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MBA Program Career Support, Placements, and Connections

MBA Career Support

The Brandeis IBS Career Strategies team works with you one-on-one to identify the career path (or paths) you’re interested in, as well as the best approaches to pursuing your professional goals.

Career Services  
  • One-on-one support from experienced and well-connected career counselors, helping you map out your desired path
  • Resources such as skills assessments, interview and resume preparation, company and industry research, and a custom job posting database
  • On- and off-campus recruiting sessions with many of the top names in the business world
Internships and Networking Connections  
  • Whether you are looking for an internship or a full time job, the Career Strategies team of advisors partners with you to achieve placements – throughout the U.S. and around the world – in corporate, tech, consulting, government, and NGO/nonprofit settings 
  • Through participation in individual coaching sessions, professional development workshops, national career fairs, on- and off-campus corporate information sessions, class assignments including field projects at leading global organizations, and our on-campus recruiting program, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your search. 
  • The Career Strategies Center is available to meet with you to address your particular employment needs including everything from searching for a summer internship, landing a full-time job or working towards a promotion. 
Workshops and Panels  

As a student in the MBA program, you’ll be invited to participate in a number of workshops that are designed to bolster your academic and professional strengths. Most workshops are held on Friday afternoons so as not to conflict with your class time. 

Among our most popular workshop topics are:

  • Leadership
  • Salary negotiation
  • Resume-writing
  • Interviewing
  • LinkedIn
  • Researching companies and industries

You’ll also be able to meet and learn from the accomplished financial professionals who host panels and lectures for Brandeis IBS students – as well as from our Executives in Residence

Positioned For Success From Day One

100% of Brandeis IBS MBA students who sought an internship successfully secured one. $83k average reported salary, with our MBA graduate salaries ranging up to $150,000. 85% of reported job seekers secured employment within 6 months of graduation.

Alumni Success & Connections

  • By their first summer after graduation, more than 8/10 of our MBA graduates are already working in their chosen fields
  • More than half of our MBA alumni work outside the U.S. in global markets and institutions
  • Our alumni hold sought-after positions in financial institutions, consulting firms, multinational companies, start-ups, government agencies, NGOs, and more – in locations ranging from the U.S. and United Kingdom to Germany, Japan, and Kazakhstan

Brandeis IBS boasts an engaged and supportive community – 3,000 alumni strong around the globe – readily sharing their time, insights, and professional network connections with current students. These alumni can help guide you throughout your job search and interview process – as well as provide you with tailored advice and best practices for working and succeeding in specific careers.

Recent Brandeis IBS MBA Placements

Company Position Location
Citibank Management Associate New York
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Specialist New York
EMC  Manager Boston
IBM Lead Information Developer Boston
KPMG Senior Manager Boston
Morgan Stanley Financial Consultant Boston
Nomura Research Senior Consultant Tokyo
Oracle Solutions Consultant Boston
Rice Group Analyst Kazakhstan
Smith Barney Associate London
Standard & Poor's Analyst Frankfurt
State Street Corporation Credit Risk Analyst Boston
TJX Senior Financial Analyst Boston
UBS Warburg Associate Tokyo
United Airlines Financial Associate


MBA Alumni Profiles

Vera Bondarenko, MBA '09

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Vera Bondarenko, MBA '09

After receiving her MBA from Brandeis International Business School, Vera Bondarenko parlayed a successful summer internship with data storage giant EMC into a full-time job.

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Alexei Ponomarov, MBA '12

Alexei Ponomarov, MBA '12 spent his childhood in Ukraine and Romania and completed an undergraduate degree in economic cybernetics before working at an international trade and brokerage firm in Bucharest. Brandeis IBS was the next step in his education toward a defined career path.

Tiwonge Ghambi, MBA '11

Brandeis IBS MBA Alumna Spotlight

Tiwonge Ghambi, MBA '11

After working in accounting for several years, Tiwonge decided to focus her interest in corporate finance through the MBA program at Brandeis International Business School (IBS). She currently works at Open Society Foundations with the goal of utilizing her skills in finance to make the world a better place.