Interview Coaching

The Hiatt Career Center invites undergraduate students and alumni to participate in 45-minute interview coaching sessions with industry volunteers. These sessions are a great way to prepare for real job or internship interviews, industry nights, career fairs, and other upcoming opportunities. The phone and Skype sessions in particular are very useful preparation, as many employers conduct first round screening interviews remotely before bringing in candidates.

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Session Overview & Details

Sign up using the links below for a 45-minute session with an interview coach of your choice to get constructive feedback in a one-on-one setting. These volunteers have signed up especially to help YOU so don't miss out! Sessions are available in-person, over the phone or via Skype, and will be labeled accordingly.

During the first 30 minutes of your session, your coach will ask you sample questions in a simulated interview situation. Then your coach will give you 15 minutes of constructive feedback on your preparation, body language, answers, articulation of ideas, and other skills and attributes that can make or break a real interview. Professional dress is highly recommended.

The interview coaches have asked that all students bring a printed copy of their resumes to their session to help simulate an actual interview, as well as a sample job/internship description that is of interest. If your session is on the phone or via Skype, please email these documents to your coach in advance (you will receive their email after registering).

Questions? Contact the Hiatt Career Center at hiattcenter@brandeis.edu or 781-736-3618.

Upcoming Sessions

View all upcoming interview prep programs in Handshake with interview coaches' names, titles, industries and bios. All coaches can conduct general practice interviews, in addition to their specified industries.

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Tuesday, February 12 (via phone)

To reserve a 45 minute slot with one of the alumni below, you must complete this short form.

Dale Susan Joseph P’18
Retired Career Coach
Dale has been conducting mock interviews with Brandeis students for over four years.  As a former career counselor, she can provide feedback for both general and field-specific interviews.

Rosalyn Maldonado ’90
Attorney, Rosalyn Maldonado P.C.Rosalyn Maldonado P.C.
As an Associate General Counsel and Senior Associate at a law firm in NYC, I conducted numerous interviews for associate positions, both entry level and experienced attorneys. I also now conduct interviews as a owner of my own firm for both administrative and legal positions with my firm.
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/?trk=nav_logo

Sarah Sue Landau ’14
Law Student, NYU School of LawNYU School of Law
Sarah Sue Landau double majored in psychology and business and minored in legal studies. While at Brandeis, Sarah Sue worked as a Hiatt Advisor, assisting students with their resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. After graduating, Sarah Sue worked for a religious non-profit a marketing and programs coordination position. In that role, she also assisted with interviewing and onboarding of new personnel. She is currently in her second year of law school at NYU School of Law.
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahsuelandau/

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Tuesday, March 5, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm (virtual - phone or SKYPE)

To reserve a 45-minute slot with one of the alumni below, you must complete this short form.

Devan Quinn, MA/MPP '17
Policy Analyst, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
"Devan has held roles in the NH Governor's office, in state advocacy organizations, on congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, and at a domestic violence organization. Her focus has been providing services to or advocating for women, children, and families. She has hired and supervised interns, field staff, direct service providers, and advocates. Contact Devan if you are interested in politics, state or local government, or women or family-focused advocacy. We can practice interviews, we can chat about your future, or anything in between."
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devanquinn/

Sara Rotter ’13
Career Counselor, Graduate Student Career Development, Columbia University
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For as long as I can remember, my passion for helping others has been one of the strongest driving forces in my life. Over the years, I’ve volunteered with numerous organizations, worked in various non-profits, and pursued a Master of Science in Social Work degree. Through a process of reflection, I recognized that I feel most fulfilled when working with others on their career journeys. So, after earning my graduate degree, I worked in recruitment for a nonprofit organization and ultimately made my way to CCE. As a member of the Graduate Student Career Development team at CCE, I work with Master’s and PhD students to help them uncover next steps in designing their careers. I meet with students in one-on-one counseling sessions, as well as create and facilitate workshops and events."
Learn more: www.linkedin.com/in/sararotter

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Tuesday, March 19, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm (via phone or SKYPE)

To reserve a 45-minute slot with one of the alumni below, you must complete this short form.

Rebecca Ehrenkranz '13
Research Fellow, National Institute of Health
"During my public health studies at Brandeis University, I gained hands-on experience in healthcare communication and policy. Following graduation, I was an investigational data analyst for new cancer drug studies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with a focus on quality control and assurance. I received a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins, and currently work at the National Cancer Institute, focusing on cancer surveillance and large-scale data quality initiatives. My interview experience includes previous volunteering with Brandeis interview coaching, as well as helping to recruit and interview others for various internships and research experiences."
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaehrenkranz/

Veronica Peschansky '06
Neurology Resident, Mt. Sinai Medical System
"I completed a MD/PhD degree and am currently doing a residency. I also served on MD admissions committee and helped evaluate various grad school and residency candidates along the way."
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-peschansky-md-phd-14157092/

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Tuesday, April 2, 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm (in person)

To reserve a 45-minute slot with one of the alumni below, you must complete this short form.

Megan Curtis, MS '16, Brandeis Staff
Assistant Director, BOLLI (Lifelong Learning Institute), Brandeis University
Megan Curtis is the Assistant Director of BOLLI, the lifelong learning institute at Brandeis University. She has experience with program development and implementation, volunteer management, and non-profit management.
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megankcurtis/

Marilyn Hirsch '81
Self Employed, Sales and Marketing Writer
Marilyn is a freelance writer most of career with clients in finance, tech, real estate, food. Modest interview/hiring experience.
Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marilynhirsch/

Stephanie Karger ’63
Sole Proprietor, S. Karger. CPA, S. Karger. CPA