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Top 10% Recognized

These students were among the top 10 percent in the General Electric Interview Competition in April. The event is a partnership between the undergraduate professional development course BCOR 315 and the graduate-level Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR) staffing and selection course. MSIR "GE recruiters" conduct simulated interviews with BCOR 315 candidates for a Management Development Program. The recruiters then make the final selections of the “winners,” based on how well each undergraduate student performs as a potential hire and management candidate. The competition runs in the fall and spring each year and concludes with an awards ceremony sponsored by General Electric.

MSIR Advisors Meet

The Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR) Alumni Advisory Board met last month and helped set the agenda for the program's future.  It is a group of dedicated alumni who have  been in active program support since the mid-1980 s. Members work to support MSIR through fund raising , student mentoring , course content input , strategic plan development, general advising to the students and faculty and they are active in  recruiting students. They also help in student orientation and bring reality to the class from professionals working in human resources with major WVU MSIR  employers.

Students Give $20,000 to Local Charities, Learn Philanthropy

Learning about business can also mean learning to be a good community member. That’s why West Virginia University students at the College of Business and Economics handed out $20,000 to local charities Friday, April 30, in a ceremony at the Mountainlair.

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Two WVU teams win $10,000 in Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition

A pair of West Virginia University students who came up with a way to identify and file blueprints and another who wants to explore decorative and other forms of concrete won the top prizes at the WVU Entrepreneurship Center’s Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition April 9-10 in Morgantown.

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Richmond Fed President details financial crisis for WVU community

As he constantly consumed information on the financial crisis that recently pushed the country into a recession, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker saw a lot of reports that placed blame on economists for failing to predict the factors leading up to it.

Jeffrey Lacker