UC Graduate New Addition to Jewish Community

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Alex Ryb

Our Jewish community has gained a new young professional thanks to the collaboration of Careers Cincinnati and JVS Career Services.

Careers Cincinnati, a joint initiative of Cincinnati Hillel and Hillel at Miami, is a program that provides talented and motivated Jewish college students with paid internship experiences in Cincinnati. Although this program is only in its second year, the combined efforts of JVS Career Services and Careers Cincinnati have already shown potential for a long-term impact on the future young adult cohort in Cincinnati.

Alex Ryb, a Cleveland native who recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati, is now a proud, full-time Cincinnatian thanks to the efforts of Careers Cincinnati and JVS Career Services in helping him land a full-time job in our city.

“Careers Cincinnati working in conjunction with JVS Career Services has had an incredible impact on me. Through the assistance of Ethan Litvin from Careers Cincinnati and Kim Slaton of JVS, I enhanced everything from my image to my interview skills as I pursued a career after graduating from the University of Cincinnati in December, 2015. Ethan and Kim tailored my aspirations into what is now my full-time job as Transaction Coordinator at the Affordable Housing Group of Sperry Van Ness | Levental Realty in Cincinnati. Without these two programs and these two people, I don’t know if I would be where I am today. I cannot thank them enough for all of their help and guidance along the way.”

Careers Cincinnati is funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. The program’s long-term goal is to retain young talent in our community in support of Cincinnati 2020, the Jewish community’s collaboration to build an engaged and empowered Jewish community by the year 2020.

Careers Cincinnati and JVS Career Services are confident that they will continue to advance the objectives of Cincinnati 2020 with more success stories like Alex’s. They are grateful for the support of community members who hire interns within their companies. For more information about Careers Cincinnati, please contact Ethan Litvin at careerscincinnati@gmail.com or (252) 425-3723.