job leads where I can apply my technical analytical skills and knowledge garnered from my healthcare experience and apply it in a business setting.  Thank you for your time and consideration!

Name: Eric Shen ‘ 16
Major: Biology
Hometown: Mountainside, NJ

Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Recruiting Career

I’m a senior on track to graduate in December. I am majoring in psychology with a minor in business. After graduation, I’m looking forward to returning to New York and starting life after Brandeis! I’m looking to be a part of the headhunting or recruiting industry, as I currently am an executive intern at MRI Networks – the Boston Group. I’ve had some experience in assisting the account executives in sourcing the best candidates for our clients’ open job positions, communicating with and interviewing potential interns, updating and renewing job postings on social media, etc. I find it both interesting as well as challenging to hear our account executives’ conversations with candidates, as they often are persuasive but not abrasive to discourage the potential candidates. Since I have some background experience in search and recruiting, I would very much like to gain more hands-on experience in the entire process of recruiting, and get a job as a recruiter in New York City. Considering my minor in business, I am also open to any marketing/business strategy positions. Any career advice, tips on how to get my foot in the door to these industries, or leads for entry-level jobs would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

Name: Charley Kim ’15
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Rye, NY

Archived Ad: Business Major Seeks Grad School vs. Workforce Insight

My name is Melissa Darling and I am currently majoring in Business and Psychology with a minor in Economics. I am seeking advice on what my next steps should be going forward with my future. I cannot decide if I should apply to the BA/MBA program here at Brandeis and get my masters in one more year, or if I should try entering the work force, specifically a rotational program, to get experience and then go back to school in the future and possibly have my business pay for me. I am looking to hear from alumni who had to make a similar choice, what they did, and if that was the right choice for them.

Name: Melissa Darling ’16
Majors: Business, Psychology
Hometown: Weymouth, MA

Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Operations Insight

My name is Tifani Ng, and I am a senior double majoring in Business and Economics. During this past summer, I interned in Operations within a financial services company and recently accepted a full-time offer from the company. In order to gain a better understanding of this field, I am looking to learn more about Operations roles within organizations, big or small. What kind of work did you/ are doing in  Operations? What challenges are you/ have you faced in Operations? If any alums have experience working in this field, I would love to talk to you!

Name: Tifani Ng ’16
Majors: Business, Economics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Archived Ad: Business and Psychology Double Major Seeks Post-Grad Advice

Hello, my name is Daniel Krigel and I’m a senior double majoring in Business and Psychology with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Although I’m still in the process of figuring out my post graduation career, I’m particularly interested in sales or human resources in the high-tech industry. It’d be helpful hearing from alumni who have followed this career path, know individuals who have, and/or simply have some thoughts (words of wisdom if you will). Thank you!

Name: Daniel Krigel ’16
Majors: Business, Psychology
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Archived Ad: Senior Seeking Theater Business Leads

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.


Archived Ad: BA/MA Student Interested in Finance Industry Subareas

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.


Archived Ad: Business/Econ Junior Seeking Internship Advice

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,,, 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.

Archived Ad: Sophomore seeks CSR opportunities

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?


Archived Ad: Econ/Math Major Seeks Internship and Grad School Advice

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


Archived Ad: Business Senior Looking for Help Focusing Career Goals

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!


Archived Ad: New York Bound Senior Interested in Human Resources

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.


Archived Ad: December Grad Looking for Advice on Using Business Skills to Create Social Change

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.


Archived Ad: Business/Econ Junior Interested in Operations in Finance

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!


Archived Ad: Senior Interested in Law & Business

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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Archived Ad: Future Consultant Seeks Case Study Interview Tips

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

Archived Ad: Wellness Management Experience for New Master’s Grad

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
View Brighid’s LinkedIn profile.

Archived Ad: Advice on Intercultural Marketing Careers

I am a marketer who is passionate about using my unique skill set to reach out to diverse, multicultural audiences. During my last marketing research internship, I was trained to gain strong communication and data analysis skills to develop customer insights around peoples’ motivations and needs. My double majors in Business and Anthropology allow me to interview and analyze a business strategy both in quantitative and qualitative ways. Although I am an early career candidate, I have the cultural insight, international experience, and educational background to reach the ever-evolving demographics of the US and beyond. I am interested in learning about opportunities to market to international audiences and would appreciate your advice on breaking into the field!

Name: Yifei Sun ’14
Major(s): Business, Anthropology
Hometown: China
View Yifei’s LinkedIn profile.


Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Seeks Advice on the Media/Entertainment Industry

Hi, I am looking to get into the media/entertainment industry in the marketing, strategy, and development departments. I will be graduating in May and have been applying to jobs, but I really would love some advice on the job search and the best ways to begin my career.

