College

Career Services

AJU College faculty and staff are committed to providing students with an education that prepares them for citizenship, leadership within their respective communities, and a career path.

In order to meet student and family expectations, as well as industry demand, we have created the Industry Partners Program. Parts of the program are individuals and organizations that provide professional advice to students in the following majors:

  • Business (e.g., Management, Marketing)
  • Jewish Studies (e.g., Education, Jewish Communal Services)
  • Literature, Communication and Media (e.g., Advertising, Public Relations, Publishing)
  • Bioethics and Natural Science (e.g., Research, Clinical Medicine)
  • Political Science (e.g., Community Activism, Law, Political Campaigning)
  • Psychology (e.g., Mental Health Counseling, Organizational Behavior, Research)

Industry Partners:

  • Meet with a class or group of students each semester to discuss the latest trends in the professional field
  • Assist the Director of Academic Support and Career Services in locating internship placements for students
  • Offer resume critiques and informational interviews on an occasional basis
  • Attend an end-of-year celebratory reception for undergraduate students where final projects are presented

AJU College Career Services include:

  • Industry Speaker Panels: Professionals across a range of professional fields and industries give students insight into various career paths (approximately 2 per semester).
  • Career Workshops: Workshops such as Public Speaking, Job Interview Etiquette, Applying to Graduate School, and Finding the Motivation to Succeed, are offered in residential halls, the Berg, or in one-on-one sessions. These workshops may also be offered upon the request of the Capstone Class instructors.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critiquing: Students receive one-on-one assistance with creating and revising documents needed to apply for job openings.
  • Industry Partners Program (IPP): Connects students with professionals in their desired fields. Professionals provide resume critiques, career advice, and general mentorship.
  • General Career Advising and Planning: Aid students with career goal setting, provide Gallup Strengths Quest Assessment, coach students through the job search process, (Including interview skills, and the best use of social media for job searching).

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.