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The Brief: Stay Connected

The Brief: Stay Connected

Keep Your Focus

Student Studies at Home During COVID-19

Now that all West Virginia University undergraduate courses are online through Friday, September 25, it’s easy to lose track and stray from your weekly study schedule. However, it’s important that you keep your focus and find ways to stay motivated.

Take this time to change your morning or evening routine, but don’t loosen those ties with the connections you’ve already made. 

You can stay connected by planning virtual study sessions or virtual hangouts, signing up for WVU’s virtual Refresh events, registering for weekly Chambers College related events, or entering competitions for prize money. 

Get the latest news on our website and check our social accounts – @wvuchambers – for updates and events from our College.

The Latest News 

Virtual Career Fair

Is your resume ready to impress employers? If not, it’s not too late. Our Center for Career Development (CCD) is offering resume sessions and mock interviews to prepare you for this year’s virtual Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 30.

Recharge Your Resume: September 17

Whether you’re applying for part-time campus jobs, internships, or full-time opportunities, a great resume is how you get your foot in the door of any organization. Make sure your resume is ready to impress by signing up for a 20-minute session with one of our employer partners. Schedule a session on Handshake!

Mock Interviews: September 22-23

Mock Interview Days will enable you to practice your virtual interviewing skills, which are more important than ever. These 30-minute behavioral-based interviews will be conducted by HR and industry professionals who will provide you with coaching and feedback throughout the session. Schedule a session on Handshake!

How to Work a Virtual Career Fair Workshop: September 24 & 28

During this workshop, you will learn how to navigate Handshake's new virtual career fair platform, register for one-on-one meetings or group info. sessions, and gain tips on networking and personal branding through theeyes of an employer.

Career and Internship Fair: September 30

The Career and Internship Fair has always been an important event to attend in order to meet employers, build your professional network and discuss potential job opportunities. With this year’s virtual format, you can skip the lines and have one-on-one time with employers of your choice!

During this event, you will have two different ways to connect directly with employers:

  • 10-minute 1:1 meetings with employers. You will be able to search and sign up for sessions with employers targeting your major.
  • 30-minute mini info sessions. Organizations will take a deep dive in career paths, organizational culture, and other important topics to help you determine if their company is a fit for you.

For more information about resume or career help, email the Center for Career Development at

Career Fair Registration 

 Adventure WV First-Year Trips

Did you participate in WVU’s Adventure WV as an incoming freshman? Would you like to work with the new class of Mountaineers for theSummer 2021 trips?

Adventure WV is looking for exceptional students who go above and beyond, possess the qualities of respectful Mountaineers and could have a positive influence on the next WVU incoming class.

Apply for First-Year Trips 2021 summer staff by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.

For questions, contact

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 Perfect Your Pitch

Are you entering ALKU’s virtual Sales Competition for a chance to win up to $7,000?

In order to do so, an elevator pitch is due by Friday, September, 18. From there, 20 students will be chosen to move forward and, after several rounds, the final winners will be announced in November. There will be three winners: first place prize of $7,000, second place prize of $2,000 and third place prize of $1,000.

Looking for tips on creating a successful elevator pitch? Watch ALKU’s video on how to perfect your pitch.

Plus, visit our Chambers College website to get the full competition schedule.

For more information, email Abby Campion, College Relations Specialist at ALKU, at or Sarah Glenn at

Elevator Pitch 101 

 The Future of AI Starts With You 

Our College is excited to announce its first Ethics in AI (artificial intelligence) competition, in coordination with Vantage Ventures, sponsored by the Maier Foundation.

The purpose of the competition is to create thoughtful discussions around AI and its implications for society. You can enter alone, or with a team, for a chance to win $3,000.

The competition will require an application with a one-page submission of the team’s position on the problem statement by Thursday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m.

For those teams that advance to the finals, you will be asked to prepare a slide deck and a 5-minute presentation. The finals will be held on October 22nd in conjunction with the Distinguished Speaker Series featuring a panel of AI experts.

This competition is open:

  • All students, not just for students in technical fields, as AI cuts across all disciplines and industries
  • All full-time, undergraduate students in two-or four-year colleges and universities across West Virginia, regardless of major

Learn more about the Ethics in AI Competition, here.

Enter Today 

Upcoming Events 

9/17: Chambers College Recharge Your Resume: One-On-One Reviews

9/18: ALKU Sales Competition Elevator Pitch Due 

9/22 and 9/23: Chambers College Mock Interviews

9/24 and 9/28: How to Work a Virtual Career Fair

9/29: Financial Literacy Seminar: Student Loans 

9:30: WVU Career & Internship Fair, in Partnership with the Chambers College

10/6: Professional Development Conference

10/8: Ethics in AI Virtual Competition

10/8: Summer 2021 Adventure WV First-Year Trip Staff Application 

  See an event you’re interested in? Save it to your calendar!

  1. Simply visit the full Chambers College calendar
  2. Find your event and click on the bottom link titled, “Share This Event”
  3. Add it to your calendar to be reminded when it’s getting close
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