Tuesday, September 21, 2004

More from Career Sevices

Dear Faculty Member,

Please encourage your students to attend this highly relevant and important career program occurring next week:

Monday, September 27**
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Murphy Aud A&B

A professional HR representative who hires for accounting and finance-related positions will share his "insider information" about best (and worst) practices during interviews.

All students are welcome to come to this program to learn more about what the interviewing experience will be like when applying for Accounting/Finance-related positions. (Students involved, or interested, in upcoming On-campus Recruiting opportunities should most definitely attend this skill-building program.)

Email rcaya@sbu.edu; Stop in room 216 RC; or Phone 375-2384.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!
Renee' Caya-Bizzaro, Assistant Director, The Career CenterRoom 216 Reilly Center, P. O. Box 119St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778Phone: (716) 375-2355 Fax: (716) 375-2381Email: rcaya@sbu.edu Web: www.sbu.edu/careerservices

Monday, September 20, 2004

Bill Richter Presentation--From Mike Fischer

I just received the following:

Thanks for your assistance in making the arrangements for Bill Richter to present to your FIN 401 students (and, of course, any and all others who might be interested!).

I wanted to confirm the arrangements, after numerous changes: the presentation will be from approximatley 10:30 to Noon (including time for Q & A, etc.) on Friday, October 1st, in section C of the Murphy Aud.

Career Services

I know it seems early, but now really is a the best time to be looking for a job or internship.

Whiel we do not get as many recruiters to campus as some larger schools, we do get quite a few. I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of what Career Services has to offer!


Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The National Commission on Writing - Press Release

The National Commission on Writing - Press Release

Why pay attention in English classes? Why read books? One reason is to improve your writing.

In a recent survey (released yesterday) business leaders made it known that "two-thirds of employees, both current workers and new hires, meet writing requirements. While lackluster writing skills do not necessarily impede success in all realms, more than half of the companies surveyed reported that they assess writing in hiring and promoting salaried employees."

"Writing is both a 'marker' of high-skill, high-wage, professional work and a 'gatekeeper' with clear equity implications," said Bob Kerrey, president of New School University in New York and chair of the Commission. "People unable to express themselves clearly in writing limit their opportunities for professional, salaried employment," he said

Sure the survey is no doubt biased (did you really expect the National Commission on Writing to conclude that writing was unimportant?!), but the finding is consistent with everything I have ever seen on the topic and it can serve as a valuable reminder to all of us.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Office hours for the next two weeks

A few changes are necessary for office hours. Because of today's 3:00 PM presentation (by Paul Astorino), office hours are canceled. They will be tomorrow instead from 1 to 4.

On next Tuesday (September 21st), I have a board meeting that I have to attend in the afternoon. (I will leave after class). So next week my regular Tuesday office hours will be on Monday instead.

Of course, you can always just set up an appointment or email.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Paul Astorino

Just finalized things with Paul Astorino

He will be speaking in classes at 10 and 11:30 on

1) Stock Price and Assets
2) Global business
3) What is Sports Marketing? How it fits with finance
4) Maxims (this is the part that he will tell you to be solid corporate citizens)

He then will be speaking again at 3:00 in Murphy Aud. This is open to the public. The topic will be more focused on sports marketing, but would also tie in the points from his class presentations.

Deutsche Bank and other things from Career services

I was asked to announce the following:

Dear Faculty Member,
Please inform your students of the following opportunities sponsored by the Career Center this week. Your assistance is very much appreciated!

Wednesday, Sept. 15
7 -- 8 p.m., Murphy Aud Section C

ALL students are invited to attend this program to learn more about employment opportunities with Deutsche Bank (www.db.com). Those interested in participating in future, on-campus interviews with this company should most definitely attend!

All sessions will take place in Room 216 RC.
Tuesdays 4 -- 4:30 p.m. (except Sept. 28, 2:30 - 3 p.m.)
Wednesdays 12:30 -- 1 p.m.
Fridays 1 -- 1:30 p.m.

Attend one of the scheduled recruiting orientations to find out how the on-campus process works! All relevant questions about who is eligible to participate and how to do so will be covered. This is a mandatory requirement for students in order to be eligible to interview with employers on campus.

Check the Career Center's On- and Off-campus Recruiting web page for details about companies coming to campus, resume-due and interview dates. You can find it at http://www.sbu.edu/careerservices/student_career_recruiting.html.

Thank you,
Renee' Caya-Bizzaro, Assistant Director, The Career CenterRoom 216 Reilly Center, P. O. Box 119St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778Phone: (716) 375-2355 Fax: (716) 375-2381

Friday, September 10, 2004

Forbes.com: The Art Of Pitching

Forbes.com: The Art Of Pitching

Whether you are going for a job interview, trying to raise money for a business venture, or in sales, presentation is important. You could do MUCH worse than listen to the ideas of Guy Kawasaki.

Short version: stay to the point, be entertaining, and don't ramble needlessly.


Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Deutsche Bank Interviews

Deutsche Bank is coming to SBU on Wed 9/15/04! Details to follow, but you definitely want to have a resume ready!!!

Finance Lab times and location

The Finance Club is sponsoring a lab that will provide finance class help for students.

The lab will be on Wed from 7 to 8 (pm) and on Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. The lab will be in Plas 210 each day.

I highly recommend that you go if you are having any questions. I can not say strongly enough that the lab instructors (Chris Zimmer on Wed and Adam Babcock on Thurs) are excellent.

If you have questions, contact Adam at babcocas@sbu.edu

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


I think the clickers are now working again. As far as I can tell the problem is now fixed and the class is not expired. :)