Monday, March 31, 2014

Women's Leadership Conference

Career Center and OSLA Staff

We had an amazing time this past Friday learning, networking and skill building with Hofstra students, alumni and staff. The afternoon began with a keynote from the Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright. She was just the inspiration that the women needed to start the conference off in the right direction. After the keynote students were able to chose between workshops on communication, leadership, networking and finance. All of these workshops had a focus of gender. 
Alumni Mixer
Raffle prize winners after the conference
A keynote from Hillary Needle, Hofstra alum, who spoke about the importance of networking as it pertains to her own business, Hillary Needle Events. It was a great event that spoke to students about the importance of networking and gave them an opportunity to network with Hofstra administrators and alumnae.
We hope you are able to join us next year during Women's Herstory Month for the Women's Leadership Conference. For more information on getting involved in events such as this contact the Career Center or the Office of Student Leadership and Activities
Alumni Mixer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Be the Student Speaker at May Commencement!

ATTENTION Graduating Seniors!!

There's a new addition to this year's commencement. YOU can apply to be the student speaker at the Latin Honors Convocation.  This Convocation is for students who have achieved a grade point average of a 3.6 or higher and will occur in between the two commencement ceremonies on May 18th.

If you are interested in being considered for this honor, please send a draft of your proposed remarks as well as a one-page autobiography highlighting your curricular and cocurricular accomplishments.  All drafts will be reviewed by a committee of Hofstra faculty and students that will recommend to the President who the speaker should be.

All bachelor’s degree candidates are eligible to apply. Please send your materials to or deliver the materials to the Provost’s Office, which is located on the second floor, west wing of the Axinn Library.  All materials must be received by March 31, 2014.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hofstra’s Habitat for Humanity participates in the Collegiate Challenge

Thirteen members of Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter spent their spring break volunteering with the Collegiate Challenge program.  They went to Sussex County, Delaware, for the week to help build two new homes.  Some students were able to frame a few walls of a house that was just beginning construction.  Other students were able to put siding on a shed, paint walls, hang doors, plant grass and lay tile at a different location.

Everyone on the trip learned new skills and had a really great time!  They stayed in the basement of a Church and got to know the parishioners. The Collegiate Challenge team was blown away by their hospitality and kindness. The parishioners cooked dinner and breakfast for them, and one even gave the crew an impromptu performance and lesson on the Church’s organ. One night Hofstra’s team worked together to cook dinner and have a taco night. Another night became a karaoke and air guitar concert.  There was not a single moment of the trip when the students were not laughing.

Each student took away from the trip a sense of pride that they were able to make a difference for this family. They also came back with a renewed interest in serving others. The affiliate informed the students that the family has three small children that will soon call that house a home.  It was easy to imagine the kids running in their new backyard, or living in the bedrooms the crew painted.

The Collegiate Challenge team would like to thank everyone who donated to help make this trip possible.  They would especially like to thank their amazing advisor, Terry Greis, who gave up a week of her own life to accompany them on this adventure.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Take the Ally Path!

 Hofstra's 1st Annual Ally Week: March 24-28, 2014

Ally Week is a week for students to engage in conversation and commit to take action against bullying and harassment to become better allies to LGBT students and the LGBT community. Join the celebration and support your LGBT friends and colleagues by attending this year's Ally Week events hosted by MISPO, the Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra Cultural Center, the LGBT Studies Program, the Pride Network and others! All Hofstra Ally Week events are free and open to everyone in the Hofstra community.

For more information about Ally Week: or 516-463-6796 or find us on Facebook!

What is an Ally?

An ally does not necessarily identify as LGBT, but supports the LGBT community by standing against the bullying and harassment that LGBT students face in school and in the workplace. Allies can be straight or LGBT identified adults! Anyone who takes a stand against anti-LGBT bullying and harassment can be an ally.

