While campus is not jam packed with students this summer, the hustle and bustle
has not ceased for students, faculty and staff at the
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.
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.
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.
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