UGA JBiz Leadership program is an innovative partnership designed to connect business students to successful Jewish entrepreneurs and corporate executives in Athens & beyond. Developed by Hillels of Georgia, this exclusive program combines networking, intimate professional counseling, peer-to-peer problem-solving and civic activism.
JBiz is funded in part by the Ramie A. Tritt Family Foundation.
o Gain insight into real life experience and access to successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives
o Access critical knowledge you can’t learn in the classroom – only in the boardroom or in intimate settings with CEOs
o Start networking with UGA colleagues for future business networks
o Be part of an exclusive club of veteran, new, and future entrepreneurs and executives
ACTIVITIES AND INTIATIVES
⇒ Exclusive Encounters
There are three dinners per semester with Jewish business leaders, who discuss their paths to success, models of business excellence and views of civic and Jewish responsibility.
⇒ CEO Consultant Council
UGA JBiz Leadership program recruits outstanding Jewish entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior managers, who run successful businesses; they will serve as mentors to participants.
These business leaders can be contacted to meet UGA JBiz students to provide academic and career advice, networking tips, entrees into their specific fields of interest, and further forms of assistance as personal relationships develop.
An Executive Committee of students maintains UGA JBiz activities and governs the Leadership program. Faculty and business leaders will serve on the Committee as advisors.
A Network Coordinator fosters group cohesiveness and provide a way for UGA JBiz participants to keep connected after graduation.
The UGA JBiz Leadership program is open to all students in the Terry College of Business and other students who show a passion for business. Each year, a new class of exceptional UGA JBiz members will be admitted.