Angry Hoos

Hell hath no fury like a law school student with less than favorable job prospects.

Wahoos jump in the shark tank

Six cash-hungry fledgling companies whose heads all have ties to the University of Virginia will give their best pitch for capital next week to a room full of investors. U-Va. is hosting its third annual Venture Summit on March 3 and 4 and is bringing in an audience of investors from across the country. The… Read more »

U-Va. tops list for best value; Germanic languages tops dying majors

The University of Virginia is No. 1 for best value among public universities in the nation, according to a list released this week by the Princeton Review. Although that list might help attract students to Charlottesville, another list published this week by the Chronicle of Higher Education might scare some students away from certain majors…. Read more »

ROI meets the MBA

Every two years Forbes comes up with a list of the top 75 business schools based on the return on investment. Only two Virginia schools made the most recent list, which was released last Friday.

Get start-up cash from Google

If you are looking for cash to launch or grow your business, try Google. Google is soliciting business plans at their new Google Ventures site. They have committed $100 million worth of venture capital for the first year. The internet search giant is looking primarily for companies in the consumer Internet, software, hardware, clean-tech, bio-tech, and… Read more »

Informational event: Darden MBA for execuitves

Come and learn more about how you can earn an MBA from the Darden School of Business without interrupting your career. The University of Virginia’s MBA for Executives program will host a “Networking and Information Session” on Thursday, March 19th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Richmond Omni Hotel (downtown).

VCU and UVA presidents make more than the median for a prez

It’s good to be the King. Or the president of a public university. The median salary for a public university president rose to $427,400 according to a recently-completed survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. You can read the Bloomberg story here. UVA’s President John Casteen was the fourth highest paid president of a public… Read more »

Business students wary of job market

Employers are cutting back on recruiting efforts, and that portends a rough hiring season for soon-to-be graduates. Mike Eisenman, director of the VCU’s Business and Engineering Career Center, said that at a job fair last week two employers canceled. About 40 firms participated in the fair.

The bottom?

Is the failure of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch the Bottom? Robert Bruner, the dean of the business school at UVA, says the odds are 50-50 in a story just posted on the NY Times website. “What we have seen in all previous crises is that the bottom is marked by the collapse or rescue… Read more »