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National Engineers Week 2018

We're celebrating our engineers this week for National Engineers Week. Get to know our engineers and learn more about their current studies and their futures in engineering in this week's series.

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WVU Tech employees recognized for exemplifying University values

One hundred and fifty commemorative coins were created in honor of the West Virginia University's 150th birthday. Those coins were awarded to members of the University community who exemplify WVU’s values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability and Appreciation. These values define us as one University family, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all. 

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Mock Interview Week will help students get in interviewing shape for JobFest and their career goals

Students interested in honing their skills before that first big interview will have a chance to practice during Careers Service’s Mock Interview Week, February 26 – March 2, 2018.

The weeklong event is designed to connect students with WVU Tech alumni from companies ranging from Appalachian Power and Toyota to Wells Fargo and the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families. These alumni will conduct mock interviews so that students can practice for the job search.

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WVU Tech launches new four-year degree program in Construction Management

This fall, college students aiming for a career in construction will have a chance to begin a bachelor’s degree program in construction management at WVU Tech.

The only four-year construction management degree in the state, the new program will train students to be technically competent, safety-focused and quality-centered construction practitioners. The program will teach students construction methods, operations, law and safety, producing graduates ready to find work as project managers, coordinators, estimators, construction superintendents and other vital roles within the construction industry.

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LaunchLab at WVU Tech to host first idea pitch competition

The LaunchLab in Beckley will be hosting its very first Idea Pitch Competition on the WVU Tech campus on Thursday, February 22 at 5 p.m. in the Innovation Building.

The inaugural event invites individuals and teams from WVU Tech, Bluefield State College and Concord University to pitch their ideas for a business, product or service. Competitors will have a chance to meet with local entrepreneurs and compete for first, second or third place to earn their share of $5,000 in funding for their business idea.

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Pathfinders: How alumni are sharing their stories to help Golden Bears explore their own careers

For many college graduates, fulfilling careers begin to take shape when they realize that landing the perfect job isn’t always about the title. Sometimes it’s simply about doing what they find interesting or what they’re good at. Sometimes it’s about using their skills in ways they never considered before. That realization can liberating, but for many, it’s doesn’t happen until well after graduation day.

WVU Tech chemical engineering professor Dr. Kimberlyn Gray aims to change that.

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WVU faculty fellows to focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the classroom [WVU Today]

The IDEA Fellows recently returned from the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators at Babson College in Massachusetts, where they received extensive training on how to effectively teach entrepreneurship in their coursework. Using the knowledge and skills they learned at Babson, each IDEA Fellow will either create a new course or modify an existing one for the coming academic year. WVU’s faculty members were selected by the Office of the Provost through a rigorous application process open to faculty in all disciplines on WVU divisional campuses at WVU Tech and Potomac State College. As a cohort, the Fellows will work for the next two years to champion entrepreneurship and innovation across the University.

The IDEA Fellows for 2018-2019 are:

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Tech grad Chedli Ben Hassine opens first e-sports ‘gym’ in France

Last May, WVU Tech grad Chedli Ben Hassine sat in a crowd of caps and gowns, eager to mark the end of his undergraduate journey and claim his degree in Information Systems. His name was called. He walked the stage. He hasn’t stopped moving since.

Nearly nine months and more than 4,000 miles later, he’s just as eager. Only now he’s in Paris, France. His cap? A gaming headset. His gown? The title of Founder and CEO at BeGame, a one-of-a-kind e-sports facility where gamers can play, practice and compete in video gaming competitions.

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