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Let's Talk Business: Setting Yourself Up for Professional Success

Life in the “real world” post-college lingers in the back of every student’s mind. This blog post provides a few pieces of advice on how to set yourself up for professional success. As a graduate student, I utilize the following tips on a daily basis and encourage you to implement them in your life as well!

Healthy Business: Chambers Student Finds New Path to Medicine

The world of business takes all kinds – and it makes all kinds too. Graduates of the Chambers College become lawyers, educators, politicians, activists and more.

When he graduates, Rahat Arefy is going to become a doctor.

Let's Talk Business: Empowering Educators for Financial Literacy

In a world where financial decisions shape the course of our lives, fostering financial literacy from an early age is extremely important.  

For the past two decades, Finance University has been at the forefront of equipping K-12 educators across West Virginia with essential financial literacy knowledge to impart to their students. Hosted annually by WVU’s Center for Financial Literacy and Education (CFLE), the generous sponsorship of PRA Group helps fund this valuable educational initiative. 

Let's Talk Business: Three Reasons to Study Finance

There are a lot of majors in the Chambers College, but Finance is arguably the coolest. (Though maybe I’m just biased because I’m majoring in it.) Let me explain why!

You might think that a career in finance means working as an investment banker on Wall Street, but there are many different paths you can take. 

Let's Talk Business: Busting Three Myths About the Hospitality Industry

A career in the hospitality industry isn't limited to lodging and restaurant space; it includes all aspects of travel and tourism, event management, theme parks, outdoor recreation, gaming and entertainment. Wherever there is customer service, there is a need for hospitality training.

However, hospitality is also subject to myths and misconceptions that might make you wonder whether studying it is a good choice. Let’s clear some of those up.

Let's Talk Business: The Five Things You Should Know as a First-Year Business Student

Coming to a large school can be intimidating, but the John Chambers College of Business and Economics has the best resources to make you truly feel at home! Let’s chat (and keep it real) about the five things to know so that you get the most out of your Chambers College experience.

Kayla Guyton
Chambers College Student
Management Information Systems and Marketing

Q&A with DBA Accounting Student Sean Cogdell

Originally from Norwalk, Connecticut, Sean Cogdell received his undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University, which indirectly led to his career. His college roommate went on to start the company where he currently works, and Cogdell and his partner acquired it in 2016.

Today, Cogdell is pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at the Chambers College.

Let's Talk Business: How I Learned to Lead

The estimated value of one hour of volunteer work is almost $32. What are you doing with your time?

The Organizational Leadership program at the Chambers College of Business and Economics is developing thoughtful, altruistic leaders to help businesses and organizations of all kinds “do good while doing good”. By immersing myself in courses on social responsibility and youth development, for example, the Organizational Leadership program exposed me to the vast world of nonprofits.

One Goal, One Passion – Living in CLIMB

Are you looking to connect with students who share your academic discipline outside of the classroom?  

If the answer is yes, then the Business Living Learning Community (LCC) CLIMB is the place for you. The CLIMB LLC will provide you with an opportunity to live and learn among other undergraduate first year students who are also business majors. 

Seasons Change – and the Economy Does Too

Seasons change throughout the year, and their economic impact can be seen right here in Morgantown.  During the fall and winter, everyone moves indoors to enjoy activities like axe throwing and escape rooms. In summer, everyone’s outside enjoying the warm weather, kayaking on the Mon River, and hiking through Coopers Rock.

But why do we see this shift in local economic activity?