Memorial Day

Memorial Day or formerly referred to as Decoration Day is one of the federal holidays in the United States for remembering those individuals who perished while serving in the Armed Forces of this country. The Memorial Day holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It will be recognized this year on May 28th. The Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial launch of the summer season. On the Memorial Day holiday, many individuals visit cemeteries and memorials to particularly honor those who have died while serving in the military. It is often customary for volunteers to place an American flag on each grave in our national cemeteries.

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Lena Star

Run a marathon?
Complete a triathlon?
Travel abroad (or in the states)?
Switch careers?
Become a manager?
Complete a degree?
Write a book?
Become a leader in government?
Pay off debt?
Learn a new skill?
Speak a foreign language?

What are your dreams?  Some dreams can become reality if you turn them into a long-term goal!  What is the difference between a dream and a long-term goal?  ACTION!  Action will make that dream a reality!

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VIU at Heritage India event

Virginia International University has welcomed and educated students from India since 1998.  Our students of Indian heritage have been an integral part of our campus community over the years. VIU takes pride in the contributions of our Indian students who are campus leaders through our Student Organizations, as Community Volunteers, as Student Workers, and as Scholars. In September 2017, Mr. Prashish Shrestha, EVP of IT and Business Development, and Ms. Deborah Brent, AVP of Enrollment Management and Communications, journeyed to cities in Northern and Southern India to represent VIU at select college fairs. Helping students to explore their higher education options in the USA is a key mission of VIU that supports our commitment to diversity. Seeing the dedication of our Indian students and the sacrifices made by their families to help their sons and daughters invest in their education abroad is a true inspiration that enhances our campus culture.

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What Are Your ‘Jobs to be Done’?

The mission of Virginia International University is to “educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with a commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.” One of the ways in which the School of Business instructors accomplish our mission is to know our students’ “jobs to be done.”

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VIU students have a passion to study for real knowledge and have a determination to achieve their goals and dreams successfully. Here’s my advice to others who are currently studying here or are interested in studying here.

  • Be respectful and attentive to others around you.
  • Do not waste the prime time of your life. Be efficient and effective with your time while studying in the Your time here is precious.
  • Try to make new friends and network. You can learn about other people’s culture and how they think. Join the clubs at school. Make time for a social life.
  • Be confident in yourself. You bring talents and perspectives that others can learn from.
  • Drop your worst habits like smoking and being late for assignments or class.
  • Most importantly take care of your health and body. Try to eat homemade foods. Do not always rely on outside restaurants.

– Khuder Doyod 2018 BSBA Graduate