When Matt Reamer graduated from the VCU Brandcenter and prepared to move across the country, he wanted to leave his family with something to make their lives easier. He used lessons from the Brandcenter to design a device that would allow his brother Dustin, who is autistic, to communicate his needs. Read more
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
Virginia Commonwealth University and its strategic partner the International Institute of Higher Education Morocco will lead the inaugural Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy in Casablanca, Morocco, this fall.
Sponsored by the Ford Fund — the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Co. — the entrepreneurship academy will teach local entrepreneurs with varying backgrounds the skills, tools and entrepreneurial mindset to develop creative ideas and grow new ventures.
“Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in energizing communities and stimulating economies. I have no doubt that the new Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy will make a difference in Morocco, and VCU is proud to play a leading role in this exciting venture,” said Ed Grier, dean of the VCU School of Business. Read more
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.