Senior Year and Beyond

Senior year is one of the most significant times for exploring fellowship opportunities. In this last year of university coursework, you probably have a strong sense of where you want your undergraduate work to take you, whether it's out into the first phase of your career or on to graduate school. Just after graduation is also a good time to explore your options.

There is a broad range of fellowships available to seniors and recent alumni, including the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Marshall Scholarships. Fellowships often depend on your record of work, your ideas and research, as well as strong letters of support from your faculty.

Seniors should take full advantage of the internal funding opportunities such as the Schiff Fellowship and the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (note that you may need to apply the spring before your senior year to qualify). In some cases, internal research funding can be used towards the work of a senior thesis.

Make use of the full range of resources available to you in terms of both your academic and professional planning. Faculty and staff can be a great help as you navigate the challenges of senior year and begin to explore life after Brandeis. These relationships are often the key to discovering both academic and professional opportunities.