Business, Consulting & Finance
Hiatt engages a full ecosystem on and off-campus to support students interested in the business, consulting and finance fields in collaboration with faculty in the International Business School, the Department of Economics, student clubs including TAMID and the Brandeis Investment Club, Brandeis alumni including the Finance Action Committee, employers, recruiters and community partners.
"I began partnering with Hiatt as the UAH for the business major. We’ve co-hosted marketing career nights, established Brandeis as a National Millennial Group founding university, developed corporate relationships for internships and jobs and helped employers find talented Brandeis students for exciting opportunities. Hiatt has been a terrific partner for the business program and our students."
-Grace Zimmerman, professor of the practice of marketing, Brandeis International Business School
Industry-Focused Engagement and Events
Hiatt regularly brings together experts, employers and alumni to meet and speak with students in classes, online and in-person for exploration, preparation and networking.
Previous programs launched by Hiatt in the areas of business, consulting and finance have included:
- Alumni Interview Coaching
- Ask an Expert: Professionals working in the business, consulting and finance industries
- Become an Entrepreneur: How to Start Your Own Business
- Alumni Career Panels for Bus 10a and 125a
- Online case interview workshops
Current offerings are available to view in Handshake or the Brandeis Campus Events Calendar.
In partnership with academic departments, Hiatt hosts multiple career fairs on campus as well as a multi-school job and internship fair in New York City. Career fairs are an opportunity for students to meet, learn and connect with employers and organizations looking to recruit Brandeis students for full-time jobs and internships.
All of our events are structured for students representing all majors and disciplines to attend. In addition, Hiatt hosts a Business, Consulting and Finance Career Fair during the fall semester to align with the recruiting cycle of these industries. Select employers typically seek to fill roles such as analysts, summer associates, summer analysts and intern positions. Representatives from graduate schools also attend to market their programs in these areas.
2021 Brandeis Business, Consulting and Finance Career Fair
- 34 hand-selected employers attended to recruit students for internships and full-time jobs
- An array of sectors within the business, consulting and finance space were represented including investment banking, management consulting, scientific and technical consulting, insurance, and more
“We met highly motivated students with a wide variety of academic and personal backgrounds. They were prepared with good questions, resumes and presented themselves well.” - BCF Fair Employer
Hiatt strives to make information accessible for students through our online video platforms and website. The examples below showcase general resources as well as interactive theme-discussions around the business, consulting and finance industries.
Live and Interactive Conversations (BCF-theme):
The Rise Together Mentor is an online platform that joins Brandeis students and alumni from all over the world to make connections, exchange career advice, expand their network and learn more about industries, careers and the world of work.
No more sending cold emails to connections you do not know. Alumni have indicated they want to help Brandeis students
Students that join Rise Together:
JOIN THE RISE TOGETHER MENTOR NETWORK
Gain access to a pool of over dedicated alumni looking to connect
Get introduced to specific industries, roles and career fields of interest by joining subgroups
Expand their range of career prospects and strategies
- Participate in online discussions and conversations as well as have the ability to ask specific questions
BCF Employer Engagement at Brandeis
Employers use a variety of programs to meet with students and identify and cultivate talent. They regularly schedule information sessions, online workshops, case competitions and site visits as options to engage with Brandeis students and alumni.
At Hiatt, we emphasize that although campus recruiting is a part of an employer’s engagement process, it should not be the primary focus when it comes to attending and participating in employer-led activities. Students should approach each event as an opportunity to engage, learn and connect with professionals in their desired fields.
Learn more about Recruiting at Brandeis
Participating employers include:
- Abt Associates
- Akamai Technologies
- Analysis Group
- Bernstein Private Wealth Management
- Charles River Development
- Cornerstone Research
- Eastern Bank
- Federal Reserve of Boston
- Goldman Sachs
- John Hancock
- JPMorgan Chase
- Liberty Mutual
- McKinsey & Company
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The use of on-campus interviews by employers continues to decline. Employers that previously visited universities as a primary way to recruit are now changing their strategies.
- In place of on-campus interviews for initial screening of candidates employers favored virtual interviews, followed by in-person interviews at the organization.
- Social media is the new on-campus interview with many hiring organizations using social media for branding and recruiting.
- Employers find LinkedIn very or extremely effective in branding and recruiting employees.
Career Outcomes for Business, Consulting and Finance
The Hiatt Career Center's annual Beyond Brandeis survey provides insight into the employment and continuing education status of Brandeis University undergraduates within six months of graduation.
Ninety-five percent of the class of 2019 working in the banking, consulting and finance industries completed at least one internship before graduation. Students can utilize Handshake to explore where other students, including students at other colleges and universities, completed their internships.
Brandeis graduates in these areas frequently go on to work for top-tier employers such as Deloitte, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and more.
Working With Hiatt
Hiatt helps Brandeisians know who they are, what they want and how to get there.
College is a time to discover yourself. You get to figure out what you enjoy, where your interests lie and goals for the future. As you find yourself weighing ideas and choices, we can help you to align them with your major or career. As the semesters change, you'll find new experiences waiting for you to take advantage of. They could be in the form of studying abroad, an internship or joining a campus club. When you know what you want, it's time to put it all together! Hiatt will support your professional goals, but we can't do all the work for you.
Your approach should be to stay curious and engaged. There's no one-size-fits-all path or plan to follow. You're unique and staying open to all possibilities while channeling your curiosity and engaging in activities will fuel your success.
Learn more about working with Hiatt.
“Get experience early, even if you are not sure a particular job/internship is what you want to do. Spend time thinking about how certain skills/experiences from different parts of your academic and professional experiences prepared you for a position you are interested in.” - Dan '18, strategy analyst, Accenture
See more career advice from Brandeis students
Hiatt has extensive resources to help students research, learn, get connected, prepare application materials and practice for interviews. These include:
Brandeis faculty and staff are valuable partners in helping students discover who they are, what they want and how to get there.
The Brandeis alumni network is instrumental in helping students learn about fields, develop and build connections and provide valuable insight for students who are just getting started. There are many ways for alumni to get involved including:
- The Rise Together Mentor Network
- Volunteering to speak with students in the classroom, in person or virtually
- Becoming an alumni champion within your company and offer to pre-screen students interested in applying, mentor students in the recruiting pipeline, or champion their applications in the hiring process
- Contact Melissa O’Karma and see other alumni volunteer opportunitiess to get involved