(JNS.org) Some 175 college students with the TAMID Group recently attended the organization’s national convention, TAMIDcon 2017, in Washington, D.C. to engage in experiential learning with Israeli companies.
TAMID Group is a non-profit organization that offers internships in Israel for American business students by providing work opportunities with Israeli companies.
The organization showcased its program, including “the connections we make, the learning we experience, the companies we get to advise, and the community of supportive, sharp-minded people that surround us,” said Alex Danley, a George Washington University student and regional director of the Mid-Atlantic at TAMID Group.
“I joined TAMID because it was the only organization on campus offering students real projects to work on, real connections to make, and a real sense of community and camaraderie with fellow members,” Danley said.
TAMID, which has 46 chapters on university campuses and over 1,700 members, has facilitated approximately 65,000 pro-bono hours of consulting for students with Israeli companies, the group reported.
The organization coordinated travel to Israel for 221 fellows who engaged and consulted with Israeli business leaders during their time in the Jewish state.
TAMID also provides students with interactive classes, access to internship opportunities in Israel, and in some cases opportunities to manage investment portfolios with Israeli businesses.
TAMIDcon was facilitated with funding from the William Davidson Foundation and support from Onward Israel, Paul E. Singer Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and The Marcus Foundation.