- 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

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 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 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 […]

- May 31, 2018

Choose Optimism!

Choose Optimism!

Each day we get up and start anew!  We make millions of little decisions from the second our eyes pop open until we lay our head down to rest at the end of the day and we often forget that. What kind of decisions do we make?  Here are just a few of the many, […]

- May 29, 2018

Prepare for the PMP Certificate – PMBOK

Prepare for the PMP Certificate – PMBOK

Have you read the newly published PMBOK 6th edition, beginning to end? It is an awesome piece of work, an outstanding exemplar of a completed and acceptable project implementation – on schedule and on budget for sure.  I am impressed by the overall organization of contents and how its flow of information warmly coaches the reader’s understanding and assimilation of fundamental knowledge necessary not only to be successful at the exams, […]

- May 24, 2018

Guest Blogger: Olamide Adejumo Shares about VIU

Guest Blogger: Olamide Adejumo Shares about VIU

Recent graduate Olamide Adejumo shares her experience! WHY VIU? I chose to study at VIU initially because of the recommendation I got from an alumni student.  When I got here I found more reasons to stay and study until the end.  The environment is conducive for learning and the professors and staff of the school […]

- May 22, 2018

Dreams Can Become Reality!

Dreams Can Become Reality!

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? Retire? What are your dreams?  Some dreams can become reality if you turn them into a […]

- May 17, 2018

What Are Your ‘Jobs to be Done’?

What Are Your ‘Jobs to be Done’?

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 […]

- May 15, 2018

Guest Blogger – Khuder Doyod – Tips for Success

Guest Blogger – Khuder Doyod – Tips for Success

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 […]

- May 10, 2018

Congratulations Julieth!

Congratulations Julieth!

We are pleased to share that Julieth Paulini was selected to attend the Global X-Culture Conference & Symposium 2018 in Macerata, Italy.  We are honored that Julieth was chosen. X-Culture is a training program that almost 50, 000 students participated in. Of the 50,000, more than 500 were qualified to attend the event. Of the […]

- May 8, 2018

Professor in Print: Roy Abdo

Professor in Print: Roy Abdo

Congratulations Professor Roy Abdo! Professor Abdo co-authored an article published by Gallup.  Read his piece Election Could Be Political Turning Point for Lebanon http://news.gallup.com/poll/233696/election-political-turning-point-lebanon.aspx. Learn more about the School of Business at VIU here.

- May 3, 2018

Advice for our Graduates

Advice for our Graduates

Now that you have finished your degree and are beginning (or continuing) your career, you have many things to celebrate and look forward to!  How to make the most of your career is an interesting challenge and the following tips are focused on helping you find fulfillment.

- April 19, 2018

Neuroscience & Leadership

Neuroscience & Leadership

Why is neuroscience important for leaders to know about? Neuroscience deals with how our brains process information, which in turn influences our behavior, thoughts and emotions.  Chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, adrenaline, and cortisol are all present in our brains and influence the way we act.

- April 17, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Shukla

Congratulations Dr. Shukla

Dr. Sushma Shukla recently presented on the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Role of Higher Education at the East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) Conference in April 2018.  Dr. Shukla is also the secretary of the Board of Directors. Congratulations Dr. Shukla! To find out how you can take a course from Dr. Shukla, reach out to […]

- April 12, 2018

Congratulations Professor Abdo!

Congratulations Professor Abdo!

Professor Roy Abdo was recently invited to speak at Georgetown University. His session was called A Journey to Critical Thinking from a Marketing Lens.  Congratulations Professor Abdo! If you want to learn more about our how you can take a full eight week course from Professor Abdo in our Bachelor of Business Administration program, go […]

- April 10, 2018

Global Logistics Adjunct

Global Logistics Adjunct

The School of Business would like to welcome one of our newest adjunct faculty members! Hampton Dowling is Managing Partner of his professional services firm, the HCB Group LLC, providing executive corporate development and advisory services to private & public sectors. Mr. Dowling has developed and managed large integrated programs, as well as, facilitated strategic […]

- April 5, 2018

Whole Foods’ New Inventory System

Whole Foods’ New Inventory System

At VIU, we integrate relevant news into our current curriculum so that students are able to apply what they are learning to what is going on around them.  Dr. Tefera Beyene who is teaching our Managerial Accounting and Finance course reviewed with his class the impacts of the new inventory system that Amazon implemented after […]