大学毕业后我在特拉维夫实习学到的东西

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催泪瓦斯笼罩着街道,mixing with the angry cries of the people.在她当天早些时候遇到的一些当地人的帮助下,伊莱娜·怀特and some of her fellow program students escape from the angry mobs.

What started as a fun excursion to see Petra,当他们目睹一场抗议升级为骚乱时,约旦在夜间变成了一场紧张而可怕的经历。

然而,this trip is one of the reasons Elana recommends traveling and/or interning abroad after college.作为发展和对外关系实习生佩雷斯和平中心参加特拉维夫Tikkun Olam项目,以色列她被介绍到许多影响她余生的事情。Now she's a talent solutions specialist on the bob平台首页AfterCollege sales team and took some time to share with us what it was like interning in Tel Aviv as a recent graduate.

Elana with the former Prime Minister and President of Israel and founder of the Peres Center for Peace Shimon Peres.

伊兰与以色列前总理兼总统、佩雷斯和平中心创始人,Shimon Peres.

是什么让你决定大学毕业后去国外实习?

在大四的时候,我经常被问到,“毕业后你打算做什么?”这是每个人最喜欢的问题。

I had no idea what I was going to do!我知道我不想马上找工作,但到了学校,我也觉得精疲力竭。I just wanted a break.所以我开始考虑在工作和上学之间我能做些什么,但这仍然是有意义的。

What I came up with was traveling and/or interning.这是一个很好的选择,因为那时我会休息一下,能够旅行和探索,while also getting experience through an internship.

After you decided that you wanted to intern abroad,how did you find out about the program you chose?

我知道我想去特拉维夫,因为那是一个“凉爽的城市”。所以我在谷歌上搜索“特拉维夫的实习”在点击了一下之后,I found the program提坤.

我在大四的四月份申请了这个项目,大约在五、六月份被录取。至于实习,我得自己找。Tikkun Olam项目是我找到实习机会的一种方式。在现场,它列出了他们所联系的许多不同的组织,然后我伸手去那些地方看看我能不能在那里实习。

我本可以在任何项目之外搜索并实习,但是有了提昆奥兰,我有了住房,education,and volunteer opportunities outside of the internship.

Tikkun Olam参与者在沙漠中玩耍。

Tikkun Olam参与者在沙漠中玩耍。

What about other logistics like visas?你是怎么处理的?

When we got there,the program helped us get our visas arranged.以色列有这样的事情,你可以在没有签证的国家长达三个月。所以在我到那里之前我真的不必担心这个。But I know how crazy that can be from my experience preparing to study abroad in Italy during college.

The program was five months long so I需要签证。当我到达以色列时,这个计划起到了帮助作用。也,I was doing the internship as a student and wasn't getting paid so it was just a student visa [not a work visa].

Other than that,Tikkun Olam负责管理公寓,基本上是我们一天的所有补给品。The only thing we had to pay for was food or if we wanted to travel somewhere on our own.

这个项目提供了什么样的教育?

我们学到了很多关于以色列政治的知识,issues,and culture.我们还学习了希伯来语,这真的很有用。这是一个疯狂的字母表。这个项目还带我们去以色列旅行。

你是如何平衡所有这些与实习之间的关系的?

实习是兼职的。I wasn't working a 9am–5pm schedule,一周五天。I think I worked,像,一周三天。Then the other days were spent with the program learning or volunteering.

你说你是通过谷歌找到这个程序的。你怎么确定这不是骗局?

基本上,以色列的一切都是政治性的。So the program,Tikkun Olam在一个总体计划之下。我在一个程序内的一个程序内。The overarching program was called MASA and is a pretty famous Israeli program.因为我知道玛莎,知道这是真的,我不担心这个节目是个骗局。

也,我和选择我参加这个项目的人谈了很多。你不能从网站上获得所有的细节,所以和他交谈真的很有帮助。这种关系有助于证明它的有效性。

你用什么其他资源来了解你的经历?

好,in terms of the internship,I started by looking up the Peres Center.I wanted to intern at a place that worked with Israelis and Palestinians and peace.我在网上调查了这个组织,发现它是一个很好的组织。

关于提昆奥兰计划,我和以前经历过的人谈过。我是通过那个选我做这件事的人和他们联系在一起的。在我被接受之后,我仍然不确定我是否会这样做。他让我和完成这个项目的校友联系,以便他们能多告诉我一些关于这个项目的情况。他们告诉我这是合理的,有趣的,值得的。

也,我刚和很多家庭成员谈过做这个项目的决定,甚至去以色列。这也有帮助。

什么/哪里,确切地,你实习过吗?

