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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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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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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Searching for Advice on Pursuing a Master’s in HR

I am a senior majoring in Psychology and Business with a minor in HSSP. I am an aspiring Human Resources Generalist who is interested in attending graduate school to earn a master’s degree in human resource management or development. After doing some research, I discovered that the senior leaders of some companies’ human resources departments do not have advanced degrees. Is it still valuable for me to pursue a human resources-related master’s degree (I would not be interested in an MBA) if I want to become an upper-level executive, or would my future bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience be sufficient? Thank you very much for any help you can provide me!

Name: Sadie-Rose Apfel ’18
Majors: Psychology and Business
Hometown: Stamford, CT
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Archived Ad: Insight on administrative roles in healthcare

I’m interested in a career in human resources, but after taking a class on American healthcare this semester, I found that I have an interest in that subject as well. The problem I’d love some help on is this: if I decide that I want to pursue a career in healthcare, what should I do? I have thought about a masters in Healthcare Administration, but I am not exactly sure what that entails. The only jobs I really know about are public policy and being a practitioner in some capacity, which doesn’t interest me. I’d love to know more about administrative roles in healthcare that do not involve becoming a practitioner. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer me!

Name: Sadie-Rose Apfel ’18
Major: Psychology (minor in business)
Hometown: Stamford, CT

Archived Ad: Pursuing HR Career Advice

I am currently an undergraduate senior seeking advice on how to enter the human resources field as I will graduate in May 2017. My interest in HR was piqued after completing Professor Suderow’s Organizational Behavior course my sophomore year. Since then, I had a summer internship where I was able to focus on training and development by creating a curriculum intended for international business students. At Brandeis, I gained training skills by teaching break dance for weekly practices as co-founder of Stop Motion Dance Crew. I am interested in all areas of HR including employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and organizational design. I am looking to discuss these areas with an HR professional and learn how to successfully enter this field. Thank you.

Name: Leo Kim ’17
Major: Business
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ

Archived Ad: Experienced Intern Seeks HR and Accounting Guidance

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

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: 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: Graduating Sociology Major Needs Help Focusing Job Search

I seek advice concerning my career choices and opportunities as a sociology major. I have been applying to jobs in HR, reception, sales, customer service, operational support, and recruiting. I would like to do something with reading and writing, perhaps editing or journalism, but I only have academic experience with that field. Social justice and legal services also interest me, as I have participated in student activism and loved mock trial in high school. Also, I do improv comedy and love it! I am staying in the Boston area and would love to connect with Brandeis alumni. Thank you!

Name: Jesse Hart ’14
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Worthington, OH
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Archived Ad: Aspiring Caseworker Seeking Advice on Direct Service Opportunities

I am a sophomore majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Health, Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP). I eventually would like to pursue an MSW, using this degree to help women and families. Currently searching for internships that will enable me to interact directly with people. I am interested in hearing about career paths in macro social work and casework, as well as other opportunities that relate to female empowerment and public health. Furthermore, I am seeking advice on how to combine my interest in policy and my desire to engage in direct service.  Thank you for your assistance and insight.

Name: Samantha Daniels ’16
Major(s): Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Syosset, NY
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Archived Ad: Graduating Senior Looking for Advice on the Not for Profit Job Sector

Hi all! I am currently a senior and I am looking for connections in NYC with people who work in the not for profit sector. Ideally I am interested in empowering women in poverty to better themselves, especially with teenagers and sexual health. Also, helping to fix the education disparities growing in urban communities. If anyone works/has worked in these fields, I was just wondering if I could pick your brain about how you got started, and if you have any tips for me. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!

Full name: Emma Blamuth-Loris ’14
Major(s): International and Global Studies
Hometown: Concord, MA
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Archived Ad: Senior Seeks Advice on Career Paths in Combining Education and Non-Profit Work

I am a senior studying Spanish, Judaic Studies and participating in the Elementary Education licensing program at Brandeis.  I am considering teaching or teaching assistant positions for next year but am also interested in using my education skills to work with youth in the non-profit sector with the Spanish speaking community or in the Jewish world.  I am looking to gain more knowledge about potential career paths available to me.

Name: Rebecca DeHovitz ’14
Major(s): Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
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Archived Ad: Aspiring International Women’s Rights Advocate Seeking Advice

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.

Name: Karen Lengler ’15
Major(s): International and Global Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Brazil

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: Creative & Enthusiastic Senior Seeks Advice on Careers that Help Others

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!

Name: Laine Meyer ’14
Major(s): Psychology, Sociology
Hometown: Westchester, NY

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: Networking opportunities for career in disability policy

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.

Name: Leah Igdalsky ’14
Major(s): Psychology, Hispanic Studies Minor, Social Justice & Social Policy
Hometown: Hartford, CT

Archived Ad: Early Grad Seeking HR Advice

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.

Student: Kimberly Kfare ’13
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Major: Business

Archived Ad: Careers in Human Capital Management

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.

Student: Yifan Sophia Wang ’14
: Changchun, China
: Business, Sociology