Save the Dates
10/8: Year-In-Service Forum
1/23: Communications Forum
2/10: Social Justice (SoJust) Leadership Forum
4/8: Just In Time Job & Internship Fair
Hiatt’s Employer Relations team organizes a variety of events to connect you with employers for networking and job/internship opportunities, both on-campus and off-campus. Students and alumni are encouraged to RSVP for all events in B.hired.
Industry Career Forums
Forums are like "speed-dating" with employers in your field of interest. Meet alumni and other professionals from a specific industry who are on-campus to help you learn more about their fields, organizations and possible careers. Forums begin with a keynote speaker or an expert panel followed by round table networking sessions. Forums are both educational AND recruitment events. Maximize your experience by attending a preparation workshop, researching participating employers in advance and bringing a copy of your Hiatt-approved resume. Some alumni and employers in attendance may have open or upcoming job and internship opportunities. To RSVP: B.hired > Events > Career Forums
There’s only so much you can learn about a company from its website. Information sessions give you a chance to meet face-to-face with professionals to get more information about an organization and its jobs/internships before campus recruiting deadlines. Employers don't visit many schools, so consider this a special opportunity to get insider information that may help strengthen your application. Information sessions also allow employers meet you. This helps you stand out because employers will learn more about you and your interest in their organization, beyond what you say in your resume and cover letter. To RSVP: B.hired > Events > Information Sessions
Brown Bag Information Session
Bring your lunch and chat with professionals at this slightly more casual information session. Employers understand how hard it is to balance your busy schedule, so this format makes it easy for students to stop by between classes and other commitments to learn more about a company and current jobs/internships. Attending these sessions shows the representative you are sincerely interested in their opportunity/industry and gives you a leg up on your competition when interviewing. To RSVP: B.hired > Events > Information Sessions
Employer Office Hours
Employer office hours are one-on-one informational interviews with recruiters who want to help you explore their field or organization and discuss current/upcoming jobs and internships. This is a great way to develop a relationship with a contact and show that you are interested in the organization's mission. This is also a chance to practice speaking with employers about your interests and prior experiences, as well as to learn about an organization from an “insider’s perspective.” This time, you get to ask the questions to see if the employer or opportunity is right for you. To register for a specific time slot: B.hired > Events > Workshops
Practice Interview Days
The best way to learn how to interview and stand out from the competition is to practice with a pro. Whether you have never had a professional interview before or just want to squeeze in some extra practice, Hiatt’s practice interview days allow you to simulate an interview with a professional. The professional then offers constructive feedback and tips to help you ace your next interview, and can also provide feedback on your resume. You can even sign up to have your practice interview video recorded so that you can review it later. To register for a specific time slot: B.hired > Events > Workshops. You can also conduct a virtual practice interview using InterviewStream (login via B.hired), Hiatt's newest tool that allows you to conduct and record virtual mock interviews from any space with an internet connection and a webcam, and then assess your progress.
Class visits are like Bring-an-Employer-to-Class Day. Partner with Hiatt and one of your professors to host a professional who specializes in a field or topic that is relevant to your class. This allows you to establish important contacts in your field of interest and expose your classmates to industry professionals. Plus, make a strong impact on a potential employer while scoring major brownie points with your professor. To organize a class visit: Contact Cary Weir Lytle.
Seeing is believing, and who doesn't love a field trip? There is no better way to learn about an organization, its people and its culture than to experience them first-hand. Employer site visits are essentially on-site information sessions at a specific employer's office. These visits give you a chance to meet employers, tour their offices, and gain insights that can be used to help strengthen your application. Site visits also allow employers to meet you, which makes you stand out from other applicants because you’re more than just a name on a resume and you've taken the time to travel off-campus to meet them. Hiatt typically arranges site visits in Boston and New York City over Winter Break. Hiatt-approved resumes are required to participate. To RSVP: B.hired > Events > Information Sessions
Career and Internship Connection (CIC) Fairs & Interview Events
Where else can you get dressed up, get names to put on cover letters, and interview on-site for open job and internship opportunities? CICs directly connect you with 300+ employers each year in 5 cities across the country, including Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. The events have a morning career fair open to all undergraduates from the consortium schools and afternoon pre-arranged interviews that you apply for before the event. Many of these employers will not be traveling to Brandeis, but will be happy to meet with you in their local city. These events are an excellent opportunity to network and interview face-to-face with prospective internship and full-time employers. Plus, you should walk away from the event with new contacts and new confidence for expressing your talents, goals, and experiences to professionals. RSVP details: B.hired > Events > Information Sessions
Alumni Networking Events
Alumni are among the best mentors for students who want to get insights about fields and organizations in ways you simply cannot do through online research. Hiatt organizes two special alumni networking events over Winter Break in New York City and Washington D.C. These events allow you to connect directly with alumni who want to mentor and network with you. To RSVP: B.hired > Events > Workshops