Monday, December 19, 2016

<译文>Dr. Debra Comer Receives Primeaux Award for Best Paper


原文请看:Dr. Debra Comer Receives Primeaux Award for Best Paper
作者:Patricia Ciaverallo
Patricia Ciavarello is assistant dean of outreach and undergraduate programs for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and an alumna of the Zarb School for both her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Email her at patricia.ciavarello[at]hofstra.edu.

译文人:Maggie
Email: lpan3@pride.hofstra.edu

Dr. Debra Comer, PhD, 十月于纽约布法罗在Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference上获得Primeaux Award for Best Paper.
她的论文,“Adapting the Jewish Spiritual Practice of Mussar to Develop Business Students’ Character, 应用了Mussar的信条,一项和当代美德标准一致的关于道德教育的古老实践,用于帮助商业教育者指导学生培养个人性格。她和墨爾本皇家理工大學Michael Schwartz共同合作了这篇论文。
Dr. Comer, Zarb学院2016 Dean’s Research Award获奖者之一,是Journal of Management Education杂志的副编辑,这位Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations的书籍/电影编辑,以及一些其他杂志的编辑董事成员。她的文章出现在Human RelationsJournal of Business EthicsJournal of Management EducationOrganization Science等多本期刊上。她是Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work (2011, M.E. Sharpe)的合作编辑,以及作者之一。她当前的研究兴趣包括ethical behavior in organizations and management education。这个春天,毕业典礼上将会向她表示敬意令就职为The Mel Weitz Distinguished Professor of Business

<译文>商学院学生十月十二号在纽约梅隆体验什么是“另类投资”


作者:Marilou R. Giammona
Content Producer at University Relations
Email her at marilou.r.giammona@hofstra.edu

译文人:Maggie
lpan3@pride.hofstra.edu

Frank G. Zarb 商学院 Center for International Financial Services and Markets 中心将会举办一次纽约梅隆银行讲座,标题为:“筑造未来:另类投资经理正面临着人口统计的挑战”。这次讲座(已)在十月十二号,周三,下午六点于北校区的University Club举行。
“投资者们持续的转向真正的资产以获得盈利,使他们的投资组合多样化,在动荡的市场中提供引导,”纽约梅隆执行副总以及霍夫斯特拉96MBA校友Brian Ruane说。这次讲座探索了另类投资经理人在披荆斩棘前行中需要仔细思考的微妙话题。
RuaneAlan Flanagan, 纽约梅隆私募和地产基金的总经理和全球主管,强调的话题包括私募,地产和基础设施经理人该如何预期未来五年资产管理规模的强增长,描绘出纽约梅隆的蓝图。
“百分之六十的基础设施投资经理预计期待资产最低增长百分之五十,”Ruane说,“个人投资者预计成为更加重要的资金来源。我们将会在讲座中讨论为什么这很重要。”
Flanagan补充道,“三分之二的私募经理人说制度可能导致外包部分功能。这代表了私募意味深长的增长机会。”
这次讲座强调了地产的显著增长潜力,资金来源的新兴改变和想法,以及一些显而易见的好主意。

Maggie's Thoughts on Election

The election results are in. As an international student in the United States who has an interest in American politics, I made it a point to watch all three debates, as well as election night coverage. I have also tried to catch up on some of the news and updates on social media and Hofstra’s news site, as well as from my own experience as a debate volunteer.
The night after the election, I drove to New York City to attend “The Women Who Made New York” - a free talk held at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The panel started with an introduction of the four speakers and a brief introduction from Julie Scelfo, the author of the new book The Women Who Made New York. Later on, three women talked about their mothers, who all led political lives. Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Geraldine Ferraro are the three women mentioned in the book who were remembered that night. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Bella Abzug, nicknamed “Battling Bella,” is a lawyer, social activist and the leader of Women’s Movement. Geraldine Ferraro is the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American party.
This is a really interesting time to be civically engaged, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it all.

<译文>霍夫斯特拉亲子中心的万圣节


作者:Ginny Greenberg
Director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.
Email her at: prpgse@hofstra.edu

译文人:Maggie
Email: lpan3@pride.hofstra.edu

中文译文:

迪士尼公主, 超级英雄,穿红宝石鞋的桃乐茜,消防员,毛绒绒的公仔,甚至一个迷你的希拉里克林顿都出现在位于Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI) 举办的万圣节聚会上。霍夫的吉祥物Kate and Willy的出场令人惊奇,Hofstra Pep Band令人挪动步伐。每一年,CCI都会在游乐场为孩子们和为他们拍照的家长们举办一场万圣节游行。

CCI旨在提升小朋友全面的发展 社会的,情感的,认知的和身体的。这个项目为八个星期到五岁的小朋友提供了适合发展的活动,提供了亲身实践、综合学习的机会。CCI被National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)认可。全国范围内,只有百分之八的学前教育项目被NAEYC认可。

Saturday, November 12, 2016

International Education Week (Nov.14th - Nov. 18th)

International Student Affairs将在11月14-18日举办International Education Week (IEW) 2016, 这是全美大学一起庆祝的文化周活动。IEW是由美国国务院和教育部联合举办的,旨在提供学生适合的国际环境,使之更好地为未来海外学习和交换项目做准备。

本次IEW2016涉及五个活动,从周一到周五,每天的主题都不同。学生们可以通过参加不同的主题活动展示自己国家的文化,或者学习其他国家的文化。

1.      周一:品尝世界茗茶
11:00 am-12:30 pm, Student Center 142
学生们有机会来品尝很多种世界茗茶,来一场味觉和嗅觉的世界之旅。

2.      周二:家-心之所地
11:00 am- 12:30 pm, Student Center Atrium
家乡是每个人内心最柔软的部分,来和我们分享你的家乡吧

3.      周三:我的名字
11:15 am- 12:45 pm, Student Center Atrium
世界上有很多种语言和文字,你知道自己的名字在用其他语言怎么写吗?我们的学生志愿者会帮你用多种语言写出你的名字

4.      周四:你想去哪个国家
11:00am -12:30 pm,
Student center atrium
和我们分享你想去哪个国家旅行或者学习,并现场了解Hofstra海外学习的项目

5.      周五:国际才艺大赛
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cultural Center Theater.
参加国际才艺大赛来展示母国的文化并有机会赢得奖励。奖项分为三个:最受观众喜爱奖,最佳表演奖,最佳文化展示奖。



Attention Current Students: come join us for International Education Week! If you can sing, dance or play an instrument, we want YOU! Sign up through the Google link below:

Sign Up HERE

Monday, November 14, 2016

International Tea Tasting

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student Center 142

Tea is the second-most common drink in the world after water. Tea culture around the world is so different from the Japanese matcha ceremony to the Argentine mate experience. The international tea tasting is a great chance for you to have a worldwide sensory experience. Join us to take a sip of different varieties of teas!