Taking the Ally Path

  • Learn from someone who is different from you. Don’t just hear what they say- listen.
  • Educate yourself on social justice by reading books and articles and watching movies about people different from you. Spread the word!
  • Keep an open mind and try not to judge 
  • Don’t assume to completely know someone else’s experience. 
  • Try to empathize, not sympathize.
  • Accept that there are limitations to your ability to empathize and understand someone else’s experience.
  • "Speak from your own experience. Never speak for an entire group’s experience or try to represent an entire group."
  • Ask another person how they identify and what terms to use/not-use. Do not assume all terms are a one-size fits all. Each person identifies differently and identifies with different terms.
  • Be mindful of your unconscious biases: notice your behavior and how it may affect others.
  • Seek to understand the different forms of oppression.
  • Recognize that no one form of oppression is more significant than another; there is no hierarchy of oppression.
  • Seek to understand and acknowledge your own privileges
  • Understand that feeling guilty is a part of the process of being an ally. Don’t let it deter you from being an ally, but don’t try to “make up” for it. 
  • "Know that the past is not your fault, but the present and future are your responsibility."
  • Envision utilizing your power to bring about social change that benefits all people, especially those who come from underprivileged backgrounds.
  • Attend a protest, rally, or march for something you believe.
  • Speak out against harassment and offensive statements you hear by speaking for others who are not present, interrupting offensive jokes, and dispelling myths and stereotypes.
  • Be cognizant of the goods and services you use that might have a positive or negative impact on those you want to be an ally to. 
  • "Expand your global perspective by interacting with people, groups and communities with which you might not ordinarily socialize." 
  • Encourage others to become allies.
  • Interact and find support from and be supportive of other allies.
  • Help build bridges among different social groups.
  • Support environments where everyone can have a voice.
  • Be comfortable with yourself and accept your own identity, background, and history.
  • Don’t expect to be accepted as an ally, and be comfortable with criticism and feedback.  
  • Don’t expect recognition for your ally work.
  • Accept that others may stereotype you.
  • Accept frustration and/or anger from those who have been oppressed.
  • Respond to acts of anger with acts of kindness.
  • Use examples that don’t exclude a particular group’s experience. Be inclusive.
  • Support people in the manner they want to be supported. Don’t assume to know what support they want and what’s best for them.
  • Take risks and continually try to improve!

Adapted from:
D'Angelo, Anthony J.: Inspiration for LGBT Students & Their Allies Paperback,  November 5, 2002

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hofstra's Habitat for Humanity Leaves for Spring Service Trip

On Monday, March 17th, thirteen members of Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will embark on a service trip.  The students are headed to Sussex County, Delaware, where they will participate in the Collegiate Challenge program.  This program provides an opportunity for college students to spend their spring breaks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.  This particular group of students will spend the week helping to build a home for a worthy family.  They are incredibly excited for challenges and triumphs the week may hold.  For more information on their journey, click here and check back for updates on their experience. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Back to Back CAA Championships!

Back-to-Back Basketball Championships!

March is a big month for Hofstra basketball, filled with two weekends in a row of championship tournaments.  Hofstra Spirit Support participated in cheering on both our Men’s and Women’s teams at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournaments, bringing our teams to the completion of their 2013-2014 seasons.

The Men’s tournament was played March 7th-10th at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.  Friday night the Hofstra Men’s basketball team played an action-packed game against UNCW.  The team was rooted on by nineteen Pep Band Members, ten members of the Dance Team, and our very own mascot Kate. Our students took the lead in energizing the crowd as the only Spirit Support group in attendance between the two schools.  Friday night Hofstra took an exciting win with a final score of Hofstra 78- UNCW 70!  Moving on in the tournament, Hofstra played the University of Delaware on Saturday afternoon.  After a close game, Hofstra ended their season with final scores of Delaware 87- Hofstra 76.

The following week our students hopped on buses for the Women’s tournament, held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  Hofstra’s Women’s Team played a close game against Drexel University.  Keeping the Pride energized for this tournament were eighteen members of the Pep Band, thirteen members of the Cheer Team, and the other half of our mascot couple, Willie. Blue and Gold was reflected in the crowd by the team’s fans including friends and family members that made the trip down to cheer on the team.  Even with points being scored in the final few minutes of the game, the game ended with a score of Drexel 60- Hofstra 55.

From energized dance and cheer performances, to a battle of the Pep Bands and cheering from our mascots, Hofstra truly showed it’s pride and school spirit this month.  The tournaments were overall accomplishments to highlight both of the Basketball teams’ hard work throughout the season.  Special applause and thanks were directed at our graduating seniors for their hard work.

