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Career Services

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences' Career Services office helps students explore career options and acquire job search skills while at Brandeis and as students prepare to enter the workforce. They provide individual advising, which includes resume/CV assistance, cover letters and other job-search documents, and help in creating a personalized job search plan. Workshops, events, and an array of resources better equip students to position themselves in the job market.

Disability Resources

Brandeis provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Once accepted, a student must document a learning, physical or psychological disability to receive appropriate services. For details, see the disabilities services website.

English Language Program

The English Language Program is designed to serve non-native speakers of English. They offer individual tutorial sessions for GSAS students in both written and oral skills as well as intensive English classes designed to develop oral communication, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills. 

Graduate Student Services

Brandeis University provides strong support for graduate students, including the Graduate Student Center. This office maintains an open, friendly lounge where graduate students from different programs and schools can meet and interact; it also organizes a broad range of events, from “house-hunting weekends” in the summer to an array of workshops and professional and social events during the academic year. The Graduate Student Association serves as a bridge between the graduate student body and the administration. It also provides social events for graduate students across Brandeis to meet and exchange ideas of mutual interest.

Health Insurance

The university has recently negotiated a significant upgrade in the quality of graduate student health care. The most up-to-date information can be found at the Health Center website.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

ISSO supports Brandeis international students and scholars from over 120 countries around the globe.  The ISSO is dedicated to helping international students and scholars throughout their arrival and adjustment to life at Brandeis, which includes:

  • Determining visa eligibility
  • Preparing and issuing visa documents
  • Providing guidance on immigration procedures
  • Offering counseling on cultural adjustment and academics related to visa status
  • Organizing programming to enhance the American educational experience

Off-Campus Housing

Nearly all graduate students live off campus, primarily in Waltham or in the Cambridge/Somerville area. The university organizes two apartment hunting weekends each summer, providing housing and transportation to assist incoming students to find a suitable apartment. In addition, the Graduate Student Center helps students to locate appropriate, affordable apartments. For more details, contact Robin Mancini in the Graduate Student Center, or visit the Off-campus Housing website.

Psychological Counseling

Confidential psychological counseling services are available to Brandeis graduate students through a variety of means. Students who have paid the health services fee may receive professional assistance for personal or emotional problems. Those who have not paid the health services fee may receive information about off-campus resources or referrals for assistance. For details, see the counseling center website.