By Nathan Hakakian on behalf of the Business Staff
Each month, the YU Observer aims to highlight one SSSB club available to the YU undergraduate community. For the October issue, the YU Observer is highlighting “Networking Club.”
Club Name: Networking Club
Heads: Ariel Schneider, Leora Strauss, and Bracha Teigman
Relevant Campus(es): Wilf and Beren
What is your club’s mission statement?: Give students the knowledge and opportunity to get their dream job.
Why is this club important?: Our club is important for people who don’t know what their next step is in finding a job. They might be in the early stages or even the very end. We provide students with the proper connections to get them to the next level whether through connections or our events.
What was your pull to get involved in/start the club?: I (Ariel Schneider) went to the first event in the spring semester of 2019. Sammy Katz, former president of the Networking Club, was enthusiastic about the club’s future success. I personally wanted to get to know him more and learn more from him so I joined the club as a way to learn from him. I realized that not only Sammy was a key part of my growth but the Networking Club [was] as well. I wanted to continue to grow what Sammy started and so far we had a lot of success this year!
What are some things your club has done in the past?: We joined together with the finance and real estate clubs to have amazing events. Both had the opportunity to do formal and informal networking. When we went online, we had an amazing event hosting Adam Neuman and David Stanton and joined, once again, with the finance club, for another amazing finance networking event.
What are some plans you have for this semester/future semesters?: We plan on leading a [r]esume workshop that will give students the opportunity to work on their resume with professionals in the workplace. No matter where their resume is at, we will provide someone who can critique and improve their resumes.
What is your favorite OSL-provided food for club events?: I am a personal fan of pizza! If I had a choice, I would bring pizza to every event! But people enjoy chop chop better so I usually go with that
With COVID, how is your club adjusting?: We adjusted pretty well! In fact this gave us the opportunity to get people we normally could not. We had people from LA speaking at our events this past semester! We obviously could not do that in person.
What is your advice to someone looking to get involved on campus?: I would first suggest to join the general board. You get a more inside scoop of what events we plan on making and how you can contribute. Other than that, come to our events and make sure to ask many questions!
Anything else to say about your club: If you want to join the club, use this link!
Are you a YU undergraduate club head interested in seeing your club featured in a future edition? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your club name and the names of the club heads!