Monthly Archives: August 2015

Are You a Junior or Senior Business Major Interested in Commercial Banking?

Don’t miss this chance to get your career off to a great start! For more information or to apply, search for the Fall 2015 RMA Shadowing Program on Handshake. Access your Handshake account at hofstra.edu/careerhub. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2015.

 

Fall 2015 Banking
 

Hofstra American Marketing Association

We’re almost ready to kick off the Fall 2015 Semester! We hope to see you at some of the exciting Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business events, as well as our FIRST MEETING of the semester on September 9!
 

 

Avoid These Careless Resume Errors!!

You’ve spent a lot of time on your resume, right? And you’re really proud of it, right?

Then, you surely want to avoid these six careless errors cited by career coach Don Goodman for Careerealism:

  1. “You forget to update your contact information.”
  2. “You don’t provide enough details on your last job.”
  3. “You don’t update your skills or remove old certifications.”
  4. “You use abbreviations and acronyms only you may know.”
  5. “You keep adding to your resume, but you don’t remove irrelevant jobs.”
  6. “You name you resume file that you send out inappropriately.”

 
Click the image to read more about these mistakes.


 

Giving Back to the Community Can Be Heartwarming

Any of us can give back to the community — and Hofstra certainly does this in a number of ways. But that’s expected of us as a nonprofit university. But what about the activities of profit-marking companies to give back? Do we recognize them often enough? Here’s one thoughtful example.

The WWE, the extremely popular wrestling company, has avid fans who attend the firm’s wrestling matches and watch its many cable TV shows. It also has detractors who pan the “fake” nature of the matches and its glorification of certain over-the-top activities.

But the WWE certainly scores a 10+ for its involvement in the community, especially with the Make-A-Wish Foundation — a nonprofit organization with “tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters who advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes.”

WWE’s efforts on behalf of the Make-a-Wish Foundation were recently highlighted by ESPN.com:

“On Monday August 24, 2015, WWE’s wrestler John Cena will become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. ‘I just drop everything,’ Cena said. ‘If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.’ Cena granted his first wish in 2004, about two years after his WWE debut. As he soared toward the top of the wrestling world, so did his popularity with Make-A-Wish children. He granted his 300th wish in 2012 and hit 400 in 2014. He was the first celebrity to reach those milestones. ‘They certainly deserve a day as a real kid,’ Cena said.”

“The 38-year-old Cena is following a WWE tradition of granting wishes. The organization has granted more than 6,000 wishes to meet WWE superstars or attend its live shows. The tradition started in the early 1980s with Hulk Hogan being the most requested. Nearly 50 wrestlers have granted wishes since 2001. With WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon on hand, the sports entertainment company made a $1 million commitment to Make-A-Wish at a recent event.”

“Many families stay in touch with Cena, sometimes writing that the time spent helped turn the child’s attitude and physical condition around. He also receives heartfelt, thankful letters for brightening days for children who eventually died.”

To read more of the ESPN story, click the image.
 

 

Hofstra’s Fall 2015 Schedule

Yes, you still have a couple of weeks before Hofstra’s fall 2015 classes begin. 🙂

Why should you be sure to take a look at the calendar below? Here are two reasons: (1) The first classes begin on Wednesday September 2 (before Labor Day). (2) Wednesday September 16 and 17 are conversion days. All MONDAY classes will meet on Wednesday September 16; and TUESDAY classes will meet on Thursday September 17.

Click the calendar below for a larger version.
 
Hofstra Fall 2015 Schedule
 

Supply Chain Security & Disruptions

Recently, the Zarb School’s Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department and Director of Zarb’s nationally ranked Online MBA program, conducted a workshop on “Supply Chain Security & Disruptions.”

Here is a slideshow synopsis of his presentation.