Application Information and Timeline

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Before You Begin


To assist you in completing the WOW application by the deadline, it is recommended that you view the application timeline below. You will need several documents from external sources such as a letter of offer from your employer and letters of recommendation, so we suggest that you start well before the deadline. However, you can work with Hiatt Career Center counselors to catch up at any point.

Selection and Notification

Applications will be evaluated by Brandeis staff members based on learning goals, strength of invitation, preparedness and maturity for the experience, match between goals and host organization and additional criteria (download rubric). All applicants will be notified by email of the selection committee's decision by mid-April.

Application Components

The online WOW application has five components. Prior to submission, carefully review details for each requirement below. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required information to Hiatt by the deadline. We cannot accept partial or late applications