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Career Center Update: Dec. 20, 2019

Real Estate Speed Networking

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, 55 students gathered to network with nine real estate professionals at Real Estate Speed Networking. Groups of 4 to 7 students rotated through several tables staffed by professionals who shared their experiences and imparted insight and guidance regarding students’ prospective careers. Read more»

Google Site Visit

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, a group of 22 Stern and Yeshiva College computer science students visited Google’s New York City headquarters. They met with a member of Google’s Campus Outreach team and a panel of YU alumni currently working at the organization. This site visit was also the launch of the Career Ambassador Program, which allows student leaders to lead trips to organizations of interest. The student ambassador for the Google visit was Chaya Green, a Stern College computer science major.

From the Locker Room to the Boardroom

This athlete alumni panel on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, was the product of interdepartmental collaboration between the Career Center and YU Athletics. Over 40 students gathered to hear five alumni athletes across industries and fields share their personal stories, professional experiences, and transferable skills. Read more»

Networking 101

Networking 101, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, developed by the Career Center and the Networking Club, drew 35 students to gather and learn the importance of networking skills from the perspectives of upperclassmen students, a Career Center professional, and employer. The event motivated students to think more strategically about how they approached their networking.

Real Estate Site Visit

On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, Eli Weiss, a Sy Syms alumnus and Principal of Joy Construction, hosted nine students for a grand tour of his most recent real estate development, a boutique hotel located in midtown set to open in spring 2020. Also joining were Dr. Chaim Nissel, dean of students at Yeshiva College, and Susan Meyers, senior philanthropic adviser.

A Day in the Life of a CPA

The Accounting Society and the Career Center collaborated to create “A Day in the Life of a CPA,” a panel event hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The four-person panel was composed of accountants in tax and audit roles who shared their personal and professional experiences with over 30 students. An Accounting Society representative moderated the panel, whose questions prompted the professionals to share their experiences and provide insight and guidance.

Employer-in-Residence: Graphic Design/Media

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, seven students gathered to meet with Sam Feldman, YU alumna and graphic designer, who led an engaging and informative presentation, which shared her experience as a former YU student and how it helped her lay the foundation to become a professional graphic designer. Feldman brought along her portfolio and many samples of her work as tangible examples of what students in attendance can create as professionals. Students enjoyed speaking with a professional from a creative field and having the opportunity to learn about technical and transferable skills, hiring timelines and the importance of earning internships in the field while at YU.

Israel Summer 2020 Internship Info Sessions

In total, 95 student attended sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, to learn about the numerous agencies and programs students need to use for internships in Israeli companies and how these organizations act as conduits to the Israel companies and manage interviews and offers. Students who interned in Israel in the past spoke about successfully navigating this journey.

What is Wall Street....Other than Investment Banking?

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, the Career Center hosted its second annual “What is Wall Street....Other than Investment Banking?” Attendees heard a keynote speech from Dr. Noam Wasserman, dean of the Sy Syms School of Business, and then had the opportunity to hear about the multitude of other lucrative and interesting careers at the heart of the financial industry. This event helped prepare students for summer 2021 recruiting season.

Career Liaison

Interviews for the newly developed Career Liaison role at the Career Center ended the week of Dec. 16. Many students applied for this unique student-facing role in the Career Center, and candidates who are accepted will be trained to peer-review resumes for format and structure, lead original programs and events and gain tailored professional development experience through a curated Career Project created in partnership with a Career Center professional.

Warm & Welcome Campaign

During the summer of 2019, close to 800 handwritten cards were sent to the homes of the deposited students and each in the students’ native languages. As a result of this outreach to first time on campus engagement, the Career Center saw a 101% increase in engagement with the Career Center with this population. We are about to send out close to 150 handwritten notes to students beginning in Spring 2020.


Launching on Monday, Feb, 10, 2020, YU-MVP will function as Yeshiva University's network of volunteer mentors dedicated to virtual support and guidance for all undergraduate students. Those interested in volunteering can sign-up on and learn more about the platform. Students will be able to sign-up with their “” email address at launch to begin networking with the mentor community.