The YU Career Strategist: April 12, 2021

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ISSUE 23 • April 12, 2021

Note from the Executive Director

You have the offer…or more than one…now what?

How do you have the bird’s-eye view about what really goes on at a company and to know which offer to accept?

This is the time to take a moment and think about which employer checks the boxes for you. Some factors such as salary, benefits, financial standing and company size will either be told to you or can easily be researched.

Other factors, such as the morale of the employees, the ability to create your own schedule or finding out if they really appreciate work/life balance, can only be found out from within. Lucky for you that you are at YU!

Our alumni network is vast and always willing to help. Now is the time to join YU-MVP, where you can search the alumni database for those who currently work at the companies or who have worked at them in the past. Additionally, the Shevet Glaubach Center can do a detailed search for you to further discover if we have an alumni presence.

Reading employee reviews is a critical part of the discovery period, and in my opinion, one cannot beat the information found in Glassdoor. You can garner some perspective from employees at all levels of the corporate structure.

Always keep in mind that if you do not see something you are looking for in a company, now is the time to ask. If you have received an offer, you are already viewed as a new hire. Think outside the box: Is there a gym reimbursement? Work from any location policy? Will they provide you with the newest cell phone and technology you request? Commuting reimbursement? Employers receive corporate discounts on all of the aforementioned, so the value it has for you is greater than the cost they incur.

This can be an exciting time. Be confident and know you are already in the door; it is now about the carpet they can roll out for you.

All the best.

—Susan


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Spotlight

Mitchell Rosenberg

Mitchell Rosenberg ’15SB

Mitchell Rosenberg majored in Business and Management with a concentration in Human Resources and Organizational Structure at Sy Syms School of Business.

After completing his time at YU, he joined NASDAQ as Talent Acquisition Coordinator. He moved to KKR & Co. in 2016 and has risen through the ranks to HR Manager.

Mitchell had a few minutes to share some tips and his story with SGC recently.


You are very accomplished individual. What set you up on this path towards success?

If someone were to describe some of my personality traits, he or she would probably use words like motivated, goal oriented, organized, analytical and a problem solver. I think many of these traits have gotten me to where I am today.

When I first started college, even though I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, I was extremely motivated and set goals for myself throughout school. I think the process of setting goals, whether big or small, allows one to improve and push himself or herself and continue to learn and develop skills.

Thinking in these terms has really pushed me to always work my hardest, whether that was in school or in a work setting, and I have grown and found many opportunities in such a short time because of that.

What interested you in Human Resources? How did you initially take your first steps?

The part of HR that has always fascinated me is the people. People can make good organizations great or struggling companies worse. In other words, a company is only as good as the people they bring in, develop and retain. I wanted to see what it was like to be part of a team dedicated to managing the “people aspect” of a business.

I took a rather unusual first step, I walked into the Human Resources office on YU’s campus and asked if they had any openings. I started in the summer of 2013 as a recruitment and onboarding intern on Wilf Campus. It was an eye-opening experience to see YU not only from a student’s perspective but from the perspective of a member of the HR team.

Being in HR lets you see organizations differently, like seeing a phone taken apart and re-assembled makes you appreciate what a wonder it is that the device works so seamlessly. Being in HR makes you appreciate all the countless people involved in making a company run smoothly.

How did your time at YU set you up for this career?

I was greatly impacted by my professors who loved their fields so much that they chose to teach.

I recall vividly my Intro to Human Resources professor spending over an hour after an evening class answering questions, regaling us with stories of his HR consulting days and challenging us to think about the applicable concepts we were learning.

Another professor who influenced my career was my Intro to Information Systems professor. I will never forget her palpable excitement as she explained the simplest concepts about Excel. I had never seen someone get so excited over a VLOOKUP function!

Many students are looking for internships and full-time roles. What are things you did to set yourself up?

Interacting with accomplished professionals in the field was the biggest way I set myself apart. By the end of my time at YU, I had reached out to and spoken with dozens of HR professionals in the New York City area via LinkedIn. Some of the best lessons and information about the field have come from those many conversations.

