I recently called up a friend (and a first-semester neighbor of
mine) who lived in the Graduate Residence Hall and spoke with her
about her new internship. She started to work on May 18th as a
Medical Accountant intern to fulfill her CPT requirement. CPT
stands for Curricular Practice Training. Every F-1 student can
apply for CPT once they declare their major of studies and have
their grade average point met with CPT requirement. When a student
decides to apply for CPT, the first thing to do is to attend one of
the workshops provided by International Student Affairs. There are
application forms available at ISA office and online.
Maggie: Hello, Ling! Longtime no see. So let's get started, shall we? How did you find your internship?
Ling: Yes, I am happy to share my experience. I tried to apply for summer internships online first and went to quite a lot of interviews. I ended up getting a job through a connection I had. The intervie
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
A few weeks ago, a friend invited me to visit the
35th anniversary Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanical
Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival. We spent half a day
touring. This is the first time I visited Brooklyn Botanical Garden
and I might just go again in the future! It was a beautiful and
large garden with many blooms and a gift shop inside. If you’re
interested in learning about different kinds of plants and flowers
(especially peonies and cherries) I urge you to go. The best time
to visit is during the month of March or April. Here are some
pictures I took.
Frank G. Zarb 商学院推出了和中国大学的暑期实习合作计划，两个机构的 合作伙伴关系从而达到了一个新的高度。
When the Finals Week is here, it's normal to be stressed. Axinn Library’s Floor six,seven and eight are designated quiet floors. If you find it better to study in a quiet and organized space, utilize well of the library! Also, listen to what others say about what makes their studying efficient!
Below is a random conversation between me and Jingfeng
Wang, an MBA student with a concentration in
Maggie: Do you have any special techniques in
Jingfeng(Laughs): Not really. It's really important to be
focused in class though.
Maggie: Do you keep your own routine during Finals Week?
Jingfeng: No. I go to classes and study in the evening and
Maggie: So, do you actually stay on a diet?
Jingfeng: Yes. I take boiled eggs for extra calcium and
During the Finals Week,
This week, I went outside of my comfort zone and participated in
a speech contest held by ZAGA and NYSSCPA (The New York State
Society of CPAs). No matter what rank I earned, I gave the speech
contest a try. Since the speech is constrained to two minutes, I
went fairly fast. On-stage speaking has been something I really
enjoy doing since junior school when I started to learn English as
a second language. For those who are preparing for individual
project presentations, remember to fight the stage fright and be
Below is my speech script for anyone who is interested:
As an international student living in the United States, I know that I need to keep it up all the time. I am not a lazy person, not a bad student. As a matter of fact, I'm a hard-working student and a diligent person. But sometimes I have to tell myself: hey, you know you might need to make extra efforts because, this is not your native language. This is not whe
Teamwork and cooperation are highly regarded in school - business schools in particular - where you are very likely to work in a team of three or four on a project. “A project team often includes people who don't usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies.” The processes fall into five groups:
In school, our team projects are usually not as complicated as those in companies, but they prepare us for the real world. We are more focused on multi-tasking and c
On a beautiful
This week Earth Day is being celebrated on campus and worldwide. Earth Day promotes protecting our environment, which is always a good cause, right?
Summer is almost here, and you will need a place to stay during your summer internship, right? Below is some advice to help you find summer housing.
If you're staying in Long Island or the Hofstra University area, offcampushousing.hofstra.edu is a good source to look at. If you want to live in Manhattan for the summer, there are opportunities to find people who already live there and you can sublease, meaning rent a room from them temporarily. Sharing apartments lower the cost of rent. Keep in mind that summer activities will require you to spend money, and your internship might not be paying enough for all the fun, so saving money wherever you can will be very helpful.When looking for housing, keep in mind that convenience of transportation and area safety come first. Also, be aware that some apartment rentals require you to sign up with an agency and you may need to pay an agency fee before you move in. If you have a vast network of people who already had experiences in ren
On a beautiful day, I interviewed Yina Peng, a student
enrolled in the TESOL program
The first question I throw out to her is which TESOL course seemed most difficult to her. She admitted that it was SED 267, Second Education. She mentioned that this course required her to be familiar with the K-12 education system curriculum, which was challenging because some of her classmates were already certified teachers before entering the program. Without much teaching experience in the United States, Yina had a more difficult time comprehending the course as compared to her American classmates. However, she was able to achieve a high GPA at the end of last semester. Her favorite course is Studies in Etymology, which is about the Latin origin of English language. “