Technology and Innovation
Hiatt engages a full ecosystem on and off-campus to support students interested in the fields of technology and innovation. At Brandeis, technology and innovation include those interested in computer science, engineering, and all types of entrepreneurial work! We collaborate with faculty in the sciences and across campus as well as student clubs, Brandeis alumni, employers, recruiters and community partners.
“Brandeis Computer Science alums are so well rounded and eager to jump into real-world problem solving that it is a delight to speak to upcoming and recent graduates at any time! Thanks Hiatt for working with us to make every campus event a success!”
-Eddie Galvez '02, MA '03, chief architect at TIBCO Streaming Analytics
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 technology and innovation have included:
- Alumni Interview Coaching
- Ask A Hiatt Advisor: CoSci Resumes
- Ask An Expert: Technology and Innovation
- Become an Entrepreneur: Starting Your Own Business
- Career Treks
- Digital Interviewing 101
- How’d You Get That Internship: Interactive student panel
- Insider Spotlight: Startup Edition
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 Technology and Innovation Career Fair during the academic year to align with the recruiting cycle of these industries. Select employers typically seek to fill roles such as data scientist, web designer, researcher, application & program analyst and sales development representative.
2021 Technology and Innovation Career Fair
- 24 hand-selected employers attended to recruit students for internships and full-time jobs.
- Representatives included an array of sectors within biotech & life sciences, computer networking, insurance, internet & software, investment / portfolio management, management consulting and pharmaceuticals.
- This sector is continually growing and in high demand!
The Rise Together Mentor Network 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! These 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 three thousand eight hundred 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
Technology and Innovation 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:
Students should attend every event! Whether this is a career fair, information session, coffee chat or virtual hangout, the best way to learn about the field and meet employers is to attend these events early and often.
Every industry has their own timeline for planned hiring. Not all industries have a large on-campus presence either because they do more of their hiring on an as-needed basis. When openings arise, or when they have planned hiring, employers typically will have only a few roles to fill.
For those employers that have an on-campus recruiting program, in-person university recruiting is on the 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.
The most popular and effective internship and job search tool is to locate positions through online sites including the Brandeis portal, Handshake. Students can narrow down their search based on geographic location, job type, industry and role. Hiatt also promotes employers that have a close connection with the University (i.e. alumni) and labels postings accordingly. This gives students more opportunities to connect with organizations and positions that exclusively look to hire Brandeis students and alumni.
Current Opportunities in Handshake
Note: A Handshake account is required to access the following links (students, alumni & faculty have Handshake accounts).
Internships in Computer Science and Jobs in Computer Science
Internships in Biotech & Life Sciences and Jobs in Biotech & Life Sciences
Internships in Research and Jobs in Research
Use the handshake labels to filter and find even more positions
Innovate at Brandeis
Whatever your innovative ambitions, Brandeis has the resources to help you launch your career and make an impact! Check out BLINKIE - the Brandeis Link to Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Career Outcomes for Technology and Innovation
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.
Eleven percent of students take roles within technology and innovation each year, with many pursuing continuing education. Brandeis graduates that pursue employment in these fields go on to work with organizations such as Amazon, Apple, Carbon Black, Deloitte, Epic Systems, Kronos, Raytheon, Salesforce, Toast 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.
“College is a safe place to take risk and experiment. Try new things, get out of comfort zone, get comfortable with failing and coming back. Really stretch yourself and build meaningful experiences for yourself, even if that's against what the external world tells you.” -Athena X.’20, product manager, Microsoft
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 various 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 opportunities to get involved