I am a senior graduating with a degree in Biology. After years of academic lab work and time in dental practices, I’m exploring opportunities that will allow me to use my analytical and problem-solving skills in new and interesting ways. I am extremely interested in human factors and I would like to learn more about careers in the field, which industries might be the best fit for me, and if I should seek graduate education before entering the field
Name: Max Halpern ’20
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
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Hello! I am a senior studying psychology, and I am working on figuring out the direction I’d like my career to go after college. I have had a variety of experiences helping others, including working as a Teaching Assistant at Lemberg Children’s Center for the past few years, working with survivors of acquired brain injury at Supportive Living Inc., volunteering as a peer supporter for STAR, and volunteering at a mental health services center when I studied abroad in Denmark. I also am currently doing my senior thesis at the CoPE Lab, studying how different coping strategies can buffer against the effects of stress on depression symptoms.
It has become clear to me that I want to help others, especially those in underserved communities. While I love working one-on-one with people, I am also very interested in planning as a whole to help people (lately I have been particularly been interested in at-risk youth in underserved communities). I have been looking into macro-social work, and I was thinking this might be the right field for me, but I’m not quite sure. Do you have any insight into other fields I could look at? Also, do you have any advice for positions and experiences to seek right after graduation? Thank you in advance!
Name: Rachel Groth ’19
Hometown: Hauppauge, NY
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I’m a junior pursuing a degree in psychology. My primary interest is in clinical psychology, and I plan to earn a Masters in Social Work post-graduation. Throughout my time at Brandeis, I have worked as a psychology Research Assistant for the Aging, Culture, and Cognition Lab, a Teaching Assistant for Lemberg Children’s Center, a Peer Counselor, and an Undergraduate Representative for the Psychology Department. In the spring, I will be studying clinical psychology in Copenhagen and am now in the process of registering for a clinical practicum placement. I am curious about how approaches to mental health treatments differ across cultures. I am also curious about your thoughts and experiences regarding working with a diverse group of patients versus specializing in treating one demographic. If you have any thoughts about these questions or experience in the field of social work, I look forward to connecting with you!
Name: Lauren Puglisi ’19
Hometown: New York, NY
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I am a senior who has a real passion and zest for the environmental field. As I have started looking for jobs after graduation in the spring, I have come across a lot of positions that both require a science-based degree and significant amount of experience. So far, I have found myself considerably overwhelmed with these job listings since I seriously lack credentials. I am most interested in education, advocacy, “some” research, and definitely hands-on work. I just finished an internship involving wildlife care, although I do not see myself doing that in the future. I want to know what it is like to work for non-profit environmental groups. I would love to hear more about the pros and cons of working for climate change-based groups like Audubon, Sierra Club, WWF, etc.
Name: Sabrina Pond ’18
Majors: Environmental Studies and Psychology
Hometown: North Haven, CT
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I graduated in May 2017 with a double major in theater arts and psychology (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa). During my four years at Brandeis, I stage managed countless shows with the Undergraduate Theater Collective and the Department of Theater Arts. In addition to my work on campus, I also worked professionally in Washington D.C., Boston, and Williamstown. I am currently finishing up my second summer working at Williamstown Theatre Festival as a stage management intern. At Williamstown, I am an assistant stage manager on equity productions and a production stage manager with the non-equity company. I am relocating to New York City in September to pursue a career in stage management and my ultimate goal is to work on Broadway. I am looking to be a production assistant or assistant stage manager for off Broadway and Broadway productions. Working at Williamstown Theatre Festival for two summers has allowed me to work alongside and learn from some of the top theater professionals in the county. I am seeking career advice about freelancing in the New York theater scene. Any advice or possible connections would be appreciated.
Name: Hannah Mitchell ’17
Majors: Theater arts and psychology
Hometown: Potomac, MD
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I’m graduating this May and seeking full-time positions in New York City private schools for grades K-6! Do alumni have any leads on open positions for a recent grad?
