Today marks the official beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC! Each year, VIU students travel the short 20 miles from our university into Washington, DC to view the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees on the National Mall.¬† For those of you who aren’t aware, those trees have a rich history. In 1912 3000 (THREE THOUSAND!) Cherry Blossom trees were gifted to the United States by Japan to commemorate the friendship between the USA and Japan. This makes 2012 the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Celebration! If you have never taken the opportunity to view the cherry blossoms in bloom, you are missing out. The entire Tidal Basin is surrounded with pink blooms that can be seen driving by or up close in person.¬† In recent decades there is an annual Cherry Blossom Festival wherein over a million people flock to the city to view and celebrate the wonderful bond between two nations.

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Virginia International University (VIU), located in Fairfax, Virginia the launch of Professional Development Workshops for Business Leaders and Academicians, designed to help prepare participants to teach and conduct business in English language settings. The Program is designed for participants who already possess a general proficiency in the English language. Our six-week program has been divided into two 3-week sessions.  Participants in the workshop would attend 15 hours of class per week, for a total of 45 hours of class per session, and instruction will focus on management and leadership,

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VIU is very proud to announce that MBA Student, Dixon Peters has earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMI is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1969. PMI has over 600,000 members and operates in approximately 185 countries worldwide. PMI is the premier institute in awarding PMP Certifications.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificates are the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers and demonstrate that an individual has the experience, education, and competency needed to lead projects.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Dixon and talk a bit about his experience and why he felt it was necessary for him to earn a PMP Certification:

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