Featured Students

Ohad Elhelo ’16, IBS MA’17 has been selected for Forbes Magazine's annual "30 Under 30" list, which recognizes business visionaries who are younger than 30 years old.

Elhelo is the founder and executive director of Our Generation Speaks, a business incubator based at Brandeis that brings together Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs. The 30 Under 30 list includes 20 categories, each including a list 30 rising stars of business. Elhelo, 27, is named in the Social Entrepreneurs category.

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Jake Greenberg ’18 was so sure he wanted to come to Brandeis that he applied early admission. He was less sure about exactly where he wanted to concentrate his studies.

That uncertainty was one of the reasons Brandeis was the right fit for him.

"I liked that Brandeis encouraged opportunities to take classes from different disciplines and even to double major," Greenberg said.

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Felix Liu Ku ’15, MA’16, is no stranger to adapting to new cultures. An economics and business major during his time at Brandeis, he lived in Spain, Honduras, Taiwan and Paraguay before coming to Brandeis. He was used to transitions, new languages and new settings — but was it easy to do that and adjust to college life?

"At Brandeis, you don't have to be afraid of being an outsider," he says. "Everyone here is friendly. It was easy for me to find my group of people and my place on campus."

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When Heather Spector '17 toured prospective colleges, there was a little test she liked to run.

As she walked by people around a campus, she smiled at them to see if they would smile back.

Brandeis passed with high marks.

"They smiled here, so I deemed it friendly," she said. "And I was right. I've never met more nice people in one place."

Four years later, Spector, a double major in business and computer science, left Brandeis ready to take on the corporate world armed with a passion for social responsibility.

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