Name: Rosie Ettinger ’17
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I’m a graduating senior looking for advice from professionals about the human services field. I major in psychology (but lately have gained more of an interest in a sociological world view) with minors in Hispanic studies and creativity, the arts, and social change. I am interested in going to graduate school for social work (to be a licensed clinical social worker) in a year or two, but it seems there are many paths to gain experience in the field including non-profit work, working as direct care staff in a mental health facility, etc. I am unsure of how to identify positions and job functions that allow for upward mobility, perhaps heading towards case management experience. I would love to hear more about beginning a career in the field of serving communities and marginalized populations and how to break in and get professional experience starting from zero. Activism is very important to me and some of my specific population interests include at-risk women (such as BARCC or Battered Women’s shelters), queer youth and young adults, and adults with disabilities.
My name is Danya Schlussel and I am a senior and Psychology major at Brandeis University graduating in May. I am interested in job opportunities in psychology research before pursuing a doctorate. My primary interest is in working with children, so ideally my position would allow me to work with a younger population. I have substantial experience working with youth of all ages and working in psychology research labs.
I am looking for a full-time job as a research assistant in New York City. Any advice, connections, or tips to help me along this process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Name: Danya Schlussel ’17
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Recently I became an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Turrigiano Lab and have discovered my interest in neuroscience and research alongside my pre-med track. I am looking into traveling abroad this summer and am currently searching for possible internships or volunteering opportunities in Europe within this field. This would be my first time abroad, so I would be very grateful for any advice and insight from your experience, specifically if you have done research or a medical internship abroad. Thank you!
Name: Hannah Lynch ’19
Majors: psychology, biology
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
I am a rising senior graduating with a B.S./M.S. in neuroscience, and a B.S. in biology and psychology with a history minor. I am considering applying to clinical psychology PhD programs with a focus in neuropsychology and would like to learn more about careers in the field, what kind of volunteer or internship positions are available to gain clinical experience, and how to strengthen my graduate school applications.
Name: Dena Goldblatt ’17
Majors: neuroscience, biology, psychology
Hometown: Warwick, RI
I am interested in going into the field of visual arts. I would like to talk to alumni about the best way to get involved in the art world.
Name: Elena Babineau ’16
Majors: Neuroscience, psychology
Hometown: Southington, CT
I am not sure what path I want to pursue. I would like to get experience in a theater company. I am also interested in youth-based community service, so I might also want to look at being some kind of mentor. Any advice on what I can do with these majors and minors would be helpful!
Name: Yaznil Baez ’16
Majors/Minors: Psychology, sociology/ education studies, theater arts
Hometown: Brockton, MA
I am looking for advice on beginning a career in banking/consulting. I would eventually want to go back to school for a psychology degree and become a clinical psychologist. I am looking for insight into these fields.
Name: Justin Bradshaw ’16
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
I am looking for advice regarding entry level positions in the television industry with a focus on development, casting, or writing. I am currently working a remote position with a marketing company and planning on moving to LA during the summer or early fall.
Name: Fiona Merullo ’16
Majors: Film/television, psychology
Hometown: Shrewsburg, MA
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 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
I have been struggling for awhile to figure out how my interests might match a future career. I’m majoring in psychology and sociology, and find people fascinating. I realized last semester that working in a clinical/therapy context is not right for me. I’m more interested in relationships between people and group dynamics, but from a people-watcher perspective, such as how and why people misunderstand each other. I thought for a couple months that organizational psychology is right for me, because I think it applies some of this to create a more productive work space. But I don’t know how much I care about the business world and work environments – more just groups of people in general. I’ve been encouraged to look into social psychology. I do enjoy research and data analyzing, but I don’t want to be a professor. What else could I do with it? I’d love some help on what industries I should go into. I hate to be vain, but a large salary is important to me, and that scares me about my majors and interests. If it helps, I’m outgoing but fairly introverted and prefer working on tasks alone rather than in groups/teams.
