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Call on a Business Student When You Need a Hand
A mentor can be many things: an adviser, a supporter, an educator, a cheerleader, a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, and a friend.
DataRobot gets gritty in West Virginia
Dan Wright has always been a risk taker—"calculated risks,” as he specified.
How Sweet it is... to be a WVU Business Alumna
It is 2015 and a young woman sits in her high school classroom in Willoughby, Ohio, thinking about her college plans. Friends to her left talk about Case Western Reserve University, while friends to her right chat about the University of Cincinnati. It’s almost Halloween and she reaches in her pocket for a mini–Almond Joy candy bar. She eats it and thinks, “maybe biomedical engineering and a career in prosthetics” would do. With scholarship aid, she soon discovered that her college career would take her over the mountain to West Virginia University.
More Than Bricks and Mortar
Real-World Learning to Become the New Norm for Business Education at Reynolds Hall
Tomorrow is what you dream about
The namesakes for Reynolds Hall are driven to push West Virginia and its flagship university over the cusp of transformation.
What do you Bring to the Table?
Much like our business students, our faculty and staff have overcome many challenges during the last two years.
Leading with Empathy
A nation is engulfed in a mental health crisis yet few people are talking about it in the workplace; a pattern that one Chambers College professor is hoping to change.
Numbers + People = Success
Growing up in Charleston, West Virginia, Rob Painter (B.S. Finance, '93) flipped through the local paper to check the stock prices.
Wisdom from the Trenches
Ann Marie Hibbert, associate professor and finance Ph.D. program coordinator, looks at the world of finance through a different lens — one tinted by psychology as much as math.
The Finance Fast Track with Naomi Boyd
The Chambers College Finance department is on the fast track to the future. Fred T. Tattersall Chair and Center for Financial Literacy and Education Executive Director Naomi Boyd explains five ways her team is moving mountains to propel WVU students and West Virginia Forward.
A Businesswoman with a Briefcase and a Bed Sheet
Sierra Wallizer, a 2011 marketing alumna, has you covered with her new product: Kite Linens, bed sheets that never get untucked.
The Plan is a Moving Target
This recent business graduate aimed high for a job in the field of his first love. Will Anti earned the designation of youngest rifle coach in NCAA history.
Topping off the Future
Construction of Reynolds Hall chugged along despite the pandemic as the final beam was placed atop the structure in September.
Mr. Smith Goes Home
We captured a day with Intuit executive Brad Smith, who roamed campus in early March. The visit made a lasting impression – so much that he and his wife gave WVU $25M.
Iconic: The Entrepreneurial Engine of the Chambers Ecosystem
Carnes doesn’t shy away from revealing his propensity for “nerdy engineering stuff” – 3D printers, drones, coding and the like. Gillis, meanwhile, views himself as the pitchman, or salesman, of the tag team.
Coming Back from COVID
When the pandemic hit and left frontline workers and small business owners scrambling for resources, our faculty, staff and students answered the call.
Gardening, Grilling and Quilting...Oh My!
Here’s how some of your favorite faces around the Chambers College picked up new hobbies and passions this past year.
Managing the Storm
Management expert Olga Bruyaka dishes the details on how businesses big and small can manage the storm of the 2020 pandemic.
Stand Out to Employers in Four Easy Steps
Each year, our Center for Career Development (CCD) guides students to find career support and opportunities that best fit their interests and skills.
In Remembrance: Tim Pearson
The Chambers College honors a former chair and professor of accounting who passed away over the summer.
Destroy Student Loans with Naomi Boyd
STUDENT LOAN DEBT: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Hear from a couple of our students who are taking their education across the world
For Free or Not for Free
Does it pay to offer a free app? That’s the question Stephen He, assistant professor of marketing, is exploring in “Speaking for Free: Word of Mouth in Free- and Paid- Products Settings,” recently published in the Journal of Marketing Research.
A New Story of Economic Hope: Vantage Ventures
ON OCT. 4, 2019, A NEW ENERGY SOURCE LAUNCHED IN WEST VIRGINIA. It isn’t the kind of energy source that fires up your furnace or keeps the lights on.
John Chambers has a plan to transform WVU and the state of West Virginia: Disrupt, or be disrupted.
After 15 years spearheading the Chambers College’s forensic and fraud examination program and working on high-profile cases involving everything from terrorism financing to Enron, Richard Riley knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a financial sleuth.
Mountaineers of Silicon Valley
Our alumni leave impressions across the globe, including the tech capital of the world
The year is 1929 and the West Virginia University Downtown area of campus is filled with students, professors and community members watching as they unveil the Field House – the new, on-campus sporting venue.
I Scream, You Scream
Move over cones and milkshakes, there is a new way to enjoy ice cream – rolled! Marketing student and Morgantown native Tyler Lalka is bringing rolled ice cream to the hills of Morgantown and nearby cities with his business Rolling Hills Ice Cream. Lalka originally saw the concept being done in larger cities and thought to himself, “Mountaineers need this,” and opened his ice cream truck in April 2021. Not only is the ice cream mixed with toppings on top of a negative-five degree plate and rolled into pieces, but his truck also allows him to roll to birthday parties, weddings, farmer’s markets, fairs, office gatherings and more. “It was a dream of mine to bring this to Morgantown and I decided to go mobile because it would give me the opportunity to meet my customers where they are,” he said. The signature menu (which ice cream lovers can get any time) includes salted caramel pretzel, Oreo, peanut butter cup, s'mores and Nutella banana. On top of those flavors, individuals can add other sweet or savory ingredients. Lalka will graduate with a degree in marketing in December 2022.
Leaving her own Mark
For many students, WVU feels like family. For Amaya Gray, it is family. Gray’s grandfather, Ken Gray, may have founded the long-standing program WVUp All Night (which hosts events and activities for students as an alternative to the bar scene), but Gray is leaving her own mark as a Mountaineer. She’s been part of the Career Readiness Program with our in-house Center for Career Development, served as a Peer Mentor for incoming freshmen in BCOR 191 and a Chambers College Ambassador, has been a member of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) with Naomi Boyd, and founded Students of Color in Business with the help of Susan Lantz. “Students of Color in Business is geared towards business students and business minors, as well as any student who wants to be an entrepreneur or learn more about business,” Gray said.
A Refreshing Experience
Mason Harp is not only a Chambers College marketing junior, but he is also WVU’s Coca-Cola Ambassador. In fact, he is currently ranked 1st on the leaderboard for Coca-Cola Campus Ambassadors. “I am extremely excited to be working with Coca-Cola. The chance to add a Fortune 500 Company to my resume will help make me more marketable when applying for internships and other future opportunities,” Harp said.
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