- July 19, 2018

Data Analysis Skill: A Leverage for Job Security

Data Analysis Skill: A Leverage for Job Security

Traditionally, professionals trained in business administration, finance and accounting, international trade and logistics and executive management are effectively running various business operations.  But in the contemporary global economic order where labor, capital, natural resources and entrepreneurship are integrated and interconnected with complex business models, it becomes difficult for managers to make competitive business decisions without […]

- July 17, 2018

Welcome Dr. Watson!

Welcome Dr. Watson!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kymm Watson has joined the School of Business! She will be leading the School of Business as our Dean. Dr. Watson brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. To learn more about her specific experience please visit this https://blogs.viu.edu/2018/07/viu-welcomes-new-school-of-business-dean/. We hope you take a moment to […]

- July 12, 2018

Welcome Dr. Srinidhi Anantharamiah

Welcome Dr. Srinidhi Anantharamiah

We would like to welcome our newest team member, Dr. Srinidhi (Shree) Anantharamiah. Dr. Shree brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and we are pleased to introduce him. Dr. Srinidhi Anantharamiah, or Shree, as he likes to be called, was born in Mumbai (Bombay), India and came to the USA when he was […]

- July 10, 2018

Career Planning Starts Now

Career Planning Starts Now

The ultimate goal of learning in your programs is to apply that knowledge and obtain a position in your field of study.  Below are 5 things that you can do now to assist you with getting that position when you graduate. Schedule an appointment with someone in Career Services and someone in the field.  When […]

- July 5, 2018

Guest Blogger – Keep Applying!

Guest Blogger – Keep Applying!

Jerry Johnston, one of the School of Business Program Advisory Board Members, offers his tips on job searching. Looking for a job is a full time JOB! Engage in interviews. As you are applying for jobs, you will hopefully also be interviewed. Being interviewed will hopefully lead to additional interviews and a job offer. Continue […]

- July 3, 2018

Thank You Dr. Klinefelter

Thank You Dr. Klinefelter

The School of Business would like to thank Dr. Klinefelter for her time here as a professor, mentor, and Dean.  Dr. Klinefelter brought a wealth of knowledge and a love of academia with her.  She spent countless hours advising students and helping others grow. We wish her the best as she takes her next steps […]

- 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

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 […]