Hiatt co-sponsors SoJust Industry Night (2/9), capstone 'DEIS Impact! event

Nov. 01, 2014

Thank you for your interest in the Brandeis Industry Night: SoJust, co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, Career Development Center at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Department of Community Service, and International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. See below for the event details and timeline, student preparation, registration, case challenge expertsindustry professionals, and learn about job and internship opportunities currently posted in B.hired.

This will be the capstone event that comprises the 2015 'DEIS Impact. Featuring Brandeis alumni in diverse fields including education, law and activism, this event will inspire current Brandeis students to see how their passions and experiences – through academics, volunteerism, internships and campus leadership – can translate into a career in public service and social justice. 

This industry night is an annual opportunity for employer partners and alumni to provide over 200 Brandeis students,alumni, faculty and staff in the related disciplines with exciting insights into emerging business challenges and trends – both global and domestic. After a case competition, panelists and additional industry guests co-host networking that enables students to rotate through conversations with an array of experts who provide insights about their careers, academic backgrounds and organizations.

Event Details and Timeline

Brandeis Industry Night: SoJust
"A multifaceted recruiting and networking experience."
Monday, February 9, 2015
Hassenfeld Conference Center

View photos from the 2014 SoJust Leadership Forum.

General Timeline:
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Case Challenge and Attendee Registration
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Welcome and Networking Kick-Off
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Industry Networking Rooms

About the event: Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center in partnership with the Career Development Center at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Department of Community Service, and International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, industry nights are an opportunity for students to:

  • Connect with industry professional about this and related industries
  • Learn about new industries and organizations
  • Explore different career paths
  • Strengthen and build confidence in communication and networking skills
  • Meet others who are interested in the same career fields

Professional dress strongly reccommended.

Industry nights have three components:

  1. Case challenge
  2. Welcome and Networking Kick-Off
  3. Industry networking rooms

Case Challenge (Deadline to apply: 01/23/15)
Industry professionals bring their greatest challenge and pre-selected Brandeis students solve it. Students will be divided into small teams of 4-6 and be provided a case study or exercise. Students will work collaboratively with their team to develop solutions to these exercises. Teams will present their solutions to a panel of industry experts who seek to help students develop professionally and whose organizations are committed to recruiting at Brandeis for jobs and/or internships during the 2014/15 academic year. Participants will:

  • Gain in-depth insight into the types of industry problems field-specific industry professionals experience
  • Learn how approaches to challenges differ from organization to organization
  • Strengthen communication and networking skills by presenting to professionals through group pitch presentations
  • All Brandeis students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend/sit-in, observe and learn

Applicant Requirements:

  • All class years are invited to participate (First Years and Sophomores are invited to observe and "sit-in")
  • Apply via B.hired (Submitting your resume & your answer to a brief essay question.)
  • Have your resume Hiatt-approved

Registration & Preparation

Case Challenge Application: RSVP  in B.hired (deadline 1/23) > Home > Jobs & Internships > SoJust

Undergraduate Students:
 RSVP via B.hired > Events > Forums

GSAS RSVP (Welcome, Networking): RSVP via GradHire > Events

Heller RSVP (Welcome, Networking): RSVP via HellerCareerConnect > Events

IBS RSVP (Welcome, Networking): RSVP via CareerFOCUS > Events

Alumni: RSVP here

Professional dress is strongly recommended.

Event Preparation

Workshop: How to Work a Room - Tips for Networking at Events
Tuesday, February 03, 2015, 12:00 -12:30 p.m.
Networking can happen anywhere, so why not be prepared? This workshop will cover tips for making the most of casual interactions and face-to-face networking. This workshop will be especially beneficial for those planning to attend the SoJust Industry Night on 2/9/15.
RSVP in B.hired > Events > Workshops

Workshop: Making Contacts & Research Companies for the SoJust Forum
Tuesday, February 03, 2015, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook can be great resources of information about potential employers and can also help you build your professional network. Come learn useful tips from the Hiatt Career Center. This workshop will be especially useful for those attending the SoJust Industry Night on 2/9/15. 
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Workshop: Industry Night Follow Up Strategy Sessions
Wednesday, February 11, available sessions 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Build on the momentum created by attending the SoJust Industry Night! Come to Hiatt and discuss your experience with a counselor. Take stock of your networking accomplishments, strategize your follow up messages and create an action plan for next steps.  Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center. 
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Follow Up! Using LinkedIn to Build Your Network and Maintain Relationships
Wednesday, February 11, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Did you attend the SoJust Industry Night? Want to make the most of your interactions that night? Or are you hoping to get a better handle on managing your LinkedIn connections? This 30 minute presentation will offer advice for maximizing your connections and continuing to engage with contacts. 
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Attending Industry Representatives

Coming soon!

**Please note: This sortable spreadsheet will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back often. For additional resources on how to do research and connect via LinkedIn, review Hiatt's LinkedIn 101.

Opportunities currently posted in B.hired