Accelerated MA

Welcome to the Accelerated MA Community!

Here you’ll find resources such as articles, job and internship opportunities, events and career inspiration tailored to Accelerated MA students.

My name is Marcia Katz and I am the Career Coach for the Accelerated MA program and the Director of Career Development and Alumni Engagement at Brandeis International Business School. I am looking forward to meeting you and partnering with you in your career discovery. I hope to connect with you soon.

I have been working in the Career Center at the International Business School for 20 years. Prior to that, and after receiving my MBA, I worked as an audit supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand, now PWC, and taught graduate business courses at Simmons University and Lesley University. I also was a consultant with the Boston Management Consortium, working for change at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Police Department. At Brandeis, I originated and developed the Launching Your Global Career Course.

I encourage you to meet with me so I can get to know you and, therefore, better advise you! I understand that you have the experience and knowledge, and have put in the thought, to choose and to make the most of this accelerated degree. I invite you to now take full advantage of the services at the International Business School to enhance your academic knowledge and expand your career opportunities. Be sure to read the weekly CSE Newsletter completely and carefully. There you will be kept abreast of all of the events, job postings and resources available at the International Business School and beyond. Join clubs formed around your interests, where you will become acquainted with your fellow students who are your first line of offense in your job search! Some clubs that may be of interest include:

I also encourage you to visit the Career Communities section of this site to access more information on industries such as Finance, Economics, Consulting, Marketing, Real Estate and more!

3 Resources for Improving Data Analysis Skills | Victoria Zhao MSBA’23

Do you want to improve your analytics skills over the summer? Check out some courses/websites I have used to expand my own knowledge about data analysis for both my degree and job search!

Google Analytics Academy

Analytics Academy introduces how …

By Victoria Zhao
Victoria Zhao CSE Career Captain
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How “Community Spotlights” Can Help You Network

If you’re scrolling through a Program or Career Community page on CSE Connect and notice a section called Community Spotlights, I encourage you to stop and have a look! This hidden gem can help you connect with alumni from your …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications
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School May Be Out, but Learning Is Always In: Don’t Sleep on Developing Skills this Summer!

Summer is a great time to develop new skills. If you’re doing an internship or Field Project, you’re bound to learn a lot on the job. Listen, ask questions and take advantage of the many opportunities to put your classroom …

By Rachel Wasdyke
Rachel Wasdyke Director, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Communications
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The CSE’s Go-To List of Action Verbs

Lights! Camera! Action Verbs!

Definition of action verb
a verb that expresses action “Drive” in “We often drive past their house” and “think” in “Let’s think about the problem” are both action verbs.

A few days ago, I was using …

By Natalie Warila
Natalie Warila Assistant Director, Career Strategies
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Summer Reading Roundup from the CSE Connect Blog

In case you missed these the first time around, below is a roundup of recent CSE Connect blog posts to provide extra career inspiration this summer! Visit the News section of CSE Connect for more great content!

10 Ways to …

By Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
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or leading, your field project meetings? Take a look at …

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