FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WORK?
Overview of the Process:
(1) Apply and connect with your campus representative.
(2) Get paired with your Israeli mentor.
(3) Schedule two phones or video chats.
(4) Take advantage of the resources and connections from the Start-Up Mentorship Program on campus and beyond to develop the tools to succeed in your industry and develop a network in Israel for years to come.
After applying and getting accepted to the program, your campus Start-Up Nation Mentorship Leader will connect you with an Israeli executive who is in the field that you desire to work in. You will reach out to schedule two 30-minute phone calls or video conferences within a one-month window per call. Whether you need help with career planning, interview preparation, or you simply want to learn and form a meaningful connection, this program allows you to accomplish all of those tasks and more. You will establish a global relationship that you can leverage for years to come to expand your network in the Middle East.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any current undergraduate student is welcome to apply. We especially encourage applicants who have no prior contact with Israel.
WHAT INDUSTRIES ARE AVAILABLE?
This program allows students to connect with an Israeli in any industry. Some examples include investment banking, consulting, engineering/tech, venture capital/private equity, entrepreneurship, real estate, etc. While we primarily focus on the business and technology sectors, we have mentors in medicine, law, government, media, among many others. Feel free to tell us your interest in the “Other” option.
DOES THIS PROGRAM HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK IN ISRAEL?
Start-Up Nation Mentorship can connect you to incredible opportunities to work in Israel, but does not offer a guaranteed internship or job in the country. However, your mentor may be able to also help provide you with additional insight or opportunities.
We discussed each of our backgrounds; I gratefully learned of his work as a lawyer, human rights advocate and founder of several organizations such as Jerusalem Institute of Justice. Through our meeting, I expressed an interest in applying for an internship with JIJ, and my plans to self-study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its human rights implications.