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Community Connections -

Tove Freeman
Djack San Andres
Samuel (Sam) Krystal

Community Service Staff

Lucas Malo- Director

Brian Quigley- Program Coordinator

Kelly Whiffen- Department Coordinator


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Social Impact Job, Internship and Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Brandeis University’s Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Community Service, the Hiatt Career Center and the Waltham Group Community Connections program. Year after year, employers have reported that this event provides an unparalleled opportunity to identify and recruit top students. Attending this fair will allow your organization to recruit seniors for year in service programs and to identify students from all class years for volunteer roles. Lunch will be catered by local Waltham area restaurants and Sodexo.

Why Brandeis? There is a deeply rooted commitment to social justice and service among Brandeis students and alumni, making jobs, internships and volunteer roles that make a positive social impact very popular among students. The fields of education, health, social and human services and Year In Service programs continue to be among the top areas of employment for Brandeis graduates. In addition, Brandeis undergraduates complete more than 60,000 hours of service each academic year and are eager to support our community partners and their communities.

This fair aims to help employers and community partners connect with Brandeis students, faculty, and staff who are interested in working with your organization as a volunteer, staff member, intern, or Year in Service corps member. Last year’s fair welcomed over 200 guests and resulted in over 100 student interviews and we look forward to another wonderful year. This year’s fair will be attended by undergraduate and graduate students as well Brandeis faculty, staff, and recent alumni.

RSVP today! 


Brandeis Breakfast (optional) 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Open Networking | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
On-site Interviews (optional) | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Brandeis Breakfast (Community Partners/Employers only): In addition to helping employer and community partners connect with students and alumni around internships, volunteer opportunities and Year in Service programs, we hope to strengthen the bonds partners have with the larger Brandeis community and invite you to join us for an informal pre-fair continental breakfast (from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.) with key Brandeis staff members from the Hiatt Career Center, Department of Community Service, Office of Experiential Education and Learning, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Student and Financial Services as well as key student leaders. If you are interested in joining us for this portion of the event, please additionally RSVP to Kelly Whiffen with any dietary preferences. Space is limited.

One-on-One Student Meetings: In addition to meeting and networking with students, alumni and staff during the fair, we are inviting employers and community partners to identify individuals for jobs, internships or volunteer roles before or during the fair and to then conduct (optional) one-on-one meetings with potential candidates directly after the fair. Partners will be allotted private space to host these informational or screening meetings. Contact Caroline O’Shea to learn more.


Table set up for employers will be from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive and set up within this time frame to ensure your table is ready for students who will enter the fair at 11:30 a.m. sharp. Each employer will be provided with (1) 6ft. table, (2) chairs, table sign with organization name and table number and interview cards to be distributed to students. Employers are encouraged to bring their own nametag, handouts and tablecloth. Lunch will be provided by local organizations so you are encouraged to arrive early to eat.


Free parking will be available in designated parking near the venue for the first 40 representatives who arrive by vehicle. If these spots fill, guests will be directed to off-campus parking and will receive door-to-door shuttle service. We encourage guests to use public transportation or carpool with other members of your staff.


Employers arriving to campus should enter at the main entrance and proceed up the hill to your left. Parking monitors will help direct you to park in one of three locations. If you would like to drop off materials prior to parking your vehicle, please let an attendant know and they will be happy to assist you.



Please contact Lauren Labrecque-Jessen, assistant director of employer relations, at (781) 736-3611 or

Organizations Attending:

Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter
Cambridge School Volunteers
Camphill Communities of North America
City Year
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Department of Envrionmental Protection
Community Works
Horizons for Homeless Children
Neighbors Who Care
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Peace Corps
ROFEH International
SAGA Innovations
Tutors for All
Urban Teacher Center
Waltham Land Trust
Waltham Police Department
Zoo New England