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February 21, 2024

Brooke Baker DMD ’24 reflects on the research and decision-making that led her to choose Brandeis GPS.

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February 14, 2024

From student support to side hustles, Brittani Harris DMD '23 is using her GPS degree to bring good to the world.

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December 5, 2023

Ginelle Testa DMD '22 used her GPS degree to switch careers and break into the marketing field.

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November 27, 2023

GPS gave Kristin Zawatski PPM '20 the ability to advance her career without making sacrifices at home.

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November 17, 2023

Eric Moyal MS '22 is using skills from his GPS degree in a journey to make insulin affordable to all.

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October 30, 2023

GPS helped Gregory Irwin MS '21 fulfill his goals both on and off the soccer field.

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October 18, 2023

Welcome to Carmen Aguilar, who has joined the Rabb School of Continuing Studies as vice president. Hear about what drew Carmen to Brandeis, as well as her vision for the future of GPS.

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September 18, 2023

Hear from Kellianne King, Project and Program Management MS '21, about the impact of her graduate degree on her career, as well as what was most memorable for her about her experience at Brandeis GPS.

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August 17, 2023

By promoting youth empowerment, raising awareness about environmental issues, supporting underprivileged communities, and more, nonprofit organizations can make a powerful social impact. Learn how you can make an impact in a nonprofit career on the GPS blog.

Lynne Rosansky

August 16, 2023

Dr. Lynne Rosansky shares a final note with our community as she retires from her position of Vice President of the Rabb School of Continuing Studies.

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August 15, 2023

It’s more than okay to take a break! Relaxation can help boost your productivity at work, increase your focus when studying, and improve your overall sense of well-being. This National Relaxation Day, learn how to relax, refresh, and reset on the GPS blog.

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August 8, 2023

Project Management has been considered a science since its inception as a discipline. But how has it evolved over the past several decades to account for how people interact and work together?

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July 31, 2023

Learn about the role that User Experience Design can play in creating more equitable experiences for people of all abilities.

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July 12, 2023

Hear from Geeta Jakkaraju about what drew her to the MS in Learning Experience Design, and what being a student at GPS has been like thus far.

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June 29, 2023

Working in a wet lab is not the only way to be at the forefront of scientific, pharmaceutical, and medical discovery. Learn how an MS in Bioinformatics can help you transition to an impactful dry lab career.

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June 27, 2023

"A strong project manager, one that can be considered a strategic enabler, will ensure their projects are fully aligned with the big-picture business strategy they are supporting."

–Michelle Venezia, Project and Program Management Faculty

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June 23, 2023

Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies is excited to announce the launch of three new online Master’s Certificates in Cheminformatics, Drug Discovery Informatics, and Genomics. 

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June 8, 2023

We spoke with Chris Kasprak, Digital Marketing and Design MS '21, about what Pride means to him. Hear from Chris about how he plans to celebrate, and the importance of uplifting and advocating for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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June 7, 2023

"Brandeis GPS was a great fit for my busy lifestyle ... Without a flexible online platform that allowed me to study at my own pace, I would not have been able to balance my family life with my education." —Atoosa Saberi, Bioinformatics '23

Atoosa graduated from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about her experience on the GPS blog.

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May 30, 2023

Have you ever considered completing an internship while earning your master’s degree? For students in our User-Centered Design MS program, completing an internship as part of their degree is a great way to incorporate extra hands-on learning and industry experience into their master’s program.

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May 21, 2023

The Rabb School of Continuing Studies honored 114 Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) graduates at the university-wide Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 21, 2023. Read about the ceremony and our preceding reception on the GPS blog.

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May 18, 2023

"My experience at Brandeis has been a game changer for me, both in my professional and personal life. Earning my MS in Digital Marketing and Design has helped me get to where I am now in many ways." —Refaya Priya, Digital Marketing and Design '23

Refaya is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about her experience on the GPS blog.

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May 17, 2023

"In the oncology field, I am trying to apply the bioinformatics skills I have gained in my day-to-day work. I am able to implement all my new bioinformatics knowledge in my career, whether using my programming skills to implement a better aggregation process or visually seeing the data better with graphs." —Christopher Tran, Bioinformatics '23

Christopher is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about his experience on the GPS blog.

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May 16, 2023

"The MS in Project and Program Management curriculum offered courses that allowed me to elevate my strengths and pursue topics I enjoyed. It was the ideal mix of applied and practical skills along with soft skills that are critical to being a successful team player, project manager, and leader." —Ruth Hackett, Project and Program Management '23

Ruth is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about her experience on the GPS blog.

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May 11, 2023

"After careful consideration, I decided to enroll in the User-Centered Design program offered by Brandeis GPS. I was drawn to this program because of Brandeis’ reputation and because it offered a comprehensive curriculum that aligned with my career goals." —Sebastien Chery, User-Centered Design '23

Sebastien is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about his experience on the GPS blog.

