Dear Chambers College students:
I hope each of you are settling into your new environments and routines as the spring semester resumes in a way that is quite different than the one we all planned. The world is facing an unprecedented global pandemic, and you are learning online when you would have rather been learning and making memories on campus.
The Chambers College team wishes that we were all together on campus, too. Moving to online learning for the remainder of the semester was not a decision that we took lightly - it was in the best interests of protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. I hope that each of you and your loved ones are healthy, safe and practicing social distancing. These are difficult times, and it’s important that we take care of ourselves and each other.
I often say that our Chambers College students are the future of work. I realize that it may be difficult to think about the future, as the uncertainty of the world is heavy right now. What is certain is that there will be a future, and that future needs you. It needs your perseverance, your energy and your adaptability. It needs your hope and your aspirations to change the world for the better. It needs you to be the next generation of creators, entrepreneurs and business leaders who will confront the problems of today and solve the problems of tomorrow.
The jobs of tomorrow will favor those who are prepared to innovate and adapt on their feet. Chambers College students are well-prepared to do just that, as we rise to the challenge together of navigating through the spring semester with flexibility and tenacity.
We realize some of you may be learning online for the first time. The Chambers College team wants to make this adjustment as smooth as possible for you. Reach out and engage with your advisors and your professors. Ask questions. Know that it’s OK not to be OK – and if you’re not, let us know. We’re here to help.
Here are some resources that you may find helpful during this transition:
Do you have questions? The Chambers College team has answers.
Get important updates related to our Chambers College COVID-19 response and ask questions here. Someone from our team will answer your question within 24 hours.
Need encouragement? The Chambers College team is cheering you on!
You’ve got this, Chambers College students. Hear some encouraging words from our Chambers College faculty and staff via this video on our Chambers College Instagram.
Mental health and wellness resources
Virtual mental health and counseling services are available via the Carruth Center at this link.
Wellbeing and mindfulness programs are available to students through WVUMedicine at this link.
Social distancing and isolation resources are available through WellWVU at this link.
Career Services resources
Our Center for Career Development is offering virtual resume reviews, career coaching sessions, mock interviews and help with researching employers, full-time jobs and internships. Email Sarah Glenn at Sarah.Glenn@mail.wvu.edu for assistance.
WVU COVID-19 response information can be found at this link.
Online learning tips for students can be found at this link.
Take care of yourselves, and please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can help you during this transition. We’re in this together, Mountaineers.
Milan Puskar Dean
John Chambers College of Business and Economics