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					October 11th 2010



                 Sofaer iMBA
               Orientation Week
Rebecca’s Responsibilities
•   Housing and relocating help
•   Registering for classes
•   Student Life on campus
•   Liaison if necessary between professors and students
•   Meeting with Student Representatives
•   Grading
•   Etc…
Tal’s Responsibilities
• Tuition
    – Installment 2: February 19th
    – Installment 3: June 14th
•   Procurement
•   Budget Control
•   Health Insurance
•   Overall administrative support
Tuition Payments
1. One payment
   Due September 1st, 2010
2. Two payments
   First payment due September 1st, 2010
   Second payment due February 6th, 2011
3. Three payments
   First payment due September 1st, 2010
   Second payment due February 6th, 2011
   Third payment due June 13th, 2011
Student checklist
 Orient yourself to the Student page on our site
 Finalizing your Lookbook Form
 Fill out Business Card Order Form
 Sign up for the Buddy System
 Up-to-date computer software
 Special concerns
 Sign up for Student Union and buy bus pass
Visa’s for Foreign Students
•   TAU Contact: Hava Shani +972-3-640-5119.
•   Details for obtaining a student visa in Israel:
•   Letter from the Office of Inter-Academic Affairs
•   Letter of acceptance (optional)
•   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 a Mondays or
    Thursday only from 8:00-12:00.
Course Registration
Three steps
1. Pre-registration - ~ 2 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.   Sofaer electives
   b.   Recanati electives in English
   c.   Recanati electives in Hebrew
   d.   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
Academic Advising
• By Prof. Simon Benninga.
• To book an appointment email: benninga@post.tau.ac.il
• Also meet with Sarah and/or Rebecca
   – 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. rebash@mail.tau.ac.il
username = rebash
Virtual TAU
• Online course site
• To login: http://virtual.tau.ac.il
• If you have problems with Virtual.T@U, click on “System
  check”
   – five mandatory components
Computer Rooms in Recanati
• 3 computer labs
• Laser printer available
• The lab phone number is: 03-6407388

Hours of Operation:
  Sunday - Thursday: 8:00-21:30
  Friday: 08:00-12:45
Wireless at Recanati
• Our network: “Public-TAU”
• Network key: “publictau”
• Once connected: open browser and enter username
  and password.

          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
  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
Student Study Room (429)
• Available from 8:00-12:00 and 14:00-21:00 every day
• Sign up and reserve the room
• No specific limit, but this room is also used by many
  other students, so please share.
Services by the Student Authority
•   Financial Consulting
•   Legal Consulting
•   Parking passes
•   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
Bus Passes
• Bus passes for students with Dan
• Purchase next week on the lawn outside our building
• Discounted rate:
   – 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 during the second Career Management class
•   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
•   Buddies
•   StarTAU (Entrepreneurship Center of the University)
•   Come up with your own initiative
•   Etc…
Sexual Harassment or Violence
• Safe environment where victims and their reports are
  anonymous
• Operates on Monday & Thursday 17:30-20:30
  Email: kamot.line@gmail.com
  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: psycho@post.tau.ac.il
  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.
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:
  –   Sharet building
  –   Aroma
  –   Webb Building
  –   Gilman Building
  –   Naftali Building
Staying Active
Elite Sports Center
• Special discount to join the sports center on campus for
   one year
• ~ 1,800 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.03-
   6990229.

•   Other Local Attractions
•   Bowling Tel Aviv, 124 Ibn Gvirol St., Floor -3, Tel Aviv, tel. 03-5231222, 03-
    5237004/5.
•   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/Dyonon
• 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.
Around the University
•   Ramat Aviv Mall
•   Banks: Hapoalim, Discount, and Leumi
•   Mega, Shufersal, and Super Bonus 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
 Snacks and drinks for the bonfire

For Thursday:
 Hat
 Sunglasses
 Hiking/Running shoes
 Comfortable clothes for teambuilding activities (layers!)
 Sun screen
 Camera & Batteries/Charger
Thank you!

				
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