I am a sophomore majoring in philosophy and economics, probably minoring in legal studies. Currently, I am not sure whether to pursue law-related careers or international trade. I would love to have the opportunity to chat with anyone who works in those two fields.
Last summer, I worked as an intern in an export and import company specialized in artificial greenery and garden design. For the upcoming summer of 2020, I am seeking a law-related internship to help me get a better sense of what the field of law looks like. I greatly appreciate any advice or resources.
Name: Yi Zhang ’22
Majors: Philosophy, economics
Minor: Legal studies
Home town: Hangzhou, China
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Hello! I’m a politics and French major set to graduate in spring 2019, and I’m looking for career advice. My interests include U.S. foreign policy, European politics, and transatlantic relations. Right now I’m working on an honors thesis concerning NATO expansion. Having spent a semester in Paris, I am open to working abroad, especially in Europe. I am also fluent in French.
All that said, I’m most interested in working at a think tank or risk assessment firm, and would love to talk to alumni about them. Thank you for your time!
Name: Peri Meyers ’19
Majors: Politics, French
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
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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
Minor: Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
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Hi! I am a junior studying politics. I recently participated in the Brandeis in the Hague program for international law, and really fell in love with the field. I was wondering as an undergrad how I can possibly get involved in the international law arena before law school through? Are there internships or other preparatory methods you’d recommend? Also, I was wondering if you know of any paid opportunities to fund my living expenses while I am interning for such an organization? Thank you so much!
Name: Tom Alger ’20
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
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I am a junior majoring in IGS and politics and am looking to pursue a career in foreign service and diplomacy. Ideally I’d like to work at an FSO for the State Department, but I am also open to other opportunities in international organizations like the UN, UNESCO, World Bank, Interpol, etc. I would love to learn about international opportunities and other organizations with an international focus, and seeking any advice from those who have worked in this field! Thanks so much!
Name: Natalya Wozab ’20
Major: International and Global Studies, Politics
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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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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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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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I’m graduating from Brandeis in May 2017 and I’m looking for advice about careers in international relations, specifically counter-terrorism and national security. Would love to speak with alumni working in these fields!
Name: Danielle Frankel ’17
Majors: International/Global Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Theater Arts
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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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As a senior, I am currently working on a thesis project that focuses on Arab nationalism under the Iraqi Ba’ath regime and its use of education. My regions of interest are Middle East and Central Asia. I also have a growing interest in education. I would like to focus on this subject when I apply to graduate school. Before that, I want to gain experience in the sector, preferably through research. I am seeking advice in regards to what kind of a path I should be following for these goals. It would be very useful to hear about the challenges and rewards of this path as well. Thank you!
Name: Sumeyra Ekin ’17
Majors: International and global studies, history
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
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I am an HSSP major and an anthropology minor. I know that I want to do work in the public health field, but I’m not sure exactly what. I’m interested in incorporating international cultural practices/alternative medicine in the Western healthcare system. What advice do you have for finding careers related to this field?
Name: Takisha Edwards ’17
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I’m hoping to connect with international alumni about how they chose whether to stay and work in the states or return to China after graduation.
Name: Jiayue Yu ’17
Majors: Business, economics
Hometown: Beijing, China
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I’m about to finish my first course in public health and I absolutely love the issue we have been talking about. From this experience, I am contemplating pursuing a career in public health with a focus on international health. I would greatly appreciate any insight into the field, potential career paths, and educational opportunities I could pursue after I complete my undergraduate degree.
Name: Lucy Miller-Suchet ’19
Majors: International & global studies
Hometown: Nyack, NY
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 Alumni! I’m graduating with a degree in Spanish and minor in Education Studies. I’m looking to work in the education world, either as a teacher or within international education (working abroad and maybe through a program or as a teacher). I’m considering working for a year at home then teaching English for a year abroad. If anyone has suggestions for teaching abroad or working in bilingual education on the west coast, I’d love your input! I’d also love to incorporate my love for music and the arts however possible. Thank you!
I am a graduating senior with a passion for International Higher Education. I have accepted a position to become an Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program in Japan. As I will be in Japan for at least two years, I am hoping to work or volunteer with organizations that promote international studies and exchange while I am in the new country. I am also hoping to complete an English graduate program about International Higher Education in Japan. I appreciate all advice, tips, connections, and position openings! Thank you!
I am a senior majoring in East Asian Studies with a passion for International Higher Education. Concentrating on Japanese, I aim to build a career in an organization that promotes international studies and exchange. I hope to work in a study abroad office on a college campus or in a global organization. I appreciate all advice, tips, connections, and position openings! Thank you!
I am currently a junior studying East Asian Studies and International Global Studies. I am passionate about languages, and I am conversational in French, Chinese and Japanese. Through language acquisition and translating, I developed interest in intercultural understanding, international cooperation and dispute resolution. After graduation, I plan to go to law school, however, I would like to gain experience within the law field beforehand. I am hoping to find a legal internship of any kind in Massachusetts for the summer. However, I prefer International Law, Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Litigation and Immigration Law. I would greatly appreciate any advice, connections or leads! Thank you!
As a compassionate and analytically-minded recent graduate (May 2014), I am currently looking for opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area with a non-profit geared toward women’s empowerment, development work in the Middle East, a non-profit consulting firm, or a research institution. I’m particularly looking to leverage my study of Arabic, sociology, and the Middle East – as well as my recent experience as a Public Policy Intern for the World Food Program in D.C. Any advice on your experience breaking into the non-profit world in the Bay Area, suggestions about how to continue adding valuable skills and experiences for this field or insight about organizations to look into would be deeply appreciated! Thank you in advance.
