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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]