Name: Morris Didia ’14
Major(s): Business, Politics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
View Morris’s LinkedIn profile.

Archived Ad: Advertising Enthusiast Seeking Information on New Business and Creative Brief Strategies

I am a 2014 Economics major and an advertising enthusiast. I interned as a copywriter this summer and loved it. We used to get creative briefs that outlined the goals/tone for the project and I want to learn more about the strategy behind those briefs. I am also interested in New Business, the competitive nature of pitches, and finding out exactly what the potential client needs to win the account. I’m interested in content strategy as a whole as well and would love to talk more to anyone with SEO, content, or copywriting experience.

Name: Ayan Sanyal ’14
Major(s): Economics
Hometown: Lexington, MA
View Ayan’s LinkedIn profile. 


Archived Ad: Senior Interested in Data Analytics and Finance Seeks Advice

I am a first semester senior interested in data analytics, quantitative research and finance. My past internship experiences have included roles in financial management & research, team leadership, & consulting for Isreali start up companies. I am looking to gain more knowledge about the finance industry in addition to hearing about career tracks in data analytics and finance. I am actively searching for a summer internship and would appreciate advice on internships in those industries as well.

Name: Alexander Izso ’14
Major(s): Business/History/Computer Science
Hometown: Englewood, NJ
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Archived Ad: Chemistry/Business Major Looking for Career Advice that Combines Both Fields

I am a third year undergraduate student double majoring in business and chemistry who is interested in careers relating to both majors. I had a business internship at AFLAC and have done extensive chemistry research which enabled me to see the world of business and science (respectively). Now, I want to know what it is like to work in an the intersection of science and business. I am looking for shadowing and internship opportunities in the commercial side of the life science industry or consulting life science companies. I would love to get a chance to talk to anyone who has experience in those fields for help and advice. I want to know about your story and what you do.

Name: Suwan Lee ’15
Major(s): Chemistry, Business
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
View Suwan’s LinkedIn profile.

Archived Ad: Senior Interested in Biotech/Pharma Management

I am a senior double majoring in Biology and HSSP. Through my research position in a drug-development lab at Brandeis University, I gained many invaluable lab skills and realized that I want to go into Biotech/Pharma industry. In the future, I am also looking into getting an MBA and get involved in the management side of a biotech firm. As I am approaching to the end of my undergraduate life, I would love to learn more about how other alumni, who had a similar career pathway, found their first job, and what they did to reach their end goal.

Name: Sinan Isim ’14
Major(s): Biology and HSSP
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Archived Ad: Advice Wanted on Business Internships

My name is Brian Allen and I am a Junior majoring in Business as well as a member of the Varsity Baseball team.  I am currently pursuing an internship in Business for summer 2014.  I would appreciate any advice on how to narrow down my internship search, and whether there is anything you would have personally done differently when you first started searching for an internship or job in the business field.

Name: Brian Allen ’15
Major(s): Business
Hometown: Salem, NH
Varsity Sport: Baseball

Archived Ad: Senior Seeking Advice on Human Resources, Organizational/Industrial Psychology & Law Fields

I am a senior majoring in Business and Psychology and minoring in Legal Studies seeking advice on how to best utilize my majors and minor.  I am hoping to enter a field that will combine aspects of these three areas for my impending job search.  I have been told to look into Human Resources, Organizational/Industrial Psychology or Law.  I would really appreciate your advice about any of these specific careers or other careers that I might explore based on my interests.  Thanks so much for your time and wisdom!

Name: Sarah Sue Landau ’14
Major(s): Business and Psychology
Hometown: New York, NY

Archived Ad: Future Business Major Seeks Information on Finance/Financial Services/Consulting Industries

Sophomore with intended majors in Business and Economics, seeking information on different career paths. I am looking to learn about internships and job opportunities that are available in the  Finance/ Financial Services/ Consulting fields, and what factors influenced your decision to go into a specific field. I would also like to know what I can do to prepare for a career in any of those three fields and get exposure to those fields as a sophomore. Any advice on this is greatly appreciated!

Name: Tifani Ng ’16
Major(s): Business and Economics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Archived Ad: Business & Sociology Double Major Seeks Advice on Economic Consulting

Business and Sociology double major seeks advice and mentorship on economic consulting. I have gained invaluable and rewarding experiences in both public and private businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations. I have cultivated strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills, and I established myself as a motivated, passionate, and organized leader who can cooperate with others to achieve goals in an efficient manner. Through past internships such as HBS and Bank of China, as well as my current role as a peer advisor at Hiatt Career Center, I have found myself particularly interested in data analysis, leadership development, and program design and implementation. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with you about economic consulting and other relevant topics. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I am looking forward to hearing back from you!

