Career Exploration is Key for Teens

Many teens think that by the time they leave high school, they ought to know what they’re going to do “when they grow up.” Of course, recent trends show that Gen Z  students are very career minded and are more likely to explore entrepreneurial paths compared to other generations. However, most will still have one, two, or even three careers …

My Fourth Week as a Career Services Intern at JFCS: The Speed Networking Event

The past four weeks of my internship were consumed by the Speed Networking Event, where career candidates have five minutes to present their credentials to companies looking to hire.    I had been making non-stop phone calls to employers, frequently reaching out to job-seekers, and regularly assisting with logistical tasks. All-in-all, I spent a combined total of 120 hours working on …

My Last Week as an Intern at JFCS: Saying Goodbye

My last week as an intern at JFCS was certainly bittersweet. While I’m happy to spend the last month of my summer break relaxing before I head back to school, leaving JFCS feels a little surreal. I feel like I just started my internship, but nine weeks have come and gone faster than I could have imagined. I spent my …

3 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media

The internet, and social media, in particular, are great ways to share information about yourself: how you’re doing in school, what sort of parties you attend, and what sort of places you travel. However, remember the internet leaves a permanent trail. As you grow older, social media becomes less about interacting with friends and more about creating your personal brand …

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Leads to Middle-Skill Jobs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) used to be called high school vocational education. However, in keeping with the changing workforce, today’s high school career & technical programs offer opportunities to prepare for associate degrees or apprenticeships. These programs can often pave the way for “middle-skill” careers that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree. …

Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …

Meet Our Summer Interns

Every year Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community offer several internships for college students either from the Louisville area or who attend local colleges and universities.  This year we were lucky to have many interns who have made large impacts on our organizations and the clients we serve.  They have attended several professional development workshops led by Erin …