College

Advisors and Mentors

At AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future. Your faculty advisor helps you choose classes and put together schedules, enabling you to reach the next phase of your story – whether that’s graduate school or a position in your chosen field of profession.

Academic Support Services include:

  • Tutoring Services: Part-time writing and math counselors are available to students for one-on-one tutoring sessions.
  • Academic Workshops: Workshops such as Time Management, Study Skills, Improving Academic Self-Confidence, and Finding the Motivation to Succeed are offered periodically throughout the semester in residential halls, the Berg, or in one-on-one sessions. These workshops may also be offered upon request of the Capstone Class instructors.
  • Student Success Services: Students experiencing academic difficulty are encouraged to meet with the Director of Academic Support and Career Services to discuss how to improve time management skills, study habits, and adjusting to college issues.
  • Mentor Program & Industry Partners Program: Students have the opportunity to connect with professionals in the field. These Industry Partners provide resume critiques, discuss career paths, offer internship advice, and connect students to the wider work world.
  • Peer Tutoring Program: The Office of Academic and Career Services maintains a list of students who have excelled in specific classes and been judged by the faculty as capable of tutoring their peers. Students work out scheduling and payment arrangements directly with their peer tutor.

An inclusive
jewish environment

While the majority of our students are Jewish, we appreciate and value differences in observance, lifestyle, and thought. Here, everyone’s story and experiences add to the mosaic of our community. As we consider what it means to be human and part of a wider society, we employ an ethical framework informed by Jewish culture and philosophy to prepare all students for success both in civic life and their chosen profession.

  • L.A.’s vibrant Jewish life provides a wealth of opportunities to explore your relationship with Judaism, both on and off campus.
  • Whether observant or secular, we all enjoy celebrations that mark seasonal changes (Sukkot), major historical events like the establishment of the State of Israel (Yom Ha’atzmaut), and biblical legends (Purim).
  • Welcoming Shabbat dinners bring our community together in celebration of Jewish identity and rituals.

ADVISORS AND MENTORS
WHO KNOW YOU

Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.

  • Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.
  • Your faculty advisor helps with everything from choosing class schedules to recommending courses to help you reach the next phase of your story—whether that’s graduate school, law or medical school, or an entry-level position in your field.
  • All students are also assigned a personal mentor who helps guide you through the social and interpersonal aspects of your college experience.

learn by
serving others

By participating in community-based projects you gain perspective on the challenges facing our human family. Serving others broadens your horizons, engages your ideals, and cements within you the Jewish tradition of civic responsibility. These attributes combine to make you a fuller human being as you move forward on your chosen track.

  • All AJU College students take part in hands-on service projects, part of the Sid B. Levine Service Learning Program.
  • Students have led projects to raise awareness of social injustices like human trafficking, hunger, and gender inequality.
  • Faculty and students annually host middle school students for the Prejudice Awareness Summit, where such topics as bullying and discrimination are discussed and conflict-resolution skills are taught.
  • AJU College participates in the international service projects of the American Jewish World Service, which takes students on study-volunteer trips to El Salvador, Ghana, and India.