Those same reach-outs got me my first internship outside of YU and my first job after college. Speaking to people who have the role you want and hearing their stories and the paths they took to get there can help guide you. Your path may be a little different, but those early conversations in your career can have a meaningful impact.

What can students do to maximize their college experience? What are a few things you did?

Your college experience is unique in that you will likely never again be surrounded by this many professors, school clubs and impromptu student events. For me, the two things that defined my college experience were joining the Human Resources Club and becoming a Writing Center Tutor.

The HR club enabled me to interact with students across the campus equally interested in HR and share ideas. Working in the Writing Center taught me a lot of the interpersonal skills I use today. As a tutor, I needed to deliver tough feedback and communicate effectively.

In the end, your college experience is whatever you make of it: two students can spend the same four years on the same campus, yet each can leave with entirely different experiences. You can choose to get involved, learn about your chosen field and have a little fun, or you can keep you head down and “get through it.” The choice is yours.

If you had to provide a final piece of advice to students, not just those in business, what would you tell them?

When you start your career, you will want to make a big impact right away. Remember, though, it takes time to acclimate to a new job, a new career and new colleagues. Be patient with yourself through this process.

My biggest piece of advice for success in any career is to become uncommonly good at common things. If you want greater autonomy, exciting projects and more responsibility, you need to first perfect the basics. Once the basics become easy, you will be ready for more, and those around you will notice.


Tip of the Week

Evaluating an Offer

Congratulations! After months of networking, applying, and interviewing for an internship/job, you receive an offer; for some, it might be multiple offers.

Now what?

Although it might feel like your job/internship search is over, it is not. You still have to accept or decline the offer. Below are some factors to consider as you make your decision:

  1. Consider the organization’s size when comparing more than one employer: the location; whether the role is remote, hybrid or traditional face-to-face; the company’s reputation and financial stability. You might have researched some of these topics for the interview, but now it is time to take a critical view.
  2. Review the details of the role: the anticipated training, the department’s size, travel, work hours, overtime, professional development opportunities, supervisor and colleagues.
  3. Consider the industry you are joining. Is it in a growth or decline phase? Research the average salary for someone in a similar position within this industry. Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook as part of this process.
  4. Review your compensation and benefits, particularly if this is for a full-time offer. You will need to review the following: salary, signing bonus or other perks, relocation budget (if applicable), vacation time (i.e., paid time off), savings plan (e.g., 401K or 403B), health benefits (e.g., medical, dental and vision), tuition reimbursement (for self and family), pension or retirement plan, vesting time (i.e., when a company’s contributions fully belong to you), commuting expenses and pre-tax options (e.g., commuting, childcare, and so on).
  5. When reviewing the base salary, you should be thinking about how much is taken out for taxes, contributed toward health insurance, the cost of living in that location and any other anticipated costs such as food, commuting and other daily expenses.

These are just some factors to consider when evaluating an offer. It is also important to consider if the position is the right fit for you. Be careful about accepting a position solely based on the salary or the prestige of the company. When making this decision, it is important to consider how this role fits into your goals.

Once you have accepted an offer (either verbally or in writing), it is a commitment. Any companies who have also offered an opportunity but with whom you will not be moving forward should be contacted soon after. Be positive when declining; express your appreciation for their offer since you do not know if you will cross paths with individuals from the company in the future. You do not need to share why you accepted another offer or the salary offered.

