Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Professional Development

2016 MPP Segal Fellows Dan McConvey and Brie McLemore, and 2013 Brandeis Segal Fellow Jenn Recinos networking at 2016 Segal Fellow Retreat

Along with having lifetime access to the Program's ever-expanding Segal Network, Segal Fellows also have access to resources from the Segal Program and information from Founders and partners regarding upcoming job opportunities. 

Helping You Plan for Career & Continued Schooling

We’re here to help you think about your growth as citizen leaders, including career, college, and graduate school planning. We’re often writing recommendation letters for recent Fellows who we know well or connecting Fellows with others in the Segal Network who have pursued similar degrees or are in similar career fields. Please reach out to Susie and Carmela (flugsilva@brandeis.edu, carmelajmb@brandeis.edu) if you would like to talk more about your grad school or career planning (or offer to share advice with others).

Jade Eckels, Segal Fellow
2016 Segal Fellow Jade Eckels
"Becoming a Segal Fellow fundamentally shaped the direction of my career. I served as a Segal Fellow Intern in D.C. in an education policy-focused role. This internship experience inspired me to apply to graduate school programs centered around education policy. When I met Segal Program Director Susie Flug-Silva in my senior year at Brandeis, I discovered that she is an alum of the Urban Education Policy (UEP) master's program at Brown University. She graciously answered my questions about the program and went above and beyond by providing a recommendation letter for me. I was accepted to the UEP program and graduated with my master's degree in 2019. It's impossible to overstate the influence that the Segal Program has had on my life and career. I continue to be inspired by the work of other Fellows and strive to be a citizen leader in all that I do."
- 2016 Brandeis Segal Fellow Jade Eckels

Rhonda Shackleford-Ulmer Leadership Development Fund

Fellows can apply for funding (usually up to $280) each year to support your growth as a Citizen Leader. 

Acceptable uses for funds have included:

  • Conference entry costs
  • Travel costs for trainings and events
  • Financing Certification Programs

To apply: please fill out this form with all relevant information on your upcoming development opportunity