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Name: Samantha Weiss
Major/Degree: MBA, Marketing
Hometown: Plainview, NY

Why did you come to the Zarb School?
I came to the Zarb School of business because it had a great reputation. My father is a Hofstra alumni and it was close to home.

Internship Experience:
I obtained my internship by doing some personal online research. I prepared for my research by finalizing my resume and cover letter with career services. Once I was offered an interview opportunity, I returned to career services for interview guidance.

Work Experience:
I currently work for Leviton manufacturing company. I chose to take this internship program on part-time. Career services assisted in my job search through resume review and interview preparation. I am very happy at this company and I feel that I will learn a lot of valuable knowledge. My proudest moment was pitching my first commercial ideas to management. I felt like I was truly applying the knowledge I learned at the Zarb business school for the betterment of my career.

How did the Zarb School prepare you for your career?
The MBA program, no matter what major you are, gives you a taste of every aspect of business which benefits your career. Now at work, I understand a full picture of what I do and how it affects every department.

What is your favorite memory/experience at the Zarb School?
My favorite memory at Zarb would be presenting my first ad campaign in my advertising management class. I felt that I crossed something off my bucket list that I’ve always wanted to accomplish and now I’m doing similar presentations at my new internship.

What advice do you have for students who want to follow in your footsteps?
My advice is to be resourceful by using all the services available to you. Keep your ears and eyes open and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Be willing to put yourself out there and focus on optimistic thoughts that will lead to the confidence you will need in your job interviews and for your future career.

Samantha Weiss