For Alumni

Alumni Career and Professional Development

Even after you graduate, the Career Development Center is still here for you. We’ll support you in every step of your journey, from your first job with your new graduate degree, to your growth into a leadership role. We offer one-on-one coaching, webinars, job postings and online resources through our Handshake platform. Below are resources and suggestions of ways to utilize the Heller School Career Development Center.

Individual Advising

One of the most important resources that we have at the career development center is our team. We are professionals with a variety of different experiences, but more than that, we enjoy working with alumni to assist with their next steps.

Online Resources

  • Handshake: Through Handshake, you can view job and internship postings, make appointments with Career Development Center staff, find resources for job searching and applications and more. This is the core of all career activities at Heller—and it's available to Heller alumni for a lifetime. 

  • GoinGlobal (via Handshake): International job search platform with career resources in over 120 global locations. This platform includes a country guide, H1B sponsorship listings, and relocation resources.

  • DevEx: A career platform for the international development community. It includes job postings and resources for nonprofit organizations, as well as global development advising and career education workshops.

Career Education Programs

These are programs such as developing your resume and cover letter, interviewing strategies, understanding the U.S. job market, leveraging the Heller School and Brandeis network, practicing your professional pitch, how to use LinkedIn in your job search, and a variety of other different skill-development topics. These workshops are offered via webinar so that you can access them in any part of the world. Login to Handshake to explore the full calendar of events. 

Alumni Career Hours: Heller on the Road

Currently taking place in Boston on Fridays, you can meet us all around the city to discuss your career questions over a cup of coffee. Details are sent out each month in our newsletter. If you’d like us to come to your neighborhood, email Erica Hodes (efosser@brandeis.edu) with location suggestions.

Career Assessment

We offer a variety of assessment instruments to further help alumni clarify their interests, personality, values, and skills in order to find the best career and opportunities fit. These assessments are easy to follow and very descriptive and will provide you with feedback and suggestions based on your results. However, it can be tough to distill the valuable information that the assessment can provide by yourself, and our team is happy to help you interpret your assessment.

Alumni Career Newsletter

Our newsletter is a great way to keep up on the many career programs, job postings, professional development programs, and opportunities to get involved with assisting students and other alumni to move forward in their careers. This newsletter is sent through Handshake using your Brandeis email. If you’d like to update your primary email address, please contact Erica Hodes (efosser@brandeis.edu).

Central Alumni Services

Through the Brandeis University alumni page, you will find additional articles, webinars, and resources to help you navigate career transitions and milestones. We partner with this office to bring you broad career content and maximize our resources. 

Share Your Expertise

Alumni engagement is key to the many wonderful programs that the Heller School Career Development Center offers to its students and alumni. In the 2017-18 academic year over 15 Heller  alumni  participated in a variety of career programs, such as Lunch and Learns or Employer Treks.  Lunch and Learns  are intimate roundtable discussions that allow small groups of students to dive deep into conversations with alumni about their careers while enjoying great food. Employer Treks are student group visits hosted by alumni at their respective organizations, which provide students with an experiential look at job functions and the work environment. Too far from Waltham for either option? Participate in a career program via webinar.

Interested in getting Engaged? Please contact Benny Belvin at bbelvin@brandeis.edu

Alumni panel at the 2016 Washington, D.C., career development trek.
Tasbeeha Mirza, MA SID'17, shares the value of the Heller alumni network.