Armstrong means business.
In class, the senior from Dover, Ohio, majors in entrepreneurship
and innovation at the John Chambers
College of Business and Economics. But outside the classroom, this is a big
week for Jake, who will represent West Virginia
University at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships March
28-30 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, in Austin, Texas.
increasingly global job market, college students need more than classroom
knowledge to compete. They need practical, real-world experience obtained
through internships and leadership opportunities. At West Virginia University’s
John Chambers College of Business and Economics, the new Career Studio provides students
with the coaching they need to embark on a successful career.
students here will find that the Career Studio is staffed by their fellow
students — peer career coaches who have demonstrated success in their own
internship or job search. These coaches are also active members in the Chambers
College Career Readiness Program and know the skills and competencies that
employers are seeking in early talent.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There are common threads that run through three West Virginia
University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics faculty members who
have been named endowed chairs: a passion for research and using the knowledge
generated from their research in the classroom. All three have also created unique,
experiential learning opportunities for their students that take them outside the
classroom and into the real world.
That sense of purpose and zeal in two different, but related, areas of study have
prompted a high level of engagement by their students and a continued demonstration
of resourcefulness in taking on the challenges of the business world. As a result,
Chambers College leadership worked with Sears Holding Company to reconfigure the
company’s support to the college, converting an existing endowed chair into three
Cameron Keefe is only a second semester freshman, but she
finds herself in elite company these days. She is one of only 15 finalist teams
in the West Virginia Statewide
Collegiate Business Plan Competition and could be the recipient of one of
three $10,000 grand prizes to start her own business in West Virginia.
An enthusiastic and personable mechanical engineering senior who enjoys solving
problems has created an idea with a sophomore industrial engineering major. The
team, from the
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, has made
it to the finals of the
West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, a competition
designed to encourage college students statewide to turn their ideas into real