Hiatt Center plans six more job summits, forums

Next event will be Government Careers Forum on Oct. 20

Photos/Mike Lovett
During the first four weeks of the Fall 2010 semester, more than 80 employers have visited campus to connect with Brandeis students and alumni.  This is just the beginning of what the Hiatt Career Center has in store for students this year.

“We want to stress to students that we are doing a lot of creative things this year to attract more employers than ever to campus," said Joe Du Pont, Dean of the Hiatt Career Center. "We are also encouraging employers to participate in multiple programs throughout the year to help students establish meaningful connections, explore career fields, and prepare for application deadlines."

The Peace Corps’ approach to recruiting and supporting Brandeis students is an example of the model Hiatt is creating for employers in all fields.

“We keep Brandeis on our top list of schools to work with because [Hiatt] provides ample opportunities to meet with a variety of students in forums from career fairs to one-on-one Recruiter in Residence time, to helping organize class talks," said Jessi Flynn, the Peace Corps’ Northeast Regional Recruiter.  Since partnering with Hiatt, the Peace Corps has hired more than 240 corps members from Brandeis.

The Peace Corps was one of 73 employers at Brandeis University’s Fall 2010 Career Fair on Sept. 28.  After joining peer organizations to educate 800 students about diverse internships, fellowships and full-time jobs, the Peace Corps will be hosting three recruiting events in October as well as attending the Brandeis Government Careers Forum and Networking Night on Oct. 20.

The Government Careers Forum will bring together over 25 federal, state, and local agencies, many of whom also attended the Sept. 28 fair. The evening will provide another opportunity for the Brandeis community to learn about government career paths in law, public policy, finance, community programs, health care, science research, international development and more.

Following the forum, Hiatt will co-host six more summits, forums and fairs, as well as employer site visits and alumni networking events in various cities for students. Visit the Hiatt Career Center website for a full calendar of upcoming employer events for students of all majors and class years.

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