How We Can Work Together

Internships for Academic Credit

The Hiatt Career Center provides student advising regarding internship class credit options.

Visit the Experiential Learning and Teaching website for resources to best assist students.

For specific questions and resources, please contact Daniel Langenthal, Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching.

What You're Saying About Working With Hiatt

Read what faculty and staff  are saying about how they benefited from partnering with Hiatt to serve students and alumni.

Working Together

As career professionals, we at the Hiatt Career Center know that relationships between students and faculty are critical to students' success both inside and outside the classroom.

Below please find some specific examples of how we can partner together to support you and your students in their career development and address the most common career topics that may arise in your conversations with them. We know you have great ideas, too, and welcome your input on how to tailor these programs to best meet the needs of your students.

Department Liaison Program

Find your Hiatt liaison.

Each member of the Hiatt Career Center staff serves as a liaison to academic departments and programs to share mutually beneficial information, referrals, programming and services. At the beginning of each academic year, your liaison will reach out to your chair, undergraduate advising head (UAH), coordinator, and undergraduate department representatives (UDRs) to see how you might like to work together with the career center. We recognize this may take a different form for each department and program. 

Making Student Referrals

Hiatt career counselors coach students on every stage of the career development process, from connecting their coursework to potential careers to preparing for networking opportunities to searching for jobs and internships. Encourage your students to schedule an appointment in-person, over the phone or via Skype with a Hiatt counselor or stop by for a 15-minute drop-in appointment in-person or online via HiattChat (view Hiatt's hours or operation).

You can also refer students to Hiatt right from your department or program website. Consider adding a link to your major page or Hiatt's job and internship search page. To see an example, visit the Business Program website.

Connecting Coursework to Careers

Hiatt has a number of resources that help students connect their academic study to a meaningful professional career, and help you see where your students intern and land after graduation .

Major Pages

Encourage your students to browse Hiatt's popular major pages that list sample internships, alumni career paths, transferable skills, links to professional websites and a general overview of each major and minor at Brandeis.

Help us keep our major-specific content up-to-date by reviewing your major page. If something is missing or you have additional information to add, please contact your Hiatt liaison.

Brandeis Internship Exchange

In partnership with the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Hiatt has developed the Brandeis Internship Exchange (BIX), a searchable database of internship reviews written by Brandeis students, for Brandeis students. Log in to BIX with your UNet ID and password to search reviews by major, field, class year and more, to see where your students intern, and understand the substance and quality of their experience.

This database is only as useful as the information it houses. To keep BIX up-t0-date and relevant, encourage your students to submit an internship review at the end of each semester. Also encourage them to search reviews from their peers to get advice and leads for their own internship search. If you teach an academic internship course, please consider making BIX reviews a course requirement.

First Destination Data

Did you know that 95% of the Class of 2012 self-reported that they were employed, attending graduate school, or engaged in other meaningful activities? Hiatt conducts an annual first destination survey of the most recent graduating class within six months of graduation. Encourage your recent graduates to complete this survey so that we can share their first destination data with you. Your liaison will contact your program or department when this survey is sent out.

Hiatt has compiled the first destination data from class years 2008 through 2012 in a spreadsheet searchable by major, class year, industry and more. Browse and custom sort this data to see where recent Brandeis graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school, and encourage current students to do the same. Download the spreadsheet (xls).

Wisdom Wanted

Wisdom Wanted is a facilitated networking program where students write want ads seeking career advice on a variety of topics, from grad school applications to job opportunities. Hiatt sends the ads to our alumni volunteer list monthly. Encourage students to submit ads, and encourage alumni to subscribe to the e-newsletter list.

Job & Internship Postings

Hiatt's B.hired recruiting database houses over 15,000 job and internship postings each year. Our dedicated Employer Relations team works with recruiters, alumni, parents and other community partners to expand opportunities for Brandeis students and alumni. We know you have wonderful connections in your professional circles that share opportunities with you, too. Please share relevant opportunities with your Hiatt liaison and we can help promote them to students by posting them in B.hired and including them in our weekly student e-newsletter.

Also, you can share the latest postings with your students by putting a tailored job and internship RSS feed on your department or program website. Please contact your Hiatt liaison to set criteria for the feed and get the appropriate HTML code.

Coming soon! Faculty and staff will be able to create your own B.hired accounts to view job/internship postings, RSVP for career events, and access password-protected resources. Contact your Hiatt liaison for more information.

Career Programming

Hiatt collaborates with programs and departments to customize events and workshops to address the specific needs and interests of your students. Please contact your Hiatt liaison with ideas for career events, trainings and speakers that your department or program would find helpful. We also work with student leaders and groups on programming; learn how we partner with UDRs to offer major-specific programming.

Hiatt hosts a number of career events for students throughout the year, including industry networking forums, career fairs, skill-building workshops, alumni speakers and more. Your liaison will contact you about events that are relevant to your students. We encourage faculty and staff to co-sponsor, attend and help promote these events. Special opportunities for involvement include:

Forums and Fairs

Industry forums begin with a networking pre-reception for faculty and alumni. The formal program begins with a keynote or panel discussion, often moderated by a faculty member. The evening concludes with round table  networking sessions for students with alumni and other industry professionals. Contact your liaison if you would be interested in attending or moderating a panel discussion.

Workshops

Hiatt offers skill-building workshops on a number of career development topics, from resumes to networking to internship search. Contact your liaison if you would like a Hiatt staff member to speak to your class about any of these topics. Hiatt Advisors, our peer career counselors, also offer weekly Intro to Hiatt workshops that can be requested here.

Alumni/employers speakers for classes

Hiatt has a number of employer and alumni contacts in various industries who are willing to speak with students in classes about their career paths, companies, or other career-related topics. Contact your liaison if you are interested in hosting a guest speaker.