Entrepreneurs of YU

Published: February-09-2015       Author: Adam Kramer

Many would have you believe that the rigorous and time-consuming schedule at YU would crush the entrepreneurial spirit of students and make it impossible for them to create start-up companies while on campus. However, a recent YU event highlighting companies developed by current YU students  has indicated otherwise. Ben Yehoshua and Binyamin Lewis, Presidents of the Engineering and Entrepreneurship club, hosted an event for leaders of start-ups in YU to present their own companies and network with other entrepreneurially-minded students.... Read more

President Joel Shares Leadership Lessons with his Class

Published: February-09-2015       Author: Dani Weiss

By: Dani Weiss Proper leadership remains an abstract subject that is nearly impossible to pin down, yet a vital component to a successful career. Certain historical figures—Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr. are just a few examples—stand out as great leaders, figures who stand head and shoulders above others in effecting positive change on a large-scale. The subject that has occupied thinkers throughout the ages is identifying the common denominator that lies between all these people. What... Read more

New Courses In Management, Marketing

Published: February-09-2015       Author: Avishai Cohen

By: Avishai Cohen Syms students have found themselves surrounded with exciting new course offerings, led by Dr. Tamar Avnet, Chair of the Marketing and Management Departments. The courses are being offered as part of an overall restructuring to those departments and the Sy Syms School in general. Following the successful launch of the marketing department’s new Social Media course last semester, Digital Media is now being offered as an elective to teach marketing students about the latest developments in practical... Read more

Israeli Startups

Published: February-09-2015       Author: Eldar Ben Zikry

By: Eldar Ben Zikry When thinking of innovation, many tend to associate it with Israel and its expansive startup culture.  Looking around the world, Israel is seen by many as a shining star in creating some of the world’s most innovative new products. Many of these products—including the cell phone, which was created in Haifa, the first camera chip used in cell phones, and voicemail—change our lives to an extent that we forget what life was like without them. In... Read more

New Courses in Management, Marketing

Published: February-05-2015       Author: 

Syms students have found themselves surrounded with exciting new course offerings, led by Dr. Tamar Avnet, Chair of the Marketing and Management Departments. The courses are being offered as part of an overall restructuring to those departments and the Sy Syms School in general. Following the successful launch of the marketing department’s new Social Media course last semester, Digital Media is now being offered as an elective to teach marketing students about the latest developments in practical internet advertising including... Read more

Startups at YU

Published: February-03-2015       Author: 

Many would have you believe that the rigorous and time-consuming schedule at YU would crush the entrepreneurial spirit of students and make it impossible for them to create start-up companies while on campus. However, a recent YU event highlighting companies developed by current YU students  has indicated otherwise. Ben Yehoshua and Binyamin Lewis, Presidents of the Engineering and Entrepreneurship club, hosted an event for leaders of start-ups in YU to present their own companies and network with other entrepreneurially-minded students.... Read more

President Joel Shares Leadership Lessons with his Class

Published: February-03-2015       Author: 

Proper leadership remains an abstract subject that is nearly impossible to pin down, yet a vital component to a successful career. Certain historical figures—Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr. are just a few examples—stand out as great leaders, figures who stand head and shoulders above others in effecting positive change on a large-scale. The subject that has occupied thinkers throughout the ages is identifying the common denominator that lies between all these people. What qualities do these... Read more

Career Center Leads the Way as YU Gains the Attention of Top Tier Firms

Published: December-24-2014       Author: 

As students aspiring for careers in finance and accounting return from their summer vacations, they immediately begin planning for the next summer. Due to the competitive nature of gaining employment in each industry, interested students must begin to navigate the process of summer internships ten months before their desired start date. Although this is a daunting and complex process, many YU students have benefitted from the work of the Career Center, both through its official On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program and... Read more

TAMID: Empowering Students to Engage in the Israeli Economy

Published: December-17-2014       Author: 

Walking into the Heights Lounge for the biannual club fair, students are welcomed by club board members looking to recruit underclassmen. Because YU offers its students numerous clubs to choose from, there is something for everybody. Among the new clubs on campus is TAMID Israel Investment Group, a club that seeks only the most dedicated students looking for exposure to the Israeli economy. Speaking with one of the club’s founder’s, Ezra Kapetansky, on what prompted him to bring TAMID to... Read more

Social Media: Bringing the Classroom to Life

Published: December-12-2014       Author: 

At the forefront of today’s ever-changing world is a powerful tool known as social media. This tool connects billions of people and is used in a variety of ways, such as spreading personal information, breaking news stories, and creating viral marketing campaigns for multi-billion dollar companies. Recognizing the growing impact that social media has on a daily basis, YU offered a new course for the Fall 2014 semester dedicated to educating students about the incredible opportunities that social media can... Read more

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