Brandeis International Business School

Orientation: August 20–22, 2019

Orientation: Getting to Know Brandeis

  • Group of students smiling during orientation

August 20–22, 2019

Students jumping

See highlights from last year's orientation activities.

Welcome, incoming students!

Over the course of orientation, you will learn what it means to be a part of the Brandeis International Business School global community. You will connect with your Leadership Fellows, who will discuss their own experiences and share advice that will help you make the most out of your time here. Advisers will greet you and put names to faces as you learn more about your academic and professional careers.

Events such as the harbor cruise or food truck lunch will help you familiarize yourself with the members of your new community. Orientation is the first day of your future — so get ready for what's next.


Get a taste of what's to come  — from free food to resource fairs, you'll find everything you need to make yourself at home.
Dean Kathryn Graddy greeting the incoming class

Dean's Welcome

Enjoy a continental breakfast as you meet members of the International Business School community and kick off orientation.
Leadership Fellow giving students a tour.

Campus Tours

Guides will show you where you can find the public safety office, enjoy world-renowned art or get the best coffee on campus.
Students posing together on a cruise ship.

Boston Harbor Cruise

Meet alumni, current students, staff and faculty aboard one of Boston's best cruise ships!
Leadership Fellow speaking during a panel

IBSSA/Leadership Fellow Panel

Ask open questions to Leadership Fellows and the Student Affairs representatives about life at Brandeis IBS and their time as current students!
Andy Molinsky teaching

Global Dexterity

Learn what it means to reach across cultures — and succeed in today’s global business environment from Professor Andy Molinsky.

Meet your Leadership Fellows

Leadership Fellows are a great resource even before you step onto campus — stay on the lookout for emails from them! They will be your mentors, tour guides and friendly faces right off the bat.
Madhura Shringare
Madhura Shringare, MBA ’20

Is there any orientation experience that you particularly enjoyed?

"I loved how everyone was from a different country, and yet they still had a strong sense of belonging to the school. Everyone’s very extroverted. They think about the other person before thinking about themselves."

Mo Abiola
Mo Abiola, MSF '19

How do you get the most out of orientation?

"First of all, email back to your Leadership Fellows! Talk to your Fellow because they are your cushion, they’re your friend that you already know on campus. Second, take it all in. Don’t skip anything, don’t say I’m not interested in this. People have worked hard to put this all together and to make this as comfortable as possible, and you won’t get the best experience if you don’t take it all in."

 Yogesh Laxman Tahiliani
Yogesh Laxman Tahiliani, MSF ’19

Were there any barriers you overcame?

"Being a finance professional for seven years, orientation helped me not feel like I am over and above the average age of my classmates. And when I met other professionals out there that similarly had five to 10 years of experience, I didn’t feel like I was behind. They helped me keep pace with the others."



Create an account to receive up to date information about orientation activities, access to courses, get in touch with your advisers and more.

Get to know the area

Check out our resources on housing and transportation so you can get settled in before orientation begins.

Jump start your next summer

Have you sent in your résumé to the Career Strategies Center yet? Recruiting starts early, and so should you!

Meet the faculty

Your academic experience will revolve around the faculty who will engage your minds and ask thought-provoking questions everyday. So why not get acquainted now?


For more information, contact:
Gretchen Hyslip