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    Alumni

    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 >> 

    GETTING INVOLVED 
    Learn how to provide guidance, mentorship, opportunities, and more for students and alumni alike. See how to get involved >>

     

    CAREER RESOURCES FOR ALUMNI
    YU CareerLink

    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.

    Yeshiva University Wall Street Jobs Group

    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 yucareernetwork@yu.edu.

    Five O'Clock Club
    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: 
    • A subscription to The Five O’Clock News, filled with information on career development and job-search techniques. 
    • Access to the Members-Only section of the Five O’Clock Club website, a free copy of How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career and a free copy of our 111-page bibliography of career and job-search resources. 
    • Access to reasonably priced weekly seminars featuring individualized attention to your specific needs in small-group strategy sessions supervised by our senior coaches. 
    • Access to reasonably priced one-on-one coaching (rates vary). 

     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. 


    Conducting a Job Search

    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

    Resume

    Cover Letter

    Job Search Strategies

    Useful Web site Links

    Informational Interviews

    Interviews

    Thank You Letters


    Career Research

    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.

    Informational Interviewing
    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.
    Industry Overviews
    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.

    To learn more or speak with a counselor, please email us at careercenter@yu.edu 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

    GETTING INVOLVED
    There are several ways that alumni can partner with the Career Center to benefit current students as well as fellow alumni. Here are the many ways alumni have been, and can be, involved:

     

    As 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 Careers.

    As 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.  

    As 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.

    As 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.

    As 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. To post a job or internship, click here.

    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 coalter@yu.edu 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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