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1 From College to Career: A Webinar for Parents Wednesday, October 1, – 1 PM ET Presenter: Andrea Dine, Director, Hiatt Career Center Moderator: Alexandra Stephens, Associate Dir., Career Programs & Engagement Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center

2 Agenda Current job climate and value of a liberal arts education Hiatt’s career development philosophy for college students and alumni What to expect 1 st year and what you can do to help now Looking forward: timelines by class year and what you can do to help in the future

3 That Was Then...This Is Now Career is factor in college decision process 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

4 The Power of Liberal Arts Education

5 Career Outcomes for Brandeis Grads 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/ Engineerin g Brandeis students average 3 internships before graduation Post graduation destination data available onlinePost graduation destination data *58% response rate Other 2% includes fellowships, travel and volunteerism

6 Career Development Philosophy ReflectExploreConnect

7 Suggestions for Your First Year Take advantage of opportunities beyond the classroom to explore and identify values, skills, interests and strengths Research and discover fit in the world of work Build professional skills to get #EmployerReady and/or prepared for graduate school Connect with campus resources: –Academic Services –Hiatt Career Center –Faculty, supervisors and advisers

8 Looking Ahead: 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

9 Consider pursuing senior thesis or original research Transition from “Backpack to Briefcase” –Fellowships –Full-time job search –Graduate school applications Looking Ahead: Senior Year

10 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 Wisdom Wanted Brandeis University Career Connections Etiquette Dinner Alumni and Employer Office Hours Networking events in various cities

11 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

12 Questions?

13 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 Phone: Website: Social: “Brandeis University Career Connections” Brandeis Parents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrandeisParents/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrandeisParents/


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