Name: Sophia Wang ’14
Major(s): Business, Sociology
Hometown: China

Archived Ad: Alumni Wanted with Marketing Experience to Share

My name is Dana Kandel and I’m a senior at Brandeis majoring in Business and Education Studies. I am passionate about helping people through brands that enhance every day life. I’m currently seeking a position at a Consumer Goods company in a rotational development program in marketing/brand management. I feel my past work experience both on the client side and agency side makes me a suitable candidate for leadership development programs. I am passionate about contributing to several departments across a company and working with multifunctional teams, be it in sales, marketing, brand management, and consumer insights. I would love to speak to someone who has either held a marketing/brand management position for a consumables brand and company and/or someone who has participated in a marketing rotational leadership development program in the past few years. I am interested in learning more about the “management track” and about the various company cultures and work experiences of Brandeis alumni.

Name: Dana Kandel ’14
Major(s): Business, Education Studies
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Archived Ad: Social Justice WOW Fellow Seeks Alumni Experienced with NGOs or CSRs

Double major in International Global Studies and Economics with minor in South Asian Studies seeking advice and opportunities in NGO management and/or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I am enthusiastic about social work, and I have always wanted to work in this field. I interned at an NGO in China this past summer as a Brandeis Social Justice WOW fellow, and that internship has truly expanded my knowledge about NGOs. In addition, I plan to work at a corporate level (preferably in the CSR or Public Relations department) first before start working at an NGO. I would love to talk to Brandeisians who have working experience in NGOs or CSR field. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

Name: Chenyu Li ’14
Major(s): IGS and Economics
Hometown: Beijing, China

Archived Ad: Aspiring Management Consultant Looking for Advice on Breaking into the Industry

My name is Asaf Meir; I’m a senior and an international student from Israel studying computer science and economics. I attended Brandeis after completing 3 years of mandatory army service in the Israeli Defense Forces. I have previous work experience with start-ups and larger tech corporation such as Microsoft. Looking ahead, I would like to pursue a career within the management consulting industry particularly with start-ups and high-tech companies. I would love to learn more about the consulting management field, your career path, and how I can potentially enter the industry.

Name: Asaf Meir ’14
Major(s): Computer Science & Economics
Hometown: Tel-Aviv, Israel

Archived Ad: Future Business Major Curious About Investment Banking

My name is David Maher, I am currently a sophomore on the varsity baseball team. I am an undecided major; however, my plan is to pursue a business major with a computer science minor. For the past few years I have observed my uncle and the work he has done for Barclays on Wall Street. His job is very interesting to me. I love trying to figure out how the market works. I like the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen to stocks; it makes the job fun. Any advice that you could give me on the field of investment banking would be much appreciated. I would love to learn more about this field! Thanks for your time.

Name: David Maher ’16
Major(s): Undeclared
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Varsity Sport: Baseball

Archived Ad: Senior Interested in Marketing/Advertising/PR Seeks Advice from Experienced Alumni

Graduating senior, member of the Women’s Soccer team, majoring in Business, seeking advice about breaking into the consumer products, sports, or fashion/retail industry at the corporate level. My dream is to fulfill a marketing/advertising or public relations leadership position within a large, global retailer. Post-graduation I plan on moving to New York City, Washington D.C., or staying in Boston for a full-time position. I am currently an Account Management Intern at Blitz Media in Waltham, MA where I support strategic media planning and research for clients such as Carbonite, Sears, American Dental Partners, and Elements Massage. This past summer, I interned at an athletic event services company in Somerville, MA, where I acquired skills and experience in marketing/communications, business development, and social media planning. I would love to chat with anyone working in these various industries about their career path. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Name: Megan A. Kessler ’14
Major(s): Business
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Varsity Sport: Soccer

Archived Ad: Employer Relations Intern Seeks Advice from Marketing/Advertising/PR Alumni

Graduating senior seeking full-time opportunities in the account management or strategy departments at an advertising or marketing agency. I am currently the Employer Relations Intern at the Hiatt Career Center. I have also interned at an ad agency this past summer. I have taken classes that range from biology and organic chemistry, to marketing management and financial accounting, as well as courses in sociology and Hispanic studies. I am particularly interested in marketing, advertising, public relations, market research, event planning, and consulting. I would love to speak with anyone that has experience in any of these fields and industries and discuss what path they’ve taken after graduation.

