Hailing from Teaneck, NJ, Sam Reinstein is currently in his second year of RIETS on his road to receiving Smikha after graduating Yeshiva College with a degree in Mathematics. This past summer, Sam participated in the Center for the Jewish Future’s Kansas City Internship program. Working for a small family owned insurance company, Sam turned the internship into a consulting job that continues until today. While he is still moving forward in his Rabbinical career, as he will begin to be the Rabbinical intern in Washington DC’s Kesher Israel this coming year, he is furthering his career in Mathematics by taking the actuary exams. This coming summer, Sam will be returning to Kansas City to direct the internship program he participated in this past summer, while being the intern in the Orthodox synagogue. After the program, Sam will then be the intern in Shaarei Tefillah in Teaneck. Since revising and reviewing his resume for both his pursuits in the Rabbinical and mathematical fields with the CDC, he has made sure to make others know what the CDC can offer.
Hannah Dreyfus, originally from New Haven, CT, is currently a junior at Stern College majoring in Journalism. Besides for her course work, she balances an Editorial and Reporting internship at The Jewish Week and serves as the Managing Editor for the The Observer. She looks forward to assuming the position of Editor in Chief next year. For this upcoming summer, Hannah was selected to participate in the American Society for Magazine Editors (ASME) Internship Program, a highly competitive program that places interns at popular magazines in New York and Washington, and will be working at PARADE magazine. Additionally, Hannah was selected to participate in the Princeton Tikvah Undergraduate Seminar, set to take place at the end of the summer, and recently won the Edward A. Rothman Memorial Award for the best paper on the theme of “Issues in Orthodox Judaism in Practice”. Sharing her passion for the written word, Hannah works as a tutor for the Beren Writing Center, helping her peers with academic essays and creative work. Hannah also has an expressed interest in Law and Public Policy. Last summer, she served as a Legal Intern at AJC for General Counsel, Marc Stern, and participated this semester in the Cardozo School of Law Undergraduate Fellowship Program. She is hoping to pursue a joint degree in Journalism and Law. Since beginning at Stern, Hannah has worked closely with the Career Center on the Beren Campus. From editing cover letters to helping create a portfolio of clips, Hannah is incredibly grateful for the time, attention, and encouragement she received from Career Center.
Rachel Israel: Rachel is originally from Montreal and is currently a Senior Accounting major at the Sy Syms School of Business. Rachel decided to use the accounting skills that she obtained in school, and apply them as an intern at a law firm called Fasken Martineau this past summer. This semester, Rachel felt like it was time to combine all her interests in accounting, media and the arts, and was inspired to do something in a creative field . She recently accepted her dream internship position at MTV this fall, where she will be working in the Production Management department. In her spare time, Rachel is an active member of the track team, and enjoys hanging out with friends. Throughout her professional growth, the Career Center was there for guidance and support. The staff helped build her resume, and she encourages others to utilize the Career Center, so they can find these types of opportunities as well.
Jordan Botvinik: Jordan was
raised in Highland Park, New Jersey. He is currently an upper sophomore
majoring in economics and minoring in political science. He is also
working toward a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army at
Fordham University ROTC. Possessing keen political acumen he
learned about an internship through the CDC at the Mayor's office in New York
City and thought it interesting. He now interns in the Community Affairs
Unit and works as a liaison between Mayor Bloomberg's office and minority
communities around the five boroughs. The CDC has helped Jordan build his
resume and with numerous other internship and career opportunities. He encourages other students to utilize the CDC so they can find these experiences as well.
Frankiel: Judith hails from sunny Los Angeles California and came to Stern College for
Women in New York to study political science and minor in business. As a
college junior she is very interested in politics and Israel advocacy and heard
about the AIPAC Diamond internship from her peers in YUPAC (Yeshiva
University’s pro- Israel lobbying group). Judith was immediately interested in
applying but nervous about the professionalism of her cover letter and resume, so she had them reviewed
by the CDC. Their suggestions and revisions were invaluable. She was offered
the internship and plans on interning at AIPAC during this fall and spring. In
the past Judith has undertaken other internships/volunteer work helping
Congresswomen Maloney on her reelection and campaigning for Kirsten Gillibrand
in her run for State Senator. In addition, she has taken advantage of
building her leadership skills through becoming actively involved in various on-campus clubs including Stern College’s Soccer Team, the Chesed Club, and the J.
