Incoming Students

Welcome to Brandeis International Business School! Whether on campus or communicating over a distance, the Career Strategies and Engagement Center (CSE) partners with our students around the globe throughout the year. The CSE is your primary career strategy source while at Brandeis International Business School, and we look forward to getting to know you during Orientation and beyond.  

Career activities begin long before Orientation, positioning you for the early career readiness that employers expect from business school students. Recruiting cycles for some internships and full time jobs may be as early as a year ahead of the position start date, particularly for large financial or management consulting firms such as Goldman Sachs, BlackRock and McKinsey.

Please read all correspondence from “Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)” carefully and promptly as this information will be essential for your participation in CSE and recruiting activities.

Career Quick-Links for Incoming Students

From your Required Resume Assignment, to Early Recruiting Opportunities, to resources for cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and value statements, these quick-links are here to ensure your career readiness as you prepare to apply for highly competitive opportunities.


Oops! Small Talk Topics to Avoid

Inspired by our Annual Professional Presentation Week (February 12 – February 16, 2024), the CSE Team has created a blog series to highlight important topics related to the various aspects of professional presentation. These will be published throughout the month of …

By Kristen Babineau
Kristen Babineau Associate Director, Career Strategies, MSBA Career Coach
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Cozy Career Strategies for a Snow Day | Sana Ijaz, MBA’25

As we continue to face another snowy New England semester, Sana Ijaz, MBA’25, unveils her plan for turning a wintry day into a productive day while not giving up on the coziness. 

Cozy Career Strategies for a Snow Day

As …

By Sana Ijaz
Sana Ijaz CSE Career Captain
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CSE Scoop – Under Construction!

CSE Scoop – Under Construction!

You may notice your inbox is a little quieter at 10 am on Tuesdays over the next few weeks. You may even ask yourself “What’s (where’s) the Scoop?”

Your CSE Connect Scoop – weekly …

By Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
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Winter break strategies for a career in finance | Diana Babich, MSF’25

In preparation for the upcoming winter break, Diana Babich, MSF’25, shares how she will spend her time during the Brandeis International Business School winter break to focus on enhancing her career strategies.

My Winter Break Career Strategies 

It is the …

By Dziyana Babich
Dziyana Babich CSE Career Captain
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Career Lattice: Insights from Emily Murphy, MA’15

CSE Career Captain, Djounia Saint-Fleurant, MBA’24, compiles and shares her insights from her participation in the Career Strategies and Engagement’s Fall 2023 Alumni Speaker Series with Emily Murphy, MA’15.  

Career Lattice: Insights from Emily Murphy, MA’15

Career development and success are …

By Djounia Saint-Fleurant
Djounia Saint-Fleurant CSE Career Captain, Creative Crew, Blog Squad
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Incoming Student Resources

CSE DIY LinkedIn Headshot Kit

It’s easy to take a professional-looking LinkedIn headshot (also known as your LinkedIn Profile Photo) with your smartphone.
Borrow the …

CSE Early Recruiting Master

Large, established organizations, especially in the finance and consulting industries, begin recruiting their summer interns and entry level employees a …

CSE Resume Master | Templates, Guides and Resources

Always start with your program’s resume guide – it’s both the foundation and background story of your resume template. It tells …

CSE Connect Scoop Guide

We’re serving up an exciting feature of CSE Connect – customized, weekly emails featuring content geared specifically to you!
What is …

Community Spotlight

Contact & Location


Career Strategies and Engagement Center
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

CSE Business Hours

Monday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday 9AM-5PM
Wednesday 9AM-5PM
Thursday 9AM-5PM
Friday 9AM-5PM