FAQ

HOW DO I JOIN TAMID?
If there is a TAMID chapter at your campus, visit the Chapters page to find more information about your local chapter. Reach out to the chapter’s president or director of recruitment, and ask how you can join. All chapters have a selective recruitment process. If you are too late to join this semester, keep TAMID in mind and apply to join in the future.

 

HOW DO I START A TAMID CHAPTER AT MY CAMPUS?
If your campus has talented students who are interested in business, we hope you will consider beginning the process of starting a TAMID chapter. We call aspiring chapters TAMID Beta, with a one-year program that must be completed to be considered for full chapterhood. To get started, email expansion@tamidgroup.org.

 

I’M NOT JEWISH. CAN I JOIN TAMID OR START A TAMID CHAPTER?
Of course you can! TAMID is not a religious organization, and we welcome participants and leaders from all backgrounds. Israel’s story as a hub of innovation is universally appealing. Just as the country attracts business and technology leaders from around the world, TAMID uses “the startup nation” as a tool for teaching business skills to talented students from any background.

 

I’M NOT A MEMBER OF A TAMID CHAPTER, BUT I’M INTERESTED IN AN INTERNSHIP IN ISRAEL. CAN I APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP?
No. Only active members of a TAMID chapter are eligible for the Fellowship. For TAMID Fellows, a summer in Israel is just one aspect of their involvement in TAMID. We encourage you to join or start a chapter!

 

WHAT IS TAMID’S RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL HILLELS AND JEWISH FEDERATIONS?
We are proud to partner with Hillel, Jewish Federations, and other organizations that share our values of building connections with Israel. While our missions are not identical, we recognize the significant overlap in how we are working to build the next generation’s connection to Israel, and collaborate in a wide variety of ways, predicated on that shared vision. From co-sponsoring events to fundraising to mentorship opportunities, we encourage you to work hand in hand with these organizations.

 

ARE TAMID GROUP CHAPTERS INVOLVED IN CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BDS?
TAMID Group chapters must abstain from all political activism, including campaigns related to BDS. As a strictly apolitical group, TAMID orients our students to Israel through non-divisive means: experiential business education. Outside of TAMID, our members can choose to be activists for any cause they would like.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TAMID FELLOWSHIP AND TAMID CONSULTING?
The TAMID Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program in Israel. Fellows live in Israel and work full-time for an Israeli host company, with an expectation that they will be assigned challenging projects and be mentored by a supervisor.

 

Consulting projects are conducted remotely, by larger teams. During the school year, TAMID consulting teams of 4-12 students work to help Israeli companies solve a challenging business problem. For the students, the consulting projects are an intensive extracurricular activity. They communicate with a contact at the company throughout the semester, leading to a final presentation of the team’s solution.

 

Both opportunities are available at no cost to Israeli companies

 

WHY SHOULD I TRUST TAMID STUDENTS TO DO VALUABLE WORK FOR MY COMPANY?
Our students are elite, and they undergo a selective application process to earn acceptance into TAMID. Their first semester in TAMID is spent on an interactive education curriculum that prepares them to do high-level work for your company.

 

Being on university campuses brings its own set of advantages. First, our students understand the market for your company’s product or service. Second, they have access to research tools and faculty. Third, our students are in the midst of studying solutions to the challenges that many companies are facing.

 

Ultimately, the proof is in the results. Every year, TAMID’s reputation amongst Israeli companies gets better, and the number of requests for consulting projects and interns increases.

 

WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTS CAN CONSULTING TEAMS HELP ME WITH?
Consulting teams can work on projects in the following areas:

  • Market entry & sales strategy
  • Partnership advising
  • Financial modeling
  • Market research & customer segmentation
  • Industry projections & competitive analysis
  • Marketing & brand strategy
  • Data analysis
  • Product development

 

Projects must be oriented towards strategic problem-solving. Do not expect consultants to take a sales role.

 

WHAT TYPE OF TASKS CAN I EXPECT FROM INTERNS ON THE TAMID FELLOWSHIP?
TAMID Fellows choose to join the TAMID Fellowship over high-paying internships with prestigious consulting, tech, and financial firms. Thus, they expect to have a high-level experience of “learning by doing.” They do understand that the dynamic nature of a startup company can lead to a wide variety of tasks—some more challenging than others. But the interns expect to finish the summer with tangible accomplishments and learning experiences; days spent making copies or sorting mail are not acceptable.

 

Internship experiences are most valuable for companies and students when the intern has one or two large projects to work on over the course of a summer. Each intern comes with their own set of skills, but in general, they may be interested in:

  • Marketing
  • Product management
  • Financial analysis
  • Planning & strategy
  • Business development
  • Operations
  • Engineering & design

I AM AN ALUMNUS. HOW CAN I HELP?
We’re so glad you asked! There are so many meaningful ways for alumni to help. You can get involved by:

  • Hiring TAMID students or encouraging your company’s recruiters to hire TAMID students
  • Lending expertise to your chapter
  • Mentoring a TAMID student or consulting/investing team
  • Attending an alumni gathering
  • Talking enthusiastically about TAMID’s work everywhere you go (bonus points if your interlocutors are deep-pocketed philanthropists)
  • Donating

 

I AM AN ALUMNUS. HOW CAN TAMID HELP ME?
First and foremost, giving back to TAMID offers alumni the personal satisfaction of enriching members’ lives and strengthening Israel’s future. Plus, our alumni network enables you to tap into a deep network of young business leaders and Israeli companies. And of course, you can enjoy connecting with old and new friends at TAMID’s alumni events.

HOW CAN I DONATE?
The easiest way to donate is at our donation page. You can also mail a check to:
TAMID Group
PO Box 34640
Washington, DC 20043

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GENERAL DONATION OR A DONATION TO A TAMID CHAPTER?
A general donation provides crucial funding to our national operation, enabling:

  • A summer internship program in Israel
  • An interactive educational curriculum
  • Connections to leading Israeli companies
  • Leadership training and conferences
  • Expansion to new chapters

Or, if you prefer to support a local chapter, you can give a gift that will sustain the hard work of our students on campus. Gifts to local chapters can support:

  • Events that feature Israeli business leaders
  • Promotional materials that spread TAMID’s message around campus

 

WHAT IS TAMID GROUP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ISRAEL ON CAMPUS COALITION?
TAMID Group behaves as an independent organization, with a dedicated staff and a decision-making advisory board. Legally, TAMID is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Israel on Campus Coalition. The partnership allows TAMID to make use of ICC’s administrative resources. In essence, our partnership allows TAMID to grow without having to worry about maintaining our own accounting, legal and human resources functions. We even share office space. Functionally, Israel on Campus Coalition has no involvement in TAMID’s program. In the very unlikely case of a break-up, TAMID assets will remain TAMID assets.

 

DO YOU ACCEPT DONATION OF STOCK?
Yes! Contact TAMID’s Executive Director, Yoni Heilman, at yoni@tamidgroup.org.