Graduate Student Testimonials
"As a law student at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, I am thankful that Cleveland Hillel puts on programs geared towards graduate students and young professionals. Their programing has provided me great networking and social opportunities, and has allowed me to get away from the library when needed. I attended numerous holiday parties, had a blast, and have met so many new people. I look forward to JCLE and I know it will continue to grow the Jewish social scene"
Michael Kluchin, Cleveland Marshall Law School '12
"Not only has Hillel provided me a space for hanging out, studying, relaxing, and Shabbat dinners, but the graduate student programming has introduced me to other community members my own age. I've built lasting relationships throughout the year, and I've had unforgettable Jewish experiences. I love Cleveland even more, now"
Rayna Karoll, CWRU Dental School '12
JLSA at both law schools has been instrumental in introducing Jewish law students to each other through a variety of programs. Cleveland Hillel has helped connect us with other Jewish graduate students and young professionals, as well as the Jewish community in Cleveland.
Being involved with JLSA has given me the opportunity to further develop my leadership skills, and work with other law student organizations. Hillel has provided a home away from home and enriched my life and experience during the stressful time as a law student.
Jonah Grabelsky CWRU Law School '11
The opportunity for students to meet with professionals in our field of study is very important to us and enhances our experience while studying and training here in Cleveland. Attendance by professionals in the health field tonight, (MOCA event in December) enables students to grow personally and professionally, by learning about the general community, the Jewish community, career paths and issues.
The Jewish Medical Student Association at CWRU plans educational, social and professional development programs for medical students, residents and fellows at CWRU's School of Medicine and Lerner College of Medicine. We work closely with the medical schools and Cleveland Hillel staff and student leaders, to plan events for our classmates as well with other professional and graduate students in Greater Cleveland.
Juliana Gildner-Leapman CWRU Medical School '13
Responses to the law student/lawyer luncheon forums
Considering the intimate setting, I think the number of attorneys present was just the right amount. Obviously my goal is to meet as many attorneys as possible, but if there were even two or three more I don't think there would've been as much of an opportunity to hear the opinions of the attorneys as in depth as we did. Additionally, the variety of attorneys was solid too because we heard from young, middle-aged, and old attorneys (not in age, but experience levels!), and although they were all in "litigation," they really covered a significant gamut of the law. Hearing the stories of how they got to where they are was invaluable and it calmed me to know that everyone struggles at first to get their career going.
Jeff Heller CWRU Law School '11
I did enjoy the program very much. I found it very informative and useful. I learned what firms are looking for in resumes, what things I could do to increase my chances of getting hired, and that there are an array of many different options in the legal field among others. I would definitely be very interested in attending another program like this. This type of setting is very conducive to getting people connected.
Olia Orekhov Cleveland Marshall Law School '11
I did enjoy the program. Too often networking events are quite large and end up not being very informational. I thought that the size was actually quite perfect. It really allowed us to have time to talk to a variety of the attorneys and yet not feel overwhelmed. Additionally, I enjoyed the roundtable approach to allow everyone to both give their background and to answer questions as a group. The setting was very conducive to a conversation and not merely a presentation.
Scott Singer CWRU Law School '11