Heller Career Development Center

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Career Resources

In addition to the resources available in Heller’s Career Development Center, the following links become available to students once they are accepted and confirmed. 

Career Guides:

There are 9 Career Guides specifically tailored to Heller students, including:

  • Your Resume
  • The Interview
  • Networking & Informational Interviews
  • The Cover Letter
  • Academic CV
  • Salary Negotiations
  • LinkedIn
  • References
  • Guide to Handshake

Job Boards:

Access an extensive list of job boards that are most relevant to Heller students and alumni in the following sectors:

  • Nonprofit, Policy and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector
  • International Development 
  • Coexistence and Conflict
  • Academic
  • Public Health

Additionally, the Career Development Center purchases 100 seats on Devex.com, to allow students and alumni to access the job postings and career services offered by Devex. 


The Career Development Center both hosts fellowship representatives for student information sessions and assigns Career Advisors to specific fellowships in order to best help students during the application process.  An extensive list of these fellowships are available on Handshake.  However, listed below are a few fellowships for incoming students that are worth exploring before class even starts: 

Organization of American States logoOrganization of American States Graduate School Scholarship - OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at a university or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State. These scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies (Master's or Doctorate degree) at a university or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of two academic years and candidates must return to reside in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty-four months after completing the program of study. 
Application deadline is at the end of June, for applicants who start their studies after April.

Humane Studies FellowshipHumane Studies Fellowships: Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Awards are up to $15,000 and winners may re-apply for each year of studies. 
Application deadline is at the end of January.

Download a full list of Fellowships for Graduate Students

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Schwarzman Scholars: Starting with the first class in 2016, the 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

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