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Home is Where My Heart is

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Center Atrium

There is always something special about our hometown. It is the place where we grew up, it is the place where we made our first friend, it is the place that we left behind to come to college here. You may have multiple places that you call home: please share them all with us! Stop by to share your hometown and enjoy a sweet treat!

 

Say My Name

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Student Center Atrium

There are roughly 6,909 distinct languages in the world. Are you curious what your name would look like in other languages? Our student volunteers can help write you name in different languages!

 

H1-B Presentation, Goldstein and Cheung LLP

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Cultural Center Theater

If you are interested in finding out about work options after your OPT benefit, please join us as the law offices of Goldstein and Cheung LLP explain the H1B option in depth from filing fees to quota exceptions. This firm has concentrated on U.S. immigration and nationality law for more than 40 years.

 

Where in the World Would You Like to Go?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Student Center Atrium-11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There are around 200 countries in the world, and the food, language, culture is different to what's in your home country. Which country would you like to go to? Write it down on the speech bubble.

 

International Showcase

Friday, November 18, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cultural Center Theater

What's special in your home country? Do you have any traditional dance? Do you play any special instruments? Do you have any special songs? Join the International Showcase to show your own culture and win a big prize!

Big Data Analytics and Changing Business Practices

Farrokh Nasri, professor of informative systems and business analytics at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, recently moderated a discussion about the intersection of big data, business, and technology that brought together experts from a variety of industries. 

Big data offers “new opportunities for competitive advantage. It unlocks the predictive potential of data and helps improve operational efficiency, financial performance, and strategic decisions,” he said.

Data analytics, often referred to as business analytics or big data analytics, is a reformation of data analysis techniques. The increase in accessibility, accuracy, fast pace advancement, and cost effectiveness are all contributing factors to the importance of using data analytics across all industries.

Today, companies can decipher consumer habits and gather a series of algorithmic profiles that can provide clues to what products will appeal to them. Timothy Cecere, chief talent officer and director of human resources at GroupM Worldwide, emphasized how this use of data analytics is especially useful in advertising. “Advertising agents want a happy client with sales going up, Cecere said “We are moving toward a social listening world where the most valuable brands will utilize analytics at their core, with the goal of using data to better understand and serve their consumers.”

At the Krasnoff Quality Management Institute (KQMI), Dr. Yosef Dlugacz, senior vice president and chief of clinical quality, education, and research for Northwell Health, emphasized that data provides a preventative approach to health care. “We analyze data and transform it into evidence-based measurements to provide accurate outcomes,” he said. He added that big data can help educate health care professionals about vital patient history, which allows for a transparency into the clients’ needs when it comes to quality care. “The goal is to process information as quickly as possible to facilitate the best possible outcome for patients and the future of medicine.”

Diane Garnick, managing director and chief income strategist for TIAA and a Zarb alumna, outlined  how data has evolved  over the years. In phase one, raw data and theories transitioned from paper form toward the beginning of computerized systems. Forecasting consumer wants became key, and information was broken down by generational groups. Phase two was the introduction of semi-structured data –  data that could be sorted. However, in this phase there was very little predictive power. Phase three she refers to as “zip code economics.” Garnick said that a “zip code is one of the most important data points about an individual.” The geographic area in which a person lives can help predict what their needs and wants might be. The most valuable tool for a successful businessperson is access to data. Without it, Ms. Garnick says, “you’re just another guy with an opinion.”

Vice president of technology at Avis and a Zarb alumnus, John A. Turato, provided valuable data analytics from an engineering standpoint. He emphasized Moore’s Law, which states that the computing power of a single microchip should double approximately every two years as scientists figure out how to fit increasingly more information into a shrinking space.

Turato related this philosophy to Avis and described how data analytics helps drive the company’s sales. “The level of electronic integration has increased,” he said. “Cars are connected more now than ever (i.e. Wi-Fi, self-driving). Accurate data analytics affects the pricing of cars and amount of time consumers take when shopping for the cars that they want. At Avis, and in general car sales, it is essential for those behind-the-scenes to get involved with the data, and do the analysis required to obtain those key insights.”

The panel closed with a discussion by Michael Rappa, a distinguished professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. He explained that there is an emerging data ecosystem, creating phenomenal change. Rapidly progressing electronic data creates an urgency to keep up with the masses, while simultaneously keeping personal information secure. “In today’s digital world, we have so much information that must be protected,” Rappa said. “The more data we are able to gain, the more we want to contain, thus, creating the need to delete data as capacity becomes full.” He highlighted the fact that we are “living in a data ecosystem, but [we are] clueless about how it works. Consumer-driven industries value data because of the levels of insight it offers, and it is critical that businesses have the knowledge and expertise to facilitate the extraction and understanding of those key characteristics.”



Farrokh Nasri, 霍夫斯特拉Zarb商学院信息系统和商业分析教授,最近开展了一次关于大数据、商业、技术交融结合的学术讨论。这次学术讨论吸引了各领域多个专家参与。大数据提供“竞争优势的新机会。它解锁了数据预测的潜能,帮助提升运营的效率,财政表现,以及战略决策。”他说到。

Data Analytics,通常也被称为Business Analytics或者Big Data Analytics,是Data Analysis技术的革新。 数据的可取性,准确性,快速的进步,以及低成本高收益的特性都是数据分析在各行业无比重要的原因。

今天,公司能够解密消费者习惯以及收集一系列演算资料以了解什么样的产品能够吸引他们。Timothy CecereGroupM Worldwide,才能总监和人力资源部的执行官,强调数据分析的运用在广告业格外有用,“广告商希望看到的是一个快乐的用户,以及销售量的增加”Cecere说,“我们正在向一个社交聆听型社会前行,最强大的品牌将运用数据分析提高品牌核心价值,目标于运用数据更好的理解和服务他们的客户。

