Heller Career Development Center

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Meet the Career Development Staff

Our professional team is uniquely prepared, with specialized backgrounds, to offer exceptional services and resources to help students and alumni achieve success. Students and alumni can make individual career advising appointments in Handshake throughout their time at Heller and after, as alumni. We also offer regular drop-in hours (15-20 minute sessions) for time-sensitive issues including resume reviews, interview preparation, networking tips and other immediate needs.


The Heller Career Development Team provides essential career support to Heller students and alumni.  We value listening and speaking with professionalism and integrity.  We are committed to diversity, accountability and building productive and meaningful relationships.

Linnea Lof

Linnea Löf, MSF '01
Assistant Dean, Career Development

Linnea Löf manages a team providing career development programming and employer outreach in the NGO, nonprofit, government and public sectors.  She has over 20 years of experience working with organizations such as the United Nations Association, the School for International Training, Babson College, Hult International Business School, Oracle Corporation, Brandeis International Business School, the Department of Energy and her own energy consulting firm. She has worked globally in Austria, Colombia, China, England, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Mexico and Thailand as well as Washington, DC and Boston. Linnea holds a BA in business management from Boston College and an MSF from Brandeis University. 

781-736-3362   •   llof@brandeis.edu

Erica Foss

Erica Hodes
Assistant Director of Career Development

Erica is the Assistant Director of Career Development at the Heller School. Erica has been in career development and graduate education for the past decade, and has been an adviser and strategic planner all her life. She has worked closely with graduate students in a variety of fields to hone their professional skills and tell their career story with compelling narratives. Erica has taught courses on salary negotiation, professional success, and office politics. She has particular expertise in the gender wage gap, the achievement and investment gap, and has spoken on these topics throughout Boston through her involvement with Dress for Success, Ellevate, and the Boston Postdoctoral Association. She has also written for The Muse as a specialist in career transitions and meaningful work. She holds a B.A. in History and International Studies from the University of Denver, and an M.A. in History from Boston College, where she also achieved doctoral candidacy.

781-736-3789   •   fosser@brandeis.edu

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