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Master Welcome Day 2018

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Photo: University of Zurich; Frank Brüderli


Master Welcome Day 2018

Plan for today


 Official Welcome Address
Done
 Campus Tour
Both inside and outside the main building
 Lunch
You’re invited!

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Official information online...


• In general: Official websites provide a lot of valuable
information
– Official website of the Faculty (program regulations, news, study
program, deadlines, student support): www.oec.uzh.ch
– Websites of the Departments (course information, publications,
professors / assistants contacts): www.econ.uzh.ch,
www.business.uzh.ch, www.bf.uzh.ch, www.ifi.uzh.ch
– Students Administration – «Kanzlei» (address, module booking,
semester enrollment): www.students.uzh.ch

• Boring but important:


– Print out and read the program regulations: www.oec.uzh.ch/regulations/

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How to plan your studies


• Course catalogue: www.studentservices.uzh.ch

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Students help students...


• Sometimes inofficial information helps more...
– Uniboard (largest University forum with answers in minutes):
www.uniboard.ch
– Fachverein Oekonomie (official student representatives, large
portfolio of events, informal information online): www.fvoec.ch
– ICU (official student representatives, file/experience exchange,
informal information online): www.icu.uzh.ch
– FinanceClub (looking for a free lunch & a new job?):
www.financeclub.ch
– Business Club (get to know companies and have a beer):
www.zurichbc.ch
– JobEye or CareerServices (new jobs [without lunch]):
www.jobeye.ch and www.careerservices.uzh.ch

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Pitfalls and how to avoid them (1/2)


• Deadlines are deadlines!
 Module booking: be on time -> deadline October 12, 2018, 24:00!

• Number of failed attempts:

 Don’t take too many courses at first and be aware: some courses have
high failing rates (ask tutor/peers)

• Fulfilling compulsory program:


– start early in setting up a «master plan», begin with mandatory courses

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Pitfalls and how to avoid them (2/2)


• Number of seminars
– See regulations for the number of seminars required in your study
program
– Good seminars are often popular. register early!
• Admission to MA with restrictions
– complete bachelor courses first and focus on them
– Attention to deadlines and number of failed attempts.
• Exchange semester
– Want to spend a semester abroad? Plan ahead and mind requirements
(e.g. TOEFL) and registration deadlines
– More Information: http://www.oec.uzh.ch/mobility.html

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Technical advices (1/6)


• Digital identity
www.identity.uzh.ch
• Organize and setup your accounts /
passwords (Mail, VPN, Shortname,
WLAN, etc.)

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Technical advices (2/6)


• Webmail
– https://webmail.uzh.ch
– Official e-mail address:
name.surname@uzh.ch
– Check regularly or setup a forward
mechanism

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Technical advices (3/6)


• Launchpad

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Technical advices (4/6)


• OLAT
www.olat.uzh.ch
– Official Learning Management System
– Used by most lecturers to provide
course material, information, forum,
enrolling
– OLAT ≠ module booking!

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Technical advices (5/6)


• WLAN
– www.id.uzh.ch/dl/mobil/wlan/
– University campus: Use «UZH» with your credentials

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Technical advices (6/6)


• Informatics Services
www.id.uzh.ch
• Provide free software and help with IT problems

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Learning places / Databases (1/2)


• Learning Places
– Several hundred learning places distributed in
all libraries

• Journals
– Access to large database of academic
journals like JSTOR, ScienceDirect,
LexisNexis, etc. via VPN at home or a UZH
work station

• Information
– http://www.uzh.ch/de/outreach/libraries.html
Photo: University of Zurich; Frank Brüderli

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Learning places / Databases (2/2)


• Market Data
– Get market data from Bloomberg /
Thomson Reuters / Datastream in the
Business Administration Library

• Courses
– The main library (Zentralbibliothek,
www.zb.uzh.ch) offers literature research
courses

Photo: University of Zurich; Frank Brüderli

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Sports
• ASVZ: www.asvz.ch
• Tremendous amount of courses
(> 80 different sports, nearly 600 courses per
week) and infrastructure
• Accessible with your UZH card

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Student Engagement (1/2)


• Your official representatives:
fvoec (www.fvoec.ch) and ICU
(www.icu.uzh.ch)
• Business Brown Bag Lunches
every week and mailing list:
Finance Club
(www.financeclub.ch)
• Beer and Networking:
Business Club
(www.zurichbc.ch)

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Student Engagement (2/2)


• International Internships: AIESEC (www.aiesec.ch)
• Students parliament: VSUZH (www.vsuzh.ch)
• More on http://www.uzh.ch/en/studies/studentlife/organizations.html

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Join us…
 On Facebook: www.facebook.com/uzh.oec
 On Instagram: www.instagram.com/uzh.oec

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Having troubles?
• Consult website of the Dean's Office (read the regulations)
– www.oec.uzh.ch

• Contact the Dean's Office or write an e-mail


– Office hours:
http://www.oec.uzh.ch/en/aboutus/organization/deansoffice.html
– Location: KOL-G-207
 If you go to the counter: Take all important material with you!

• Ask peer students / post on uniboard.ch / ask tutor

• Visit information centers / desks for psychological, financial and/or legal


help, all free of charge: http://www.uzh.ch/studies/infoadvice_en.html

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QUESTIONS?

Photo: University of Zurich; Ursula Meisser