The Home Stretch
While this semester was not how you imagined it to be, you changed your daily routine and found a new way to continue your education...from home.
Not only did your environment change, but you also left your friends and began learning online. You traded lecture halls for Zoom meetings, your business attire into pajama pants (we all did), and lunch in the Mountainlair to a quick walk to your kitchen.
We can’t begin to count how many Zoom meetings you participated in and how many hours you studied, but we can tell you that you got through it.
At Chambers College, we had faith in you all along. You’re a natural multitasker, you’re always thinking of the next big thing, and you’re not afraid to fail and start again. You were able to change course and persevere with your passion and determination – and that’s exactly what you did!
Now that you’re in the home stretch (literally), stay focused and finish Mountaineer Strong.
Tips for Success
A few helpful tips and reminders from your Chambers College family, and West Virginia University, to get you through your last week of online classes:
Reminder: West Virginia University’s final exam period will begin Friday, May 1 and run through Sunday, May 10. Instruction for all undergraduate courses will end on April 30. Exams will be held on Saturdays (May 2 and 9) and make-up exams will be on Sundays (May 3 and 10). Your final grades will be available by May 15. Keep in mind that there will be a daily lockdown period on eCampus from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. each day, except on Sundays.
You’ve participated in zoom meetings and you’ve studied for hours at a time, but preparing for finals can bring on extra stress. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please don’t hesitate to use the Crisis Text Line through West Virginia University’s Carruth Center. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7 – there when you need it most.
Have questions about the summer or fall term at WVU? Check out our Chambers College Student Resource page to see if we can provide you with answers. You can also use the form to easily submit your questions or concerns.
Our Center for Career Development is still available to help you with resume reviews, job searches, interview prep and more! You can schedule a virtual drop-in hour with a peer career coach (every Monday – Friday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.) or reach out to a team member if you have questions. Access via Zoom link (https://wvu.zoom.us/j/984349401) or contact the CCD: Sarah.Glenn@mail.wvu.edu.
Our Undergraduate Recruitment Team is holding virtual visits each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to discuss what it’s like to be a business student. If you know a student who is thinking about joining Chambers College in the fall, encourage them to sign up for a meeting!
Are you on social media? (Of course you are!) Make sure you’re following Chambers College for recent news and updates from us and the University!
We’ve all heard the saying: it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey.
If you’ve ever hiked at Cooper’s Rock in Morgantown, you know the path can get bumpy and you run into obstacles you didn’t plan for. You may even have to skip over to another path if the fist one becomes too muddy or too steep. However, once you make it to the top it’s all worth it.
At Chambers College, we want to make sure you view every path in front of you and that’s why we offer unique graduate programs to meet our students where they are.
Some of the newest graduate programs at Chambers College include:
These programs give you the opportunity to explore a subject you love and start your first job with a higher earning potential. It’s true – earning a master’s degree is known to help individuals stand out to employers.
If you’re considering graduate school or you’d like to learn more, please reach out to our Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Director, Joey Vandevender, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week is WVU’s Wellness Week!
This year’s virtual WellWVU Week of Wellness began on Monday, April 27 and will continue through Friday, May 1.
The team is providing students with stress management, self-care techniques, and daily wellbeing challenges on their social media accounts. (Yes, where do I sign up?)
Graduation Cap Contest 🎓
We could not be more proud of our graduating seniors! We know you would rather be walking across the stage, waving to your friends and family, and getting a selfie with WVU President, E. Gordon Gee at the Coliseum. However, there is one thing you can still do...decorate your caps!
We are hosting a graduation cap decorating contest for our Chambers College seniors. The winning cap will be featured in our current building and will display your name, degree and year.
If you have already purchased your cap, you are invited to:
Decorate your cap how you would have liked to for the graduation ceremony
Post it on social and tag us at @wvuchambers by May 13 to be considered and tell us why you chose to decorate it the way you did
Inappropriate caps will be disqualified
Judges will be faculty and staff within our Chambers College
The winner will be announced on May 20 via our social channels
Participation in this contest is not required, but encouraged!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s creativity! Let’s Go!