To see final scores of all the games played in the tournament and for game highlights and recaps check out the CAA website:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Six Years. One Season.

Hofstra Roller Hockey Wins First Ever ECRHA Division I Championship in Club History
By Jim Tamburino

The Hofstra University Roller Hockey Club, which features a Division I team, a B Division team, along with a Recreational team, has had the same goal for the past six years – win a Division I Regional Championship. That dream came true last weekend as the club captured its first Division I title in club history. Not only did they win the title, but everything about the entire experience was magical.

Teams win championships. But, this wasn’t just another championship. This wasn’t just a weekend tournament that was won by a team quickly thrown together, or even by a team that was recruited throughout the country. This wasn’t even about just one season. This was six years of dedication and sacrifice, work ethic, heart, and a desire to accomplish a common goal, all built into one long extended season.  
I have been the Head Coach of Hofstra Roller Hockey for the past six years, beginning after my college playing days had ended in the Spring of 2008. Having the opportunity to win an ECRHA (Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association) Division I Championship title three seasons in a row as a player for Towson University, from day one of my coaching experience at Hofstra, I always had the goal to capture that same championship from behind the bench. I have pursued this goal of mine for many different reasons, but above all, to witness the faces, the body language, the tears and emotions of the players as they rush their goaltender to celebrate the dream come true. In numerous speeches in all different locker rooms, and on numerous late night drives to and from practices, I had expressed and envisioned this moment in my head, over and over, again and again. I wanted the players to experience it, to cherish it, and to have it for the rest of their lives… and I wanted to witness it all from that bench.

For these six long years of coaching, I have always shared my stories and experiences as a player, always with the intention to give examples of what we could someday become or what we could work towards. I would tell so many personal stories so often that I would begin to grow tired of them (and I'm sure the players did as well) and soon began telling the players,

“I want to tell a Hofstra story someday.”

After a difficult first year of coaching the Pride to a 2-17-1 record, the club and coaching staff was able to recruit as best they could with the resources they had. Year after year, the club made tremendous strides on the hockey rink and off. Not only was the club experiencing and learning more about the game, but the members were beginning to participate in more and more community service events away from the hockey rink, such as the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the Special Olympics, and more.  

As year after year and season after season went by, major strides were made and the support from the University continued to grow. As we sought after each season, on the rink, our number one goal had always been to capture an ECRHA Division I Championship. I would stress to the players each year that it’s a process. The process isn’t about one year or one season. It’s about each season and year all built into one. It takes time to build and the one long season will reach its goal someday. Even if players would graduate by the time the goal was met, they would still be a major part of the final product.
Advancing to the ECRHA Regional playoffs in 2009-2010, along with finishing in the Sweet Sixteen in the NCRHA (National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association) National Championships in San Jose, CA was a great accomplishment for the club. The 2012-2013 campaign was our best to date, finishing with an overall record of 17-2-3. We reached the ECRHA semi-finals but had suffered a devastating 4-3 loss to rival and powerhouse, Neumann University. The team also went on to lose in the first playoff round of the NCRHA National Championships in Fort Myers, FL, following a demoralizing injury to their All-American goaltender of four years, Jared Occhicone. Despite the club’s early departure from the national tournament, at the time, and even throughout this current season, it has always been believed that the 2012-2013 team would never be replaced and would go down as our best roster and season for years to come.
While the 2013-2014 season had some major roster deletions and additions, along with its ups and downs throughout, the Division I team seemed to peak at the right time. Prior to beginning regional playoffs, the team won its final four games of the regular season at home, clinching a second place seed heading into the playoff rounds and lining up on the opposite side of the playoff bracket from the undefeated and number-two nationally ranked, Neumann University. While preparing and heading into the playoff rounds, our goal was to reach the championship game and hopefully see Neumann. That was our goal – to not let another team take away the opportunity for us to play in that final game – and we would worry about Neumann when it was time to face them.
With the games beginning on Friday, March 7th at Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA, the best time of the year was underway and the team’s first match was scheduled for 11am against SUNY Brockport. This contest resulted in a 9-3 victory for Hofstra. Next up was a talented group from Northeastern University at 3pm. Hofstra found a way to pull through with an intense 5-4 win. Friday evening included the ECRHA Awards Banquet and Dinner, where I was fortunate to receive the award for the 2013-2014 Coach of the Year, an award I was nominated for three straight seasons and an award that I do not take sole responsibility for and should be shared with our entire coaching staff. Following the ceremony was the club’s 10:30pm game against Temple University, which, unfortunately, ended with a 5-3 defeat and a wake-up call.
Moving onto their 2pm game on Saturday, March 8, the team redeemed themselves with a 12-2 victory over Stonybrook University. Immediately following that final pool-play game was a match between Northeastern and Temple – a game we needed Northeastern to win, which would allow us to receive the number-one seed in our playoff pool, place us on the opposite side of Neumann in the bracket, and advance us to the semi-finals on Sunday (also giving us a much needed rest on Saturday evening). With all of our players, staff, family and friends in attendance, Northeastern defeated Temple 5-3 and we were off to the semis on Sunday.
Since the B Team's playoff push had ended early, we dressed as many B Team players as the league rules allows us for the Division I team's 10am semi-final game against the University of Pittsburgh that resulted in a 5-3 victory for Hofstra and advanced the team to its first ever ECRHA Division I Championship game. We had reached our goal of making it to that final game. On the other rink, Neumann defeated Northeastern 7-5, a surprisingly close game. Coming into the game, Neumann had remarkably scored 182 goals in 18 games and only gave up 14 goals all season. With the finals slated for a 1:30pm start, both teams rested and prepared for the championship tilt.
After going back and forth about certain strategies, the Hofstra coaching staff and players decided on a final plan. Entering the game as a nationwide underdog was quite intimidating. However, we knew that the right strategy and the right attitude and approach would give us a chance to compete with the best. Following a player’s speech in the locker room just moments before it was time to take the rink, I remember staring at every player sitting there. Every single player sat silently and never looked so focused and determined before. They didn’t look afraid. In fact, they looked anxious. They looked confident. I looked around at each of them and soon added,