 KQMI(Krasnoff Quality Management institute)的高级VP,Northwell Health的临床质量、教育和研究总监,Yosef Dlugacz博士,强调数据提供了医疗保健的预防性措施方法。“我们分析数据,转移数据到有证据支持的方式中去提供准确的结果。”他说。他继续补充:大数据能够在质量护理方面帮助医疗护理的职业人士认识了解客户的需要。“目标是越快越好的处理信息,有助于病人得到最好的治疗效果,以及医药的未来。”

Diane Garnick, TIAA的执行官和Chief Income Strategist,Zarb 校友,列举出数据在这些年是如何进化的。第一阶段,基础数据和理论从纸的形式到电脑系统。预测消费者的需求成为了关键,信息根据时代群体分化。第二个阶段是半分化数据的介绍 - 数据能够被分类。但是,在这个阶段,数据有极少的预测力。第三个阶段是“邮政编码经济”,Garnick说到“邮编是一个个体最重要数据之一。”一个人居住的地理位置能帮助预测他们的需求。对一个成功的商人来说最有价值的工具就是可获取的数据。没有了数据,Ms. Garnick 说,“你就是只是一个有观点的人。”

Avis的技术VP,Zarb的校友,John A. Turato, 从一个工程师的角度提供了宝贵的数据分析。他重点强调了Moore’s Law(Moore’s Law指出,在一个日益缩小的空间, 一个单独的芯片的计算能力应该在每两年双倍提高)。

Turato将此哲学和Avis联系起来,描述了数据分析如何帮助促进公司的销售。“电子整合的程度在提高,”他说,“车辆现在比以前更加紧密的联系在一起(wifi,无人驾驶)。准确的数据分析影响车的价格以及消费者在购买想要的车辆时花费的时间。在Avis,以及一般情况下的车辆销售中,这些幕后发生的过程需要和数据结合联系起来,对这些过程进行分析是非常有必要的。”

这次圆桌会议以Michael Rappa(北卡罗莱纳州立大学数据分析所的执行官以及教授)的讨论结束。他解释说, 数据生态系统正成为一种趋势,这种趋势正在创造巨大的改变。迅速进步中的电子数据创造了与大众同步的紧迫性,同时令个人信息得到保密。“在今天的电子世界中,我们有太多的数据需要被保护,”

Rappa说,“更多的数据,令我们有能力包容更多的数据,但是,同时也创造了在容量漫溢的时候删除数据的需求。”他强调,“尽管我们生活在数据生态系统里,然而我们对它的运作模式没有头绪。一些由消费者需求推进的产业看中数据因为它能提供的洞察力。商业机构必须有足够的专业知识来获取和理解这些关键的因素。”

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween is coming!


Halloween is coming! Last October, I was brought by a dear friend of mine to a costume shop near Cambridge. Usually on Halloween, a group of friends go to a costume party and have fun together. If you are staying on campus, I have discovered some spooky festivities: 
Saturday, October 15th 6pm to 8pm
NorWITCH Haunted House!
Saturday, October 15 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
BYOB: Bring Your Own Bear to Movie Night
Sunday, October 16th, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Courtyard Carnival
Thursday, Occtober 20th, 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Pumpkin Carving Party
There are two Halloween movies (or Cartoon movies) I really want to share with all of you. I think both are great movies to watch with your friends or your family!


Now get into the Halloween spirit and sign up on GetInolvedHU!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bear's Bio

Hi Everyone! I am Bear! I am a passionate, optimistic person studying marketing at Hofstra University. I previously got my bachelor’s degree in international business. I work with Maggie on Hofstra’s Weibo and have some work experiences in social media and marketing research. My strengths are organizing, communicating and leadership.

As a marketer, I learned how to deal with data and organize it well from my working experience. For what I am doing now, I keep learning how to manage my time better and get knowledge of the world of public relations. I gained a better understanding of what’s behind social media and that’s so cool. I love being a social media person, and I love being part of Hofstra that makes me so proud!

My favorite restaurant on Long Island is Jane Café, which is Korean food. The owner is a really nice lady, and my recommendation is the seafood tofu soup, it’s so good! Also, my favorite place on Long Island is Jones Beach. I enjoy walking on the boardwalk near the sea and feeling so cozy and relaxed.


Maggie's Bio


Hi! My name is Li Pan. I’m a graduate student studying accounting at Hofstra University, as well as a Chinese Social Media Assistant in the Office of University Relations. I write a lot of blogs on Sina Weibo about my travels and own personal experiences in college, but I also help to tell the stories of other Chinese students who attend Hofstra. In addition to the blog, I also volunteered for the first presidential debate that was held here at Hofstra on September 26. During the day, I went around Broadcast Plaza and Issues Alley and took photos and videos of the student experience. I was also fortunate enough to be interviewed by China News Services after the debate.

I have a lot of interests: cooking, traveling, movies, music, learning new things… and I’m a big fan of being organized. Pop music by Adele and Lana Del Rey are my favorites these years. Except for the fact that I ask myself to listen to music produced by instruments like piano and cello, I listen to jazz and world music sometimes too. Oh, and I like making friends, as well. Upon graduation, I hope to find a position in an accounting advisory firm where I will be happy to utilize the skills acquired and the knowledge learned here at Hofstra. I bought a car recently, and I’m very excited to learn more about my new neighborhood on Long Island.

Some people describe me as “capable” and “intelligent.” One of my favorite quotes is by Thomas A. Edison: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Monday, October 3, 2016

Food in China versus food in the United States

While the food in the Student Center here at Hofstra is great (the reason why I purchased meal plans for the whole year in my first year at Hofstra), it's interesting to compare food in China to food in the U.S.  学生中心琳琅满目的饮食选择是我上学期坚持购买就餐方案的原因,比较中美两国的饮食习惯也是很有趣的。

I found it really easy to compare the food because people in China and people in the U.S. eat very differently. First of all, chopsticks are used in China while knives and forks are used in the United States on dinner tables. During festivals, people in China eat… 我觉得比较中美两国的饮食很简单,因为我们吃的习惯不太一样。首先,中国人用筷子,美国人用刀叉。节日的时候,中国人吃……

 Shanghai hairy crabs during Mid-Autumn Festival
 Dumplings during New Year
 Yuan Xiao during Lantern Festival

When looking at U.S. festivals (or holidays), pumpkin dishes are common during Thanksgiving season.
Pumpkin pie

 On a Thanksgiving dinner table, a big roasted turkey is a way to celebrate family gathering. As a huge foodie, I like to go to restaurants as much as I like to cook at home. In about two months, Thanksgiving is going to be here so I will watch out for Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. Thanksgiving is only one of the many holidays celebrated here in the U.S. Although the food can be different, it's all delicious to me! I love trying new things, and I hope you do the same! 在感恩节的餐桌上,一只烤熟的火鸡用来庆祝家庭的团聚。作为一个彻底的吃货,我喜欢在家里做饭和去餐厅的程度是一样的。俩个月后,感恩节就到了,我会注意星巴克有没有南瓜口味的拿铁。感恩节只是美国众多节日里的一个。虽然俩国饮食很不同,
但是我都非常喜欢。希望你也和我一样喜欢尝试新的事情!




