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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I am a junior majoring in Computer Science and Hispanic Studies, with a minor in Economics. I am looking for career advice on what field(s) I could go into with my seemingly odd combination of studies and how I could differentiate myself from other people who are possibly better programmers but are not that international as I am. Specifically, I would like to know how I could present myself to technology-related firms and gain their attention. So far I have interned in summer camps as a counselor and an architect firm helping with daily operations and customer connections. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Name: Jingyun (Roderick) Huang ’19
Majors: Computer Science, Hispanic Studies; minor in Economics
Hometown: Hangzhou, China
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I am a sophomore majoring in Economics and Psychology and minoring in Legal Studies. I am extremely interested in both behavioral economics and law. Last summer, I interned at a microfinance non-profit as the Fundraising and Development Intern and gained communication and research skills. In addition, I am a member of The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) club, which is a Waltham-based nonprofit that provides humanitarian legal services to the local immigrant community. As a member of the club, I am being trained to provide legal counsel to low income persons at no cost. I am currently looking for internships in both the public and private sector and would very much appreciate advice on how to network and build connections with professionals in these fields.
Name: Noa Hankin ’20
Majors: Economics and Psychology
Hometown: New York, New York
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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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Hello! I am a senior at Brandeis University graduating with a major in economics and minors in computer science and business. Economics had always been my favorite subject in high school, and the microeconomics class that I took with Professor Coiner only intensified my interest. Since then, I have studied abroad in the heart of London’s financial services sector where I was able to intern at a high street firm that provided accounting services for small businesses and startups. Now I am looking to apply the analytical skills that I have gained during these four years towards a position in the private sector. I am eager to work for a large firm, preferably in its marketing or accounting and finance departments. Any insight on how to successfully enter this field would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Name: Sean Jeong ’17
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
I am a senior graduating with a B.A. in economics and mathematics. I am applying to Masters of Financial Engineering programs and would like to learn more about careers in quantitative finance, what kind internship or full-time positions you would suggest I look for, how to strengthen my skills during graduate school, and insights about different Masters of Financial Engineering programs. Thank you.
Name: Chutong Wu ’17
Majors: economics, mathematics
Hometown: Zhejiang, China
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
I am a junior double majoring in economics and international & global studies. I have interned at China Galaxy Securities, HSBC Bank, and Deloitte. After doing extensive research in consulting, I have become truly interested in consulting as I love problem solving and being constantly challenged to learn about new things. I am intellectually curious, well-rounded and self-driven. I would like to know more about the consulting industry and seek career advice through networking with Brandeis alumni so that I can obtain first-hand information about consulting and therefore better navigate my career path.
Name: Jie Cai ’18
Majors: economics, international & global studies
Hometown: Xiamen, China
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
Hi, I am Chenxi Zhao, a rising senior double majoring in economics and mathematics. I really want to pursue a career in the field of accounting, and I am preparing to attend an accounting master’s program after my graduation next year. I am seeking career advice on how to get an internship in the field of accounting as a non-accounting major student. I have sent several applications on accounting internships, but I have not received any responses yet. Thanks!
Name: Chenxi Zhao ’17
Majors: Economics, mathematics
Hometown: Waltham, MA
My name is Rebecca Mitchell and I am currently a senior majoring in economics and international & global studies and minoring in environmental studies and legal studies. I’ve spent a large part of my time at Brandeis doing research and work involving economics and environmental issues. After receiving a World of Work Grant to fund my summer internship from the Hiatt Career Center, I worked as an Economics Intern and Research Assistant at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for their Senior Marine Resource Economist. Due to this experience, I know that I would thrive in a career involving economic research, data analysis, and policy. I am looking for a full-time job at an institution where I can gain more hands-on experience. I would love advice on how to enter the field of economics research and any other advice, connections, or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Name: Rebecca Mitchell ’16
Majors/Minors: Economics, international & global studies/ environmental studies, legal studies
Hometown: Scarborough, ME
Hello, my name is Steve Lee and I am a senior undergraduate student. I am searching for jobs at the moment. My main interests lie in the area of human resources, accounting, and business. Over the last four years, I worked as a compliance intern at Allianz Global Investors (financial services), accounting intern at GS Caltex (oil corporation), project intern at Towers Watson (HR consulting firm), and lastly as an HR specialist at the Ministry of National Defense. I have built up my experiences mostly in my home country, South Korea. My interests are not specific to one industry and I figured it would be worthwhile to have exposure to different fields. I have applied to companies that relate to my work experience, but I feel a bit discouraged because I have rarely heard back from them. I would appreciate it very much if someone could provide me with guidance and possible connections to reach out to. Thank you very much.
Name: Steve Lee ’16
Majors: Economics, psychology
Hometown: Springfield, PA
My name is George Velonias. I am a junior majoring in economics. I have several upcoming economic consulting internships and am trying to prepare for the case study portion of the interviews. I am wondering if anyone has advice on economic consulting cases. Firms I am currently interviewing with include Compass Lexecon, Brattle Group, and NERA.
Name: George Velonias ’17
Hometown: Lexington, MA
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
My name is Nicole Lenchner and I am junior at Brandeis University currently majoring in economics and business. I am searching for an internship for this summer in finance, consulting, or accounting. I am wondering what the best method is of going about applying for summer internships. Most of the internships I have gotten in the past have been through very specific means and I do not have much experience searching for internships in any other way. I have been trying to look through websites like indeed.com, internships.com, Linkedin.com, etc. and am just wondering if this is the best way to go about doing this. I would appreciate any tips, advice, connections, or opening positions. Anything and everything is helpful. Thank you in advance.
I am 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.
Hi, My name is Brandon Odze and I am a current junior looking to take two gap years between graduating from Brandeis and going to Law School. I would like to work in public finance, but was wondering if it would look better or make me look more appealing if I worked for a government agency or non-profit. I would eventually like to end up in business law but I also want to make my resume appealing to law schools and show that I used my gap years extremely efficiently. If you have any advice for me, please contact me. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Wisdom Wanted ad.
I’m a senior studying Economics and Politics. I got interested in consulting as a result of my internship experiences and my year abroad at the University of Oxford. I have a particular interest in management and economic consulting. I would love to speak with alumni in the field to learn about your role as well as how you got interested in your field. I am currently in the process of submitting applications and doing interviews. I would also appreciate interview advice or company recommendations. Thanks!
My name is Danielle Mizrachi and I will be graduating from Brandeis this December. Ever since high school, I have been committed to learning more about social entrepreneurship. I believe that my majors in Business and Psychology and minors in Economics and Social Justice and Social Policy have truly helped me gain a stronger understanding of how business skills can be used to create social change. I have also become increasingly interested in corporate social responsibility. I am searching for an opportunity that will help me gain some more experience in the field, and am looking for advice as to how to pursue this type of career.
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!
Hi! I’m a graduating senior with a double major in Economics and Business with double minor in Environmental Studies and IGS. I’m interested in pursuing a career in a field that combines both economics and the environment – resource management, environmental consulting, etc. I am interested in understanding the relationship between economics and the environment, and how economics can be used to better understand how to manage our environment. Particularly, I’m looking for opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area – also looking for potential networking opportunities!
Name: Mary Chun ’14
Major(s): Economics, Business
Hometown: Brookfield, CT
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