“We don’t know what next year brings us. We don’t know if we will ever have a chance at this again. But, we do know that this will be the only chance this group right here in this room has at this. And some of you waited three, four years for this chance right here. It's right here boys. This is it. Everyone in this room - You play the best game of your life today.”
The crowd of family, friends and other teams in the bleachers grew larger. The players on both ends warmed up. The coaches filled out the roster sheets. The teams soon huddled up. Hofstra followed their five year pre-game ritual of huddling up in the corner of their zone. I could only imagine what they were saying as I looked on from the bench. A tear or two built up in my eyes. That subtle moment right there was another one where the chills shot throughout my body. Simply watching them huddled up and hugging one another against that corner glass, preparing to play the most important game in their lives was another moment where I was absolutely proud of this group. They had come such a long way for this.

The puck finally dropped. A full bench once again. It has always amazed me how passionate and how supportive the B Team players would be on the Division I Team bench, especially when they know they are most likely not seeing a single shift throughout the game. Like we've said from the beginning, we are one team and today wouldn't be any different.

With the help of an incredible performance by Hofstra goaltender and Senior, James Lauto, Hofstra found themselves winning 2-0 after the first period. Neumann (quite similar to the prior season’s playoff match) battled back to tie the score. Hofstra was able to score the next two, not long before Neumann was able to tie the score once again, 4-4, with 7:32 remaining in the third period. Just 2:30 later, Hofstra was able to take the lead once again with only five minutes remaining in regulation. At this point, Neumann called their only timeout of the game. While we gathered on our bench – some players sat and some leaned on the boards – everyone circled close. The coaches explained last second pointers and everyone brought it in even tighter. I just stood there and stared at every one of the players’ faces once again as they waited for my last words. With no control, the tears began to trickle, and soon poured down my face. As much as I wanted to control myself and get through the rest of the game, I couldn’t help it. As I stared, they stared right back at me. This was a moment. Through the tears, I choked up and stated,

“Boys, I've waited six years for this. We've waited six years for this. But, don’t do it for me. Of course, do it for yourselves. Find a way to do it out there."

I will never forget the looks on their faces – so focused, so determined, so willing, so believable.