Travled back with pictures and memories


Hello blog readers! Now when everyone is busy with the beginning of this semester, studying and recuperating from the presidential debate, I’m still reminiscing on the time when my parents visited me in the United States AND my trip to South America. Below are some photos from my trip. Enjoy!
大家好!当大家都在为秋季学期努力学习,并从上周的总统辩论中恢复精力的时候;我还在留恋暑假父母来美探望我,以及我最近到南美洲的旅行。这些是我的旅行照片的一部分,与你们分享。
 baby alpaca being fed by a local
 Colca Canyon altitude is as high as 4225 km
 Condor flying in distance in Colca Canyon
 Flamingos in one of the lagoons
 Me watching a volcano in Uyuni, Bolivia
Rocks in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Summer Olympics in Rio


The Summer Olympics were a lot of fun to watch this year. The Games are held every four years, and there are a variety of sports featured. This year’s Summer Olympics were hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The opening ceremony was on August 5th, and the Games ended on August 21.

On 12th, I watched the Men’s 100-Meter Butterfly Swim final on television. When it comes to sports, I only know a few professional athletes, and Michael Phelps is one of them. Sadly he didn’t win a gold medal in this round for the United States, while a young Joseph Schooling from Singapore took the win.

The Olympics really bring people together. Everyone shares in the joy of cheering for the human spirit, pushing limits and overcoming obstacles. I highly recommend following the Summer Olympics, if you aren’t already. Watch clips on YouTube if you missed a few games, and don’t forget to share with us who your favorite athletes and events to watch are!

今年夏天的奥运会相当好看。奥运会每四年一次,而且通常有很多种不同型的比。今年的夏季奥运会在巴西里约热卢举办,开幕仪式已经在八月五号举行,全部比赛在二十一号已经结束。作为一个业余运动爱好者,我在电视上观看了男子一百米蝶泳。运动方面,我只知道一些专业运动员的名字,Michael Phelps就是其中一个。可惜的是,他没有在一百米的比赛中获得金牌。一个年轻的新加坡的选手:Joseph Schooling赢得了比赛。奥林匹克让人们聚集到一起,每个人都为挑战自我、克服困难等等一些体育精神而欢呼。如果你有喜欢的比赛,还没有一览运动员风采,打开Youtube上的视频!不要忘记告诉我们你最喜爱的运动员或者赛事是什么!

-Maggie

Dr. Christina Lacey Receives Grant from NASA

Dr. Christina Lacey, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is co-investigator on a $60,000 grant from NASA for a proposal, “What Makes Radio-detected and Optically-detected Supernova Remnants in NGC6946 Different?” Dr. Lacey’s successful grant allocates her observer time with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dr. Lacey has been on the Hofstra faculty since 2008. One of her research interests is focused on supernova remnants in nearby galaxies. She is on sabbatical this fall but will be on campus working with students on radio astronomy research.

Christina Lacey博士 ,物理和天文副教授,正在协助调查一项获得NASA(美国航空航天局)60,000美元补助金的提议:“是什么让无线电检测到的和光学检测到的NGC6946超新星残核不同?”Lancey博士的成功假定让她能够使用哈勃空间望远镜进行观察。



Lacey博士从2008年开始在霍夫斯特拉任职 。她的研究兴趣之一是近距银河的超新星残核。这个秋天她在学术休假中,但是她将会在学校里和学生们共同进行无线电天文学方面的研究。

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Zarb School Ranks Among Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs

Zarb School Ranks Among Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs

by Marilou R. Giammona | Office of University Relations

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business ranked 88th on the 2015 Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs. The school jumped nine places from last year’s ranking of 97th.

Unlike other rankings, the Poets & Quants composite list combines the latest five most influential business school rankings in the world: U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, and The Economist. Instead of simply averaging the five, Poets & Quants gives each ranking a separate weight, according to P&Q’s view of their authority. U.S. News is given a weight of 35 percent; Forbes, 25 percent; both the Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek are given a 15 weight; and The Economist, 10 percent.

Hofstra ranked 41st in the nation for best online MBA Program (U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Programs), was ranked 58th on the Forbes 2015 Best Business Schools list, and was listed 74th for part‐time MBA programs nationally (Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2015 ranking). In addition, the Zarb School ranked 97th nationwide for part‐time MBA program (U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition), and 6th for best online MBA program for 2016 (Affordable Colleges Online: The Best Online MBA Programs 2015‐2016).

The Zarb School, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International, a rigorous certification that attests to overall quality and how well the school prepares its graduates for today’s global business environment.


Zarb School 获选Poets & Quants百强MBA 课程



The Frank G. Zarb商学院在2015年Poets & Quants百强MBA课程中名列第88名。这所学校从去年第97名一跃9个位置。


和其他的排名不同,Poets & Quants综合排名结合了世界上最具影响力的五个商学院排名:美国新闻与世界报道,福布斯,商业周刊,金融时报和经济学。并没有简单的平均这五个排名,Poets & Quants根据自己对各个排名的权威性的看法,给每个排名一个单独的权重。美国新闻与世界报道获得35%的权重;福布斯,25%;金融时报和彭博商业周刊同时获得15%的权重;经济学家,10%。


霍夫斯特拉大学的网络MBA项目在美国新闻与世界报道2015年最佳网络课程中获取排名第41位,名列福布斯2015最佳商学院名单58位,并被列为Part-Time MBA 课程74 名(彭博商业周刊2015 排名)。此外,Zarb商学院获取Part-Time MBA 课程97 名(美国新闻与世界报道2017年版),以及,2016年网络MBA第六名的排名(经济适用学院在线:最好的在线MBA项目2015-2016)。


Zarb商学院,今年庆祝其成立50周年,是商学院中仅有 的10%的学校从AACSB获取商科和会计科目的认证,此认证证明了学校的整体素质以及学校如何为自己的毕业生们在今天全球的商业环境中做好准备。

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Montauk

My parents are visiting me from China, and one of the places I took them during their time here was to Montauk! It was a tough choice because of the many different beaches on Long Island and around Hofstra, but Montauk was a great choice. We filled water bottles, packed swimsuits, towels, snacks and umbrellas, and hit the road!

