On July 18–19, the VCU School of Business, along with Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, hosted its first Entrepreneur Bootcamp, a program that coaches rising juniors and seniors at area high schools to think like an entrepreneur. The high school students not only learned the basics of being an entrepreneur, but also worked to plan an innovative, budgeted solution to a real community problem. Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia state government and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business will again work together on data re-engineering internships to explore the use of data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state government.
In the 2014-2015 school year, the data internship program’s first, 45 graduate students and more than 20 state agencies participated. Those internships have resulted in tangible dollar savings and improved agency processes. Student/agency teams have worked on successful projects, such as improving how the state prices and sells its goods and services, and more efficiently matching citizens to benefits when they enroll. Read more
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business is a member of the Virginia International Trade Alliance, a new initiative announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week.
Under the management of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, VITAL will strengthen the commonwealth’s nationally recognized international trade program through formal partnerships with public universities such as VCU, industry associations and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to expand international sales. Read more
This year, Maro entered and won the inaugural Campaign US Fearless Thinker contest, which asked the question, “If you had the floor at Cannes, what industry-changing idea would you share?” The award granted him a week in France for the festival – which was held last month – where he wrote a diary published on the Campaign US website. Read more