The Career Center continues to work with Yeshiva University graduates long after commencement. We work with alumni who need their own career assistance as well as those who want to get involved and give back to fellow alumni and current students.
CAREER RESOURCES Whether you are thinking about advancing in your current field or making a career transition, you should use our services for networking, conducting research, searching for jobs, and preparing for interviews. View career resources >>
Learn how to provide guidance, mentorship, opportunities, and more for students and alumni alike. See how to get involved >>
Check out YU CareerLink for current job postings. Be sure to click on the tab that says "Alumni Registration" when you register with the system.
This is an on-line job referral group hosted on Google groups that is coordinated by the Career Center. The center sends out weekly job postings to the group in order help the unemployed, further the career of the employed, and continue to grow the Yeshiva University network. To be added as a member of the group and receive the weekly emails, please send a subscription request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yeshiva has arranged for alumni
to have a free lifetime membership in The Five O’Clock Club, the national
organization that helps people grow
their careers or find new jobs.
As a Five O’Clock Club Member, you get:
Click on this link to get started : http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/lets-get-started.
Fill out the form and be sure to enter Yeshiva as the
organization that referred you—you’ll find Yeshiva on the
drop-down menu at the bottom of the form.
Many websites are devoted to industry and organizational research. Review our Tips & Resources page which lists several helpful resources including Vault's Career Insider, CareerBliss, Glassdoor, and more. Also review the Department of Labor's web site at www.bls.gov/oco, America's Career InfoNet (which includes excellent videos explaining occupations) at www.careerinfonet.org, and web sites of specific organizations. The center has also created industry overviews for alumni thinking about changing careers.
You should read publications related to your field of interest, including magazines, newspapers, and trade journals. Professional associations offer excellent opportunities to explore different industries and to network with professionals who are active in their fields. By joining, you gain access to online resources, job listings, periodicals and newsletters, and invitations to local and national conferences and networking events. You can find listings of professional associations online through many sites, including Weddle's Associations Directory.
Speaking with fellow alumni and other contacts is one of the best ways to learn about an industry and make connections. Do preliminary research before speaking with industry professionals and update your resume so you can provide it to contacts. Remember to be professional and courteous and do NOT ask for a job directly.
See the Career Center fact sheet on networking and informational interviewing for more information.
If you are considering a career transition, review our industry handouts, which provide brief overviews of career tracks within select industries. They also include web sites for additional information.
Once you are ready to apply for positions, you should devise a plan and assign yourself timelines. The job search process has many steps, and each is critical for finding the right job and accepting an offer.
Career Resources for Alumni
Job Search Strategies
Useful Web site Links
Thank You Letters
To learn more or speak with a counselor, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 212-960-5400 x5033 (Wilf) and 646-592-4135 (Beren). For additional information about events and programs for alumni, be sure to visit the Office of Alumni Affairs web page at www.yu.edu/alumni.
a presenter or panelist
– The Career Center coordinates more than 100 programs and events each year for
students, often with alumni participants. Last year, more than 90 alumni
participated in programs such as Being Orthodox in an Unorthodox World, How to
Succeed at Work, Mock Interview Night, Careers in Psychology, and Hot Tech
a mentor – The
Career Center manages a database network of alumni for informational purposes,
called YU InfoLink. This network allows
students to connect with alumni from a variety of fields to discuss their
career and/or graduate school questions.
There are currently over 300 alumni participating in YU InfoLink. The Career Center manages a Women in Business
mentoring program and co-coordinates an Accounting mentoring program. Recently,
the Career Center collaborated with the Pre-Law Advisor on initiating a Pre-Law
mentoring program that is piloting this year. All mentoring programs have a
combination of alumni and non-alumni mentor participants. In addition to participating
in YU InfoLink and mentoring programs, alumni have come on campus for full
days, half days, or evenings to conduct one-on-one informational interviews
about their industry.
a job shadowing site
– Every year, between 20-40 sophomores will participate in a job shadowing
program over their winter break in January. Students will visit the work site
of an employer in their field of interest for a day, learning more about that
career path and industry. In last year‘s pilot program, almost ¾ of job shadow
employers were alumni. The Career Center
also coordinates site visits where a group of 10-20 students can tour a company
and hear about the different types of opportunities available.
an ambassador –
The Alumni Affairs Office coordinates the Alumni Ambassador network. One of the
several options for ambassadors includes participating in the Career Center
efforts. There are currently almost 100 Career Ambassadors that the Career
Center utilizes as a resource for programming and for helping individual
students. To learn more or to submit an application, visit the Ambassador registration page.
an employer –
Alumni can register their organization with the Career Center and participate
in a number of recruiting options including posting internship and job
opportunities, presenting company and career information sessions on campus,
attending career fairs, and conducting on-campus interviews. The Career Center
currently works with several thousand alumni in this capacity.
As a facilities/space provider – The Career Center often looks to hold programs for students in professional settings off campus. Alumni can donate space, whether conference rooms for smaller events or larger spaces for panel presentations and networking events.
The Career Center is also happy
to work with alumni on creative ideas they might have regarding programming and
other ways they would like to work with our office and current students.
To learn more about getting involved, please contact Jocelyn Coalter, our Director of Employer and Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-592-4140.For additional information about events and programs for alumni, be sure to visit the Office of Alumni Affairs web page at www.yu.edu/alumni.
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