Name: Naomi Weinblatt ’16
Majors: Psychology and sociology
Hometown: Queens, NY
I am a third-year student majoring in neuroscience and psychology. Medicine and biomedical research are careers I have strongly considered but ultimately decided against. I still wish to improve peoples’ health and quality of life, but just at the population level. My experiences include research in health psychology (Brandeis lab) and immunology (NIH/NIDDK internship at Stanford). I have also been a Teaching Assistant in a social science statistics course. The most rewarding aspects of these jobs have been collaborating and working as a team, as well as interpreting data. Therefore I am considering a career involving study design and data analysis. I am now seeking to transition into the field of public health. At the moment, I am planning on working for a few years before pursuing an MPH (epi/biostats). Advice on entering public health and maximizing my future experiences before graduate school would be greatly appreciated. It would be extremely helpful to talk to alums about what they are doing and how they got there. I would also love to hear about any summer openings or opportunities you think I should know about. Positions in a health department or clinical research opportunities are of particular interest to me. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Name: Won Young Cheong ’17
Majors: Neuroscience, Psychology
Hometown: San Jose, CA
I am a recent Brandeis alumna who is having difficulty finding work in research. Though as a pre-med student I have a strong science background, I majored in psychology (with a minor in computer science) rather than neuroscience (which I find far more satisfying and engaging). I am now looking to gain practical experience participating in neuroscience (or related biology) research before applying to graduate programs to gain a better understanding of the realities of a career as a researcher as well as to improve my scientific foundation and expand my research skill repertoire. I have found my major to be quite limiting–though I do have science coursework, I have struggled to find research positions because my major disqualifies me from the majority of lab positions I have come across and I worry I will not be able to get the experience I need to prepare me for graduate studies. I would love to be contacted by someone who can give me advice on how I can, having majored in psychology, reposition myself for a scientific career and make this transition– it would be extremely useful to speak to someone who has made this jump. I would especially love to be contacted by someone who can connect me with a potential employer or even an internship.
Name: Alice Gelman ’13
Hometown: Boston, MA
Hello! My name is Seema Saul and I recently graduated from Brandeis University (2014) with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Art History. I would like to re-locate to the Boston area to obtain a job in the mental health field. I possess a great deal of clinical experience volunteering, interning, and working with toddlers with ASD, children and youth with special needs, and adults with dual diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illnesses.
In summary, I am desiring to gain some hands-on clinical experience in the mental health field before applying to a PhD program in child clinical psychology.
I would be most grateful to any alumni who know of entry-level opportunities or have chosen a similar career path.Thank you!
Name: Seema Saul ’14
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
My name is Lydia McCaleb and I am a senior at Brandeis majoring in Psychology with minors in Legal Studies and Latin American Studies. I am also a captain of the Brandeis Track & Field team. This past summer I was a forensic social work intern at Lawyers For Children, a non-profit in New York City. I worked closely with adolescents in foster care, acquiring resources and advocating on their behalf. I am interested in law, particularly the areas of public-interest and criminal law. I am hoping to work as a paralegal for a couple of years before pursuing law school. I would like to hear about the experiences of alumni working in these fields and learn about the different career paths that may be available for someone interested in going to law school in the near future. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Name: Lydia McCaleb ’16
Hometown: Evanston, IL
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
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
I am a current senior double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in French and Francophone Studies seeking advice on how to get involved in clinical research. I would love to do research in a hospital (preferably in the Boston area), to get a different type of experience. I am looking to work in that field upon graduation for a few years before attending a PhD program for clinical psychology with a focus on forensics. I have experience collecting data on sexually aggressive males and I conduct extensive research on wrongful convictions and eyewitness misidentification. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
I graduated in May with a BA in Psychology. I always loved working with kids so as I began the Psychology track I thought I would one day be a school psychologist. After years of schooling myself I decided I needed to take a break and join the workforce. I am looking for a job in PR, marketing, communications, or development preferably in a Jewish nonprofit setting but I have opened my options to corporations also. I would appreciate any advice, leads or connections you might have.
I am a senior graduating in December with a B.S. in Neuroscience & Biology. I am looking for help in finding organizations or labs that are looking for someone to start towards the end of January/early February. My specific interest is in neuroscience and psychiatry, but I am open to other research areas as well. I’d love some guidance in who to reach out to and the best way to do so.
