Interview Coaching

The Hiatt Career Center invites undergraduate students and alumni to participate in 45-minute interview coaching sessions with industry volunteers. These sessions are a great way to prepare for real job or internship interviews, industry nights, career fairs, and other upcoming opportunities. The phone and Skype sessions in particular are very useful preparation, as many employers conduct first round screening interviews remotely before bringing in candidates.

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Session Overview & Details

Sign up in Handshake for a 45-minute session with an interview coach of your choice to get constructive feedback in a one-on-one setting. These volunteers have signed up especially to help YOU so don't miss out! Sessions are available in-person, over the phone or via Skype, and will be labeled accordingly.

During the first 15 minutes of your session, your coach will ask you sample questions in a simulated interview situation. Then your coach will give you 15 minutes of constructive feedback on your preparation, body language, answers, articulation of ideas, and other skills and attributes that can make or break a real interview. Professional dress is highly recommended.

The interview coaches have asked that all students bring a printed copy of their resume to their session to help simulate an actual interview, as well as a sample job/internship description that is of interest. If your session is on the phone or via Skype, please email these documents to your coach in advance (you will receive their email after registering).

Questions? Contact the Hiatt Career Center at hiattcenter@brandeis.edu or 781-736-3618.

Upcoming Sessions

View all upcoming interview prep programs in Handshake with interview coaches' names, titles, industries and bios. All coaches can conduct general practice interviews, in addition to their specified industries.

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Tuesday, October 17, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ceci Zhang '12, MBA candidate at The Wharton School - UPenn (phone; grad school/finance interviews)

  • Nathan Israel '12, vice president, New Forest Capital (phone; IT, finance, operations, strategy, overall interview prep)

  • Greg Achenback, MS'13, vice president of product, SnapApp (phone & Skype; IT, software development, product development)

  • Emily Schneider '13, medical student, Penn State College of Medicine (phone; clinical experience, applying to medical school/interview process)

  • Veronica Peschansky '06, resident physician, Alameda Health System/Highland Hospital (phone; PGY1 residency, applying to medical school)

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Tuesday, October 24, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ariana Hajmiragha '13, administrative coordinator, Office of the Dean GSAS, Tufts University (phone; higher education, non-profits, international development, small business)

  • Elyssa Kotzen '07, MPH, administrative director (in-person; MPH program, healthcare administration)

  • Devan Quinn, MPP'17, advocate, domestic violence specialist, New Beginnings (in-person; advice on campaign jobs, AmeriCorps placement, and advocacy or community service organizations)

  • Maurice Joyce '06, staff anesthesiologist and intensivist; clinical assistant professor of surgery; associate program director of anesthesiology residency,  Lifespan Partners Group Anesthesia (TBD; residency, applying to medical school, critical care)

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Tuesday, November 7, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Leanne Winn, manager of museum administration & special events, The Rose Art Museum (in-person; event planning, retail, training)

  • Cindy Wentz '74, human services (in-person; human services in government and non-profit, disability and rehabilitation services)

  • Melissa Stepno '99, director of professional services, target analytics, Blackbaud (in-person; consulting, data analytics, management operations)

  • Robin Malloy '81, counsel, Staples, Inc (in-person; real estate law, paralegal)

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Tuesday, November 14, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cheryl Arbia, MBA, P'17, coach and consultant, Cheryl Arbia Coaching and Consulting (in-person; business consulting, health and wellness industries, sales)

  • Rebecca Ehrenkranz '09, cancer research training award fellow, National Cancer Institute (in-person & Skype; public health, clinical research, getting an MPH)

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Tuesday, December 5, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ceci Zhang '12, MBA candidate at The Wharton School - UPenn (phone; grad school/finance interviews)

  • Susan Neiman, MA'86, synagogue executive director (in-person; Jewish education and community)

  • Syrl Silberman '66, life and career coach (in-person; social service, mentorship)

  • Jeffrey Tarter '65, writer & entrepreneur (in-person; professional writing, editing, staff writing, writing as a career)

  • Josh Agranat '12, ophthalmology resident, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (phone; pre-health, ophthalmology)