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The Brief: Take Advantage of Every Opportunity this Spring

The Brief: Take Advantage of Every Opportunity this Spring

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FEBRUARY 17, 2021
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As exams approach and virtual events pop up on your calendar, don't freeze – the Chambers College offers plenty of tools to help you weather the storm. 

Visit our “Keep in Mind” section below to learn more about our tutoring support and workshops to prepare you for the WVU Career & Internship Fair, as well as our 30+ student organizations. 

We want to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity you have and we want to hear from you about what life is like as a business student. 

Coming later this semester, we will feature students who want more writing experience in future editions of The Brief. Plus, we are planning a student focus group to receive feedback about virtual events, email and website news, as well as social media ideas. 

Sound like something you would be interested in? Use the forms below to sign up today!

Student Focus Group
Student Writing 

STAY IN THE LOOP

February 17

Career Pathway Panel: Sales, Marketing, and Management

February 18

Admitted Students Night 

February 18

Admitted Chambers College Students Night 

February 18

Black History Month Movie Night with SOC

February 21

Chambers Ambassador and Peer Mentor Application Due 

February 22

How to Work a Virtual Career Fair 

February 24

Vantage Ventures Real Talk with Adrienne A. Harris

February 24

Vernon Smith Lecture

February 25

WVU Career & Internship Fair in Partnership with Chambers College

February 25

Seed WV Virtual Info Session

February 25

Vantage Ventures Real Talk with Crystal Good

February 26

Mandatory BPC Workshop for Finalists Only

March 1

WVU Alumni in Leadership presented by Women in Business and the Society of Women Engineers

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

KEEP IN MIND

Prepare for the Fair

Are you reading for this semester’s virtual Career Fair on Feb. 25? 

To make you feel prepared and confident, our Center for Career Development (CCD) has organized helpful events leading up to the Career Fair. 

How to Work a Virtual Career Fair

The CCD kicks off with two opportunities to provide you with tips on how to go about securing a time on Handshake, what you should wear, how to check your WiFi connection beforehand, and how you can stand out to employees during the fair. 

Join the CCD on Feb. 22!

Questions about one of the events? Email Sarah Glenn at Sarah.glenn@mail.wvu.edu or view more details and register on Handshake.

CCD Events

Chambers Ambassadors and Peer Mentors

Our application to be a Chambers College Ambassador or Peer Mentor for the 2021-22 academic year closes at midnight on Sunday, February 21. Have you applied? 

Our Chambers Ambassadors know the ins and outs of our campus, but they can also help others learn more about specific business majors, minors, student organizations, and College events. 

Our Peer Mentors assist first-semester freshmen with their transition to college life as a business student at WVU by sharing their knowledge, skills and perspectives. As a peer mentor, you will attend BCOR 191 courses this semester and the students in their assigned section will be their mentees. 

Questions? Email Rachel Nieman at Rachel.Nieman@mail.wvu.edu

Apply Today 

Neidermeyer Scholars

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or want to review what you’ve learned in class so far, our Academic engagement Success Center (AeSC) is here to help you with Neidermeyer Scholars tutoring support. 

We also offer oral communication skills, presentation practice, and Adobe workshops through our Business Communication Center (BCC). 

Learn more

Student Organizations 

Have you joined a new student organization this semester? If not, take a look at the 30+ student organizations that are specific to Chambers College. 

If you’re the leader of a Chambers College student org, please share a 60-second, vertical video with us so that we may feature you in our upcoming Chambers College Instagram Story highlight – on @wvuchambers – to showcase your group and to get others excited to join. 

Email your videos to Becommunications@mail.wvu.edu by Sunday, February 28. 

Learn More

THE LATEST

Collegiate Business Plan Competition Finalists 

Six state colleges and universities will be represented in the 2020-2021 West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition finals, making it the most diverse group of finalist teams in the competition’s 15-year history.

Colleges and universities that are moving into the finals include: Concord University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, University of Charleston, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University.

Finals will be held on Friday, April 16 via Zoom.

Learn More

Focus Forward 

The future of technology is big data analytics. What does that mean for West Virginia?

Virtually join tech experts, cloud providers and thought leaders as we explore what’s beyond the cloud and how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Big Data Project offers promise and potential in West Virginia for decades to come. Be part of the transformation.

Learn more and register for the virtual Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud event on March 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud

Seed WV

Seed WV is a $15,000 cash prize entrepreneurship contest open to WV residents and small businesses with an idea for a new product or service.

This content will be held fully online and ideas do not have to be high technology, radical innovations. Low to medium technology ideas are encouraged.

The application will close on March 19 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). 

Have questions? Join the virtual Q&A info session on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Apply Today 

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