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May 10, 2023

Meredith Fortney, Digital Marketing and Design faculty at GPS, was the recipient of the 2023 Rabb School of Continuing Studies Award for Outstanding Teaching. Read about her teaching journey in the article below.

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May 9, 2023

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In an effort to celebrate the AAPI community at GPS, we wanted to highlight Yusing Tsou, a full-time student in the Digital Marketing and Design Program at Brandeis GPS. We were grateful for the opportunity to talk to Yusing about her heritage, and are excited to share her interview.

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May 8, 2023

"Brandeis GPS was the right choice for me — as an American living abroad, my MS needs to be globally recognized. Brandeis University has an excellent reputation in the United States and abroad, plus the Digital Marketing program is ranked highly." —Yusing Tsou, Digital Marketing and Design '23

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May 5, 2023

"One of the main reasons I chose Brandeis GPS was its flexibility. As a working professional, I needed a program that would allow me to study at my own pace and on my schedule. GPS provided that and more." —Melanie Lukac, Digital Marketing and Design '23

Melanie is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about her experience on the GPS blog.

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May 4, 2023

"My most valued experiences were the interactions and collaborative work I did with other students. I learned about my own leadership skills, which has helped me to identify my strengths and assist others with successfully completing projects." —Han Ngo, Project and Program Management '22

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May 2, 2023

"I’m the first woman in my family to earn my Master’s degree and it’s a distinction I hold with immense pride. Getting the degree wasn’t easy by any means — I approached each course with careful planning of the time I would dedicate to reading, work, and study, but I truly believe the time I spent has led to where I am today." —Christin Clohosey, Project and Program Management '23

Christin is graduating from Brandeis GPS this May. Read about her experience on the GPS blog.

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April 26, 2023

Alina has been with GPS for over five years thus far, and on this year’s National Administrative Professionals Day, we’re excited to honor her for all of her hard work. Read below to learn more about Alina and her time at GPS!

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April 25, 2023

"My experience at Brandeis has been nothing short of amazing. Despite the occasional challenges in coursework, I find the material fascinating and the instructors to be exceptionally supportive." —Nyjil Hayward, Bioinformatics '24

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April 14, 2023

"I have been working as a veterinary technician since graduating from college to gain clinical experience, and wanted to expand my knowledge to be able to work in other areas of the veterinary field, including research and technology and drug development." —Michelle Ysrael, Bioinformatics '23

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April 12, 2023

Faculty member Sean Milligan teaches in the Project and Program Management MS. Having worked in the project management realm for almost 30 years, Sean knows the ins and outs of the industry and the changes it has undergone.

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March 20, 2023

Few people know what goes into UX design, what educational or professional background is needed to succeed in the field, or what career opportunities are available. This article will unveil these details and more, delving into the ins-and-outs of User-Centered Design.

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February 28, 2023

Erik Hemdal teaches RSEG: 126 Release Control & Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (DevOps) at Brandeis GPS. He is currently a Principal Quality Development Engineer at InterSystems Corporation.

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February 27, 2023

Dr. Kyle Allison teaches RDMD 110: Search Engine Marketing and Optimization at Brandeis GPS. He is an author, business & marketing professor, and senior executive in the e-commerce & digital marketing industry.

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February 22, 2023

Alexandra Maertens teaches RBIF 114: Molecular Profiling and Biomarker Discovery at Brandeis GPS. She is currently an Assistant Scientist at the Center for Alternatives in Animal Testing at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a consultant at the Consortium for Environmental Risk Assessment.

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February 6, 2023

Dave Lumerman, User-Centered Design faculty, is Corporate Vice President of User Experience at New York Life Insurance, where he develops engaging interaction for New York Life websites, applications and interactive experiences, and has done so for over 20 years.

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February 3, 2023

"As a wet-lab scientist developing Next Generation Sequencing-based molecular oncology assays, I’ve worked very closely with and learned a lot from my computational biologist and bioinformatician colleagues. These collaborations inspired me to learn more on the data analysis side of my industry." —Virginia Breese, Bioinformatics '23

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February 1, 2023

What is bioinformatics? Who should study bioinformatics? And what career opportunities are available to those with a bioinformatics degree? This article will break down the basics of bioinformatics and give insight into this emerging field.

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January 24, 2023

"Sharing my projects with the class was a valuable experience. It was a great way to gain confidence in communicating my ideas and design decisions to a broader audience." —Kristen Moores, User-Centered Design '22

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January 29, 2023

Faculty member Ross Morrone teaches courses in both the Strategic Analytics and Digital Marketing and Design MS programs. Ross is passionate about sharing his professional experience with students to give them a unique perspective on marketing, analytics, and more.