Career Connections and Communities
Welcome to our Career Connections & Communities!
Career Connections & Communities serve as a hub for graduate students, employers, faculty, staff and alumni to connect through common career interests and industry-specific resources, along with access to information about networking, career discovery, and professional development. They offer you access to customized programming, job/internship listings, and resources. They are purposely not organized by academic program, since your career interests may or may not relate directly to what you’re studying , and you are welcome to join as many as you are interested in!
Create a Handshake Profile
Creating a Handshake profile gives you access to job and internship opportunities, event invitations, and resources specifically matching your career interests
Log into your Handshake account
Click on your name in the top right corner. Select Career Interests from the drop down menu
Complete your profile and your career interests information. Keep both updated to make sure you are seeing relevant positions, events & resources that you might be interested in.
When you’re ready, make your profile public to employers so they can find you. Remember to check Handshake regularly as new information is added daily!
Select as many interests as you like!
Many people entering MA and PhD programs want to pursue a career in academia as a professor or researcher. This community will provide the resources you need to best prepare yourself for an increasingly competitive job market.
With your analytic, research and leadership skills, you may be interested in a career in business, consulting or a related field. Your ability to ask critical questions and solve problems makes you a valuable asset to many companies. Sign up for this community if you want to explore out-of-the-box ways to leverage your graduate-level skills, from consulting to entrepreneurship and everything in between.
Many of our graduate students go on to careers in education. Educational technology, instructional design, curriculum development, textbook publishing and content creation are all growing fields that need candidates with research and teaching experience. If you are interested in seeing how you can apply your skills in other education fields, this is the community for you.
Brandeis students have a strong sense of justice and public good. This can make government sector, non-profit, and other public service careers a great choice post-graduation. If you want to use your advanced training to make a difference on a big scale, think about how you can serve your community in one of these fields. Your ability to combine big picture thinking with a detail-oriented work style makes you a great asset.
Your scientific skills are just the tip of the iceberg when thinking about transferable skills sought by employers. One of the top skills employers look for is the ability to work effectively as part of a team. For many positions you need the ability to communicate effectively to a wide audience, as well as project, lab, people or budget management skills.
Brandeis graduate students from the sciences work in many different and interesting areas. Some of these include science communication, technology transfer, science policy, research management, regulatory affairs, data science and more. Read about some of these options and sign up for this community to learn more.
Do you enjoy, solving complex problems, collecting and interpreting data, computation, discovery, development, research or innovation? Technology is often thought as a stand-alone industry, but it has a place in virtually every other industry today including health, science, education, finance and banking, energy, entertainment, and more. The exciting thing about technology is that you use a wide variety of skill sets and things are constantly changing. Brandeis graduate alumni work in positions that include technology development scientists, principal learning architects, quality control managers, language annotation program managers, international informatics project managers, and data scientists.