Sharon Mella-Reyes
Associate Director of Career Advising


Internships and Jobs

These can be accessed through the YU Career Link: YUCL

Internships

  • Legal Intern, Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House LLC • YUCL Job ID: 44042 • Deadline: April 21
  • Human Resources Assistant/Intern, M&J Engineering • YUCL Job ID: 44144 • Deadline: April 23
  • Development Intern, JOIN Israel • YUCL Job ID: 40704 • Deadline: April 23
  • Intern (IT – Interoperability -Undergraduate – Summer), Centene • YUCL Job ID: 39743 • Deadline: April 24
  • Intern (Product Development & Corporate Innovation-Graduate), Centene • YUCL Job ID: 39742 • Deadline: April 24

Entry-Level Jobs

  • Commercial Real Estate Sales Agents/Brokers, Rosewood Realty Group • YUCL Job ID: 40653 • Deadline: April 20
  • Digital Pantry Support Coordinator, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty • YUCL Job ID: 40695 • Deadline: April 22
  • M&T Bank – Technology Development Program, M&T Bank • YUCL Job ID: 43589 • Deadline: April 22
  • Assistant Teacher, Gr. 1-9, 2020/2021-White Plains & NYC, The Windward School • YUCL Job ID: 38904 • Deadline: April 25
  • Case Planner – Foster Care Regular Full-Time Bronx, NY, US, Graham-Windham • YUCL Job ID: 49142 • Deadline: April 12

Early- to Mid-Career Jobs

  • Food Policy Fellow, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty • YUCL Job ID: 40576 • Deadline: April 16
  • Early Childhood Lead Teachers for the 2020-2021 School Year, Magen David Yeshivah • YUCL Job ID: 40482 • Deadline: April 19
  • Desktop Support Technician, B&H Photo & Video • YUCL Job ID: 40676 • Deadline: April 21
  • Social Worker- JASAChat, Information and Case Assistance, Jewish Association Serving the Aging • YUCL Job ID: 40700 • Deadline: April 23
  • Program Officer, The Paul E. Singer Foundation • YUCL Job ID: 40703 • Deadline: April 23

Events

Exploring Fields & Careers in Health

Interested in a career in health but unsure which field is right for you? Attend this panel event to learn about the diverse health industry and hear from professionals in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physicians Assistant, and Nursing.

  • Monday, April 12
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Zoom

Fashion & Business: Careers in Marketing

Join the Fashion & Business Club as we have a ZoomSide chat with marketing professionals in the fashion industry. Learn about the change in strategy brought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic and where the industry is headed. This will be a synchronous event with students in person and guests joining via Zoom.

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Zoom

S&P Information Session

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of credit ratings. Join alumnus, Gilad Kopelman to learn about the S&P’s role and impact on the financial markets and the 2022 CREDit Summer Internship Program including the application process and tips.

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Zoom

Spring Webinar Series: Empowering Your Future

Learn as successful women across industry sectors share stories and tips to increase one’s hireability.

  • Wednesday, April 21
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Zoom

Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair and YU Graduate School Expo

Join the Yeshiva University Career Center at the Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair to network with employers from various industries recruiting for internship, part-time, full-time, and other opportunities! All majors and class levels are welcome!

  • Friday, April 23
  • Time: 11 a.m. ET
  • YUCL

Inside View

46.55% of all YU undergraduate students have had an appointment with the SGC this academic year!


Special Notice

Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository (YAIR) and Your Career

If you’re a graduating senior, you’ll want to know how to maximize your reach and impact to potential employers, graduate schools and colleagues. One means you should consider is the Yeshiva University Institutional Repository, better known as YAIR.

The repository is a treasure trove of intellectual output by students and faculty. Created within YU’s Strategic Plan, YAIR’s goals are to promote YU students and faculty globally, as well as to raise school pride and document campus life.

Although faculty members use this platform to share their published articles and book chapters, students have also found the digital venue to be a great way to store, exhibit and share their own academic achievements.

At the undergraduate level, there are a few options.

The first is the required archiving of capstone honors theses. But students should consider sharing other types of work as well. Some examples are articles in student journals, research data and reports and artwork.

Each work receives a permanent link (URL) to be used on CVs, job and graduate school applications, social media and personal websites.

Are you interested in learning more? Check out the YAIR Guide and then schedule a consultation with Stephanie Gross, Scholarly Communication Librarian (646-342-5176).

Best of luck!


Staff


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