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Business Studies for International Students
Kevin Chiang. Vitae on my website. You can call a faculty member (1) “Professor,” (2) “Professor X,”, (3) “Dr. X” if he/she has a doctoral degree, or (4) his/her first name only if the faculty member explicitly told you to do so. Some faculty members do not like to be called “Mr. X,” “Mrs. X,” of “Ms. X.”
Name Major? Why? Why U.S.? Why UVM? More about you: sports, music, family, personality, etc. The most exciting, memorable, or unexpected experience during the past few weeks?
Read the syllabus carefully. If you are sick, send the professor an and do not come. If you are not sick, you must attend the class. Be on time. American professors do not like tardiness. Tardiness is interpreted as rudeness, a lack of consideration of others, or a lack of interest. You should complete all assignments and submit them on time in the U.S. Participate!
Open door policy Consider me your friend We can talk about anything you wish
Business writing via templates Business oral presentation Intercultural communication and leadership
Accounting Finance Marketing Human resource management Entrepreneurship MIS International business Production and operations Management and the environment
Follow your heart If possible, do double-concentration
English proficiency Networking with American students Identify American high-achievers as teammates Attendance Choosing general education courses wisely Submit all the works and submit them on time Check the status of your performance with professors from time to time Go to see the advisor often and asap Politely request old exam samples Study early! One chapter at a time
Often tie to current events; not just textbook Misunderstand the question, particularly essay questions Seek to clarify the question Access office for international students? Faculty member’s discretion
You should not use a voice recorder or camcorder in a classroom unless you have the permission from the instructor Teaching materials are instructors’ intellectual properties You should use teaching materials for educational (not commercial) purposes
Most professors have a well-defined grading scheme For example: 2 exams, each accounting for 30%; 4 reports, each accounting for 10% Suppose that you earn 89 and 92 (out of 100) for the two exams and 8, 9, 10, and 9 (out of 10) for the 4 reports Your score: 89× ×0.3 + ( ) = 90.3 This most likely earns you an “A-”
A or A+: 4.00; A-: 3.66; B+: 3.33; B: 3.00; B- : 2.66; C+: 2.33; C: 2.00; C-: 1.66; D+: 1.33; D: 1.00; D-: 0.66; F: 0.00 Suppose that you earn the following grades: Course 1 (3 credit hours): A-; Course 2 (2 credit hours): B; Course 3 (3 credit hours): B+ Your GPA: (3 × × × 3.33) / 8 =
GPA each semester >= 2.00 If not, on trial (1)Cumulative GPA < 2.00 (2)Earn too many F’s in a semester ( exceeding a half of credit hours) (3) Being on trial and still not being able to meet the trial targets Either (1), (2), or (3) could lead to dismissal Dismissal = stay in China for 1 year
Check your grades at the end of the semester Check your s about notification Pack your things before you leave the campus
Research is very important for many of them Tenure system They often see you only during their office hours But see them often if you have questions Equal employment: gender, religion, race, disabilities Do not close the office door Service dog
Thanksgiving break Winter break Spring break Flushing, NY (LaGuardia airport, LGA) Get a driver license?
Airline ticket, hotel, rental car: expedia.com Restaurant reviews: yelp.com Ratemyprofessors.com? Better indicator: see how fast a course is filled up (if multiple sections)? Google maps and street pictures
BSAD career development Sunday edition of major local newspapers Internet websites: monster.com Major firms’ corporate websites University job fairs and UVM Career Services (Living and Learning, Building E Main St.) Through your relationships and relatives in the U.S. The branch offices of Chinese firms in the U.S.
BSAD career development Your family and relatives in China International or local firms in your home town
Resume/vitae Cover/application letter No photograph Goal: You want these document strong enough to get you an interview opportunity
Job preparation is about building a strong vitae Think about what kind of vitae that you want to build in the next 3-4 years
Name, address, telephone number, address Should not include your age, gender, family, marital status, religion, ethnicity
Give the reader an idea of what type of work you want and your plan for advancement and your professional life
UVM Career Services Internships: Chinese firms in U.S.? International firms in China? TAs, RAs University jobs Jobs in China
Professional certificates: CPA, CFA level I, etc. Membership: Investment club, marketing association, etc. Computer fluency: Excel programming, SAS, etc.
They want to hire someone they feel comfortable with: personality, capacity, communication skills, etc. English fluency Chitchat Confidence Image: look/dress smart and sharp Know your stuff
Dress smartly. The general rule: dress relatively conservatively; “buttoned up” Relatively conservative suit and tie for men: dark formal suit in charcoal gray, navy, or black Relatively conservative dress or suit for women
Good fabric (projecting credibility and status): e.g., 100% wool suit Good fit Women should wear clothes that give good coverage; the definition of good coverage changes gradually over time
Not a trivial task Excellent English The first job is always the most difficult one to get Networking (also in China?), starting with your UVM classmates, both American and Chinese classmates
You have a few years to figure it out Be happy Learn, not just memorizing Expecting a challenging first Fall semester Things get easier after the first Fall semester When you have any issue, come to see me asap (no need to be shy and wait) China is rising; going back to Asia (China, Singapore, H.K., etc.) is also an attractive option for many of you