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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
Graduation is right around the corner! For those who are graduating, the commencement ceremony is a significant occasion and you want to make sure you look good for this memorable day! The graduation ceremony will take around four to five hours and is a combination of standing and sitting. Make sure your dress comfortably albeit […]
Whether you’re interviewing for an internship, a full-time career, or attending a job fair it’s important to understand how you dress for on a particular occasion- whether it is business professional or business casual style. Your clothing will have a major impact on how the people view you.
It’s final exam time! Exams are a significant part, not only of the class but also on your final grades. No matter how difficult an exam may be, you should strive to do the best you can do. Here are a few practices that will help you survive finals.
Valentine’s Day is over but the sentiment of love and showing compassion for each other remains. So does Valentine’s Day actually have anything to do with why “Virginia is for Lovers?” Valentine’s Day remembers St. Valentine, who was persecuted for secretly marrying couples after it was forbidden.
By Dr. Rebecca Sachs According to Conole (2008), many students appear to be autonomously “creating their own social networks to support their learning” (p. 135), and several studies have shown that learners tend to have favorable attitudes toward the use of communication technologies in language classes.
Good Morning VIU Community, As you may have heard, last Friday January 27, 2017 the President of the United States signed an Executive Order addressing immigrant, non-immigrant, and refugee entry into our country. In short, the order places a 90-day ban on the entry of individuals from seven countries, as well as a 120-day ban on […]
“My favorite Chinese New Year tradition is the hanging of the red lanterns.” – Praneeth, India “I like visiting my relatives’ families on the Lunar New Year. Actually, it is called Tsagaan Sar which means White Moon. Visiting our relatives enables us to see the new members of the extended families. My favorite cuisine is […]
On January 20th, the United States of America will swear in the 45th president. VIU’s northern Virginia location, only 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, provides students the opportunity to witness the event first hand. The official Oaths of Office for the President and Vice-President will take place around noon on Jan. 20th at the […]
Each month, we host a potluck to celebrate our birthdays for that month. This year, we’re trying something new with the potlucks. Last year, we had a series of themed potlucks, but this year there will be no themes – just good ol’ food from your kitchen (or from the store, though that disqualifies you […]
Starting college in a new city and a new country can be scary and overwhelming, but you are not alone. Virginia International University is here to help students make the most of their experience and education. We’ve put together this list of 5 quick tips to help you settle in and make the most of […]