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
I have many passions. In terms of my career, I see two options and pursue them simultaneously, so I ask for advice on both accounts. First, as an aspiring game developer, I’d like to stay as independent as possible in order to have control over the games I make. Where can I find artists who are reliable, consistent, and available for short-term (1-3 month) projects? Also, where should I look for funding (not including crowd sourcing or angel investors)?
Second, as an aspiring robotics engineer, I need far more experience with hardware engineering. What are some resources that could offer a similar level of expertise to a degree in EE, without the cost? I know there are a number of online courses, but is that really the best place to start? What platform(s) and tools are considered industry standards? Which seem likely to continue leading the charge on robotics?
I would appreciate any insight. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Name: Ophir Silverman ’14
Major(s): Computer Science, Philosophy
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
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Anthropology major with a concentration in sociocultural studies. I am interested in learning about fieldwork as well as developing language skills and cultural knowledge. I would love to work and study abroad in order to achieve these goals. My previous work experience has been focused on children and arts programming. I would welcome any advice on career paths that would help me marry my interests in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, and the appropriate setting to do so. Thank you!
Majors: Anthropology; Hispanic Studies