Name: Rebecca Sheinman
Hometown: Wilton, CT
School: University of Michigan
Major: Organizational Psychology, B.A.
Hobbies: Traveling, working with children, photography and dance
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: Bottom Line
Location: New York, NY
Organization Title: Special Projects Fellow
Role: As a special projects fellow, Rebecca is responsible for a wide range of tasks in the Corporate & Career Partnerships Department, the Career Events & Hiring Department, and guiding students through the college application process. She splits her time between the first two and the last. In the first two roles, Rebecca seeks strategic partnerships for Bottom Line, helps students explore college majors, provides research a project support to the External Affairs team, and serves as a point person for all internship and full-time employees at Bottom Line. In the third role, she helps students with all aspects of the college application process.
The combination of my interest in people and organizational psychology has led me to a career in human resources, and my passion for helping others has led me to volunteerism. It is this combination that attracted me to intern at Citi, where I not only got the chance to work on a small team focused on improving Citi’s diversity recruiting efforts to attract and retain talent from an important underserved applicant pool, but also got to experience first-hand, Citi’s commitment to volunteerism through The Citi Foundation activities.
Giving back is an integral part of who I am, and something to which I am committed to as I begin my professional career. The ServiceCorps program is an ideal opportunity for me to devote time and energy to a nonprofit organization I am passionate about, to network with like-minded people, and to develop new skills, all while knowing I have not taken myself off my corporate track with Citi. It would be an honor to help launch the program and make it a huge success.
Rebecca is passionate about the value of volunteering both locally and internationally and is committed to helping disadvantaged children and their families. She has had several experiences working on community development projects internationally as well as working on diversity initiatives in the corporate world. Rebecca has enjoyed different leadership roles as both a peer mentor and team builder in a variety of organizations and settings. She has also had the unique opportunity to learn about diversity recruiting during her internship with Citi as an HR Analyst in the Diversity and Veteran Recruiting department and, prior to that, her internship in the Talent Acquisition Department at Public is HealthCare Communications Group.
Rebecca has lived and volunteered as a teacher and doctor’s assistant in communities as varied as the highlands of Fiji, the rice fields of Thailand, the floating villages of Cambodia, and Harlem, New York. Interning at the University of Cape Town, she directed her team’s service learning program designed to help underprivileged children overcome the legacy of apartheid. To date, Rebecca has been to 31 countries and her passion for traveling and being an agent for cultural exchange and empowerment continues to grow.
Rebecca will graduate from the University of Michigan May 2016 with a B.A. in Organizational Psychology, and will begin her professional career with Citi as a member of their HR Analyst class beginning the summer of 2017.