Unfortunately, Neumann wasn’t going away easy. They controlled most of the play from that point and applied massive amounts of pressure. Despite Lauto’s incredible play, sure enough, with only 1:16 remaining in the final period, Neumann tallied to tie up the game, 5-5. While the tying goal took the wind out of our sails, and brought back flashbacks of the previous year, we did our best to fight through it and battle to the end, hoping to at least reach the overtime period.
Approaching one minute after the game was tied, Senior defenseman, John Pachomski made a great play to deke around the opposing forward and took a few strides in before releasing a shot on goal. With the clock winding down below twenty seconds or so, there was quite a scramble in front of the net. The rebound popped out and the puck somehow found itself on the stick of Junior forward and Hofstra leading scorer, Mike Lasher. With Neumann’s goaltender sprawled out of his crease, and two Neumann defenders diving in front of him, Lasher settled the puck down, drifted to his right, and buried a wrist shot into the back of the net.
It was like slow motion. We just took a 6-5 lead over Neumann University with fifteen seconds remaining in the game. The players on the rink, the players on the bench, the coaches on the bench, and the family and friends in the bleachers absolutely erupted. Standing on that bench and watching this unfold was one of the best moments I had ever been a part of in my hockey career. I remember leaning over and screaming to no end, and seeing the eleven players on our bench completely ecstatic, most with tears in their eyes. I made eye contact with Assistant Captain, Rich Schwartz, who was kneeling on the floor of the bench and praying. He lifted his head and stared back at me, both of us with tears filling our eyes. No words were said. We just stared and nodded to one another.
There we were, with a 6-5 lead over the number-two ranked team in the country, and only fifteen seconds away from capturing our first ever Division I title and a six-year long goal. As fast as everything was happening, I remember so many things circling my head at once - the anxiousness for that clock to finally run out, all of the laps and drills at all of the practices over the years, the disagreements, the goal celebrations, the team huddles and chants... So many things were running throughout my head at that time, but most importantly, as I was screaming, tearing, and calming myself down, we needed to settle the team down.  
“Settle down, settle down!”, the coaches yelled to the players.
Fifteen seconds is more than plenty of time to score a goal in roller hockey. Well, on this day, it wasn’t enough time. After a Neumann penalty immediately followed the next face-off, and the time winding down in Neumann’s defensive zone after the next one, that was it. The buzzer went off. And like I said earlier, it was absolutely magical.
The players on the rink sprinted towards Lauto in the goal crease. The players on the bench, one after the next, did the same. I grabbed the first coach I saw on the bench, Matt Ketcham. To think, six years ago Matt was a player of mine and the first ever captain I selected as a coach. And here we were on this day – two coaches with tears streaming down both of our faces as we squeezed and hugged one another so tight for ten seconds or so – our faces pressed up against each other’s shoulders. Hysterically crying, we both kept repeating to one another,
“We did it! We did it!”
The words turned to cries and I soon turned the other way and grabbed Assistant Coach and great friend, Jim Cody. Same thing. Same emotions. As we let go of one another and looked up, there was the rest of our coaching staff, AJ Frey and Andre Robitaille, sprinting across the hockey rink and hopping the boards onto our bench. All of us exchanged hugs and it was then time to join the players on the rink.  But before doing so, I just stood back for a moment and watched. It was a perfect scene.  Even later that day I received a text from a former player who watched the game online and he said,

"Congrats on winning Coach. The game was great but the celebration was even better. I remember that speech you gave us a few years ago in Connecticut and you explained how if this day would ever happen, you would just watch everyone celebrate from the bench and it looks like that's what you did..."
The hugs between players. The hugs between players and coaches. The tears. Everything continued until it was time to go through the handshakes with the Neumann organization. Soon after, the ECRHA staff presented Mike Lasher with the Regional Tournament MVP award. Moments later, there it was - the ECRHA Division I trophy raised to the air by all of the players. We did it.
Sitting back and watching the players enjoy this moment was something I will never forget. Explaining it or writing it down as a story doesn’t do it any justice. This was the most amazing day of my inline hockey career, hands down. The passion, the will, and the heart of a complete underdog. 
And for me, six long years as a coach with one goal in mind from day one. Every late night and early morning. Every question or doubt. All answered in one single day. For so many late night drives to and from practices, I’ve pictured this moment in my head, over and over again. And here it finally was, but so much sweeter and so much more magical in person.
Farmingdale State Head Coach, Sean Sloman stated,
“To classify this as an underdog story couldn’t explain how big of a win this was against a team of that caliber.”
He said it best. And you know, you see movies. You read stories. We quote sayings from the film ‘Miracle”. It’s always great to hear about a Cinderella story in sports. We always tend to route for the underdog. Well, Hofstra Roller Hockey, for years, for seasons, we were a nationwide underdog. I don’t believe one person in collegiate roller hockey picked us to win that game. In fact, we had our own doubts as well, but it all came down to six years of work, six years of heart, and a group of kids that had an absolute belief in one another that they could find a way to do the impossible and make a dream come true. Just as our locker room “PRIDE FIVE” states,
"Leadership, sacrifice, work ethic, heart & desire, and one game at a time."
Like I mentioned earlier, as a player, I was able to experience this championship three years in a row. Yet, nothing compares to the feeling I had on this day, on that bench, behind those players. Not even close. And, just hours following that feeling and that celebration, a former player of ours messaged me and said,
“Hey Coach. Now you got yourself a Hofstra story.”

