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Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center
From College to Career:
A Webinar for Parents of Seniors
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
12 – 1 PM ET
Presenter: Andrea Dine, Executive Director, Hiatt Career Center
Moderator: Alexandra Stephens, Associate Dir., Career Programs & Engagement
• Current job climate and value of a liberal arts
• Hiatt’s career development philosophy for
college students and alumni
• What to expect out of senior year and what you
can do to help
• Resources for your senior to aid in the job
search / graduate school application process
That Was Then...This Is Now
Students more frequently visit career office
Larger emphasis on internships
More jobs / careers over lifetime
Effects of LinkedIn and other technology on
recruiting and job search process
• Creativity in campus recruiting
The Power of Liberal Arts Education
Career Outcomes for Brandeis Grads
Class of 2013
Other, 2%
Seeking, 4%
School, 36%
Other 2% includes fellowships, travel and
• Top Employment Areas
– 11% Financial
Services/ Banking
– 11% Education
– 11% Year-in-Service
– 10% Healthcare
– 9% Science/Research/
– 5% Consulting
– 5% Advertising/
– 4% Computer
Science/IT/ Engineerin
Brandeis students average 3 professional experiences before graduation
Post graduation destination data available online
*58% response rate
Career Development Philosophy
Suggestions for Senior Year
• Consider pursuing senior thesis or original
• Transition from “Backpack to Briefcase”
– Fellowships
– Full-time job search
– Graduate school applications
Recruiting Timelines
A typical, active job search takes 3-6 months.
Large organizations recruit on a schedule:
• Wrapping-up now: investment banking, finance,
consulting, engineering
• Spring through early summer: education,
nonprofit, government, law, science
• Spring through summer: advertising, marketing,
media, public relations, human resources,
management, sales
Resources & Programs
Career Reflection, Exploration & Research
– TypeFocus
– Spotlight on Careers (w/postings by field)
– Vault
Graduate and Law School
– B.hired, plus LACN job databases
Interview Preparation
– How to: Interview
– InterviewStream
– Glassdoor via How To > Interview page
– Interview Coaching Night
– LinkedIn: Brandeis University Career Connections
– Wisdom Wanted
More: Family Guide to Hiatt Programming by Class Year
Hiatt Signature Programs
Employer Engagement
• Industry Nights: case competition + open
• Employer Spotlights & Information Sessions
• Career Fairs: Career and Internship
Connection, Just In Time
Networking & Skill Development
Wisdom Wanted
Brandeis University Career Connections
Etiquette Dinner
Alumni and Employer Office Hours
Winter Break: NYC & DC networking events
Get Involved with Brandeis
• Career-related volunteer opportunities
– Share career advice
– Post open jobs/internships
– Network in-person and online
• University-wide opportunities
• University events calendar
Stay In Touch
• Fill out our satisfaction survey to let us know how we did
and ask any additional questions
• Register for upcoming alumni webinars
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 781-736-3618
“Brandeis University Career Connections”
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