Name: Joseph Bellina (Junior at Hofstra)
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Major(s): Marketing Major, Finance Minor
When you were young, what did you think you wanted to be "when you grow up?"
Originally, I wanted to become a vet, or some form of doctor. I’ve always loved animals and felt it would be an interesting career choice.
What career do you hope your first job after graduate will be?
Ideally, I would want something with a high starting salary. Just kidding! I would really enjoy a job in the real estate business.
What experience have you had so far that you think is best preparing you to reach that goal?
Last summer I had the opportunity to intern at MHP Real Estate, so that was pretty cool. In addition, I am currently studying in order to obtain my sales persons license in order to sell real estate.
What advice would you have for others who are pursuing this same career?
I think the best advice to become successful within the field is to network as much as possible. When searching for internships, I did my best to email each and every company that I could possibly find in order to get my name out there.
Who at Hofstra has had the biggest positive impact on you?
Professor Krapp has been my literature professor for two semesters now, and I feel as if he has inspired me to excel here at Hofstra. Whenever I feel as if I have a lot on my plate, I can always remember him telling me to “use my time wisely”. I would say that time management is one of the most important skills that you can obtain from a college experience.