Dunner Political Science Society. This past summer she was also awarded the
Azrieli Fellowship in Public and International Affairs to work in the Center
for Near East Policy Research, an international media clearing house and outlet
for news in Israel.
Bogursky: Sasha grew up in New York City and since high school has been fascinated
with the field of journalism. Wanting to
make sure she attended college at the epicenter of the industry, and continue
her Jewish Studies as well, Stern College for Women proved an ideal choice. As
journalism is such a competitive field she sought as many internships as
possible to optimize her chances of employment upon graduation and to gain
valuable experiences and skills. She
worked as an intern at The Media Line, a professional journalistic organization
in Jerusalem, as well as at PresenTense. Upon returning to New York, she
interned at Talkline Communications Network, as well as the Republican Jewish
Coalition. She is most proud of securing a summer internship this past summer
at Fox News. She credits the CDC at YU
for helping her secure this prestigious position. She said: “I got this position because I
always read the weekly emails distributed by CDC and saw that there was an
upcoming career fair in which YU was participating.” She noticed that Fox News would
be attending and was looking for interns.
She applied for an on-site interview and was granted one. Throughout the whole process the CDC was
there to help her with developing a professional resume and cover letter and by
preparing her for the interview. Advice she has for fellow students: “Go to the CDC! It’s never too early to take
on internships. You really want a few because they are critical to students
landing full-time positions. Do as much as you can and treat everyone you meet
with respect and professionalism. You
never know who will be a potential lead.”
Nina Garkavi Right after graduation, Nina Garkavi started a paid marketing internship with Integrated Media Solutions with potential to lead to a full-time role. The Sy Syms School of Business student with a major in Marketing and a minor in Information Systems found her position by posting her resume on YU CareerLink, where a YU alum saw it and contacted her.
Born in Moscow, Russia, and raised in Seattle, WA, Nina had many internships while at YU, including with Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Allied Advertising, American Family Insurance and a Clear Channel Radio Station Kube 93 FM. She found most of them through networking and making contacts at career fairs and site visits. A successful job search, Nina says, requires personal determination and motivation. She encourages students to have resumes reviewed frequently by the CDC and to personalize a resume for every position, because no two companies are the same.
Joseph Azulay As a sophomore in the Sy Syms School of Business, Joseph attended the Wall Street Forum, organized by the CDC, where he introduced himself to someone who works in the Tax Department of Goldman Sachs. Afterwards, Joseph followed up. He worked with the CDC on both his resume and with interview preparation and then landed an internship at Goldman Sachs. ''Talk to anyone you meet,'' Joseph says, ''because anyone can help you get your foot in the door.''
Jordana Chernofsky Jordana saw a flyer advertising an internship opportunity with The Rachel Ray Show. It was posted on YU CareerLink, and she decided to apply. She then stopped by the Career Development Center during walk-in hours and scheduled a mock interview. The Stern College student majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in graphic design and illustration, landed the internship. She plans on interning in the art department of The Rachel Ray Show, where she will assist with designing the props and sets used on the show.
Jordana plans to go to graduate school to study art therapy and would like to freelance in graphic design. ''Many students in the arts feel discouraged and they should not,'' she says. ''There are opportunities out there. You just to need to work hard to find them and keep your eyes open. Students need to do what they love to do, be confident and be open to new opportunities.''
Ira Twersky After his sophomore year, Ira took part in the Social Work Rusk Internship at NYU Langone Medical Center. From Elizabeth, NJ, Ira is considering a career in psychology, and the internship will expose him to a clinical setting. Ira's advice is to use all available resources at the CDC in order to find an opportunity because there are a lot of options and it's difficult to do it alone. In particular, he urges students to work with faculty members. They can help with searches and offer valuable insight.
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