Hiatt Career Center

Sandra Sylvestre

Sandra Sylvestressylvest@brandeis.edu

Senior Career Counselor


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Career Assistant Internship
  • Rhode Island College | Graduate Assistantship, Career Development Center
  • Rhode Island College | MA, Agency Counseling
  • Rhode Island College | BA, Biology


If you are not sure of your next step, or even how to begin, you are the right person for Sandra! She understands that new ideas and unexpected changes can impact your career journey. Sandra strives to help people create order and action from confusion while leveraging the strength of past experiences. Helping students and alumni hone in on points of curiosity and then connecting those points to career options, Sandra is a great person to speak with when you're seeking to identify or narrow down possibilities.

Sandra's door is open to all, and in particular, first-generation college students. She enjoys working with students pursuing careers in the field of counseling, social services, education and non-profit. Sandra also brings her lifelong appreciation of sci-fi/fantasy and is happy to work with students exploring careers that intersect with her favorite genre. She is a dedicated staff member for December graduates, midyear and transfer students.

Before joining the team at Hiatt, Sandra completed a career assistant internship at MIT and a graduate assistantship at the Rhode Island College Career Development Center. Sandra is a global career development facilitator and a certified career services provider. She holds an MA in agency counseling from Rhode Island College.

In her free time, you can find her at the bowling alley or geeking out on all things sci-fi/fantasy or LLAP.

Sandra's first seven jobs included:

  • Kennel cleaner
  • Zoo volunteer
  • Veterinarian technician
  • Office assistant
  • Office manager
  • Career advisor
  • Assistant director of career development
Contact Sandra if you are unsure of your next step or even how to begin. Her door is open to all, and in particular, to first-generation college students and historically underrepresented identities. Sandra helps students to explore their interests and all matters related to job and internship searches. She works frequently with students pursuing careers in counseling, social services, education and non-profit fields. All counselors see all students and alumni, but staff have areas of specialty and interest. Sandra is available from late August through late June. Sandra is also available to meet with first-year students with last names starting with D – H. Make an appointment!