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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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’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 would like to work at a non-government organization/non-profit dealing with international sustainability and development. I would love to work at the UN. I am looking at international Master’s programs or MPH programs. I would love to meet alumni who work in urban planning and community health or with children.
Name: Zari Havercome ’16
Majors: Health: science, society and policy, international & global studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
I study international and global studies and American studies here, and spent time traveling and studying abroad. I have experience working and volunteering in Ireland and Brazil, and speak Hebrew and Portuguese. I am interested in pursuing a path in foreign affairs and international conflict, and would welcome opportunities to travel and work abroad. I am curious how Brandeis alumni currently working in these areas broke into the field after college. After speaking to professors and people in the industry, there appears to be a consensus that without previous experience it is very hard to get your foot in the door. Being a full time student for my whole life, I am confident in my abilities but have not held a full time job in the field. What paths have alumni taken to get where they are? Thank you for your time, and any advice and wisdom is appreciated.
Name: Tzvi Miller
Majors: International & global studies, American studies
Hometown: Berkeley, CA