- June 29, 2018

Memories of our Travels to Mongolia

Memories of our Travels to Mongolia

Every year, Virginia International University makes it a habit to visit our partner institutions, host Alumni Gatherings, share news and updates with local media outlets, attend college fairs, and award scholarships to new students in countries around the world. Maintaining strong global connections is what defines VIU’s mission as a destination university for students from […]

- June 28, 2018

Preparing for the Interview

Preparing for the Interview

  Now that you have scored an interview with the company or organization of your dreams, it is time to get to work!  Below, we will highlight how you can use the job description posted by the company to prepare for any interview and feel confident during the interview. The job description one of the […]

- June 26, 2018

Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn in 5 Easy Steps

Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn in 5 Easy Steps

For any professional or college student embarking on their degree, reaching a wide network of like-minded people is essential to building a career in business. In the old days of job search, prospective employees typically cold-called HR departments and mailed out hundreds of resumes often with little result. For today’s job seeker looking for their […]

- June 21, 2018

Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

In my previous blog, I discussed about the importance of supplementing the knowledge gain from college with universal basic skills to become effective and efficient in a professional life. In this blog, I will focus on how networking skills will benefit new graduates to maximize their chance of getting their dream jobs. Career Development scholars […]

- June 19, 2018

Guest Blogger – Strengthening Cover Letters

Guest Blogger – Strengthening Cover Letters

Is your cover letter as strong as your resume? Cover letters are just as important as resumes, but many job applicants don’t put the same level of effort into them as they do with a resume or do not include one at all when applying for a job. A good cover letter can make the […]

- June 14, 2018

Best Colleges.com ranks VIU as #1 for Online Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Best Colleges.com ranks VIU as #1 for Online Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia

VIU was recently honored as the Top Online Education School in Virginia by Best Colleges.com. The ranking assesses affordability, graduation rates, and location.  VIU earned a ranking score of 83.19% and topped all other online programs in Virginia.  You can Study Anywhere, Anytime with VIU Online as we make higher education convenient per your learning […]

How to get Noticed by Applying the SWOT Analysis to Your Resume

How to get Noticed by Applying the SWOT Analysis to Your Resume

  Before the summer fully begins and you actively review employment search engine sites, attend networking events, or, even visit the Career Services Department, take a few minutes to evaluate your résumé and what it says about you to potential employers. As a previous employer, I have reviewed pages of résumés that were submitted by […]

- June 13, 2018

Announcing VIU’s New Alumni Portal to Stay Connected!

Announcing VIU’s New Alumni Portal to Stay Connected!

Ms. Robyn Taylor, Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, heads up Virginia International University’s Alumni Relations program that allows graduates to stay connected and engaged with their Alma Mater. VIU Alumni are just part of our extended campus family as they venture to the next phase of their professional journey. The ties are still […]

- June 12, 2018

Career Branding: How to Market Yourself Well

Career Branding: How to Market Yourself Well

In today’s extremely competitive job environment it is increasingly important for each person to create a career brand so that prospective employers can easily understand who you are, what professional skills you offer, and based on your accomplishments, if you are the best candidate for the position. While brand development is an imperative for marketing […]

- June 8, 2018

VIU’s Diversity Series Hosts its Annual Iftar Dinner 2018!

VIU’s Diversity Series Hosts its Annual Iftar Dinner 2018!

The Student Affairs Department at VIU did a wonderful job hosting the Annual Iftar Dinner recognizing the Holy Month of Ramadan that is part of our Diversity Series at the university on June 6th. The program included a prestigious panel of Interfaith Community Leaders that shared their perspectives on the meaning of fasting across the […]

- June 7, 2018

Universal Basic Skills

Universal Basic Skills

Many students in business school are wondering if the information they learned in the classroom are helping them in their professional development. Some are even questioning whether the courses they took are making them skillful or not.  Carter & Izumo (2014) are arguing that the knowledge students acquiring in college are not enough to make […]

- June 5, 2018

What is the Right Career for You?

What is the Right Career for You?

It seems like there are at least a zillion career choices today.  How do you know which one to choose?  To answer this question, you need to do some homework (about yourself!)  There are many exercises that will help you.  Here are a few to start with: Ask yourself some questions What does my “future […]

- June 1, 2018

VIU President attends the NAFSA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

VIU President attends the NAFSA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

  Dr. Isa Sarac, President, is representing Virginia International University at the annual NAFSA Conference in Philadelphia. NAFSA stands for the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers and its headquarters is based in New York City. With more than 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the leading organization committed to international education […]