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Tips for Students to Be More Marketable

Want to get the best job and career path possible? If you are still a student, there are several suggestions. [If you are currently working, some of these suggestions apply to you too.]

According to Tim Green, writing for The Conversation, here are 10 tips to help students become more employable:

  1. Get involved in university life — “Besides meeting new people you can learn new skills, particularly if you are involved in organizing events or take on a leadership role in the society.”
  2. Ask career services for professional advice — “Many people wait until they have nearly finished their courses, but it is better if you can work with it [career services] from your first year. It can help you choose a suitable career and advise what employers are looking for in a new recruit. Make sure you get advice on your resume and attend a session to practice your interview skills.”
  3. Keep a record — “You will have a record of your grades but you also need to be able to tell employers the skills you have developed and how you use them.”
  4. Get good grades — “While high grades aren’t everything, many organizations still ask for your GPA.”
  5. Volunteering — “Companies like employing people who have given their time for free as it shows you are prepared to help others to try to make a difference. If you don’t have time to volunteer every week you may be able to help out on a special project.”
  6. Work experience — “Many students work part-time, and gaining work experience as part of your degree really improves your employment opportunities. Whether it is a short internship or a 12-month sandwich placement you will be gaining hands-on, practical experience.”
  7. Networking — “It’s not what you know it’s who you know. Attend careers fairs and company presentations to speak to the people involved in recruiting graduates. Also create a professional social media profile. LinkedIn is the largest network though there may be others specific to the industry you want to enter.”
  8. Understand the graduate job market — “Each organization has its own approach to recruitment, so research the company and tailor your application. Timing your applications and fitting them around your exams/coursework is important.”
  9. Be flexible and mobile — “If you are prepared to move, you will increase the number of jobs for which you can apply.”
  10. Be confident — “If you get through to the later stages of interviews, remember you have earned the right to be there. The company has seen potential in you and wants to find out more. There is a job out there for everyone; you just need to be persistent to find the right one for you.

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Quants and Traders Association: Zarb Dean’s Grad Award

The 2015-2016 Zarb Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service by a graduate student group was awarded to the Hofstra Quants and Traders Association. This School of Zarb student organization was re-launched in 2015 and now boasts more than 103 members.

Hofstra Quants and Traders Association has hosted several academic events with the goal of increasing knowledge and quantitative skills for those interested in finance. For one of their events, “The CME Trading Challenge,” the group partnered with the Hofstra Investment Banking Association and ranked 16th place out of 400 teams. Students who participated used professional software to trade a variety of products from multiple asset classes in a simulated environment. Workshops are also given by Leo Murphy of Trading Technologies and Yun Cai, president of Hofstra’s Quants and Traders Association, to teach students how to use the professional trading software and build a trading strategy. The student organization also partners with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) to learn best practices from professionals in dealing with model risk.


Zarb Rankings Keep on Growing

We are proud to once again announce that the Zarb School of Business continues to garner outstanding external recognition.

Here’s the latest information from our Zarb National Recognition page“The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International. Its innovative programs are nationally recognized by numerous national organizations and publications.”

Please note: As indicated in the list below, the Zarb School is ranked SIXTH among on online MBA programs by Affordable Colleges Online.

  • Forbes Best Business Schools (ranked 58th, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Top Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 74th nationally, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Full-time MBA Program (ranked 79th nationally, 2014)
  • Princeton Review Online MBA Program (ranked 15th nationally, 2015)
  • U.S. News and World Report Online MBA Program (ranked 55th nationally, 2016)
  • U.S. News and World Report Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 97th nationally, 2017)
  • PayScale College Salary Report Mid-career Salary for alumni of advanced degree programs (ranked in the top 30 percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • The Best Schools Best Online MBA in Healthcare Management Degree Programs (ranked 6th, 2016)
  • Affordable Colleges Online Best Online MBA Program (ranked 6th, 2015‐2016)
  • Poets & Quants Best MBA Program (ranked 88th nationally, 2015)
  • Princeton Review Best 295 Business Schools (2016)
  • U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate Business Programs (ranked 131st nationally, 2016)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Undergraduate Business Programs (ranked 125th, 2014)
  • PayScale College Salary Report and the PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Business Majors for graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in the top four percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Business Careers based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in the top five percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Marketing Careers, based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in top 21 percent nationally, 2015-2016)


The Zarb School Congratulations ALL 2016 Graduates

Sunday May 15, 2016 was a day for new alumni and their family and friends to celebrate the graduation of both undergraduate and graduate students at Hofstra University. The Zarb School of Business gives a big shout out for a job well done.

Stay in touch with your alma mater. Here are some great links for you. Please join sign up and join us:



Zarb Corporate/Alumni Panel and Networking

We are excited about our upcoming program on Wed., March 16th, 6-8 PM, the Zarb Corporate/Alumni Panel and Networking Night for Zarb MBA/MS students. We have 12 employers represented and 17 corporate/alumni representatives! 

Sign up at Handshake. And see the tentative alumni/employers list below the poster.

Alumni Panel and Networking Event
Hope you might try to stop by to say “Hi” to our speakers, especially  if you know any alumni on the list.

Alumni Corp. GUEST list


Upcoming Zarb Events

Here are some Zarb events coming up this semester. Mark your calendars. 🙂

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April 18: Frank G. Zarb School of Business Online MBA Webinar

April 20:  MBA/MS Executive Speaker presents Ellen Deutsch, Sr. VP of Marketing, Hain Celestial Group

April 27: Zarb School/Breslin Center Annual Conference on Real Estate and Alternative Investments

April 27: MBA/MS Executive Speaker: Matt Seeley, Group President at Experian Marketing Services

May 12: Frank G. Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Information Session

May 15: Spring 2016 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 2

May 15: Spring 2016 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Web (N.D.):  www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/commen/index.html


Product Management: A HIGHLY Rated Career Track for MBAs

One marketing career track — in product management — is gaining popularity at many MBA/MS programs (including the graduate course in product innovation and management at Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business).

Recently, Lindsay Graham — for the Wall Street Journal — wrote “Coveted Job Title for MBAs: Product Manager.” Consider this from Graham’s article:

“So much for buyout titans. The current crop of MBA students has a new dream job: Product manager. More business-school students are setting their sights on tech company product-management roles, which combine elements of marketing, design and problem-solving, students, faculty and recruiters say. Leading a product like UberEats, Uber Technologies Inc.’s food-delivery service, or Amazon Prime, home to Amazon.com Inc.’s streaming content, marries business strategy with ‘the thrill of building a thing,’ said Tom Eisenmann, a Harvard Business School professor and faculty co-chairman of the school’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.”

“Product managers conduct market research, propose a prototype, test it, coordinate design and engineering efforts, and market the final version. Early-career product managers can typically expect to earn in the low six-figures; the national average salary for the position is $111,650, according to job site Glassdoor Inc.

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M.B.A. students Meghan Servello, left, and Rachel Flynn at Cornell Tech, Cornell University’s New York technology campus, last month. PHOTO: KHOLOOD EID FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL