- June 23, 2014

FIFA World Cup: VIU Student Meets Messi

FIFA World Cup: VIU Student Meets Messi

VIU MBA student Ibrahim Elnems had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer at the FIFA World Cup 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. “It was so amazing to be there with all the players, journalists, visitors and other volunteers!” gushed Elnems, excitement in his eyes. “I worked in the Media Center checking press credentials, interacting with journalists […]

- June 20, 2014

How to Succeed on the TOEFL

How to Succeed on the TOEFL

The TOEFL® is the epitome of a high-stakes test, used for purposes ranging from college admissions to professional certifications to the satisfaction of visa language requirements. According to the website of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) (www.ets.org/toefl), it is recognized by over 9,000 universities and other institutions as a measure of the ability to “use […]

Presidential Visit: Brazil

Presidential Visit: Brazil

In an effort to promote Virginia International University’s global partnerships and at the invitation of several prominent universities, VIU President Dr. Sarac visited four states and five cities in Brazil this Spring. The number of South American, and specifically Brazilian, students at VIU increased steadily over the last several years, resulting in the Brazilian trip. […]

- June 19, 2014

The Purple Cow: How to Get Noticed by Employers

The Purple Cow: How to Get Noticed by Employers

According to the Digest of Education Statistics, more than 250,000 students are currently enrolled in MBA programs and about 157,000 MBA degrees are awarded annually, thus making MBA graduates one of the most competitive conferred classes in the marketplace.How do you stand out amongst the vast numbers of MBAs? How do you get potential employers […]

- May 28, 2014

CSM on and off campus job search tutorial Wednesday June 11th 2:30-3:30pm Waples

CSM on and off campus job search tutorial Wednesday June 11th 2:30-3:30pm Waples

Come learn about on and off campus job applications through the CSM!CSM & Interview Stream software tutorial Wednesday June 11th 2:30-3:30pm Waples At this tutorial we will show you how to use two software programs a) the CSM so you can search and apply for on and off campus jobs and b) Interview Stream so […]

How to Succeed in Online Classes: Advice from a Current VIU Student

How to Succeed in Online Classes:  Advice from a Current VIU Student

How to Succeed in Online Classes: Advice from a Current VIU Student By Nica DeLeos Online classes can be difficult if you’ve never taken one before. Students new to online learning struggle because of different reasons: organization, time management, procrastination, etc. Although each student has her own way of succeeding in online classes, the following […]

- May 16, 2014

Memorial Day Parade & Festival 2014

Memorial Day Parade & Festival 2014

On Monday, May 26, 2014 Virginia International University will participate in the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade & Festival – and we want you to join us! All VIU students, faculty, staff, and their friends and family are welcome to join our group.

- April 28, 2014

Graduation Reminders

Graduation Reminders

Dear Graduates, We will see you all at our commencement ceremony On May 5th at 5:00 pm Woodson High School, located at 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA!  We are writing you this email with some important reminders: 1.    You must arrive at Woodson High School no later than 5:00 PM on the day of the […]

VIU Announces Village Drive Location

VIU Announces Village Drive Location

As we wrap up our Spring 2014 semester and start looking toward the summer, VIU is extremely proud to announce that we have opened a new additional location at 4401 Village Drive in Fairfax, Virginia! The new location is approximately 1.5 miles from the main VIU campus.

SCIS Announces Specializations in MCS & MIS Programs

SCIS Announces Specializations in MCS & MIS Programs

New and exciting things are happening in VIU’s School of Computer Information Systems. Students in the Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) and Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) programs will now choose a specialization for their degrees.

Speaker To Address “Economic Development In Fairfax County” At Upcoming Spia Event

Speaker To Address “Economic Development In Fairfax County” At Upcoming Spia Event

VIU’s School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) is excited to host Dr. Gerald L. Gordon as its guest speaker on Friday, March 21, 2014. Dr. Gordon will be discussing economic development in Fairfax County at the event. EVENT DETAILS: Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 Time:     12 PM Location: Waples Mill Conference Center 11200 Waples […]

- February 24, 2014

VIU Establishes Toastmasters Club

VIU Establishes Toastmasters Club

Are you one of the countless individuals suffering from glossophobia? (I’ll spare you the Google search: glossophobia is the fear of public speaking, also called speech anxiety.) Glossophobia is extremely common, but many of us have to face that fear at work, at school, or at social events. We have felt the palms of our […]

- February 10, 2014

Job Fair Preparation Workshop

Job Fair Preparation Workshop

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” It may be grim, but his advice is good – and applies to many aspects of our lives! In keeping with Mr. Franklin’s advice, the VIU Career Center is excited to invite you to attend this year’s Job Fair […]

New Specializations in the Master of Information Systems

New Specializations in the Master of Information Systems

If you have been watching the news lately, chances are you’ve heard some type of story relating to cybersecurity, credit card security breaches, data ethics, or some other topic involving our increasingly virtual- and cyber-based lives. The demand for cybersecurity experts, enterprise project management, and ethical data handling seems to increase daily. As an answer […]

- January 2, 2014

VIU Welcomes New Students in the Spring ’14 Semester

VIU Welcomes New Students in the Spring ’14 Semester

Every semester, students hailing from all over the world come to VIU to pursue their dreams of studying in America. The Spring semesters see especially large numbers of new students, all of whom are prepared for academic excellence at VIU’s New Student Orientation. New students receive a warm welcome. University staff and faculty eagerly welcome […]

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BREAKING NEWS: VIU Launches University Magazine

BREAKING NEWS: VIU Launches University Magazine

Just in time for Virginia International University’s 15th Anniversary, we are proud to launch University Magazine in 2014. This unique publication is the result of countless hours of hard work and dedication of many staff, faculty and students. The first issue features stories on everyday student life as well as hot topics in education, technology, […]

- November 8, 2013

Registration opens for CLLC

Registration opens for CLLC

The School of Education at Virginia International University will be hosting its inaugural Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture (CLLC) on April 11-12, 2014, with the goal of sharing best practices and emerging trends in these closely intertwined areas. This year’s theme, Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture, intends to frame educational […]

October is Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month

There has been a lot of talk lately about bullying and the need for prevention.  Too often do children suffer in silence when being bullied in school.  We need to work to end the silence of bullying and abuse! Bullying might bring to mind an older kid demanding your lunch money, but bullying today takes […]

- October 11, 2013

Brand New VIU Calendar 2014 Inspires Everyone!

Brand New VIU  Calendar 2014 Inspires Everyone!

In anticipation of our 15th anniversary, VIU developed a brand new VIU Calendar 2014, featuring our own diverse students in their traditional costumes. VIU is home to an extraordinarily diverse student body and faculty, with students hailing from over 70 countries worldwide. Because of that, our newly-published calendar inspires everyone to expand their horizons! Each […]

VIU President’s Trips to Asia: Adventure & Collaboration

VIU President’s Trips to Asia: Adventure & Collaboration

The past month has been a whirlwind of travel for Dr. Isa Sarac, President of Virginia International University. Dr. Sarac visited several Asian countries, where VIU has a wide range and business, academic and collaborative interests with local institutions and organizations.