As a proud liberal arts school, Hiatt supports Brandeis' deep commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Hiatt partners closely with academic departments in the division of humanities including faculty, UAHs, UDRs, advisors and club leaders. Hiatt is a long-time partner of the Liberal Arts Careers Network and collaborates with key stakeholders including Brandeis alumni, employers, recruiters and community partners. Brandeis is valued by employers for the depth and breadth of transferable skills its students demonstrate from their in-classroom and professional experiences.
"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. As 35% of Brandeis graduates enter the fields of service including government, nonprofit and public health, Hiatt works to create and foster programming related to these industries.
Humanities 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. Liberal arts students are significantly sought after from all industries to fill those voids.
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.
Participating employers include:
Career Outcomes for Humanities
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.
Fifty-six percent of the class of 2019 that majored in humanities, had at least one substantive experience during their time at Brandeis (internships, on-campus job, research with a faculty member, thesis or fellowship). Students can utilize Handshake to explore where other students, including students at other colleges and universities, completed their internships.
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.
"Don't limit yourself just because you think you want to go into one particular field or position! I'm working in marketing at a law firm when I thought I would be in publishing, and the job is still a great fit for me to start out in because I'm learning new marketing skills but still get to use my editorial ones. Be open to learning about all the opportunities available to you and don't be afraid to think of new ways to use your skills, even if it seems like there's only one path for you." — Abigail G.’19 English and anthropology