October 15, 2012 Sofaer IMBA Class of 2013 Orientation Week Julia’s Responsibilities • • • • • • • Registering for classes Student Life on campus Liaison *if necessary* between professors and students Meeting with Student Representatives Inputting grading Procurement/Budgeting Overall Administrative Support Rebecca’s Responsibilities • Connect with inquiries and applicants about the program • Guide applicants through the application process • Connect students and alum with inquiries and applicants through the Student Ambassador Program • Coordinate applicant interviews (with staff, alum, and current students) • General office support (marketing, administration, alumni) Other staff Sarah’s responsibilities • Career development Erin’s responsibilities • Marketing • Special projects TAU International – Carter Building • • • • Tuition Health Insurance Dormitories Crisis and Conflict Resolution Tuition Payments One payment • Due October 15, 2012 Four payments • First payment due October 15, 2012 • Second payment due January 15, 2013 • Third payment due March 15, 2013 • Fourth payment due May 15, 2013 Student checklist Orient yourself to the Student page on our site Finalizing your Lookbook Form/CV Fill out Business Card Order Form here Health Declaration New Letter of Agreement MASA Form (if it applies) Honor code Up-to-date computer software Sign up for Student Union (first week of classes, front lawn) Visas for Foreign Students • TAU Contact: Hava Shani +972-3-640-5119 or Tamar Grushka +972-03-640-8639 • Details for obtaining a student visa in Israel: – – – – – – – – Letter from the Office of Inter-Academic Affairs Letter of acceptance Passport 2 Passport photos $$$ for Visa Documentation indicating health insurance policy Ministry of Interior visa application form Tuition payment receipt • Meet with Vikki at the Ministry of the Interior on Mondays or Thursday only from 8:00-12:00. Course Registration Three steps 1. Pre-registration - ~ 1 months before each module – Filling out a Wufoo form. – Request a waiver or special permission for classes outside of our program. – The earlier the better! – Lasts one week long 2. Registration – from the first 2 weeks after pre-registration to the day before class 3. Course Confirmation – 1st week of class – end of 2nd week – Fill out form when classes are final – Add/drop period for classes that coincides with the course confirmation step. • • • Most recent version of form Don't over-register. Add/Drop Period at the same time as Course Confirmation Period. – Add/drop classes until the end of the second week of classes. Professors reserve the right to shorten this period. Electives • 3 elective options a. b. c. d. Sofaer electives Recanati electives in English Recanati electives in Hebrew International MA courses in other programs • Course units – keep in mind a 2 cu is most likely only one Sofaer cu • Courses offered can be viewed online here Professional Areas of Focus • Three options – Business and Sustainability • Together with the Porter School of Environmental Studies – Entrepreneurship – Finance • More information on our website here • Keep in mind that it is not specified on transcripts or diploma Diplomas • All diplomas in Recanati School of Management specify your degree as ‘Master of Business Administration (MBA)’ • Will be issued after all students’ grades and requirements processed (including those in exchange) Academic Advising • By Prof. Simon Benninga • To book an appointment email: [email protected] • Also meet with Sarah and/or Julia – Consider: What courses should I take for the job I’d like to get after graduation? TAU Email Account • Will be sent to you this week – password – pin number • Every 6 months you need to change your password Login Information Your username is what appears before the @mail.tau.ac.il of your email address eg. [email protected] username = rebash Moodle • Online course site – To login: http://moodle.tau.ac.il/?lang=en • If you have problems, please contact their HelpDesk at [email protected] Computer Rooms in Recanati • 3 computer labs • Laser printer available • The lab phone number is: 03-6407388 – Print cards: buy through the Student Union or use credit card Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 8:00-21:30 Friday: 08:00-12:45 Wireless at Recanati • Our network: “Public-TAU” or “Free-TAU” • Network key: “publictau” or “freetau” Internet Help Desk at 03-640-7388 Important Computing Sites Reading your emails: http://mail.tau.ac.il Retrieve your PIN: https://www.ims.tau.ac.il/Tal/Utils/Get_Kod.aspp Computer FAQ's: http://recanati.tau.ac.il/Eng/?CategoryID=348 Checking your grades online: https://www.ims.tau.ac.il/tal/Login_Eng.aspx? Additional Computing Sites Changing your password : https://www.tau.ac.il/passwd/ Help Desk Portal https://helpdesk.tau.ac.il/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/Default.as px My TAU http://www.tau.ac.il/index-eng.html Other Important Sites • Tel Aviv University's Website http://www.tau.ac.il/index-eng.html – About TAU (http://www.tau.ac.il/about-eng.html), – Student Services: http://www.tau.ac.il/services-eng.html – "All news from TAU": http://www.tau.ac.il/events-eng.html) • Other relevant links: MyTAU, Press Releases, TAU Review, Annual Report, Calendar, Campus Map, and Directory. • Sofaer IMBA Website: Google calendar – Check time zone • Recanati Alumni Site: http://recanati.tau.ac.il/Eng/?CategoryID=284&ArticleID=201 • Campus Map: http://www2.tau.ac.il/map/unimaple1.asp) • Student Union: http://www.student.co.il/?CategoryID=643 Printing and Photocopying • At the computer labs • Printing card from Student Union: 10 NIS, loaded with 7 NIS worth of printing or copying