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Student Profile: Avery Gunter

He says he has a hard time saying where his home base is between North Carolina and West Virginia. That’s because Avery Gunter has found a love for his home of 10 years in Morgantown.

Avery is a senior double-major in finance and accounting, and as his life outside of college is about to begin, he finds himself busier than ever, whether it’s going to Cooper’s Rock to hike or attending on-campus lectures between classes.

Student Profile: Madelyn Oberschmidt

With her freshman year now behind her, business major Madelyn Oberschmidt has already proven that she will be an outstanding student in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics — all while being an athlete.

Madelyn Oberschmidt hails from Wilmington, Delaware, but it didn’t take her long to figure out where she fits in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

Student Profile: Katherine Rexroad

With a true passion in her multiple areas of study, Katherine Rexroad has been hooked on West Virginia University’s idea of thinking big since the beginning of her college career.

Hailing from Clarksburg, W.Va., Katherine is a junior in accounting and management information systems, while also minoring in data analytics. And she readily admits that she attributes her passion for her studies to WVU and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Student Profile: Khadidja Diouf

Khadidja Diouf has taken to heart the idea of being a leader of tomorrow. And what she’s experiencing at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will help make her an even better leader.

Khadidja also dedicates her time to being a Chambers Ambassador, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a Neidermeyer Scholar, a Milan Puskar Leadership Scholar, a research assistant, and a Diversity Ambassador for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

WVU named among top sales schools in the world for eighth consecutive year

West Virginia University has been named a Top University Sales Program for the eighth consecutive year by the Sales Education Foundation. The SEF “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” has designated West Virginia University’s Professional Sales Institute, located in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, as one of the top sales schools in the world.

The listing highlights the top sales programs at higher education institutions that include 134 schools in North America and 16 international schools. The SEF does not provide a numerical ranking for each school. 

Student Profile: Paul Coffy

Paul Coffy bleeds gold and blue through and through — aside from his military colors, of course. As he pursues a M.S. Business Cybersecurity Management degree, this Erie, Pennsylvania, native has established a strong foundation for a bright future in his chosen program.

Paul is an Electronic Warfare Sergeant for the West Virginia Army National Guard at Camp Dawson near Kingwood, West Virginia. As an Operational Cyber Security Analyst, he chose the cybersecurity master’s program after realizing his satisfaction in aiding the public in protecting themselves from malicious actors. And he has recognized the high demand for cybersecurity positions in a world overflowing with technology.

WVU business fraud experts requested to speak to investigative, auditing arm of Congress

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When the U.S. Government Accountability Office wanted to talk about topics related to why people commit fraud and fraud in government, it turned to the business school that is a national model for forensic accounting and fraud examination — the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

The GAO, known as the investigative and auditing arm of Congress, asked that Drs. Richard Rileyand Scott Fleming present to the organization in Washington, D.C., on April 10. The presentation by the two Chambers College faculty will include issues such as the fraud triangle: what drives people to commit fraud, why do they seize the opportunity to commit fraud and how do they rationalize the commission of the act. The Chambers College has completed a significant amount of research on the subject, resulting in industry and academic publications such as those recently appearing in the highly held  CPA Journal and  Fraud Magazine.

Jake Armstrong to swim in NCAA men’s championships this weekend

Jake 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.

Career Studio prepares students for life after graduation

In an 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, thenew Career Studio provides students with the coaching they need to embark on a successful career.

Business school 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.

Emily Broughton

The collegiate path taken by marketing senior Emily Broughton certainly isn’t a traditional one, but it is a path that helped her launch her professional career months before she receives her diploma.

After transferring to West Virginia University from Temple University, Emily wondered what the next chapter of her college life would look like. That is, until she took a sales class in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. From the first day in that class, she said, everything clicked.