Rachel Wasdyke

Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications

Rachel Wasdyke

Rachel Wasdyke (she/her) has been a proud member of the Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE) team at Brandeis International Business School since 2016. As Director of Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications, Rachel and her Engagement team members connect students, employers and alumni through professional-development tools and programs, networking events and employment opportunities. Rachel leads the International Business School’s popular Industry Trek Program and was the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Staff Service Award for her positive contributions to the school. She is also an MBACSEA committee member, helping represent Brandeis as part of a global alliance of graduate business career management professionals and employers, and has previously taught Management Communication at the business school. 

Rachel started her career in the publishing industry, where she worked for more than a decade in roles at Bloomsbury Publishing, Hachette Book Group and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, driving public relations strategies and implementing marketing campaigns for New York Times best-selling and award-winning authors. She holds her BA in English from Colby College and MS in Mass Communication from Boston University’s College of Communication, where she has taught communication writing for many years. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, travel and cooking and welcomes conversations about all three anytime! 

All Posts

Who’s Your Morrie? The Importance of Mentorship and How to Find a Good Mentor!

At the CSE, we’re constantly stressing the importance of mentorship. A good mentor can help you think strategically about your career trajectory, navigate tricky business situations and build confidence. A good mentor may also develop into a great friend and …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Say Hello to “The CSE Connect Scoop” and Enjoy Curated Content Just for You!

We’re serving up an exciting new feature of CSE Connect – customized, weekly alerts featuring content geared specifically to you!

Not everyone orders the same ice cream flavor. I’m a Mocha Chip fan. You like Rocky Road. And that’s okay! …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

6 Questions with Leadership Expert Antonie Knoppers ‘93, MA’95

Antonie Knoppers ‘93, MA’95, is a leadership and communication trainer, speaker and coach as well as the author of the book Leading with Presence: Fundamental Tools and Insights for Impactful, Engaging Leadership. We were able to connect with Antonie in …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Want to Stand Out During Virtual Career Fairs? The CSE Has a Guide for That!

Are you attending Brandeis University’s 2021 Technology and Innovation Virtual Career Fair tomorrow? If the answer is “yes,” have you met with your Career Coach, registered for sessions and researched companies? Or do you still need to prepare and aren’t …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Have You Joined B Connect Yet?

B Connect is a powerful networking and mentorship hub available exclusively to the Brandeis community.

Sign up through the B Connect website to begin making connections, advancing your career and accessing Brandeisians-only benefits.

With B Connect, students can:

Access an …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Brandeis University’s Technology & Innovation Virtual Career Fair Is Only One Week Away!

Brandeis University’s 2021 Technology & Innovation Virtual Career Fair is only one week away! Register now to attend group and one-on-one sessions with top employers. Spots fill up so don’t delay. 

The Brandeis Technology & Innovation Virtual Career Fair is …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Brandeis Sponsors Boston FinTech Week: Register to Attend Career Fair, Panels and more!

Brandeis University will once again sponsor Boston FinTech Week, September 28 – October 1, 2021. Boston FinTech Week welcomes entrepreneurs, senior financial services executives, data providers, venture capitalists, academics, students, regulators and media members from all over the world to explore …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Navigating the Early Recruiting Cycle for Summer 2022 Internships

Classes have just begun yet you’ve already heard the Careers Strategies and Engagement Team (CSE) mention the term “Early Recruiting” about 1000 times. So what exactly is Early Recruiting and what does it mean for you?

Early recruiting is a …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications Rachel Wasdyke
Read more »

Top Vault Consulting Firms Discuss Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are not simply talking points at all-company meetings; they are requirements for the modern workplace. A company can’t reach its potential unless a wide array of perspectives are heard and employees with those differing perspectives are made …

By Vault Consulting Editors - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
Read more »

Fintech Disruptors Poised to Thrive (and Hire) Post-Covid

After four full quarters of Covid-19, some sectors have withered, while others have expanded. One sector that was growing before Covid and is still expanding is fintech.

In 2018, of the $254 billion in total global capital invested during the …

By Ken McCord - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
Read more »