Friday, March 14, 2014

International Alumni Panel

International Alumni Panel presented by MISPO

 March 7, 2014

 We learned 5 things you must do to "Work in America" 

1. Get a business card! Look professional

2. Be prepared! Know your stuff to show off at the interview

3. Do Research! Find out what the company needs before the interview

4. Transform your resume into a Person your boss will like!  

5. Exercise! Practice what you will say and do if you get the job

   Thank you International Alumni Speakers!  You were Great!!!
 (Left to Right)
 Lingchao Zuo (Michael) - Zarb
 Ling Gan (Carol)  - Zarb
 Zhengda Guo (David) - Zarb
 Mingyu Chen (Kevin) - Zarb
 Jiayi Li (Effie)  - Zarb
 Avanish Sujanani (Nash) - UG
 Jing Li  -  Communication

Friday, March 7, 2014

Academic & Career Exploration trip to Mashable

On Friday February 28, The Center for University Advisement, the Career Center, and Alumni Relations teamed up to bring students a new series of events. These events, titled Academic Career Exploration events (ACE) aim to give students a behind-the-scenes look at New York City companies and introduce them to successful Hofstra alumni.

The trip took us to Mashable, a growing force in news. We were greeted by Matt Silverman, a Hofstra alum and Mashable’s Editorial Director. He brought us up to the office and let us get settled before the day began.


First to speak to us was Lance Ulanoff, Mashable’s Editor-at-Large and another Hofstra alumnus. He spoke about his experienc and how he had gotten to his current position. He had a lot of advice to give, including the following:  
If you want to learn a new skill, you don’t necessarily need to take a class on it, there are plenty of free resources on the internet.  Be diverse in your skillset, being a one-trick pony will only get you so far.
Internships, and the experience they give you, are very important.

Up next was Fran, a US & World News Writer and another Hofstra grad. He shared with us his experiences and the story of how he had arrived at Mashable. He warned us of the dangers of going through school with your only goal being to get your degree and get out. He also told us that to get what you want, you sometimes have to be tenacious. He had gotten an internship at Mashable while he was in grad school by introducing himself to Matt at an event and making a good impression. This led to a job at Mashable upon his graduation.

   Matt Silverman ended the presentations for the day. He began with a short recap of how he’d arrived at Mashable. He joined the company when they were “a bunch of bloggers sitting at home in [their] pajamas.” He’s seen the company grow over the past few years and had plenty of insight and advice to give. The most important thing that I took away from his talk was that communication is key. He had said that the single most important thing he looks for when looking for interns is strong communication skills. A close second is self-starting. He treats interns as part of his team and expects them to take the initiative to get things done instead of waiting to be told what to do.

Next up was Kiril, a member of the business development team. He was the first biz dev intern hired by Mashable and gave us another perspective on the company. He helps the company to grow and improve by interpreting numbers and providing weekly reports on the competitive landscape. It was great to hear about how sites like Mashable rely on more than just their reporters for their day to day functions.

Overall, I think the trip was fun and successful. We learned a lot about the company and the breadth of skills needed to make it run smoothly. We met a few alumni who gave us so much great advice about being hirable and successful. I would recommend that any student who has the chance to go on an ACE trip take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school.


Rory Doehring