Hi, I’m a first-year grappling between two polar fields: neuroscience and art history. I would really love to connect with any alumni currently working in creative spheres—specifically those relating to curation, museum direction, or urban design—to learn about what your current position entails, and the path that you took to get to it. Any and all insight is appreciated!
Name: Sasha Carnes ’23
Majors: Neuroscience, art history
Home town: Winchester, MA
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I am a senior, graduating in May with a B.A. in mathematics and a minor in economics. I am looking to enter the job market, but at the moment I am not sure what career path I would like to pursue. I am originally from Long Island, N.Y. but am planning on moving away after graduation. The city that piques my interest the most is San Diego, although I am open to living and working anywhere.
My previous working experience is varied; I have had internships in residential real estate as well as in government, and since my sophomore year have had an on-campus job in the athletic department.
Potential career-related interests of mine include sports and public transit, and I would definitely be interested in jobs in those fields. Working in the public sector or for a non-profit also piques my interest, but I am willing to consider anything.
If anyone was in a similar situation towards the end of their undergraduate years or has any advice to offer, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you in advance.
Name: Corey Cohen ’18
Hometown: Plainview, NY
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I just graduated in May with a B.A. in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and I am interested in pursuing a career in community health promotion. To me, this entails considering the roles of the built environment and social and environmental determinants of health to come up with ways to improve physical activity, nutrition, and other health trends in a community. Ideally, I would like to work in a setting where I can combine research, theory, and practice. I hope to gain some experience in the workforce before seeking a dual master’s degree in public health and urban planning. I would like to connect with Brandeis alumni who are in the public health field with similar interests who may be able to offer advice and insight into career opportunities.
Name: Nina Sayles ’17
Hometown: Mamaroneck, NY
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I am a Brandeis graduate with a major in history and an Independent Interdisciplinary Major in urban studies. After graduation I completed the [IN]City Summer Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and participated in an Israel internship program at a Jerusalem think-tank that promoted public policy. Upon returning to Boston, where I now live, I worked as a project archivist at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Recently I researched and co-wrote an article titled, “Resistance and Rebirth in Lower Roxbury: How an Anti-Highway Movement Empowered a Neighborhood,” that has been accepted for publication in the journal America’s Changing Neighborhoods.
I am currently looking for an entry level urban planning position. My commitment to the field leans toward the areas of transit planning, land use, and historic preservation. I am also interested in advocating for improved public transportation through policy development.
I would greatly appreciate any insight and advice on how I could enter the field of urban planning. Thank you in advance.
Name: Gabriel Distler ’13
Majors: History, Urban Studies
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL