Hiatt Career Center

Government, Law & Community

Brandeis is founded on a concern for social justice and the public good. In that spirit, Hiatt supports Brandeis students by cultivating relationships and opportunities in the government and public service sectors. Hiatt partners with academic departments, including politics, history, sociology and more, to share the breadth of opportunities available to their students. Brandeis graduates begin their careers with employers as varied as the U.S. Department of State, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Teach for America, AVODAH and many more.

a headshot of phil beekman"The U.S. Department of State represents America to the world, which is why we recruit at places like Brandeis. The university draws students from all over the country and gives them the academic preparation and skills we seek for those embarking on international public service careers."

Phil Beekman, diplomat in residence (DIR), New England, U.S. Department of State

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.

Government and Public Service 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. Over the last few years, there has been a significant shift in the employer landscape as it relates to the need for versatile skill sets in applicants and employees.

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:

  • AIDS Action Committee of MA
  • AVODAH
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve Bank  
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Peace Corps
  • US Department of Justice
  • US Department of State
  • WATCH CDC
  • Union for Reform Judaism

Career Outcomes for Government and Public Service

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. 

Brandeis graduates that pursue employment in these fields go on to work with organizations such as the United Nations, Department of State, Teach for America, Fund for Public Interest, Citi Performing Arts Center 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.

"Be reflective about what finding internships or jobs in topics that interest you beyond just what is addressed in your courses. Try out opportunities that other Brandeis peers recommend, especially ones that are outside of your comfort zone." — Nina R.’19, The DREAM Project

See more career advice from Brandeis students