After devastating Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast on August 26, thousands of people have lost their homes and businesses. Even though the hurricane has passed, it will take months of work and billions of dollars to restore the communities that are impacted by the hurricane’s devastation. Thus it is important to provide continuous support to people in Texas and Louisiana to help them recover.

We encourage everyone to send their donations through officially recognized national and local organizations that help victims on the ground. Two of them are listed below:

American Red Cross (National Organization)

PO Box 37839 Boone,
IA 50037-0839

(800) HELP NOW

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Local Organization)

5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000,
Houston, TX 77056

(713) 333-2210

VIU Student Support

Students who were affected by the catastrophic events may reach VIU administration at or (703) 591-7042 for assistance.

Often students do not give much consideration to internships during the fall semester, often thinking that they only happen in the summer time. However, many organizations and companies offer unpaid and even paid intern positions throughout the year!

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Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July, is a United State federal holiday commemorating the historic event of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. That day the Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the England.

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Whether you are graduating, looking for a job, or for an internship; you probably have already faced the challenges of writing a good cover letter that won`t make you look like an uncreative “cut-and-paster,” but will help you to stand out as a promising candidate among other young professionals.

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I remember sitting at the graduation ceremony for my best friend´s graduation and as the ceremony went by, they called the student speaker. Here he was, speaking to some of the most influential students in the world. I was not a student at the moment, but he had an impact on me.

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