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.
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.
My name is Meredith van der Walde and I am a senior at Brandeis, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology with minors in Legal Studies and Social Justice & Social Policy. I am extremely passionate about social justice and economic equality; in particular, workers’ rights, children in the foster care system, poverty, and mental health and illness. As I consider my options for next year, I am eager to find a job where I can help people and make an impact, while also achieving a sense of financial stability for myself. I am hoping to work at an organization, such as a law firm, non-profit, or state agency, where I would be exposed to both law and social work so that I can decide which profession I may ultimately want to pursue. Any advice pertaining to law or social work in general, or specific organizations that I should research, would be incredibly appreciated! Thank you!
I am a current senior double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in French and Francophone Studies seeking advice in the field of forensics or criminal psychology. I am looking to work in that field upon graduation for a few years before attending a PhD program for clinical psychology with a focus on forensics or criminology. I am also interested in how the law and psychology coincide. I have experience collecting data on sexually aggressive males and I conduct extensive research on wrongful convictions and eyewitness misidentification. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
I am a 2014 graduate and would like to re-locate to Boston and work with children with disabilities. Having hands on experience with children with various needs, I am looking for a job to gain more experience in the hopes of solidifying an area of study for graduate school. Any advice on careers in the disability field in the Boston area or guidance about disability graduate programs would be appreciated.
I am a rising senior studying Psychology at Brandeis, hoping to do clinical work someday. I would like to talk to someone about the process of applying to a graduate program for Psychology, taking the GREs, whether I should first pursue a master’s and then a doctoral degree, and anyone who has gotten a master’s degree in Psychology at Brandeis. I am very confused about this whole process and any insight would be helpful! I would love to talk to anyone who has pursued a PsyD and what their path was to graduate school. I am considering taking the GREs this fall and applying to grad school, but possibly taking a year or two off before going. Any advice on jobs I could get in between college and grad school would be excellent, or just hearing about your own personal path. Thank you!
I am a graduating senior majoring in Psychology. I’m considering pursuing a career in clinical psychology or psychiatry, but am planning to take a year or two off before applying to graduate school. Currently, I’m searching for a job as a research assistant or for a position in the social work field. I’m specifically interested in working with children and adolescents, and am also interested in exploring a career in forensic psychology or psychiatry. Any advice from those who have experience in the above mentioned fields would be much appreciated. Thanks so much, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Name: Claire Fishman ’14
Hometown: New York, NY
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I am graduating Brandeis this May with a degree in psychology and I am hoping to pursue a career in clinical psychology. I am looking to find some more experience in the field before going to graduate school for a PsyD. I have had experience working with many populations, such as the Columbia Psyc ER and at a group home for individuals with mental disabilities. I am looking to get more hands-on experience and would love any career advice on how to go about finding such work. Thank you for your time!
Name: Gabriella Podolski ’14
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
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I just recently discovered occupational therapy as a career path and am intrigued about getting a chance to channel my creativity while integrating children back into their communities and social spheres. I am interested in shadowing an occupational therapist who works with children in any setting this summer and learning more about the field and the kinds of skill sets and commitment it requires.
Name: Ina Karanxha ’15
Major(s): Psychology, Education Studies
Hometown: Stoneham, MA
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Hi my name is Roberta Bergstein, I am an HSSP & Psychology double major on the Varsity Women’s tennis team and I am part of the Master of Public Policy program at Heller. I am looking to take time off over the next few years to gain experience in the public policy field, ideally with a focus in health. I have experience working with autistic children and would love to work for an organization that works towards helping these children. I am looking to speak with Brandeis alumni who are in the public policy field to gain insight on the job search and the demands of the field. Thank you!
Name: Roberta Bergstein ’14
Major(s): Health, Science, Society & Policy and Psychology
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Varsity Sport: Tennis
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I have recently moved to NYC, I live in Murray Hill and have only been here a few months. I also have recently decided I would like to go into Psychology as a profession and would love any and all advice as well as any information on internships/jobs/volunteering that I can be doing in NYC while I go through this process. Any advice would help! I ideally want to work with individuals who are battling mental illness such as depression, family problems, couples, and addiction. Mainly focusing on young adults but really any age.
