Career development is a life-long process of exploration, grounded in self-reflection, research and practical application. The Hiatt Career Center is available to help students and alumni throughout the career development process. We invite you to browse the student section of the Hiatt website for more information on the topics covered below.
The first step for students in finding a career path is to understand who they are, and be confident in identifying their values, skills, interests and motivations. Engaging in self-reflection is critical because it enhances their ability to make informed, practical career decisions now and in the future. The Hiatt Career Center encourages students to identify what is most important to them, what skills they have or need to develop, and what they find interesting and want to experience through in-person and online assessments. Learn more.
Resumes and cover letters are key career development documents, but they’re only a piece of the puzzle. Students also need to develop critical communication skills like networking and interviewing. The How To section on the Hiatt website is your student’s introductory guide to enhancing his/her professional skills and created targeted career documents. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a career counselor after reviewing any of the following sections:
- Networking – Learn about informational interviewing, shadowing, LinkedIn, and more.
- Creating a Resume – Learn what to include and how to format your resume.
- Writing a Cover Letter – Learn what to include and how to format your cover letter.
- Interviewing – Learn how to interview effectively and what questions you can expect.
- Dressing for Success - Learn what to wear and what not to wear in professional circumstances.
- Creating a Portfolio - Learn what to include in a portfolio, including writing samples.
- Saying Thank You – Learn out how to say thank you in different professional circumstances.
- Minding Your Manners - Learn about professional etiquette practices in the U.S.
- Branding Yourself Online - Learn how to clean up your online image and use it to your advantage.
- Requesting References and Recommendations – Learn how to request references and recommendations for internship, job and graduate school applications.
- Job/Internship Search Strategy - This section guides students through the process of applying to jobs, internships and other opportunities, both domestically and abroad - from searching for positions to responding to offers.
The Hiatt Career Center has an Employer Relations team dedicated to creating partnerships with employers for campus recruiting, hosting employer events on and off-campus (such as career fairs, employer site visits, classroom presentations and information sessions) and managing B.hired, Hiatt’s Information, Recruiting & Events Database. Hiatt’s Employer Relations team partners with hundreds of employers in many industries to bring your students job and internship postings, networking opportunities, and educational events. From Fortune 100 companies to start-up NGOs, Hiatt’s Employer Relations team understands the varied career interests of Brandeis students and is always looking to develop and enhance relationships with exciting employers. Learn more.
The Hiatt Career Center has a dedicated Pre-Law & Graduate School Advisor to counsel students about the decision-making and application process. Learn more.
B.hired is Hiatt's Information, Recruiting & Events Database, and the first stop for students when searching for jobs and internships. This robust online database houses all of Hiatt’s events and programming, internship and job postings, interview schedules, and employer visits. Students can log in to the system from Hiatt’s homepage with their UNet ID and password to apply to jobs, RSVP for events and access password-protected career development resources.
B.hired is available 24/7 and also contains a “jump to” link to our consortium (LACN & NIC) internship and job postings. In 2011, over 15,000 opportunities were available via this system.
Brandeis Internship Exchange
Launched in 2011, the Brandeis Internship Exchange (BIX) is an easy and convenient online tool for Brandeis students to find and share real internship opportunities. Students can log on with their UNet ID to instantly search for leads, information, and recommendations for internships posted exclusively for Brandeis students, by Brandeis students. Learn more.
With InterviewStream (accessible via B.hired), students can conduct and record virtual mock interviews from any space with an internet connection and a webcam, and then assess their progress. This is an especially great option for students who are studying abroad and cannot make it into the career center for in-person mock interview days.
Online Career Research Tools
Hiatt subscribes to a variety of online tools to aid students in career exploration and research, including the following:
- GoinGlobal offers specialized information on the job and internship marketplace in 34 countries, including the United States, and 49 major American and Canadian cities across fields, industries, and organizations. Going Global also provides invaluable resources on country and city employment trends, interviewing, work visas, and country-specific resumes.
- Spotlight on Careers provides an overview of a variety of careers and includes interviews of liberal arts professionals.
- Vault (accessible via B.hired) includes over 90 career guides and employer profiles, and over 3,000 company profiles.