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2017 SHRM Conference: a collaborative endeavor across the B&E family

two WVU B&E graduate students and two professional staff members attended the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, LouisianaWhile campus is not jam packed with students this summer, the hustle and bustle has not ceased for students, faculty and staff at the WVU College of Business and Economics. B&E folks are catalyzing – striving to build new skills and continuing to transform the business landscape as we head into the Fall 2017 semester.

One major example – in June, not only one student, but two graduate students and two professional staff members attended the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

WVU’s value of curiosity shines through in management professor’s research initiatives

As summer passes by, you probably won’t find Dr. Jodi Goodman in the classroom. But you can certainly find the WVU College of Business and Economics professor of management transforming the field as she works on her research.

As an R-1 research activity institution, WVU values pioneering faculty who strive to find solutions. Goodman demonstrates just that. In fact, she was one of 12 B&E faculty members to be awarded a summer research grant to progress her research efforts.

WVU business school students participate in European Innovation Academy

Students from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics found themselves immersed for three weeks in the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Turin, Italy, a learning environment designed for future entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the world.

EIA, which ran from July 9-28, created a multicultural ecosystem of 600 students and faculty from 68 different nationalities. During the 15 days of instruction, two B&E students participated in approximately 70 learning sessions, encompassing studying in Turin and day trips to Milan and Rome. The B&E students took part in EIA thanks to support from the Robbins Center for Global and Business Strategy and the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Third Annual WVU Employer Summit continues to bolster corporate relationships

West Virginia University recently hosted approximately 80 organizations from diverse industries and locations at the Third Annual WVU Employer Summit. The event brings to light the importance of partnering with the corporate world so that organizations may interact with faculty leaders and recruiting specialists, as well as develop opportunities for student internships and job placement.
The Employer Summit is organized by the West Virginia University Career Services Center, in collaboration with the College of Business and Economics, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, and Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

The yearly event, which was held on June 27 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, covered topics ranging from how to drive innovation within your organization, creating effective internship and experiential learning programs, strategies for retaining millennial talent and empowering your talent acquisition team with data-driven recruitment. Participants interacted directly with students and faculty during two-panel sessions that provided insight into the best ways to recruit today’s students.