As we approached the Hamptons, I started noticing designer boutiques and souvenir shops everywhere.  It was really cool! Soon we arrived at an information center. I gathered two local maps, a concert schedule from the front desk and received a postcard as a free gift. I went on driving to a nearby beach. We saw a deer in a parking lot – it was so cute.

Finally, we found a beach, and there were already people playing in the sand. The sun was beating down on us, so sunscreen was a must. The ocean water was satisfyingly cold. My dad went in the water to swim, and my mom and I relaxed on the beach.

This summer day trip was a lot of fun and really special. Maybe I’ll take my parents to Jones Beach next!

- M

我父母从中国来美国看我,我决定带他们去著名的旅游景点Montauk。这是个艰难的决定因为长岛有很多个海滩,但是Montauk是个不错的选择。我们灌好水壶,装好游泳衣,毛巾,零食和太阳伞上路了。在我们到达汉普敦时,我开始注意到不少独立设计师服装店和纪念品商店。非常不错!不一会儿我们抵达了信息中 心。我从前台收集了两张地图,一张印有演唱会时间的宣传纸,并收到了一张免费的明信片作为礼物。从信息中心出来后,我继续开车去附近的海滩,在停车场,我 们看到了一只鹿,实在太可爱了!我们终于到达了海滩,已经有很多人在玩沙子。剧烈的阳光令我们挫不及防,防晒霜成为了大救星。海水是令人窒息的冰凉!我爸爸决定游一会儿泳,我妈妈和我在沙滩边放松。这次一日游是非常特殊的一次出行。也许下次我会带父母去Jones Beach. - M

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Going Shopping

Shopping in Long Island is really great. For serious shoppers, Roosevelt Field Mall is a good place to start, and it is just a 10-minute drive from campus. Roosevelt Field is located on 630 Old Country Road in Garden City. It opens from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to as late as 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This week, I happened to be in the need of a light winter jacket, so I drove to Roosevelt Field Mall  to shop.

    First of all, I know there are affordable winter jackets available at Uniqlo all year around. So I went directly to the escalator and went upstairs. Uniqlo is a Japanese brand that promotes “the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity.” Entering the store, I basically see lines and lines of monochromatic short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts and jackets. Immediately I saw one purple ultra-light down jacket hanging along with some red, black and gray jackets. I thought to myself, "Hey, this is my jacket!" So I picked it. And then, I went on to pick a long-sleeve shirt, along with another two or three items and went to the cashier to pay.My experience shopping at Roosevelt Field Mall is always great. This mall has everything - clothing stores, cosmetics stores, electronic stores, restaurants, a food court, a movie theater and more. It's a nice place to shop, hang out with friends, or browse during a study break. Your options are limitless.

在长岛购物十分方便。对于购物狂们来说,RooseveltField在长岛生活的入门级购物地点。Roosevelt Field离校园十分钟左右的车程,地址是花园城630Old Country Road,营业时间周一到周六10am -9:30pm,周日11am -7pm。因为我刚好需要一件轻便的棉袄,所以我开车到mall去购物。



首先,我知道Uniqlo常年都有一种轻便的棉袄,而且不那么贵,所以我直接上电梯到了二楼。Uniqlo是一个日本快时尚品牌,从进店开始,我便看到一排一排的单色长袖和短袖衫以及薄外套。很快的我看见一件紫色的轻便外套和其他红色,灰色的外套摆在一起。就是这件了!于是我挑选了这件外套,然后我继续挑选了一件长袖衫和其他几件小物到收银台付款



我在Roosevelt Field购物的经历一直非常好,这个商场除了有服装店,还有化妆品,家电,餐厅,food court和一个电影院。这是一个适合同学们购物,休闲,娱乐的场所。


Best,

Maggie

霍夫斯特拉大学将于九月二十六日举办总统竞选辩论

霍夫斯特拉大学将在2016年9月26日承办第一轮的总统竞选辩论,总统选举辩论委员会今天宣布。

“霍夫斯特拉大学很荣幸能够被要求承办2016年9月26日的总统竞选,这是一个非同寻常的荣誉和责任。”霍夫斯特拉大学的主席Stuart Rabinowitz发言表示。“我们非常赞赏总统选举辩论委员会对我们展示的信心,而且我们已经开始准备一个非常成功的辩论。”

霍夫斯特拉大学曾在2008年承办参议员奥巴马和麦肯恩之间的总统候选人辩论,在2012年承办美国总统奥巴马和州长罗姆尼之间的辩论。霍夫斯特拉大学即将成为连续三次承办总统辩论的第一所大学。

霍夫斯特拉早已同意担任2016年辩论现场的备选,在位于美国俄亥俄州的莱特州立大学宣布将撤回作为主办机构以后,被委员会再次选择。

“霍夫斯特拉大学在2012年是非常成功的总统候选人辩论场地,”该委员会在一份声明中说。“在2015年9月23日,委员会宣布,霍夫斯特拉大学同意成为这个辩论周期备用站点。委员会期待着再次与霍夫斯特拉大学合作。”

这次辩论由总统选举辩论委员会提出和倡议。总统选举辩论委员会是一个无党派,非盈利组织,监管着总统辩论的各个方面。

照委员会过往举办竞选辩论的模式,同时也正如委员会建议,所有门票将通过抽签从委员会分配给霍夫斯特拉大学,在辩论前一天分给在校学生。门票无法通过霍夫斯特拉大学任何个人得到。目前这个时间点没有任何途径获取门票。

“祝贺霍夫斯特拉大学和主席Stuart Rabinowitz把握住总统候选人辩论的机会,这将促进当地经济,促进该地区发展。”长岛协会总裁兼首席执行官Kevin Law说。


About the Author: Karla Schuster, Assistant VP of University Relations

Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced today.

“Hofstra University is honored to be called on to host the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016. This is an extraordinary privilege and responsibility,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. “We greatly appreciate the faith shown in us by the Commission on Presidential Debates, and we have begun preparations for a very successful debate.”

