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Career Education and Training

Image of the Career Center Office at Brandeis IBSThe Career Development Center offers many opportunities for you to learn about employment options in a planned sequence. Our team provides the following support and resources:
  • Individual counseling with a career advisor
  • Workshop Opportunities
  • Meetings with executives-in-residence who can help you make connections in the business community
  • Resume and cover letter development/training
  • Access to job search resources such as CareerFOCUS and Glassdoor
  • Opportunities to connect with Brandeis University and Brandeis IBS alumni

Individual counseling

The Career Development Center invites all students to meet with a Career Development team member when you first arrive at Brandeis IBS. This helps our team learn about your career interests, as well as inform you about the many career-related resources, activities, and events at Brandeis IBS. This type of counseling helps you focus your job search, write a top-notch resume, improve your interviewing skills, and ultimately maximize your placement options.

You can then take advantage of additional one-on-one counseling and career coaching at anytime throughout the academic year to further define your career path and identify opportunities specifically suited to your goals. 


Coursework: Launching your global career

Image of a student in a Brandeis IBS classroomWe offer a career-based course called “Launching Your Global Career" during the first module of each semester. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation and tools for identifying target positions, conducting an effective and efficient job search and building the skills that will be useful throughout your career.


Workshops

Throughout the year, Brandeis IBS hosts a variety of workshops and panels to educate, prepare, and support you in your job search process. Workshop topics build on the skills taught in the Launching Your Global Career course and include:

  • networking
  • specialized mock interviews (e.g., telephone interviews, team dynamic interviews, case interviews)
  • dining etiquette
  • industry-specific interview questions
  • developing stories to demonstrate skills and experiences
  • industry and company research
  • alumni communications
  • salary negotiation

We also offer industry-focused panels which draw on alumni, faculty, experts and visiting executives from various fields and industries who share insights and advice.


Executives-in-Residence Program

Image of Robert J. Thomas, IBS professor and executive director at AccentureBrandeis IBS has seven executives-in-residence that volunteer their time to offer advice and connections. These executives provide mock interviews, give strategic advice and answer tactical job search questions. They typically meet with students in Sachar, Room 130A.


Preparing your resume

Students at Brandeis IBS working together

Brandeis IBS provides a number of different templates and resume writing tools to help you create a top-notch resume. Our Career Development team is also available to work with you on a one-on-one basis to refine your resume for your interview or job search.

Writing an Effective Resume - how to craft a key tool for your job search. 


Alumni connections – Assisting current students

There are many opportunities for Brandeis IBS students to develop their careers through alumni mentoring, informational interviews and career career events. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved!