Service as It Relates to Your Career


The Hiatt Career Center is dedicated to offering career development tools and supports local and international volunteer
opportunities through established partnerships. Hiatt staff are eager to help you translate your passion for service into job and internship opportunities, and the Department of Community Service works closely with Hiatt throughout the year to ensure our students, who are passionate about service, are aware of the many exciting routes they can take to integrate service into their professional lives. Not sure where to begin? Check out a few tried-and-true resources below!

1. Class Year Exploration: Take a look at Hiatt's breakdown of action steps for students based on class year to gain a sense of what steps to take toward your future career goal at this point in you Brandeis experience.

2. Majors and Corresponding Career Paths: Hiatt breaks down each and every major Brandeis offers and gives an overview of the types of careers students in that major might realistically pursue...and they even provide a "First Destination" report for each major, which shows the jobs and graduate schools actual alumni found themsevles at when they first left Brandeis! This is a great way to consider what service careers may stem from your current major or the major you're considering! 

3. Brandeis Internship ExchangeInternships are a great way to gain experience in a field you are considering and also
a great way to network with others in the field. As you begin your internship search, check out the Brandeis Internship Exchange to read actual reviews from Brandeis students past and present who interned all over the world and hear, in their words, what the internship was REALLY like.

3. Apply through B.hired: Check out B.hired for actual job postings from employers who specifically want to hire Brandeis students and alumni. Apply to postings in minutes with resumes, cover letters and additional documents uploaded to your Documents tab in B.hired.

The sites below are also excellent resources and opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in a non-profit service-oriented field.

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community

The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States

Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country

City Year
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world

How to Make a Difference with Volunteering & Nonprofit Careers 
This is a very popular guide created by career and higher education experts about volunteering and nonprofit career pathways. It highlights many different areas of work, has a helpful quick quiz for people to gauge their interest, and is peppered throughout with numerous fantastic resources.
Share ideas, local and national opportunities to work and volunteer.

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program(JET)
Invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language

Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI)
Develops the next generation of Jewish leaders, and helps them gain the organizing skills and experience to build powerful Jewish and community organizations in order to create a just world. Provides Jewish young adults one-year paid fellowships in community organizing

Preparing students for success in college and beyond

Peace Corps
Worldwide postgraduate service opportunities to promote peace and friendship.

Teach for America
Post-graduation teaching service opportunities and resources.

Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps
Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. 

Additional helpful Web sites:

Campus Compact
Local and national resources and support for college students and institutions of higher education.
City of Waltham, Mass.
Information related to the city of Waltham.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Grants and resources to foster civic engagement.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Support and resources to initiate service-learning opportunities.