Hofstra University hosted presidential debates in 2008 between then-Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain and in 2012 between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.  It will be the first university to host three consecutive presidential debates.

Hofstra had agreed to serve an alternate 2016 debate site, and was tapped by the Commission after Wright State University in Ohio announced it was withdrawing as the host institution for the first debate.

“Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012,” the Commission said in a statement. “On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”

The debate itself is produced and sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, which controls all aspects of debate production.

All tickets allocated to Hofstra University from the Commission will be distributed via lottery to current students in the days before the debate, as recommended by the CPD and consistent with past practices of debate hosts.  Tickets will not be available through Hofstra University personnel, and tickets are not available through any means at this point in time.

“Congratulations to Hofstra University and its President Stuart Rabinowitz for securing a presidential debate which will boost the local economy and promote the region,” said Kevin Law, president and CEO of the Long Island Association.

​Original Article: http://news.hofstra.edu/2016/07/19/hofstra-university-to-host-presidential-debate-sept-26/

Friday, July 29, 2016

聚光灯:实习生袁梦雪

我和一个认识的学信息系统的同届同学,梦雪,联系了。她五月份开始为Publishers Clearing House实习。她告诉我实习开始前,她和公司的四五个人面试过,很明显在面试环节做得很不错,现在的她和组员一起为各种项目分析数据。“学校的事业发展中心帮助我修改简历,我觉得很有用。”

当我问到目前梦雪的日常职责,她说自己需要在内部系统下载表格做数据方面的分析。这个工作需要她用到自己在学校里学到的一些常识。我想,这个工作应该对她来说是个很大的奖励。

她告诉我,多认识人对她来说特别重要,而且社交媒体也是很重要的一个工具。她特地提到了领英这个网站。在她获得这个实习之前,梦雪在领英上关注了一些学长学姐,有一些她联络并认识了,并要求提出建议。


(未完待续)


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

聚光灯:实习生张翎

我最近打电话给一个第一学期住校宿舍时认识的同学,问她五月十八号开始做实习生以及新获得的CPT的情况。CPT 全称是 Curricular Practice Training。每个持有F-1签证的同学都可以申请,申请前必须联系国际学生办公室参加培训。

麦吉:你好啊,翎!最近还好吗?那么我们开始吧,你是怎么找到你的实习工作的?

翎:你好,我很愿意分享我的经历。我一开始申请了很多暑期实习但是都没有结果,陆陆续续地我参加了一些面试,这些面试对我后来实习提供了重要的经验。这次实习的面试就是非常顺利的通过一个联系人获得的。

麦吉: 听上去你有一个很不错的经历哦!你适应了自己的新工作吗?

翎:嗯,新工作比较顺利,因为没有什么好适应的,主要还是沟通方面需要进步。

麦吉:你现在每天的具体工作是什么呢?

翎:我根据账单周期记录账单,根据病人的记录单打电话到保险公司解决纠纷,这些都跟我学习到的会计课程有直接关系。






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找房子

作为一个研究生,你可以住在校内的宿舍或者住在校外自己租的地方。因为自己在找新的公寓,我决定写一篇关于找公寓的博客。那么,在你开始找房子之前,先问问自己这个问题:
你需要室友吗?有一个室友或多个室友的好处在于你不会感觉那么孤单,当你忘记带你的钥匙或者需要人帮你领包裹的时候,他们会帮上一点儿忙。但是,如果你更希望一个人待着,那么你需要找一个单人间。 其次,你想住在哪个地域呢?我们都注意到,很多中国学生选择住在学校周边不同的地方,有一些住得比较远,有一些住得比较近。我经常听说大家住在希克斯维尔,莱维顿,韦斯特伯里这些地方。需要注意的是,如果你住得比较远,你开车上学就会比较麻烦。你通常是可以在互联网搜索找到各种公寓的。

有一些比较昂贵的公寓名称是Metro 303, Avalon, Modera Mineola, Eagle Rock Apartments. 选哪一个呢?这个就取决你自己想要什么了。你想离火车站近吗?或者你想离超市近? 每个人在找公寓的时候关注的方面不一样,所以你要考虑自己的喜好。找房子可能是非常有意思的一件事哦!加油!

下一次,我会写写我在校园里住过的那个学期。


最好的祝福,
麦吉

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大学同学的婚礼

两周前我参加了一个大学学弟的婚礼,从上大学的时候开始我就认识准新郎和准新娘了。如果你没有在美国参加过婚礼,我可以分享下我的心得。通常,亲戚朋友们会很早收到通知。有时候,婚礼仪式前一天有一个不是特别正式的热场聚会,或称Pre-Wedding Party. 如果你不确定婚礼那天穿什么,可以尽量选择正式的穿着。

如果你需要旅行去参加婚礼,打包装一些轻便灵活的衣服。比如我的朋友在曼哈顿举办婚礼,我提前预订了酒店,头一天坐火车到曼哈顿,这一趟旅程我打包了两条夏天的裙子。有意思的是,我在婚礼仪式上遇到了两个大学的熟人,他们都是中国人 - 世界真小!我注意到每个客人在进场的时候都可以照一张“立可拍”,然后将自己的照片贴在照片簿上,并签下自己的祝福。总的来说,这场婚礼真心是非常可爱的!
你参加过婚礼吗?你在美国参加过吗?欢迎和我们分享!


Best,
Maggie

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

地球日"校园菜市场"

星期三,我从数学课下走向Human Resources办公室准备去交一份迟了很久的timesheet. 春季一般是大扫除和整理的季节,我应该在整理归纳上做好一些。很意外的,我在学生中心外面看到了一排堆放了各种新鲜水果和蔬菜的桌子,以及挑选各类果蔬的人。我观察了下大家都在买些什么:新鲜的玉米,盒装的草莓等等⋯⋯ 我立刻决定在放下timesheet之后要买些蔬菜回家。

于是,十分钟后我也出现在挑选果蔬的人群里。我买了两个玉米,四个西红柿,两颗土豆。这些蔬菜让我的心情明朗起来。回到家后,我立刻煮了两个玉米作为午餐。


世界地球日是一项世界性的环境保护活动。你有注意到学校里各种poster和quad上的二手物品交易市场吗?地球的事就是我们的事。




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什么是项目管理?

