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Admitted Students Orientation - Welcome to Brandeis IBS!

A Note From Kate Goldfield, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Experience

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Brandeis International Business School (IBS) - we are delighted to have you join our vibrant community. At Brandeis IBS, our students represent over 40 countries and nearly all of the world's major languages. For our students, the close-knit, international community at Brandeis IBS is an integral part of their graduate school experience, forming the foundation for a lifelong extended family and career network. As you move forward with your graduate school process, we will share information with you in preparation for your arrival on campus. In addition to New Student Orientation at the end of the summer, there are many resources that you should familiarize yourself with - all of which can be found on your Slate application portal. The Office of Academic Affairs and Student Experience and the Office of Admissions are both happy to assist you with any questions you may have before arrival. On behalf of our entire community of students, faculty and staff, we look forward to meeting you in August. 

Best regards,

Fall 2017 Orientation Overview

Below is a sample schedule of events that took place at last year's orientation. This will give you a sense of the activities that you will partake in during next fall's new student orientation. 

Day 1
Breakfast with Leadership Fellows
Greeting from the Interim Dean
Program advising, campus tours
Team-building activities
Investments exemption exam

Day 2
Life at Brandeis IBS 
Health and Wellness
Consent and Respect
Lunch with Brandeis IBS staff
Career Path Discovery
Career strategy and resources session

Day 3
Boston Harbor Cruise 

Day 4
Official welcome from Interim Dean
Session with program directors and faculty
Focus on concentrations/specializations
BBQ with faculty
Case study with Grace Zimmerman

Day 5
Breakfast with Leadership Fellows
Case study with Dan Bergstresser
Succeeding in the Classroom
Global Dexterity with Andy Molinsky
International and U.S. student sessions

Day 6
Managerial Economics exemption exam
Meet with the Office of Engagement