At Concord University, Business is Booming

Business is booming at Concord University

Thinking of a career in accounting, marketing, management, finance or administrative systems? Dreaming up a business of your own?

Concord University’s Division of Business faculty would like to meet you. Really, they would.

CU’s student-focused faculty don’t just know their students by name, they advise and mentor them one-on-one. They make sure their students have knowledge, practical experiences, polished resumes and professional interviewing skills before they step into the workplace. Dr. Susan Robinett, Division of Business chair, says the time faculty give to ensure their students’ success is one of the division’s primary points of pride. Here are a few more:

  • a new entrepreneurship initiative for getting students involved in business start-up ideas
  • a consistently high CPA exam pass rate for accounting majors
  • a successful internship program (see videos of spring internship presentations on the CU website)
  • high-quality faculty – most have Ph.D.s, are involved in research, and have worked as professionals in their fields
  • two professors in the past three years who have won the university’s top student-selected teaching award
  • three professors in the past three years who have won the university’s top peer-selected award for scholarly endeavors
  • about 350 business majors (more than 10 percent of CU’s nearly 3,000 students)

When contacting the CU admissions office to arrange your campus tour, says Robinett, just ask to meet with a business professor. Come any time of year, but some specific days to consider include:

  • the Friday of Homecoming weekend. Because the Division of Business Advisory Council holds its annual meeting on that day, Robinett says it’s a good chance to talk with business alumni.
  • one of the Business Symposium Series dates. Outside business or academic experts are invited to speak several times each semester. Dates are posted on CU’s main event calendar.

Depending on where you live, you could visit for the Concord Business Challenge. Each fall about 300 high school students from West Virginia and several neighboring Virginia school districts participate. Schools and students earn place awards based on exam scores in individual business fields. Then, in the Scholarship Challenge Exam, the top two student scorers become eligible for $1,000 scholarships to attend CU.

When planning your college visits, consider stopping by this small public university in the mountains of West Virginia. If you want to be in business, it could be the right fit for you.

Author: Kathie

Kathie Dickenson is an award-winning writer, editor and collaborator and is a frequent contributor to Smart College Visit.

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