Brandeis University alumni and parents are valuable resources for current students and graduates who are pursuing similar professional goals. To foster these connections, the Hiatt Career Center offers numerous opportunities to give back in ways that suit your interests, skill set and schedule, including:
- Online Networking Programs
- Hiring Brandeisians
- Career Volunteer Events
- World of Work Internship Funding
To learn more about the volunteer opportunities below, please contact Alexandra Stephens, associate director of alumni career programs and engagement, at 781-736-3623.
Get Connected via LinkedIn
Moderated by Hiatt staff, the Brandeis University Career Connections group on LinkedIn connects Brandeis alumni, students, family and friends across industries, job functions and geographic locations. Join today to share career-related knowledge, information, referrals, and advice with the broader Brandeis community.
Respond to Wisdom Wanted Ads
Through this nationally recognized program, Brandeis students and young alumni write ads seeking career advice, insights and leads from Brandeis volunteers like you. Ads span a range of topics, industries, and interest areas as diverse as the volunteers reading them. Learn more.
Sign up here to receive the quarterly Wisdom Wanted e-newsletter or search current ads on the Wisdom Wanted blog by industry and keyword. To respond to an ad, email the student directly and cc: email@example.com for tracking purposes to ensure each student receives a response.
Post jobs & internships
Do you have an opening for an intern or entry-level employee at your organization? Post it for free in one of Brandeis' recruiting databases based on your target audience.
- B.hired (powered by Handshake) — Post jobs, internships, and fellowships for undergraduate students and alumni. Create an employer account or complete this Google form and Hiatt Career Center staff will post it on your behalf.
- CareerFOCUS — Post jobs and internships for International Business School students and alumni.
- Heller Career Connect — Post jobs, internships, fellowships and consulting/temporary positions for Heller School of Social Policy & Management students and alumni.
- GradHIRE — Post jobs, internships, fellowships for Graduate School of Arts & Sciences students and alumni.
- Graduate Professional Studies — Post jobs for Brandeis GPS students and alumni. For more information, please contact Cara Chatellier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-8725.
Connect Hiatt with HR
So many of Hiatt's most successful recruiting relationships begin with a Brandeis referral - and all it takes is an email to get started. Whether you are part of the hiring process at your organization or not, you can help Brandeis make connections that may lead to internships or jobs for current students and fellow alumni. Email Cary Weir Lytle, associate director of employer relations, if you would like to see Brandeisians working at your company.
Attend a career fair
Hiatt sponsors the Computer Science Fair and the Social Impact Job, Internship and Volunteer Fair in the fall, and the Just In Time Career Fair in the spring (dates below). Each of these events features the opportunity to network with hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students and conduct interviews the same day. During open networking, meet qualified students in a traditional career fair format, and then sign-up standout candidates for in-person screening or prospecting interviews in the afternoon. Online registration coming soon.
Students love hearing what you've done since you were in their shoes. Share your expertise, advice and career success stories through one or more of these on-campus events:
Network with students at Industry Networking Nights
From consulting and finance to biotech and marketing, Hiatt's industry nights cover a range of popular fields and offer students a chance to network with industry representatives including alumni, parents, and employers. Share your experiences with students who are interested in pursuing careers in your industry, job function or employer. Industry nights take place on campus in the evenings, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dates for 2015-16 events are below. Learn more.
Speak to an undergraduate class or student club
Do you want to share your career story and industry expertise with Brandeis students and faculty? Hiatt can connect you with student leaders and professors in relevant majors who are eager to welcome back alumni as guest speakers.
Participate in Interview Coaching Sessions
Conduct practice interviews with students one-on-one, then offer constructive feedback to help them improve their interview skills. Interview coaching sessions are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. when classes are in session. Sessions can be held in-person, on the phone or via Skype. Learn more about being an interview coach and sign up for fall 2015 dates.
Participate in Office Hours
Hold a series of one-on-one informational interviews with students through our Office Hours program to help them explore your organization and/or field in a more casual environment. Learn more about being an informational interviewee in our Office Hours program.
Host a workshop or information session at Hiatt
Talk to a small group of students about your organization, industry or job function in a more personalized, discussion-based setting at Hiatt. Hold a formal or informal information session or workshop to teach students about a particular career topic or your company and its employment opportunities.
Make a direct impact on a student’s educational experience by making a gift in support of the World of Work (WOW) program.
WOW provides generous stipends for undergraduate students pursuing unpaid summer internships. Not only do the students gain valuable real-world work experience, they return to campus with a sharper career focus and a better appreciation for the types of skills and knowledge they will need after graduation.
By eliminating financial barriers, the WOW program enables students to explore career fields, gain new insights, and learn about the world of work. Students may work in any career field, domestic or abroad, for public, private, or non-profit organizations.
Learn more about the program and discover the impact that our students’ internship experiences have had on them by browsing the WOW digital booklet or visiting the WOW summer internship blog. For more information, please contact Jackie Blesso, WOW program manager, at 781-736-3627.
Wisdom Wanted Ads
Registration and additional events coming soon.
9/10/15: Business, Consulting, Finance & Marketing Industry Night
10/17/15: Alumni-Student Athlete Networking Night
11/18/15: Biotech, Health & Science Industry Night
1/16: Brandeis Networking Night in New York City
1/16: Brandeis Networking Night in Washington, DC
Registration and additional events coming soon.
10/1/15: Computer Science Fair
10/6/15: Social Impact Job, Internship and Volunteer Fair
2/4/16: Virtual Biotech, Health & Science Fair
4/7/16: Just In Time Job & Internship Fair