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3 Reasons Startup Culture Needs Professionals with Advanced Degrees

  July 05, 2018        1 Comment

While startup companies are largely attractive to entrepreneurs and technologically-savvy individuals, startup culture is realizing that it has a high demand for those with research capabilities, managerial skills, and decision abilities.

In other words, since startup companies need professionals who can efficiently run their entrepreneurial ventures, they also often need individuals who have been trained to do so in formal, advanced education.

If you see yourself working in startup...

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Be an Agent of Social Change with These 4 Graduate Degrees

  May 31, 2018        0 Comments

We’re all familiar with Gandhi's inspirational and age-old quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

And if you’re someone who’s concerned with social or environmental well-being, you probably know how difficult it can be to feel as though you’re making a real difference.

Here at West Virginia University, we want to help you figure out how to make a real difference by matching you with a graduate degree in your specific area of interest.

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Topics: Industry Research & Advice, WVU Graduate Programs

10 Graduate Degrees at WVU for Career Changers

  May 10, 2018        0 Comments

The only constant that seems to define life as a post-graduate is change itself.

Interests, long-term goals, career aspirations — they are all up in the air. Your interests as a high school senior – when you chose your intended course of study and well, in many cases your career path for the foreseeable future – are often vastly different from the college senior that walks across the stage at graduation four years later.

But the good news is it’s never too late to chase your daydreams, and...

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You Can Change Your Community (And the World) with a Graduate Degree in Sustainability

  May 03, 2018        0 Comments

Do you want a career that really focuses on economic, social, and environmental change?

Are you wondering if a graduate degree will actually prepare you to thrive in a purpose-driven career?

We understand that making the decision to get your master’s and choosing a graduate school can be challenging, but we want to help you make the best decision possible.

Keep reading for some insight into why the Admissions professionals at West Virginia University think a graduate degree based in...

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Topics: Industry Research & Advice, WVU Graduate Programs

26 Booming Industries to Look Out for in 2018

  April 12, 2018        1 Comment

It's no secret that technology is changing, and along with it, technology's evolution is resulting in some industries dissolving, while other industries are thriving.

After doing some research on a range of publications, we've put together a list of 26 industries that are thought to be on the verge of blowing up.

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How a Graduate Degree Can Help You Master Disruptive Thinking and Lead a Startup Company

  March 22, 2018        1 Comment

We all know the stories: Zuckerberg with Facebook, Spigiel and Brown with Snapchat, and Bezos with Amazon.

These stories are about otherwise ordinary people who had the grit and gumption necessary to launch their own startup companies — and who were wildly successful at doing so.

Without a doubt, launching your own startup company can be a real challenge. From working through technical problems to understanding the market in which you'll operate, running a successful startup requires...

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3 Reasons the State of West Virginia Needs Public Health Professionals

  March 15, 2018        0 Comments

As the health needs of our communities change and evolve, so will the demand for dedicated doctors, researchers, and health administrators.

Whether it’s finding ways to promote rural seniors’ access to healthy food or collaborating with corporations and public officials to create a digitally-skilled workforce, West Virginia University's public health professionals are working to turn some of the most critical questions our society faces today — into solutions.

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Safety Management — Understanding Career Outlook, Salary, and Job Opportunities

  March 01, 2018        1 Comment

Safety management is a niche field of interest. In fact, there are many who aren't overly familiar with safety management as a field or as a degree.

The Safety Management graduate degree program at West Virginia University is designed for students trained in areas of business and economic sciences, animal sciences, chemical and biological sciences, engineering and technology sciences, medical sciences, or the physical sciences. A safety management degree is ideal for aspiring professionals...

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5 Noteworthy Stories from WVU Today to You

  February 01, 2018        0 Comments

Did you know that West Virginia University's music faculty was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award?

Did you know that WVU's online Software Engineering program was ranked in the top15 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Online Program rankings for the second year in a row? 

WVU has a lot going on that you may not know about. And that's why I decided to browse WVU Today and share a few stories I think are noteworthy, and maybe you will too!

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Here’s Why Today’s Graduate Students are Tomorrow’s Thought Leaders

  September 07, 2017        0 Comments

Thought leaders are essential to disrupting industries. The old ways of performing tasks are fast becoming dated or unnecessary, and instead of aiming to update processes, thought leaders are completely changing the fields themselves.

These disruptors are experts in their fields who can make changes because they understand their industries. Ultimately, thought leaders across industries are innovators, creative thinkers, and open-minded changemakers.

Still, the question remains: How does a...

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Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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