The FEREP Program has two very important objectives: to prepare its students for the transition to professional excellence in federation, and to create strong cohorts of students who see each other as colleagues and resources as they proceed through their careers in the Jewish community.
In addition to the significant funding that students receive for graduate study, students are convened annually all-expenses-paid at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly for a unique program of professional and cohort development.
FEREP students also participate in monthly conference calls during the school year that focus on group learning through issues of interest to emerging federation professionals.
Toward the end of their graduate training, FEREP students are assisted by Program staff and recruitment professionals in the Mandel Center at The Jewish Federations of North America during the transition period between school and professional placement. Staff works with students on résumé preparation, interviewing and networking skills and opportunities and job placement.