The Zarb House
The Zarb House brings together Zarb students as well as those interested in business who have not declared their major. This 55 –unit on-campus facility, equipped with a kitchen, flat screen televisions and suite style rooms, enables students to bond from day one, establishing a close knit community for incoming Zarb students. Some residents are part of a learning cluster, placing them in the same classes. In addition to the Zarb House, a dedicated themed-learning community is also available for Zarb upperclassmen.
"Living in a close-knit community where students share the same majors, and even classes, has brought their level of performance up exponentially. It is very inspiring to watch students assist each other and flourish. I am certain they will develop into successful businessmen and women in the near future!" stated Scott Barrett, Resident Assistant at the Zarb House.
This facility also provides residents with the convenience of attending events in their own home. Faculty and administration are frequent visitors, hosting events such as international business movie nights, as well as a student-prepared meals with the dean, administration and faculty. The Career Center provides workshops with information on building your resume, networking and career planning. Student organizations actively hold both academic and social events at the Zarb House, developing relationships with incoming students. Resident Assistants also plan interactive social events for their residents, and have even been seen cooking breakfast for students on the weekends. "Being in the Zarb house has let our residents grow professionally and academically. They have the opportunity to meet with professors in the Zarb house and establish relationships earlier in their Hofstra career. Great friendships have already been made, and will continue to grow," stated Katherine Navarino, Resident Assistant at the Zarb House.
Amanda Getz, a freshman studying entrepreneurship and finance, is a Dean's Business Scholar student and Zarb House resident originally from New York City. "The events, speakers and career opportunities available to the students in the Dean's Business Scholar Program have proven that deciding to come to the Zarb School has been the best choice for me. Living in the Zarb House has given me the chance to make lifetime friends and memories and has made the transition into college an easier one."
Student Managed Investment Fund
Students from the Zarb student managed investment fund visited Zarb House residents to discuss their most recent developments, along with Dr. Edward Zychowicz who is their faculty advisor and professor. They spoke to students about portfolio management and risk assessment. Both undergraduate and graduate Zarb students manage the fund and utilize Zarb’s Martin B. Bloomberg Trading Room, the largest academic trading room in the nation, with 34 Bloomberg terminals, in their assessment of fund allocation.
Zarb House Students Network with Management and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
Residents networked with members of the Management and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board to discussing various issues related to careers, internships, guidance in college, study abroad and business industry trends.
“I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about each member of the advisory board and how they got to where they are today. It was so interesting to see how they started off at one job and are in a totally different career now. I liked the diversity among the members and hearing about each of their perspectives on life. There were representatives from all industries, including healthcare, accounting, and information technology. They offered their advice and encouragement which was a valuable lesson learned. I can honestly say this has been one of the most rewarding programs at the Zarb House.” - Melissa Terzakos
Zarb House Faculty Dinner
Zarb administrators, departmental chairs, and faculty members visited residents at the Zarb House as they dined on a meal that students prepared for the special occasion. Students candidly discussed their experiences thus far and received valuable advice in regards to their majors and career paths. Zarb administration and faculty are regularly seen on the premises for other events such as international business movie night and social student organization functions.