IBM Partnership Links Higher Education and Workforce Needs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Update:  Photo Gallery from the July 12, 2012 Customer Summit is online.

Bridging the gap between higher education and industry, the IBM Academic Initiative matches graduates’ information technology skills with workforce needs. Fairmont State University is the only college or university in the state participating and is already experiencing successful outcomes.

MBA Degree Provides Pathway to Success

Friday, May 11, 2012

For professionals seeking an advanced degree and for undergraduate students interested in furthering their education, Fairmont State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is the perfect next step.

Beth Riley has loved numbers her whole life. “At 5 years old, I was already doing number searches and counting money,” she said.

Take Your First Step Toward Being Your Own Boss

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Starting her own business was not Lyla Grandstaff’s first leap of faith.

A native of Rivesville, Lyla attended Fairmont State in the fall of 1980. “I wasn’t sure of a major and was working part-time. I was offered a full-time position and quit school,” she says.

Even though she was working, she says she wasn’t able to advance because she didn’t have a college degree.

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