for the value of 7 NIS. • Copying costs 0.16 and printing is 0.21. • Can also use a credit card • Photocopy machines are located on floor 0. We do recommend purchasing a printer for your year as a student. Libraries • Libraries: http://www.tau.ac.il/libraries-eng.html • Electronic Library Resources Electronic library resources, such as electronic data bases and electronic journals, are accessible to the university's community only • Also availably by proxy off campus Services by the Student Authority • • • • • • • • Financial Consulting Legal Consulting Parking passes Buddy System Discounted coupons for groceries Discounted coupons for cafeterias on campus Discounted packages for “tzimerim” and spas Discounted tickets for concerts For more details: www.student.co.il Office located in the Mitchell Building Bus Passes • Bus passes for students with Dan • Purchase next week on the lawn outside our building • Discounted rate “Studan”: – Tel Aviv (and Ramat Aviv, Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bnei Barak, Bar Ilan University, Givat Shumuel): – Tel Aviv + Surrounding cities including, Kfar Sava, Rishon, Holon, Bat Yam, Petach Tikva etc… Student Representatives • Elections will take place in the second Career Management class (Oct. 31, 2012) • Board of 3 students • Main liaison between staff and Sofaer IMBA students • Working together to make the program the best it can be for our students Others ways to get involved • MBA Cares • Interest Groups – 2011/2012: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, etc. • • • • Buddies StarTAU (Entrepreneurship Center of the University) Come up with your own initiative Etc… Net impact is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers. We put our skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and the planet too. Interested in leading this new chapter into 2013? Recruiting leaders and members now. Build your resume, meet industry leaders, and expand your local and international networks, while making a positive Net Impact! Information session: Tuesday, Oct 16th, 17:00 Recanati Building, Room 253 Join us: netimpact.org/join Email us: [email protected] “Like” us: facebook.com/NetImpactTAU Sexual Harassment or Violence • Safe environment where victims and their reports are anonymous • Operates on Monday & Thursday 17:30-20:30 Email: [email protected] Phone number: 03-6407868 Psychological Services • Mitchell Building in Room 216 • Office Hours: 9:30-15:00 from Sunday to Thursday Students can make direct contact with the office by: Phone: 03-640-8505 Email: [email protected] Students should call during office hours to book an appointment and are advised to leave messages on the answering machine if the office is closed. Crisis and Conflict Resolution • In case of discrimination, harassment or other conflicts, contact TAU International Office – Tel: 03-6408118 or 03-6408639 • After-hours Student Hotline – Counseling and other crises – Open 06:00-10:00 PM nightly – Tel: 03-640-5352 Emergency Numbers • • • • • • Police: Dial 100 First Aid: Dial 101 Fire Dept: Dial 102 Electric Company: Dial 103 City Municipality: Dial 106 Phone Information Center: Dial 144 Security on campus and in Israel • On campus – Student ID and bag checks • Home Front Command – Assesses the situation if necessary • Bomb shelters in almost all buildings and dorms • Gas mask kits for all our students (stored in TAU International offices) **we will notify you if any changes, so please make sure we always have your most updated contact details including phone number** Work-life School Balance • Full-time • Investment in yourself • Full participation in classes, Career Management, and extra curricular activity is crucial. • Balance your lifestyle Where to Eat on Campus • Campus is Kosher • Recommend: – – – – – Aroma Webb Building Gilman Building Naftali Building King George (right off-campus, non-kosher) Staying Active Elite Sports Center • Special discount to join the sports center on campus for one year • ~ 2,000 NIS / year – 3 pools (heated, Olympic-sized outdoors) – Lots of cardio machines and weight machines – Lots of different classes Staying Active cont’d HaYarkon Park: • picnicking areas, gardens, a man-made lake, bicycle path, boats for hire, a small children’s zoo, etc. Also in the Area: • The Sportek, Park Hayarkon Sports Center, tel 03-642-2828, 03-6990307 • Meimadion Water Park in Park Hayarkon (summer only), tel. 03-6422777. • Tsapari Park in Park Hayarkon –exotic birds in a beautiful tropical garden setting, tel. 03-6422888. • Minigolf, 56 Rokach Boulevard at the corner of Haifa Road, Ramat Aviv, tel.036990229. • • • Other Local Attractions The Safari Park – Spacious safari park with zoo and petting corner, Ramat Gan, tel. 03-6312181. Israel Tennis Center, Ramat Hasharon, tel. 6456666. School Supplies Office Depot/Diyonon • Books and school supplies, large supply • At main gates of the university. • Some outside classes: "Safrut Zola" (Hebrew for Pulp Fiction). Safut Zola is located down an alleyway next to Office Depot. • Electronics store outside of Einstein Dorms Around the University • • • • Ramat Aviv Mall Banks: Hapoalim, Discount, and Leumi Mega, Shufersal, and Machsanei Lahav Grocery Stores Strip mall on Brotetsky What to bring up North For Wednesday: Business attire (come dressed to impress on Wednesday morning) Toiletries and clothes for the overnight (something warm for the evening) Snacks and drinks for the B&B Musical Instruments, anyone? For Thursday: Hat Sunglasses Hiking/Running shoes Comfortable clothes for teambuilding activities (layers!) Sunscreen Camera & Batteries/Charger Thank you!
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