Hiatt Career Center: Alumni

Rise Together Mentor Network

A group photo of students and alumni from Deis Dinner 2022.

The Rise Together Mentor Network is a web-based platform connecting Brandeis alumni to their fellow graduates and current students. This university-wide initiative provides a place for Brandeisians all over the world to connect and have more robust interactions about careers, networking, professional development, the world of work, and much more. 

Now more than ever, the Brandeis network is harnessing the power of community to help guide, support, and encourage one another through the various stages of career development and beyond. Alumni who choose to participate have the option to engage as much as they wish whether it’s answering questions in groups, establishing ongoing mentoring relationships with students, or providing insights to a fellow alum.

Alumni that join Rise Together:
  • Serve as career mentors/advisors to students 
  • Connect with alumni in similar industries and/or geographic areas 
  • Participate in networking and career conversations
  • Offer expertise in niche areas and community-based cohorts
  • Expand their own personal and professional networks
  • Gain exclusive access to Rise Together networking events and activities
Rise With Us: Join The Community 

Rise Together is hosted on the newly redesigned Brandeis community platform, B Connect. B Connect is a powerful networking and mentorship hub available exclusively to the Brandeis community. Sign up through the B Connect website to begin making connections.

  • New B Connect users will have the ability to opt-in to Rise Together during the account registration process.
  • Alumni with active B Connect accounts, can opt-in to the program by editing their profile and be automatically added to the Rise Together community. 
Platform Features:
  • The option to log in using LinkedIn, Google, Facebook or an existing email address
  • Dynamic discussion boards and groups for users to post and ask questions while receiving feedback
  • The ability to search for connections based on specific criteria like company, location, and major
  • A clean and easy-to-use interface for interaction and participation.

For additional information regarding the Rise Together program, contact Hiatt's External Engagement Team.