Congratulations on being a senior! You are about to face another exciting transition, deciding on what you want to do after Brandeis. While this can be a choice that fills some students with apprehension, try to think of it as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the many career and graduate school choices that are available to you. This next step will likely be a step of exploration. To help you navigate it, be sure you stop by the Hiatt Career Center to discuss the many options and opportunities that a Brandeis degree gives you.
Senior Year Advising
Congratulations, you are a senior! Like you, we want to make sure that everything is in place so you can graduate. When thinking about advising in this year, you want to think about two areas: major/minor requirements and degree requirements. Now is the time for you to double check with your department and your Sage audit to make sure that you can graduate. As a senior, you will have several sources of advice: your major/minor advisor(s), your academic advisor, and the Hiatt Career Center.
Major/Minor Faculty Advisors
Each major and minor department independently determines which classes will and will not be counted towards the completion of that major and minor. For this reason, it is very important that you have regular contact with your faculty advisor in your major and minor field(s). Faculty members can help you shape your curriculum, ensure that you have a balanced courseload, and discuss various post-Brandeis opportunities with you.
You are assigned an Academic Advisor from the Office of Academic Services when you enter Brandeis who will stay with you throughout your years at Brandeis. Your academic advisor is responsible for ensuring that, as a member of the senior class, you are aware of the resources you need to be successful in the classroom. As part of the Academic Services team, your advisor is available to provide regular advising and work with you on any academic questions you may have. Academic Advisors are also a resource for addressing matters such as long term academic planning, pursuing career and academic aspirations, as well as more short term issues, such as resolving course scheduling problems.
Hiatt Career Center
Senior year is a time of transitions. One of the best resources on campus to help you prepare for those transitions is the Hiatt Career Center. Whether you are planning to work, to volunteer, or to pursue graduate study, the Hiatt Career Center can provide important guidance and support to all of your efforts.