Sy Syms Alumni Spotlight: Haviva Tirschwell

By: Tal Orbach  |  November 17, 2021

By Tal Orbach, on behalf of the YU Observer

Editor’s Note: The following article has been modified as per the interviewee’s request.

The YU Observer aims to not only share aspects of student life but also to keep up with the activities of alumni in order to better connect current and past students. This month, the YU Observer interviewed Haviva Tirschwell. Haviva Tirschwell is a graduate of Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB) class of 2021. She majored in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and minored in Marketing. 

What made you decide to be in SSSB?

I wanted to pursue a career in human resources and the management major was the best way to learn the field.

What was your favorite part of SSSB?

How passionate the teachers were about their prospective subjects and the correspondence of each class to my career path. 

Out of all your classes in SSSB, which do you believe impacted you the most?

Professor Finkel’s Principles of Entrepreneurship class. 

How did SSSB prepare you for your career?

They provided me with the tools to go out into the working world and be successful in each job I may find myself in.

What do you do for a living?

I am the Administrative Assistant for the Jewish Studies Department on the Beren Campus.

If you could give one piece of advice to current SSSB students what would you say?

Take advantage of the clubs and the events they organize, you never know who is speaking and how they can connect you. 

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