VCU Business student Asya Wilson has been awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship to study in the United Arab Emirates during the next academic year. Wilson is a sophomore majoring in business administration with a concentration in international business management. She will use the award to become proficient in Arabic while also taking international business courses at the American University of Sharjah, in the UAE. Read more
This week hundreds of recruiters from national agencies and corporations lined up for a chance to talk with graduating Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter students.
If you think this is a typical story about career fairs, read that sentence again. The recruiters waited in line for a chance to speak with the students.
At the Brandcenter’s annual two-day recruiting session, dubbed the “reverse career fair,” students set up tables displaying their work. Prospective employers view the portfolios ahead of time so they have specific questions prepared for the students when they approach them.
At a reception in Snead Hall, Professor Alisa G. Brink was named the KPMG Teaching Excellence Fellow by Paul Croston, Managing Partner of KPMG’s Richmond, VA office. In his remarks, Mr. Croston noted that KPMG established the Faculty Excellence Fund in the Accounting Department at VCU with the goal of supporting scholarly and academic research by an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional progress in preparing students to excel in the corporate world. Read more
Cara Robinson, vice president of global marketing, makeup and fragrance for Clinique visited assistant professor Brian Brown's MKTG 302 class to share her personal and professional insights with students. "There’s no such thing as a bad choice as long as you learn something from it," said Robinson. Assistant professor Brian Brown said inviting the business community to share these types of insights is crucial for students. Read more