I 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.
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!
Seeking alumni in French-speaking countries: Senior double major in International & Global Studies and French with a minor in Legal Studies. I studied abroad in Paris last semester and am nearly fluent in French. I would love to be able to work internationally, and would like to speak with alumni doing so, to possibly follow in your footsteps.
Senior double major in International & Global Studies and French with a minor in Legal Studies and an interest in journalism seeking advice on careers in the legal field including public international law and public service law. I work at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism as a research assistant with the Justice Brandeis Law Project investigating a possible wrongful conviction. I am also writing a thesis on the future of the law of genocide, inspired by my six weeks in The Hague this summer where I studied international law. Any advice from those in the field would be greatly appreciated.
Hello! My name is Mia and I am a senior currently studying abroad in Gulu, Uganda. I spent one semester studying international criminal law in The Hague which inspired a semester in Uganda to explore the reality of post-conflict justice on the ground. I’m currently conducting research towards a thesis on perceptions of International Criminal Court intervention in northern Uganda. I’m torn about what steps to take post-graduation. I’ve considered the Peace Corps, law school, and graduate school. I hope to make travel and academics a permanent part of my life. However, I have to strongly consider my finances. Any advice about continuing my education in conflict resolution or law in a financially feasible way would be greatly appreciated.
I am a rising senior and I am doing lots of thinking about my next steps. I would like to go to law school, but I would also like to move to Israel within the next 10 years. I want to know what it is like moving to Israel with an American law degree, and what I should expect with regards to my chances of employment and quality of life. Thank you.
My name is Mara Flack and I am a senior. I am majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology and double minoring in Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. I worked and lived in downtown Chicago this past summer. I am seeking advice about the field of immigration law and looking for networking opportunities in this field as well as advice about law school for next year.
I am a graduating senior and I’m extremely interested in all kinds of marketing, specifically: digital, word of mouth, and experiential types of marketing. I’m hoping to speak with alumni who have worked in the US marketing industry. Any experiences or advice you would like to share, especially about time management in the field, would be great. Thank you!
Name: Sonny Bassan ’14
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
Hi! I’m graduating and hoping to find a career involving East Asian Studies. I’m really passionate and I know a lot about East Asian literature and history. I really would love to find a career where my passion can flourish. Additionally, I’m interested in learning about what graduate programs would suit my interests best.
Name: Adrienne Thompson ’14
Major: East Asian Studies
Hometown: Nashua, NH
I am a 2013 graduate that has recently returned to the states after spending a gap year in China working as an event coordinator/English teacher. I am hoping to break into either the financial world or the event planning field. Ideally I would like to incorporate Chinese into the work place so that I can continue developing my language skills, though this is more a bonus than necessity. Looking for ideas on appropriate next steps.
Name: Michael Fodera ’13
Hometown: Queens, NY
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I am 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
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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
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
I’m a senior majoring in Studio Art with a sculpture concentration and minoring in Creative Writing. I want to put my technical and creative skills to good use by designing and creating window and floor displays for stores like Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, Fishes Eddy, The Container Store etc. Currently job searching for post-graduation in New York City or London. I would love to hear about career paths in retail, get advice on breaking into the world of visual merchandising, or other opportunities where I can put my studio abilities to good use. I’d like to work for a global company and people with experience working abroad or familiarity with global companies would be particularly helpful! Thank you for your help and insight.
Name: Sarah Bierman ’14
Major(s): Studio Art
Hometown: New York, NY
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
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
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
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
I’m looking for an internship in the Chicago area this summer. I am open-minded regarding which field I work in, though I do have a passion for film and music. An internship in either of these fields would be ideal. I am also interested in foreign cultures and international relations. An internship at an NGO or something comparable would also be great. I am a strong writer and a creative thinker, and I’d like to be involved with something in which I either create, help others create, or observe and learn as others create. I also have a strong passion for the outdoors and nature and living a healthy, active life, so something involving these principles would be ideal as well.
Name: Alec Siegel ’15
Major(s): IGS, Anthropology
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
2013 undergrad passionate about human rights aspiring to work in international development and conflict resolution. I have experience in interfaith community organizing, writing, communications and Middle Eastern affairs. I would love to learn about your work with non-profits/NGOs in these fields. I am particularly interested in seeking employment or fellowship opportunities internationally and would greatly appreciate advice from those with experience working abroad.
: Erica Shaps ’13
: Northbrook, IL
: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, International and Global Studies
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
Majors: Computer Science; Economics
Sophomore double major in IGS and French with minors in Journalism and Environmental Studies seeks policy or advocacy focused experience, or experience at an established newspaper. Looking for guidance in getting tips from alumni established in international law, government and diplomacy, or print journalism on finding an internship and/or being prepared to go into their respective fields for the summer and/or after graduation. Classroom experience in writing policy memos and international negotiation exercises. Journalism experience includes writing, editing, layout, photography. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign on Mac and PC. Speak, read, and write French at an intermediate to advanced level.
Student: Alyson Eller ’15
Hometown: Plainview, NY
Major: IGS, French and Francophone Studies
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
Hometown: Miami, FL
Majors: Business; Spanish; Italian