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Explore Careers

Exploring careers of interest takes time and often multiple steps. A good starting point is to spend time better understanding your interests, skills, values, and motivations. Then you can best explore and research fields, connecting with current workers to learn more first-hand.  

  • Explore career fields and areas of interest
  • Consider the skills you'll bring and those you will need to expand
  • Learn more about employers and their work environments

Trying out a new field through internships, volunteering, part-time jobs, job shadowing, or even information interviews are great ways to learn more and see a new job in action. Hiatt has a number of resources for you as you explore careers. 

Start Here:

  • Type Focus - Learn about your personality type and discover your own values, skills and interests. Then find the wide range of fields that could be a good fit for you.   
  • Spotlight on Careers  - Find field-specific overviews, links to the best online sites, job and internship resources, and resume and interview tips - from the arts to science to business
  • Vault - Wide and deep resources for exploring career fields, especially in the for-profit sector
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook  -  Career information on responsibilities, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • O*NET - Comprehensive information on professions with detailed descriptions, responsibilities, required skills, preferred interests, and general work styles and environments. 
  • LTS Career Related Resources - Brandeis Library and Technology Services provides tutorials, databases, books, and tools that will help you explore careers
  • Hiatt Career Resources – Explore resources by field, location, and affinity groups

Affinity Groups

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Athletes

Career Research Resources

  • NCAA Student – Helpful resources on how to “go pro” in something outside of sports.
  • Article in The Hoot that will help you construct a resume based on your experience as an athlete. 

Internships and Summer Opportunities

  • Women’s Sports Foundation – Provides interns practical experience in a non-profit setting with opportunity for access to resources, business contacts, and assistance in determining personal career goals.

Career Search Resources

  • NCAA Job Market – Listings of current job openings in intercollegiate athletics. Browse jobs by field, sport or location.
  • Sports Jobs – Lists openings for full time positions with sports organizations throughout the U.S.
  • Athletes4hire – This is a new job board focused solely on uniting graduating and alumni collegiate athletes with employers.
  • Work in Sports – Hundreds of different sports related internships and jobs. Log in with Username: Hiatt Career Cnter; Password: Hiatt to gain access.
Disabilities


Brandeis University Resources

Hiatt Career Center - The Hiatt Career Center invites undergraduate students and alumni to schedule one-on-one appointments with a career counselor to talk about their career goals. Hiatt also offers workshops, networking opportunities, online resources, job/internship postings and other career resources that are accessible in-person and online.

Interview Coaching Sessions – The Hiatt Career Center hosts interview coaching sessions on Tuesday evenings. Students can sign up for a 30-minute practice interview with an alumni volunteer. This is a great opportunity to practice one-on-one behavioral interviews in a safe space.

Online Resources

National Organization on Disability: Unemployment is one of the most profound issues facing the disability community. NOD is committed to increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities. To help job seekers with disabilities, NOD offers resources specifically addressing employment needs.

America’s Service Locator: America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The Website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD): COSD assists college students and recent graduates with a disability in gaining the tools and knowledge necessary to secure the career of their choice. COSD manages Ability Connect, an online networking and job search database, and hosts an annual career fair.

Disability.jobs: Disability.jobs is powered by DirectEmployers, an employer-owned and managed association comprised of talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance professionals from over 750 of the nation’s top employers. The companies featured on Disability.jobs have a focus on the recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities and creating an inclusive workforce. Visit Disability.Jobs.

ETS: The ETS website provides information for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. Get the information you need to take an ETS test, including how to request accommodations, how to register, examples of available testing accommodations, test preparation materials and more.

GettingHired.com: GettingHired.com is a private sector initiative helping to close the employment participation gap for people with disabilities while helping employers meet the challenge of finding qualified workers. It is the largest national employment and networking portal connecting talented job seekers who happen to have disabilities, employers and jobs, agencies providing services to the community of people with disabilities, college and university disability and career services departments, veterans groups and disability advocacy groups.

Hire Heroes USA: Hire Heroes USA provides career placement assistance to returning service men and women, specializing in the career placement of those injured or with any level of disability. Hire Heroes USA has a wide range of employment opportunities available nationwide, ranging from entry level to senior positions.

HirePotential: HirePotential specializes in employing people with disabilities, mature workers, and veterans, working with businesses that actively support diversity. You can send your resume using their online tool, or view current job openings on their database.

Job Accommodation Network: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws.

Office of Disability Employment Policy: The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.

The Viscardi Center: The Viscardi Center’s Employment Placement Services assist youths and adults with disabilities, aging individuals and veterans in conducting successful job searches. Job placement specialists help individuals identify their work preferences, match job skills with current labor market needs, improve interview techniques and develop solid resumes with the goal of successfully placing them in the workforce.

