The Executive Fellowship has been one of the most amazing first job experiences I could’ve ever asked for. Doing something that I love and have a passion for as a job was something I always wanted, and with this fellowship I gained that and so much more. Working as a team, making professional connections, the list goes on and on. I have gained both from my direct supervisor and from working in an organization of this size.
The fellowship has been an incredible experience, showing me that I can really make klal work a career. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities this fellowship has offered me, and I am surprised by the amount of support and guidance that people wanted to give! Working for an organization like the OU is such a cool experience because anything you do will be innately meaningful. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity!
Since joining the fellowship program at the OU I have received a glimpse of what it means to dedicate yourself to serving your community. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to meet so many wonderful people at the OU and be a part of an organization imbued with a positive, excited energy for helping others. Working as a junior software engineer, I have had the chance to collaborate on projects that are making a difference in Jewish lives around the world and be a part of a team filled with some of the most intelligent, creative, patient, and kind people I have every worked with. With their help, I have enriched my coding abilities and learned many practical skills that they don’t teach you in school, and that I will be able to take with me wherever I go next. In my cohort specifically, I have had the chance to work with other non-profit groups on the ground, making a difference. I have participated in building houses for those affected by natural disasters, helped run a pro-Israel rally, and many other amazing opportunities that would not normally be available to someone in my field. It has been a tremendous experience and I am excited to see what we fellows will do next.