Services You Can Count On
Regardless of when you graduated, where in the world you live, or how many twists and turns your career path has taken (intentional or unexpected!), Hiatt is committed to providing free lifelong career services and comprehensive resources to all undergraduate alumni of Brandeis University.
For the career changer, to the nervous networker and the recent graduate ready to blaze a new path, we will help prepare you for your next step.
You can participate in a workshop or webinar, attend an industry networking event, or meet with one of our experienced and dedicated career counselors. Hiatt is here to support your professional aspirations.
We offer one-on-one appointments in-person, by phone or via video platform. Collaborate with a member of the career development team to develop personalized strategies to stay flexible in an ever-changing professional world.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT ON HANDSHAKE
If you had a UNet or Handshake account as a student, it has been updated to reflect your alumni status. You will be able to log in using the link above to make an appointment. If you can’t recall your account, please contact our front desk 781-736-3618.
Please note to best serve students and alumni, we offer one appointment per week and encourage meeting with the same counselor to develop a relationship and maintain consistency. When required in some cases, alumni may be referred to seek additional career support from local resources who can better meet their immediate or long-term career needs.
Alumni Career Resources
Your post-college career most likely won't go on one straight path and that's okay. Though each job search, application process, interview and workplace may look a little different, most of the strategies to create a plan, gather information and present your skills and experience to others remain the same.
While we're not a placement office but we do help in providing you with techniques for a successful job search. Below are resources specifically for alumni to help support your next step whether that's a job, graduate or law school or something entirely new to you.
The first step in any successful search is self-assessment: Identify your goals, values, skills, interests, motivations and strengths.
- TypeFocus can help you learn more about your strengths and preferences, identify the skills you will bring to work and learn how to talk about yourself in interviews
If you already have an idea of what you're interested in, you might need help narrowing down your options. When exploring careers, it's important to develop plans while staying open to new opportunities. Here are some resources for career exploration and research:
- O*NET has detailed descriptions, responsibilities, required skills, preferred interests, and general work styles and environments for a variety of professions.
- Firsthand (formerly Vault) profiles 6,500+ companies in different industries and provides an overview, rankings, and employee reviews for each company. Access Vault's 250+ guides on interview prep, resume, industries, professions, employers, and internships.
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- Network. Talk to people who know you and/or who know about your majors and fields of interest. Friends, family, professors, and advisors can all give you great information about majors and fields to help inform your decision making. Use LinkedIn to connect with Brandeis alumni in your field and reach out for information and advice.
- Research. Check out the websites of the professional associations in your area of interest, they have lots of information about how to enter the field, current issues and standards of practice.
to collaborate with a member of the career development team to develop personalized strategies.
There are two search strategies for finding career opportunities:
- Search for jobs/internships that are posted on websites
- Gather information about positions or potential openings from networking and research
Explore search resources to find and locate positions of interest.
Seventy to eighty percent of job seekers report that research, networking and outreach were integral to their success in a job search.
Start researching organizations and explore industries and companies on Firsthand (formerly Vault).
Follow organizations to stay up to date on their activities and employment options and specifically seek out information about industry trends and organizational initiatives.
Utilize LinkedIn to connect with professionals in your industry and field of interest. Make sure your own LinkedIn profile is up to date and reflective of your experience and interests.
Your resume and cover letter are concise, targeted summaries of your skills and experience and the first introduction a reader has to you as a candidate. They highlight accomplishments relevant to your career objectives and “next move,” whether that is a promotion, new job in your field, transition to a different area of work or re-entry into the marketplace. These resources provide targeted advice on creating documents that can be individualized for every career need.
Interviews are a two-way street. They provide you the opportunity to present your background and experiences and give you the ability to evaluate a work environment.
As a recent graduate or an experienced alumni everyone should review and practice interviewing before starting a new job search. Learn more about preparing for the Interview, asking and responding to questions, sample interview questions with Hiatt’s interview resources
Returning to school for more advanced education is an exciting step, whether your present work requires further training, you are making a career pivot or you are simply fascinated by a new field.
Exploring Options for Graduate & Law School can start you on your way toward creating a timely plan for setting priorities and reflecting on important considerations about returning to school.
If you are interested in healthcare graduate programs, you can also access Pre-Health Advising. Whether you are an alum who needs assistance applying to graduate or doctoral programs, or an alum who decided to change careers to medicine, pre-health advising is available to help you toward your goals.
Networking is the management of professional relationships to gather and share information. It can provide support if you are new to a field or position, re-entering the workforce, seeking to move within your career/field, or looking for a new job. Networking can happen anywhere, by chance or deliberate planning. Be open to all possibilities!
As a Brandeis alumni you are connected to thousands of other Brandeis alumni.
Hiatt provides resources to support you at all stages of your professional experiences.
There are some skills that you may not learn in the classroom that are essential in post-Brandeis life. Finding a place to live, setting a budget, balancing student loans and just navigating the transition can feel like a brand new venture.
Learn more about the tools needed to plan and prepare for life beyond Brandeis
Events and Networking Opportunities
Brandeis alumni are invited to participate in our major career and recruiting events that we host throughout the academic year. Attend our major career fairs (listed on the left-hand side of this page) to learn more about organizations, build their networks and explore position openings.
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As a job seeker, these events provide you with the opportunity to grow your network, learn more about roles and organizations and apply to positions.
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For alumni interested in recruiting on behalf of their organization at an upcoming event, visit the Hire Brandeis Students page.