几个星期前,美国项目管理协会长岛分会在我校举办了一场活动,活动标题是:“什么是项目管理以及项目管理如何帮助你的发展”。我个人没有现身在活动现场,但是我收到了项目管理协会制作的presentation slides.以下是我从slides中学习到的内容。

Teamwork(团队合作)和cooperation(联合作业)在学校里非常被重视。尤其在商学院,你很有可能被分配到一个三到四人的team里完成一个项目。“一个项目组通常包括了一些不经常在一起工作的人 - 有时候是一些不同组织的或者不同地域的人”。项目管理的过程分为五个部分:

启动

规划

执行

控制和监理

收尾

在学校里,我们的小组项目通常和公司里的项目不一样,但是这些项目让我们为真实世界做好准备。我们希望能通过多任务处理来完成具有学术挑战的项目。一个成功的项目管理者需要做到资源丰富,谨慎细心,同时对项目的不同阶段具有洞察力。更成功的项目管理者需要能对项目中存在的风险进行预估。现实里,你要像管理项目一样对待找工作的过程!管理好你的时间,优先安排重要的事。如果你在复习重要的考试,要充满自信。


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

校园郁金香

霍夫斯特拉大学位于长岛,校园里著名的郁金香在每年的春季盛开。郁金香是荷兰和土耳其的国花,也盛产于中国西藏新疆地区。最近雨水充足,阳光正好,校园里的花朵美不胜收。我拍了一些照片给大家看看:







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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

暑期要实习的同学们看过来

暑假快到了,而你需要一个属于你的暑期的个人空间,对吗?以下是关于暑期找房的一些tips。

如果你暑期在长岛或霍夫斯特拉大学校园附近待着,offcampushousing.hofstra.edu是个很好的网站。如果你将会在曼哈顿待着,你需要找到一些能sublease的房子,意思是能够出租短期的房间。想节约钱,最好和人合租公寓。暑期是非常容易一不小心就花费很多的时候,所以如果你的实习没有给你足够的开销,你就需要时时注意节约。

 找房子时最重要就是注意周边安全和交通便利。如果你找了租房中介,可能会被收取一些中介费用。如果你认识很多人,理所当然地,你应该问问他们是不是有闲着的房间出租,也应该问问合理的房价是多少,城里最适合短住的区域是哪里,他们是不是也找了租房中介。

最后,如果你需要工作的城市不是曼哈顿,而是华盛顿或者波士顿这样的地方,你也应该想想是不是认识什么朋友在这些城市。毕竟,熟人是最可靠的。

你有什么暑期找房的经验吗?请留言。

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

暑期实习座谈会

又到了大家找暑期实习的时候了!!

前些时候我参加了学校举办的暑期实习座谈会。座谈会的现场有六个公司出席,他们分别是:CVS Health, AvalonBay Communities, LifetimeBrands, 1-800-Flowers.com, Bedgear, and MSC Industrial Direct. 出席的公司代表人用视频和深入浅出的语言让在座的同学们了解了公司想招聘的人才。另外,在presentation最后,有一个三十分钟的圆桌问答时间。

小结一下,以上所有公司都有夏季的实习机会,有一些公司也有冬季的实习机会。1-800-Flowers.com特别强调需要熟悉社交媒体的人才,bedgear则表示很喜欢能fit到他们企业文化里的同学。AvalonBay在寻找懂得如何建立金融模型,如何调研的人才。

在座谈会上我发现,这样一个活动需要很多人一起努力才能举办成功。有一些公司代表是我们霍夫的校友,他们在百忙之中来参加活动招人,也是挺让人佩服的。

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

忙碌的周五

星期五的风有些大,我还是决定去曼哈顿。在韩国城的Caffe Bene我买了一杯白摩卡,坐下来决定将Driver's Manual and Practice Tests好好复习一遍,看了大概两个小时,我来到位于31街的DMV开始了考试,整个考试过程非常简单,你只需要根据工作人员的指导来就可以了。

然后我的一天是这样的:中午的时候我到上城和一个很久没见的朋友在哥伦比亚大学附近吃韩国菜;两点半左右,我赶去JP Morgan Chase Tower见了一个三年多没有联络的contact;晚上六点左右,我临时决定在Grand Central买了一条明黄色的适合去参加鸡尾酒会的裙子,因为在Google calender上已经schedule参加一个Unicareer三周年年会。年会上我看到几张很久未见的面孔,决定吃一块Unicareer的生日蛋糕,和几个聊得熟起来的朋友交换了联系方式。10:15pm,我赶上了回长岛的火车。

周五的忙碌让我知道时间管理在商学院里无比重要,如果有些人有些事让你在生活里放不下,渐渐变成累赘,你应该学着合理减压,管理好自己的精力。精力管理有时候是比那些列在你to-do list里的事情更重要的事。

基本上⋯生活在别处

我在南方一个气候温暖的城市长大。二十岁那年,我开始四处旅行,被在美国学习生活的念想吸引。和一些人交谈后知道该怎么申请在美国的大学,我到香港 参加了SAT考试,并于2005年搬到了宾夕法尼亚州的Lancaster。我爸爸妈妈并不知道我要去的地方在哪儿,他们只知道美国是一个很远很远的地 方。于是他们给我买了很多东西装在两个大旅行箱里,让我带到学校。

在异地生活并不是特别难。相反,我挺喜欢一个人生活的自由感。我的购物习惯和饮食习惯慢慢都发生了改变。

有时候,我特别想家,就会自己去买菜,然后做一些喜欢吃的家乡菜。我最喜欢的一道家乡菜是莲藕排骨汤。如果你们有人特别喜欢吃什么菜,欢迎把食谱post在这里。

有时候我不愿意承认科技进步得实在是太快了。网络购物这种事在我看来,大大的增进了我生活的便利。我经常使用的一些网站有:amazon.com,target.com,amtrak.com,priceline.com。如果你没有安排好即将开始的春假,你可以尝试看看priceline.com上的一些Spring Break package.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

找工作和就业

关于找工作这个话题,我要说的可真是太多了,因为无论如何我是一个商学院的学生!而商学院的学生,最重要的事情可能就是找工作!我现在正在非常积极努力的找实习。我以前在华尔街供职,在曼哈顿某非盈利机构实习,在国内的暑期学校,民营企业,上市公司工作过。即便这样,对于和成千上万的毕业生竞争,我仍然感到紧张。一次又一次收到据信并不是件有意思的事:“非常感谢您对我们的兴趣和热情,但由于激烈的竞争,很遗憾我们不能继续阅读您的申请书了,祝您在找工作的过程中好运。  -   真诚的人力资源”。但是,成功的真谛仍然是不灰心不放弃。根据我朋友说的,她现在已经经历了两三个面试。所以现实是,机会仍然是存在的,需要做的就是坚持一阵子。

