When Academia Meets Industry
The TAU Alumni Organization now offers you effective tools for building your careers, via a riveting series of events – initiated jointly with TAU's Career Development Center and leading corporations in Israeli industry.
In March 2016 the Alumni Organization, in collaboration with TAU's Career Development Center, launched 'When Academia Meets Industry' – a series of career events targeting young TAU graduates and seniors in their last year of studies, from all faculties on campus. The series aims to provide our young alumni with tools for managing and cultivating their careers, alongside networking opportunities and connections with influential persons and companies in Israeli industries.
Each meeting includes a central address by a representative of a leading Israeli corporation, focusing on a chosen theme, with marked added value for young graduates; as well as a lecture by a senior executive (past or present) in a placement agency. The participating corporation also puts up a booth for recruiting suitable job candidates.
The first event, which focused on innovation, featured the Osem Group, a major player in Israel's food industry. Ms. Ilanit Kabessa, the Group's Innovation & Business Development Manager, gave a talk entitled 'Innovation in a nutshell', and Prof. Jonathan Smilansky, Head of the Career Development Center at TAU's Business Faculty - an international expert on career development, consultant to leading organizations and Director of TAU's Career Development Center - spoke about 'How to accomplish the next step in your career?'
The theme of the second career event, held in September 2016, was business entrepreneurship. Participants listened to talks by two entrepreneurs, both graduates of TAU's Faculty of the Arts: Ido Yablonka, Senior Board Member and Director of the Development Center at YAHOO! In Tel Aviv, formerly Founding CEO of ClarityRay; and Revital Hendler, Founder of AllJobs and Founding Partner of BreezoMeter. Ido and Revital shared their experiences, and described their creative paths in the entrepreneurial world, for the younger alumni's benefit.
The third event in this series will take place on 22 March 2017 with speakers Eyal Waldman, founder and CEO of Mellanox Technologies and a governor of Tel Aviv University, with his lecture "Starting Up Right"; And TAU School of Social Work alumna Yael Mehudar, an Organizational consultant and career management expert, with her lecture "Methods of career impact - thoughts about difficulties, connections, muscles and skills".
Details of future events will be posted in the Event Calendar on this website, as well the on the Facebook page of the Alumni Organization.