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Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center
From College to Career:
A Webinar for Parents
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12 – 1 PM ET
Presenter: Andrea Dine, Director, Hiatt Career Center
Moderator: Alexandra Stephens, Associate Dir., Career Programs & Engagement
Agenda
• Current job climate and value of a liberal arts
education
• Hiatt’s career development philosophy for
college students and alumni
• What to expect sophomore and junior years
and what you can do to help
• Looking forward: senior year and what you can
do to help in the future
That Was Then...This Is Now
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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
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Other, 2%
Seeking, 4%
Employment,
57%
Graduate
School, 36%
Top Employment Areas
– 11% Financial
Services/ Banking
– 11% Education
– 11% Year-in-Service
– 10% Healthcare
– 9% Science/Research/
Pharmaceutical
– 5% Consulting
– 5% Advertising/
Marketing/PR
– 4% Computer
Science/IT/ Engineering
Other 2% includes fellowships, travel and
volunteerism
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Brandeis students average 3 professional experiences before graduation
Post graduation destination data available online
*58% response rate
Career Development Philosophy
Reflect
Connect
Explore
Suggestions for Sophomores & Juniors
• Pursue Study Abroad
• Consider fellowships
– Goldwater, Boren, Truman, Udall
• Attain upper-level student leadership roles
• Purse and engage in entry-level and
increasingly advanced internships
Looking Ahead: Senior Year
• Consider pursuing senior thesis or original
research
• Transition from “Backpack to Briefcase”
– Fellowships
– Full-time job search
– Graduate school applications
Hiatt Signature Programs
Employer Engagement
• Industry Nights: case competition,
industry panel and networking
• Employer Spotlights & Information
Sessions
• Career Fairs: Career and Internship
Connection
Networking & Skill Development
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Wisdom Wanted
Brandeis University Career Connections
Etiquette Dinner
Alumni and Employer Office Hours
Networking events in various cities
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
Questions?
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
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Email: [email protected]
Phone: 781-736-3618
Website: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt/
Social:
/hiattcareercenter
@hiattatbrandeis
“Brandeis University Career Connections”
• Brandeis Parents Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrandeisParents/
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