COEX Careers

We believe that career development is a priority. As a Heller student, you will work closely with the Career Development Center to define your professional goals and build strategies to achieve them. Beginning with the online Career Academy the summer before orientation, COEX students regularly meet with career advisors, learn from professional development workshops and attend employer events throughout their time at Heller. You will be supported at every stage, from initial career visioning through resume development, networking training and practice interviews. In a recent survey of Heller 2017 graduates, 86 percent were employed or continuing their education a year after graduation.

Once they graduate, COEX students thrive in jobs where they can create meaningful change. Consider Naveed Noormal, MA COEX’16, who delivered the graduate student address at Brandeis commencement and is now First Secretary at the Embassy of Afghanistan in London. Rebecca Herrington, MA SID/COEX’14 is a developmental evaluator at Social Impact in Washington, D.C., and Jennan Al-Hamdouni, MA COEX’16, is part of the Humanitarian Access and Negotiation Support Unit at Conflict Dynamics International in Cambridge, Mass. 

The Career Development Center will continue to be a benefit long after you graduate. Staff are committed to connecting students and alumni to the Heller network and the professional resources they need as their career aspirations evolve—it’s a lifelong promise.