Common Good Careers Cohort

cgcc logoThe Common Good Careers Cohort program is an innovative 6-week long Spring cohort experience sponsored by COMPACT, in collaboration with the Hiatt Career Center, that offers undergraduate students a collective opportunity to do career development activities.

The overarching goal of the program is to support students in making connections between their community engagement and leadership experiences at Brandeis and their career goals and plans. Over the course of the spring semester, students in the cohort will learn from experienced faculty, staff and an alumni mentor about:

  • Utilizing the most effective strategies and platforms for searching for jobs/internships that align with social justice/service commitments;
  • Making contact with potential employers;
  • Telling the story of engagement/service/leadership in cover letters, resumes and interviews;
  • Understanding opportunities across the nonprofit sector, at the local, state and national level; and
  • Integrating social justice commitments in jobs outside the nonprofit sector

As a cohort, students will have a supportive community around developing career readiness skills and creating a vision for life after graduation. As well, each student in the cohort will be matched with an alumni mentor, with whom they will meet ~3 times during the program.

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Students will attend a welcome event, three career-focused workshops and have the opportunity to meet as a cohort on a weekly basis. Alongside these group events, students in the cohort will meet individually with their alumni mentor.


Spring 2024

Week 1: Welcome Event

Week 2: Workshop 1:  How to Build a Career for the Common Good

Week 3: Mentor Meetup with Priyanka Rangadass '19 (GreenRoots Inc.)

Week 4: Workshop 2 : Tell Your Community Leadership Story 

Week 5: Cohort Engagement with Hiatt Ambassadors

Week 6: Workshop 3: Alumni Panel & Networking

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop 1: How to Build a Career for the Common Good

Wednesday, February 7th 2024: 12 - 1pm, Hiatt Conference Room (Register here)

Open to Campus Community

Like most Brandeisians, you know you want a career path that contributes to the greater good. But how do you find the right path for you?

Join this interactive workshop to discover the best strategies to land internships and jobs that align with your social justice and community service commitments. Explore best practices when using Rise Together, Handshake and LinkedIn and learn to follow up with your connections like a pro!

Workshop 2: Tell Your Community Leadership Story

Wednesday, February 28th 2024: 12-1pm, Hiatt Conference Room (Register here)

Open to Campus Community

Stand out like the fabulous community leader you are! Walk out of this interactive workshop knowing how to:

  • Highlight your community service and leadership experience in cover letters and resumes;
  • Leverage your community involvement during interviews; and
  • Identify transferable skills from your leadership experience across sectors

Workshop 3: Alumni Panel & Networking

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024: 6-8pm, Skyline Commons (Register here)

Open to Campus Community

Brandeis alumni want to share their career advice with you! Join our panel discussion to discover how Brandeisians have leveraged their passions for community service, engagement and social justice in their careers.

Alumni guest speakers will be announced closer to the event date.

Come ready to network with Brandeis alumni who were once in your shoes! After a brief alumni panel, you’ll have the opportunity to network with our guests over dinner.

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