Finding Your Fit

A Brandeis education prepares you for many potential career paths. While a major is focused on a specific academic discipline or field, through your coursework you will build broad skills that are transferable to many different careers. The Hiatt Career Center works to support you in exploring majors and how they connect with future opportunities.

With that, we emphasize the importance of discovering who you are by understanding your interests, values, personality and skills that can help lead to finding a major(s) that is the best fit for you. Choosing a major doesn't necessarily mean you are choosing your future job, but if you have a career in mind, certain majors and studies can help support that path. Here's how you can get started in exploring, identifying and choosing a major at Brandeis and how to connect it to a career.


Getting Started

Identify your values, skills, interests and motivations
Reflect on the classes or activities you enjoy, and then look for majors and occupations where you can continue to build upon those interests. If you already have a career that interests you, you might work backwards to consider majors that will help support your future plans. Some resources to help advance your thinking include:

Explore Majors at Brandeis

Knowing what your options are and what Brandeis has to offer in terms of areas of focus and study are helpful for you to both imagine yourself in the major and decide what is a good fit for you. Some Brandeis research you can conduct on your own include:

Explore Careers

Identify potential careers and conduct industry research
Whether you are still exploring or have an idea of what you are interested in, continue to do research to learn even more. This can serve as most helpful in narrowing down your choices as well as developing plans. Explore careers more in-depth with these resources:

Learn + Make Connections

Browse student and alumni major and career paths
One of the best ways to find out more about potential majors and careers is to see what other students and alumni like you have done. Use these resources to find what Brandeisians intern, live, work and study at Brandeis and beyond.

Inquire + Ask
Take a proactive approach and reach out to your network (including friends, family and professors) to ask about majors, careers and industries. You can also lead the charge by asking direct questions using these features in Handshake:

Additional On-Campus Resources for Major + Career Planning