USA Jobs: The USA jobs website lists positions available within the US government, and individuals with disabilities can use it in conjunction with the Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) directory. The directory lists the SPPC contact who helps to recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities within each government agency.

International Students


As an international student at Brandeis, you have a wealth of resources available to assist in your career development.

The Hiatt Career Center offers services to help you evaluate, explore, prepare for and connect with advice, resources and experiences to promote your career development. These include tools to help you assess your strengths and interests, resume reviews, mock interviews, alumni shadowing opportunities and individual and group career counseling.

The International Student and Scholar’s Office is your source for advice and assistance regarding visas, documentation and processes in order to study and work in the United States. There are faculty experts in an extraordinary array of studies on campus with expertise in their fields that span the continents. Brandeis also has a global presence through its institutional partnerships and collaborations, detailed on the university’s global Web portal.

This section outlines key resources and career tips to help you get started.

LGBTQIA+


Rights in the Workplace

  • Human Rights Campaign's Worknet: The HRC has a page devoted to workplace issues and resources, including employer benefits, diversity programs, and information on equal opportunity employers. Check out the Corporate Equality index, ranking employers based on their policies and practices related to the LGBT community.

 Job Search and Career-Related Resources

  • LGBT Career Link: Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies and research careers by networking with your LGBT and allied colleagues.
  • Mass Equality: Mass equality is a Massachusetts organization that has resources and contacts to help locate LGBTQ friendly employers.
  • ProGayJobs.com: An organization dedicated exclusively to the employment needs of the GLBT professional workforce, with a job search engine for GLBT-friendly companies.
  • Reaching Out MBA Conference: The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference provides future LGBT leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBT community and recruit top level talent.
  • Transgender Employment Links: A collection of resources about transitioning on the job and other issues transgender employees and their employers may face from the Center for Gender Sanity.
  • Out For Undergrad: Out For Undergrad grew out of the success of the Reaching Out MBA Conference. This group hosts two annual conferences, one for the business sector and one for the technology sector, and also sponsors a leadership summit for promising members of the LGBT community.
  • Out For Work: Out for Work prepares LGBT college students for work as they transition from college to the workplace by providing students with advice and other opportunities.
  • Out Professionals: Out Professionals is a job search and networking website including a directory of businesses, women’s network, LGBT events and links, and volunteer opportunities.

Professional Associations

Social Media

Over 500 LGBTQ-Related LinkedIn Groups including:

Students of Color


Internships and Summer Opportunities

  • Inroads – Program places talented minority students in business opportunities to prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

  • Cubico Internships – Extensive list of internship opportunities; mainly targeted for Hispanic students.

  • National Association of Black Journalists is dedicated to expanding job opportunities for African-American journalists and students and annually awards summer internships to students committed to journalism careers.

  • Yale SOM Summer Leadership Program is a Pre-MBA Leadership Program is a fully funded, two-week, summer sessionfor current sophomore, junior, and senior students of color and those committed to diversity in public and private management. This opportunity is designed for students who have decided to tackle significant social and economic challenges after college, but who remain undecided about how to prepare for leadership on the issues that matter most to them.

 Career Search Resources

  • Diversity Inc Careers – Career resources, newsletter, top companies for diversity.

  • Minority Career Network – Devoted to the needs and concerns of minority professionals.

  • The Black Collegian – Comprehensive career resource site for minority students. Search for jobs, research employers, read the latest news on diversity and work.

  • Career Exposure – Resource containing information and links to job banks and diversity resources and organizations.

  • Latpro.com – Search Spanish and bilingual jobs across the US by location and field, post resume and research employers, also find career fair dates across the country.
  • Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology – Serves engineering and IT professionals who are women, African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans, people with disabilities and members of other diversity groups

  • Black Enterprise – Search jobs, colleges and universities and read about current topics on diversity in the workplace.

  • Hire Diversity – Search for jobs and internships, also career information and resources.

  • Affirmative Action Register – Equal opportunity employers seek diverse, qualified candidates for jobs listings posted. Browse by location, job listing or employer.

Women


Internships and Summer Opportunities

  • Women’s Sports Foundation – The trusted voice of women’s sports and physical activity because our work is anchored on fact-based research and 34 years of experience in the design and execution of award-winning education and public policy programs. Internships available through this foundation.

 Career Search Resources

  • For Her Success – Browse job listings by Job category, Job level, salary, work type and location.

  • Women for Hire – Search jobs by location, category and work type, learn about national career fairs for women and network with other women.

  • Career Women – Search job listings by industry, state and company name, upload your resume, read about current trends for women in the workplace.

  • U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau – Contains information about women and the world of work.

  • Feminist Majority Career Center – Search women supportive jobs and internships across the country.

  • Jobs and Moms – Search for flexible jobs, work-at-home opportunities by location and category and also gain innovative work/life resources for professional-level women.