VCU Hosts 15th Annual International Business Forum

The shifting of power and influence due to globalization will be the subject next week of the 15th Annual International Business Forum of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.

Laid off alumni turn to resume database

 More than 45  job hunters have posted their resume to Virginia Commonwealth University’s alumni database that launched on January 26, according to Katherine Oliver, communications director for the School of Business.  “We definitely have people from Circuit City, lots from Qimonda,” Oliver said. Other job seekers have been laid off from Wyeth, insurance companies, and banks,… Read more »

Help Wanted: VCU alum

Virginia Commonwealth University is launching a new website Monday to help alumni find jobs and help employers find alumni to hire. The site is operated by the Business and Engineering Career Center and initially will only be open to alumni of the business and engineering schools. Alumni will be able to fill in some identifying… Read more »

VCU foundation buys former Ukrop’s for $9 million

The VCU Real Estate Foundation purchased the former Ukrop’s store and parking lot at Grace and Harrison streets for more than four times what a previous investor paid in 2002. The purchase price is three times the property’s assessed value, according to city land records. The purchase was completed Dec. 23. The foundation is a… Read more »

Army halts use of VCU product

The U.S. Army has suspended the use of a product invented by three VCU professors, over concerns it can lead to dangerous blood clots. The Army approved WoundStat to stop severe bleeding in wounded soldiers, and in October ordered 18,000 units from the Bethesda, Maryland-based manufacturer TraumaCure. The order pushed the company’s sales over the… Read more »

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 »

MBA grads face fierce job market

Professionals are flocking to graduate business schools across the country, hoping to shore up their credentials and sharpen their competitive edge. BizSense previously reported on the increased interest at local area MBA programs. C and University of Richmond have experienced a swell of interest for their programs, paralleling the surge occurring nationwide.

Local teams win with season ticket sales

For local sports fans, season tickets are one expense that’s not getting cut. Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are reporting strong season ticket sales for the upcoming men’s basketball season. Both schools, however, are taking measures to bring in casual fans who might be watching their wallets more closely this year. “We… Read more »

Free D. Matthews tickets not so free now

Economists say there’s no free lunch. There might not be free concert tickets, either. Tickets to next Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band’s concert – an Obama campaign-sponsored event at VCU meant to encourage people to vote –were supposed to be free. But they’re all “sold out” now, and, if you want a pair, you’ll have to… 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.