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8 Questions for Thomas O’Neil — WVU MBA Ambassador

  December 07, 2017        0 Comments

Are you considering what it would mean to pursue an MBA?

Are you wondering what an MBA Ambassador has to say about his time at WVU?

We chatted with Thomas O’Neil, WVU student and MBA Ambassador, and got his take on the MBA program at West Virginia University, what it means to pursue entrepreneurship, his on-campus involvement, and how WVU’s faculty and curriculum inspired him to look beyond traditional business models and ideologies.

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Topics: Student and Alumni Testimonials, WVU Graduate Programs

4 WVU STEM Grad Programs With Real ROI

  November 16, 2017        0 Comments

“The future of the economy is in STEM … that’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington D.C.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and if you are looking for a strong return on investment (ROI), now is an ideal time to be thinking about a graduate degree in a STEM field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that jobs in the STEM fields will be the fastest growing between...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources, Industry Research & Advice

WVU is Making the World a Better Place With These 5 Graduate Degrees

  November 09, 2017        0 Comments

Going back to school might be the answer to making the world a better place.

Have you ever thought about how you could contribute to society? Getting your graduate degree is the perfect place to start. West Virginia University is currently educating the next generation of world changers, and you are invited to be a part of this. Read on to discover five graduate degrees that will help you change the world for the better.

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From Egypt to West Virginia: What One International Student Had to Say About Pursuing Two Advanced Degrees at WVU

  November 02, 2017        0 Comments

Here at West Virginia University, the Admissions Team thinks it’s really important to highlight students who excel academically but who are also diverse in a variety of ways.

That’s why we reached out to Sally Ayob, an international student who came all the way from Egypt to pursue her master’s (and now her Ph.D.) at West Virginia University.

Here’s what Sally had to say.

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Topics: Student and Alumni Testimonials, WVU Graduate Programs

Trends Shaping the Future of the Design Industry

  October 26, 2017        0 Comments

Believe it or not, design was once viewed as a luxury, not an importance. Marketers and business-minds-alike were more concerned with getting the information dispersed, and if it looked pretty … well, that’s good too.

But today, consumers are demanding much more thought behind the campaign, product, or service. With technology readily available, consumers are informed, and their attention is much harder to grab (not to mention the thousands of businesses vying for their attention).


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9 Careers for Professionals with a Master's in Journalism

  October 19, 2017        0 Comments

The Journalism Field

Journalism is the art of storytelling.

Writing, editing, and effectively communicating these stories are the skills that form a journalist’s foundation. But with the rise of social media, the field of journalism is taking on new dimensions. These new dimensions require a deep and varied repertoire of skills.

In addition to fundamental skills, journalists in today’s market are expected to be experienced in, or at least familiar with — social media, various forms of...

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WVU's 10 Tips for Balancing Work, Family, and Graduate Studies

  October 12, 2017        0 Comments

“There are not enough hours in the day,” is probably what you keep thinking to yourself as you try to balance full-time employment, graduate school, and your family/personal life. While we cannot add hours to your full days, we can offer tips to help you stay sane and be as productive as possible.

Here are 10 tips for balancing work, grad school, and family.

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, WVU Admissions Resources

WVU Student Story: I got a Bachelor’s in Art History but Pursued a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications (and a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development!)

  October 05, 2017        0 Comments

You’re a freshman in college. You choose your major based on your current interests, but upon graduation, you realize that your pursuits have changed. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone!

West Virginia University understands that transitioning from one area of study to another can be difficult. That’s why we talked to Rickie Huffman, a WVU student who gave us some insight regarding her journey in switching fields of study. She explains how she ended up moving on to WVU’s Integrated...

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Topics: Student and Alumni Testimonials

Uncovering the Value of an Advanced Degree in the Health Sciences

  September 28, 2017        0 Comments

As the human population ages, the health care industry must strive to meet the demands of inevitable changes. Simply put, we will always have evolving health care needs, so in turn, we will always need professionals to care for and assess our health.

The health care industry is among the fastest growing — with the employment of health care occupations expected to grow about 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.

But in order to address the complexities of modern health science, it’s imperative...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources

7 Master’s Degrees at WVU that Allow for an Unrelated Bachelor’s Degree

  September 21, 2017        2 Comments


So many college students do it — they enter their undergraduate studies with certain ideas of what they will major in. Then somewhere between freshman and sophomore year they have a “major-crisis,” end up switching majors one (or three times) before finding the perfect fit, and graduating with a degree they can’t wait to use in a career.

After those young professionals get out into the workforce, some find they want a change in career. Often the field they want to go into and the...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs


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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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