This series focuses on efforts within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to promote diverse career pathways to our students. Please visit the Professional Development section of our website to learn more about upcoming seminars and workshops, opportunities to connect with our career counselors, and online career resources.

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October 14, 2022

From biotech startups to youth advocacy, GSAS students across the academic spectrum explored careers across academia, industry and non-profit organizations during the summer.

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June 22, 2022

On April 13, four teams presented their business ideas in the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) “Demo Day.” I-Corps is supported by the National Science Foundation, and Brandeis is one of ten universities in the New England region selected to host the program.

mandel center for the humanities

May 20, 2022

Members of the GSAS Career Fellows Cohort and the 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists were invited to a professional development reception with recent GSAS alumni on April 28. The Career Fellows Cohort is designed to give GSAS students skills to prepare them for careers in academia, non-profits, industry and beyond.

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April 12, 2022

The finals for Brandeis University’s first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition were held on the evening of April 7, 2022.

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April 6, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, twelve GSAS students will compete in the final round of Brandeis University’s first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is a speaking competition designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks to a general audience. 

mandel humanities quad

March 14, 2022

“Graduate students want and need to build a variety of skills that will help them meet their professional aspirations, which can feel daunting as our plates are often already full,” says Moriah King, a PhD student in anthropology. But how big is the skills gap between doctoral and professional training? It may not be as wide as one would expect, at least that is what King and other GSAS students discovered recently while participating in a pilot program that places them in classes at The Rabb School for Continuing Education.

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February 10, 2022

For Peter Taylor PhD’00, the journey to his current career as Executive Associate Dean for Academic and External Affairs at Nova Southeastern University’s Patel College of Health Care Sciences has been far from linear.

mandel center

November 15, 2021

It is no secret that it has become harder and harder to find tenure-track jobs in the academic market. Yet much doctoral training is aimed almost exclusively at the small fraction of students who will obtain those roles in academia. While this trend has developed over several decades, the 2008 financial crisis and the Coronavirus pandemic have exacerbated the problem in recent years.