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2011 Career Fair

Annual Graduate Career Fair attracts both private and public sector organizations

Career Fair 2011

18 different companies and government agencies represented
January 27, 2011

A professional and welcoming atmosphere surrounded the Sherman Function Hall recently as 18 companies and many Brandeis students made introductions and connections at the 2011 Graduate Career Fair. Returning employers included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cone Inc., the Public Consulting Group, Virtua Research, and Zapoint. First time attendees included Stax Inc., Communispace, Kaz, Inc., and High Street Partner.

Five companies sent recent Brandeis alums as their representatives: Mark Cohen BA '96 with Communispace; Dan Ruby MBA ’07 with Chitika, Inc.; Mark Goldberger MBA ’09 with Vinformative, David Sim MBA ’07 with Zintro, Inc.; and Jin Koshibe MA ’05 with Strategic Capital Solutions, LLC. Also representing Brandeis’ alumni network was Mary Rosen ’82, Associate Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Boston office.

Attending for the first time, Ariel Lahmi, Chairman & CEO of Beekman Real Estate Investment Management was pleased with the caliber of students who explored an internship opportunity for the firm’s New York Office. “I was very impressed with the quality of Brandeis International Business School and its students. They are at a very good level--and they aren't afraid to travel,” he said. Lahmi also plans to interview candidates for a full time position in six months.

Vadim Tulchinsky, Web Marketing Manager of the marketing company inSegment, spoke of maintaining the company’s close ties to the school. “We love to focus on Brandeis because of the high quality of professionalism reflected by all of its applicants,” he said.

Representatives from both federal and state government agencies were also on hand to meet with students. Rosen, for example, attended on behalf of the Department of Labor for the third year.  The office is recruiting full-time and internship positions at its Employee Benefit Security Administration.

Marie Hladikova, Trade Services Manager representing the Massachusetts Export Center, returned for a second year after a positive experience with a Brandeis International Business School intern.  “She was great—very hands on, independent with outstanding analytical skills,” Hladikova said. The center is the state’s leading provider of export development services.

“I’m particularly pleased by the representation of diverse organizations across both the private and public sectors,” said Katherine Prum, associate director of career services at IBS. “The fair provided students with great opportunities to learn more about jobs and internships. Equally important, it gave them a chance to practice and develop their networking skills.”

Several other employers offered high praise for the fair. Margaret Hartwig, Talent Manager at Chitika, emailed, "I have done a lot of job-fairs in my career, and this was by far the best one I have attended. From your communications, coordination, to the wonderful help and assistance in getting us to where we needed to be. The event was a pleasure!" Gordon Wisbach, Founder and President of GW Marketing, added, "As usual, Brandeis, and specifically under Katherine's expert guidance, provided an excellent venue for us to find the right Intern."

“The fair offered me an intimate opportunity to network with employers,” said student Anusha Bazaz MA ’12. “Everyone was so friendly, and I was able to connect with companies on a more personal level compared to other career fairs.”