Name: Stephanie Plaine ’12
Major(s): American studies and Politics
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
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I am a junior with a background in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. I have an interest in neuromarketing, consumer behavior, and brand equity research and would like to get involved in marketing that uses neuroscience (e.g. EEG, eye-tracking, biometrics) or some sort of science to study consumer behavior. I find this intersection fascinating and want to contribute to this uprising field. For this summer, I hope to gain hands-on experience in marketing and neuroscience before graduation in May 2015. As of now, my plan is to work for 2-3 years after college and then jump into graduate school for a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology (or a related field). After that, I plan on coming back to the industry. I am currently seeking advice from anyone who has experience in marketing and neuroscience and whether graduate school is necessary for this field. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions from any alumni.
Junior double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in French and Francophone Studies seeking advice in the field of forensics or criminal psychology. I am looking to work in that field upon graduation, and then attend graduate school for forensic psychology or criminology. I am also interested in how the law and psychology coincide. I am eager to learn more about the field and how to get involved in it. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
Name: Eliza Kopelman ’15
Major(s): Psychology, English
Hometown: Brookline, MA
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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
Undergraduate student and captain of the Women’s Varsity Softball Team graduating in May of 2014. Double major in Health: Science, Society and Policy and Sociology, looking for a Spring internship in the Greater Boston Area. Interested in working in the health care industry, specifically alternative therapies for mental health disorders. I would appreciate speaking to Brandeis alumni in the local area who have any leads on opportunities that would help me explore these areas of interest.
Name: Leah McWilliams ’14
Major(s): Health: Science, Society and Policy; Sociology
Hometown: Billerica, MA
Varsity Sport: Softball
I’m currently a 2016 undergraduate and member of the Varsity Softball team who intends to major in Psychology (possibly clinical or sports related) and Anthropology. I love helping and working with people in any situation, and I would greatly appreciate any advice regarding careers or job benefits related to my majors. I would like to speak to alumni who will help me learn more about my area of study in the professional world, and I’m curious as to how you reached your current position.
Name: Danielle Novotny ’16
Major(s): Psychology, Anthropology
Hometown: Milford, NJ
Varsity Sport: Softball
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
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
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.
: Shirley Lee ’14
: Union, NJ
: Economics; Psychology
As a senior double majoring in Psychology and East Asian studies, I am seeking advice as an aspiring speech and language pathologist (SLP) /behavioral therapist. I am driven to be an SLP due to my determination to work with underprivileged children with disabilities in the future. In the past few years, I have learned more about what being an SLP entails and the research research opportunities in the field through multiple internships and shadowing. As I gained more knowledge about the behavioral sciences throughout my Brandeis career, I am also interested in becoming a behavioral therapist. I am confused and I would love to hear your story, whether you are a certified therapist or a student in the discipline, that way I can make a well informed decision about becoming an SLP or behavioral therapist.
: Katherine Wong ’13
: Hong Kong
: Psychology, East Asian Studies
Psychology and Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) major working on thesis about the experience of illness of epilepsy and diabetes for young adults who have experienced the college campus atmosphere, with Prof. Conrad, chair of Sociology and HSSP program. Also working at Aging, Cognition and Culture lab with Laura and Prof. Gutchess on cross cultural differences of categorical memory in the US, Israel and Turkey. My true passion is working directly with children. I now volunteer in three organizations for low-income children fun enrichment programs and spent my summer as a camp counselor in Istanbul. I hope to complete a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after getting work experience in the healthcare/mental healthcare/childcare fields in the US. I seek advice about options for entry level positions with that goal in mind. Where do healthcare, childcare and education converge? What do employers look for in such fields? What advice do you have for a college senior hoping to start a career in these fields?
: Rozi Levi ’13
: Izmir, Turkey
: Psychology, HSSP