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, January 23, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Lauren Fraid '05, associate, Arnold & Porter (phone; law, commercial litigation, law school)

  • Nina Godles '13, consultant, Trinity Partners (in-person; healthcare consulting)

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Tuesday, February 6, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Elyssa Kotzen '07, former administrative director, Center for Neuro-Oncology and the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (in-person; health policy, public health, health administration)
  • Robin Malloy '81, real estate attorney, Staples, Inc (in-person; real estate, law school, work as a paralegal)
  • Leanne Winn, manager of museum administration and special events, Rose Art Museum and principal owner, L.Winn & Associates (in-person; event planning, consulting, luxury retail, merchandising, customer experience)
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Tuesday, February 27, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dan Klein '74, outbound marketing professional (Skype; marketing, healthcare, high tech) 
  • Amy Spielholtz '03, vice president, MAG (phone; experiential marketing, corporate events, managing account team, hiring)
  • Andrew Katz '06, client partner, Twitter (phone; consultative sales leader at social, marketing, and advertising technology companies. He has forged partnerships with decision makers at leading Fortune 500 brands and their agencies, creating custom solutions to drive valuable engagement with clients’ audiences and deliver better ROI. Considered a social thought-leader, Andrew has hosted webinars, presented at conferences, and been quoted in trade publications. Andrew has also built and led sales teams. Andrew is currently a Client Partner at Twitter and a founding member of an emerging growth team working with clients such as Bloomberg, TIDAL, Xerox, Barclays, the NHL, and Red Hat.
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Tuesday, March 20, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Jonathan Freed '09, associate, Rothschild (phone; banking, management, operations
  • Devan Quinn, MPP'17, policy analyst, Rhode Island Kids Count (Skype; non-profit management, political campaigns, state government) 
  • Sara Rotter '13, recruiting specialist, AHRC NYC (Skype; social work, graduate school, non-profit)
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Tuesday, March 27, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Rebecca Ehrenkranz '13, cancer research fellow, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (Skype; getting an MPH, public health, healthcare communications, research)
  • Nathan Israel '14, Broadtree Partners (phone; private equity, economics, training and development)
  • Pavlik Mintz '83, senior consultant/senior project manager, CGI Consulting (in-person; software development, IT, project management)
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Tuesday, April 17, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Sam Negin '09, MA'12, day trader (Skype; medical and financially consulting, finance)
  • Cindy Wentz '74, human services professional (in-person; human services in non-profit and government, vocational rehab, job coaching)