Name: Jennifer H. Kim ’14
Major(s): Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Roslyn, NY

Archived Ad: Business/Econ Double Major Looking to Narrow Career Search

I’m a current junior double majoring in Business and Economics with a minor in Politics, and a member of both the Women’s Soccer Team and Track & Field teams. I have an interest in working in finance or a data-oriented field such as marketing analytics. I am looking for information and advice on how to narrow down my focus to steer my career path and internship search in a more specific direction. I have particular interest in the following finance fields: Asset Valuation, Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, and Corporate Banking, but I’m open to any suggestions and willing to learn about different fields! I would greatly appreciate any insight or advice you would be willing to give me!

Name: Alyssa Fenenbock ’15
Major(s): Economics/Business
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ
Varsity Sport: Soccer, Track & Field

Archived Ad: Student Athlete Seeks Advice on Marketing Graduate Programs

I am a student-athlete seeking advice on Masters programs in the Greater Boston area. As an avid spectator of sports and life-time athlete I am excited to pursue a career in the sports and events industries. Last summer I was able to intern with the Brooklyn Nets, and I would love the chance to speak with someone who has some insight in the marketing, finance, or corporate sponsorships areas as well. I would also like to pursue a graduate program in marketing, not specifically sports marketing or sports administration. I am considering the new Brandeis University IBS BA/MBA program, and I am interested in what alumni and professionals think of this new program and others.

Full name: Alec Spivack ’15
Major(s): Business, Italian, Spanish
Hometown: Miami, FL
Varsity Sport: Soccer

Archived Ad: Aspiring Lawyer Seeking Alumni Advice About Law Careers

I am a senior majoring in Business and in Film and very interested in pursuing a career in law. Mergers and acquisitions, environmental practice, public company advisory practice, restructuring and bankruptcy are the fields that I find very interesting. If you work in any of those fields, I would like to learn how you got started, where you are now and what you did to succeed. I would appreciate any advice you might have for me and would love to arrange some sort of communication to interact with you.

Name: Roman Bulgakov ’14
Major(s): Business and Film
Hometown: Cheboksary, Russia

Archived Ad: Economics/Business Major Seeks Alumni with Finance & Consulting Experiences and Advice to Share

2014 undergraduate with dual majors in Economics and Business looking for learning opportunity in the real consulting and asset management world. As a personal wealth management intern at China’s biggest asset management company, I consulted with clients and worked closely with my colleagues in the trust fund and financial leasing departments. I would love to meet or chat with alumni working in finance or consulting and learn about relevant experiences as well as future opportunities. Thank you very much for your time and help!

Name: Yuhan Mo ’14
Major(s): Economics and Business
Hometown: Beijing, China

Advice Wanted: Trying to Beat the Curve in Marketing

I am currently a junior with a dual major in Business and Psychology and a member of the Women’s soccer team. I had the opportunity to work with a growing business-
to-business company this past summer as the marketing intern and would like
to gain insight into what is the next best step into pursuing a marketing career
after I graduate. I am curious as to whether it is best to intern with more than
one company, or to return to the same company? What do the different roles of marketing entail? I would like to speak with alumni to gather as much knowledge from others’ experiences as I can in furthering my career.

Name: Corinne Bortniker ’15
Major(s): Business and Psychology
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Varsity Sport: Soccer
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Archived Ad: Chicago Internship in Sports Management/Marketing/HR

2015 undergrad and captain of the women’s varsity softball team who is double majoring in Business and Sociology (with a minor in Economics), seeking practical experience/internship in Chicago.  I would love to incorporate my ambition to succeed in business with my love of sports.  I am reaching out to learn about your experience mixing these two passions and would also appreciate speaking to Brandeis alums in the Chicago area who have advice or leads for me regarding professional opportunities in Chicago.

Name: Cori Coleman ’15
Major(s): Business and Sociology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Varsity Sport: Softball

Archived Ad: Chicago opportunities in finance/banking/consulting

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

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

Archived Ad: Asset, Private Equity & Hedge Fund Management

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

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


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

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


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

Archived Ad: Skills to Succeed as an Investment Analyst

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


Archived Ad: Quantitative Senior Seeks Investment Management Advice

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

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

Archived Ad: Graduate School vs. Trading & Economic Research

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

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

Archived Ad: Alum Looking for Finance Advice from Fellow Alum

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


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

Archived Ad: Healthcare Experience & Competitive Business School Application

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


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

Archived Ad: Sports vs. International Business

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

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

Archived Ad: Entrepreneurs Wanted

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

Archived Ad: Banking Bound

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.

Student: Kaiyan Chen ’13
Hometown: China
Major: Economics; Mathematics