Building your professional network is one of the chief benefits of MBA programs. As an MBA student, you’ll meet a diverse group of students, professors, alumni and industry professionals. The connections you make during your studies could be one of your most valuable takeaways from your time at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
Earning an MBA and Building Relationships
When you enroll in an MBA program, you instantly become part of a greater professional network of students. Faculty and staff at the Zarb School of Business are always working to foster relationships between students and the business community.
Those relationships are bolstered on campus in several ways:
- Career Relations Department: The Zarb School of Business has its own dedicated Office of Graduate Business Career Relations, which creates and maintains relationships with businesses around the world that are designed to improve the placement prospects of Zarb School graduates.
- Alumni: The Zarb School has a network of successful alumni that’s over 30,000 alumni strong, and they are eager to mentor current students and help them pursue employment and business opportunities.
- Experiential Learning: Because of its proximity to the global business hub that is New York CIty, the Zarb School of Business is able to offer a wide range of experiential learning opportunities for students, from hosting executive conferences or influential guest speakers on campus, to placing students in high-profile internships.
Creating a lifelong network is one of the most exciting benefits of higher education. Debra Sandler, who earned her BBA from the Zarb School in 1982, is former president of Mars Chocolate North America. Sandler chose Hofstra because, as she said, “I came from the Caribbean and I was very interested in coming to a school where I could build strong relationships.”
Benefits of the Hofstra Network
To a certain degree, who you know can get you in the door, but what you know is going to help you make a big impression and find success in your career. The Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business is committed to helping students with all phases of their education.
When you earn an MBA degree from the Zarb School you’re getting a potent combination of experiential knowledge, academic rigor, and strong support. Roughly 82% of the Zarb School’s 2016-2017 graduating class was employed–and 99% of those were employed within six months of graduation.
The MBA program at Zarb is designed–and proven–to help you succeed. The networking opportunities you build at Hofstra University can help give you the chance to prove it.