对于所有商学院的学生来说,找工作最忙碌的时间应该是冬天十二月到一月。如果你是个非常优秀的学生,并把你该做的准备工作都做好了,那找工作也许对你来说并不是特别困难。一般来讲,你的简历一开始被注意了以后,你会收到一个邮件通知你做一个在线能力测试,在线能力测试的结果直接决定你能不能继续被邀请参加面试。如果你够幸运,也许你会被邀请参加接下来的团体面试或和高层管理直接面试。能力测试通常在两个星期内必须完成,一般是一些高等数学题和case studies。

霍夫斯特拉的职业发展指导中心有一些辅导对学生是有帮助的。比如我自己就向Lauren Moy还有Cheryl Milmoe寻求指导,她们帮我修改简历并指导我在找工作中的计划和安排。

如果你非常喜欢结交认识更多的人,你应该好好利用霍夫斯特拉的得天独厚的地理位置。我从霍夫出发去纽约非常方便,也试过在曼哈顿非正式面试。

下次,我会和你分享我非正式面试的经历!

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专业的选择

大家好,这一篇博文献给还没来读书和已经上研究院但是没有确定专业的同学。你们可能不知道,和小的文理学院相比,霍夫斯特拉大学有非常多的专业供你选择。读文科的同学可以选择的专业有:美国文化研究,实用物理,舞蹈,机电工程和医学预科等等。如果你想了解更多,请戳这里:http://www.hofstra.edu/admission/adm_majors.html

研究生可以选择的专业包括:会计,TESOL,传媒,金融税务等等。了解更多,请戳这里:http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/grad/grad_prog_ac.cfm

为什么选择专业重要呢?

选择了对的专业才能在学习的过程中得到启发,才能激发学习的兴趣!而专业的细分需要你更加仔细。比如会计专业,有细分到公共会计和企业会计。选择了不同的会计从业道路,就选择了不同的人生道路。

作为一个商学院的学生,我对法学院和医学院的现状并不熟悉,但是选择和确定专业这一块儿,任何学院都是一样的。一旦你决定了学习某个专业,你需要填写一张专业选择表,然后交给Weller Hall里的department assistant,就可以了。

我个人认为,探索和发现自己喜欢的东西非常好,但是更重要的是,你知道自己的长处并通过学习研究生高度的课程,提高自己的专业水平。

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

第一篇“非官方”的正式博客

 大家好,

我叫Maggie,从现在开始我为霍夫斯特拉大学的官方博客写文章,是霍夫博客的博主了。因为我也是国际学生,我觉得我们应该有很多共通点。从现在开始,我会写一些我在霍夫学习和生活的体验,也会分享一些我四处旅行听到,看到的精彩的小故事,偶尔我会上传一些旅行中拍的照片和校园里的拍的照片。如果作为读者的你,有任何想法和建议,欢迎留言告诉我!互动才能让我知道什么样的信息对你有帮助,也才能让我更加注意观察在长岛的生活中我没注意到的细节,然后写成文字,分享给你。

因为这是第一篇正式的“非官方”博客,我想分享下自己的职责。这个中文博客主要是我介绍霍夫斯特拉大学的各类项目和校园生活的地方。我在美国生活学习接近五年半的时间,目前在Full-Time Day MBA这个项目里。这个项目有大概三十来个人,大家都是来自天南海北的同学:一部分是中国人,一部分是印度人,还有一部分是美国人。我觉得这个项目既有趣又有挑战。比如上学期的会计课,让我相当的抓狂。我觉得MBA是比较接近文科的传统学科,而会计是理科的科目,所以读MBA的人学会计要文理均衡。不知道这个想法是不是有些钻牛角尖,但我是这么想的。

在美国学习生活一大好处就是,你可以认识和你长得不一样的人,他们成长的过程中和你说不一样的语言,他们也许比你多许多旅行的经验,因为大家来自天南海北,特别容易碰到经历丰富的人。如果你在北美有朋友,你的学习体验就可以更丰富了。许多的假期你都可以四处探访朋友。我在写这篇博客的时候正在多伦多机场,结束探访一个接近九年没见的朋友。这个周末是马丁路德金节假日,难得的长周末,所以我有五天的假期⋯⋯ 以后我会多多介绍旅行的小故事,因为我是一个旅行爱好者!

在长岛生活和在世界任何地方生活一样,是艺术。校园里基本上有你需要的任何东西,学生中心有一个书店,有很多餐厅,附近可以停车还有一些学生宿舍楼。如果你选择在校外住,一般情况下也能很容易去超市购物。长岛离纽约法拉盛和曼哈顿都很近,学校里有免费的校车去Mineola或者Hempstead火车站。

作为一个热衷购物的人,我来推荐下购物的地点。无论你有没有车,Roosevelt Field Mall都是非常容易到达的。Roosevelt里有Bloomingdale's和Nordstrom,也有一些我们都很喜欢的牌子比如Zara和Express. 如果你想在一个更加高大上的地方购物,可以做火车到曼哈顿去。曼哈顿Penn Station附近就有不少商店,而且downtown soho 附近也有很多商店。如果你想去outlet,可以从midtown坐巴士去Woodbury。

好了,因为许久不写中文,手有点生了。希望大家能喜欢我写的博客,并多多提意见!:)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

春季学期终于开始了 - 2016年第一篇

Spring Semester has finally started with a full schedule. As much as we know spring is around the corner, you still see winter coats and snow boots everywhere on campus. The weather in Long Island gets really changeable and we just had one of the biggest snowstorms here.
Spring semester is supposed to be shorter than the fall semester. We have sixteen weeks of classes and Spring Recess. I am looking forward to many events, festivals, friend gatherings and celebrations in the future. Stay tuned!

春季学期终于完完全全地开始了。我们知道春天其实已经不远,但是你仍然能在校园的任何地方看到厚重的大衣和雪靴。长岛的天气变化很大,前几天,我们经历了一场异常大的暴风雪。

春季学期应该比秋季学期要短,这学期有十六周的课程,还有一个很长的春假。我个人非常期待这学期的各类活动,节日,朋友聚会和庆祝呢!请你也期待吧!

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