I was the development and external relations intern at the佩雷斯和平中心.That is the position they had available there.Shimon Peres他是当时的以色列总理和总统,启动了中心。它执行和平计划,并致力于把人们聚集在一起。

我正在为他们筹款,向捐赠者伸出援手并组织信息。有时可能很乏味,但经验丰富。

种植

种植“和平之手”在佩雷斯和平中心。

What were your favorite parts about the program and/or internship?

这是一种疯狂的体验,因为其中的一部分非常紧张,另一部分非常有趣。在教育方面,我们得去很多很酷的地方。例如,I got to go to the border between Israel and the West Bank and got to talk to both Israelis and Palestinians.真的很酷,但也很强烈。

也,在实习期间,我得去参加一个和平活动。对女孩来说这是个足球比赛,很酷。我们经历了他们的相遇,doing mixers,and playing soccer.There were Israelis,巴勒斯坦人and Arabs all playing on the same team.即使他们不会说同一种语言,they were still playing all together.

After the program ended,what made you decide to come back to the States?

I actually started looking for a job in Israel,but it's really hard to find one and my Hebrew was good but not good enough.所以我决定买一架返程的飞机,如果我在特拉维夫找不到什么东西的话,I would just come home.

所以我回来了。I still wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do but that time in Israel and the internship definitely helped show what I能够do.这使我在申请工作时不那么害羞。In college I had a bunch of odds and ends jobs like ushering events,that kind of thing.很有趣,但你只能做这么长时间的事情。An internship is more long-term and made me feel like I really had something to put on my résumé.Something that would make me marketable.实习使我觉得我可以尝试其他事情。

实习经历是如何转化为你在美国的工作的?

尽管这不一定能帮助我缩小我想涉足的领域,我在筹款的时候和很多人谈过。I realize now that fundraising is the non-profit version of sales.我也从Excel工作中获得了组织方面的知识。我经常要把资料输入数据库。当时我没有任何CRM(客户关系管理)系统的概念。CRM就像Salesforce一样。So my internship taught me the basics of that—CRMs are basically the grown-up version of what I was doing.

对于有兴趣在大学毕业后出国实习的学生,你有什么建议?

我认为我得到的最好的建议不是关于实习的,明确地,但总的来说,经验。它是“如果你在一条路上,you'll go somewhere."你不必知道这条路的走向,you just have to be trying and you'll end up where you want to be.我认为这对出国实习很有帮助。

我认为[实习]不一定是上午9点到下午5点,每天都是这样。在你探索的过程中,你会学到很多东西,只要你能明智地谈论你所做的事情,you're set.

佩特拉的Elana

Elana在佩特拉,Jordan.

你能举个例子吗?

有几次经历让我不得不随波逐流。其中之一是当我在我的计划之外旅行,但仍然与计划的人在一起。我不知道你是否听说过佩特拉,but it's this ancient city built in stone in the desert and it's gorgeous.我们想在晚上做一件叫佩特拉的事,我们听说这件事很了不起。所以我们去那里过夜,抗议还在继续。

很明显,两个旅行社在晚上控制了所有的佩特拉,其他人想要一个角色。So there was this protest and long story short,it ended up turning into a riot with like tear gas and all of this stuff.So of course,那是一种引起恐慌的情况,but we ended up making friends with locals before this all happened.他们帮助了我们。我从这个疯狂的故事中得出的结论是,很多时候事情都是你无法控制的。你无能为力,你得想办法冷静下来。Then you realize that you可以挺过去,其他事情看起来不那么糟糕。

在一个不那么强烈的音符上,当我去西岸实习时,它确实教会了我很多关于沟通错误的知识,以及世界上有多少问题只是被误解。If you take the time to think about what the other person is saying and you do so in a way that removes you from the situation,then you can move toward a more cohesive goal.只是需要倾听。现在倾听是我工作的重要组成部分,所以这帮了很多忙!

伊兰和提昆·奥兰在佩特拉的朋友们,Jordan

伊兰和提昆·奥兰在佩特拉的朋友们,Jordan.

Homework time!对大学毕业后出国实习感兴趣?Start researching if there are any programs available that can help with logistics and add an educational aspect to your time in another country.See if there are any alumni at your school who have interned abroad and set up a time to talk with them.也,确保你既要考虑实习时间,也要考虑实习以外的时间。Or think about其他选项besides interning.

有什么想法吗?你大学毕业后在国外实习过吗?你对有兴趣在另一个国家实习的学生和最近的毕业生有什么建议?

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