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Summer Career Academy

What is Summer Career Academy (SCA)?

This highly recommended 4-week, self-directed, online career preparation program is designed to introduce incoming graduate degree students to the Heller Career Development Center (CDC) and to a handful of the professional building blocks necessary for planning one’s future career. In short, SCA offers students the opportunity to jumpstart their career planning and preparation, to access career resources, and to learn more about themselves, resumes, and networking tools among other career essentials.

SCA Timeline

Students will be introduced to a different topic on the Monday of each corresponding week; application activities and opportunities for staff engagement accompany each weekly content area as well. While SCA is facilitated across four designated weeks, students may choose to complete only the week(s) of interest to them. That is, students may complete just one of the weeks, defer completing SCA until after the Fall semester begins, or complete all four weeks as outlined below. In essence, SCA is designed to be self-paced for students who need that flexibility.

Schedule & Content Areas

  • Week #1: July 25 - CDC Resources
  • Week #2: August 1 - Career Exploration & Self-Assessment
  • Week #3: August 8 - Your Heller Resume
  • Week #4: August 15 - Networking & LinkedIn

Is SCA Mandatory?

While optional, thus not required, SCA is strongly encouraged!

How Do I Register for SCA?

SCA remains available to all incoming graduate degree students. Students are automatically enrolled after they have accepted their offer of admission, made a deposit, and successfully created Brandeis credentials. After these 3 conditions have been met, sit back, relax, and watch your Brandeis inbox for an instructional email on the Monday of each corresponding week!

SCA Next Steps

Week #1 instructions will be sent on Monday, July 25. Note: SCA emails are delivered via Handshake, the Heller Career Development Center’s career management system. In the meantime, you can learn more about the Heller Career Development Center on our website.