West Virginia University

Industry: Business Services

About West Virginia University

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is one of only a few land-grant, doctoral research universities that include a comprehensive medical school. Our main campus is home to 31,442 students who chose from 353 majors ranging from dance, education, and psychology to political science, aerospace engineering and occupational therapy. WVU is an R1, or highest research activity, university, a ranking shared by only 114 other universities. Mountaineers go first, pioneering innovative solutions--in neuroscience, radio astronomy, forensic science, biometrics, biomedical engineering, STEM education, shale gas and public health. With 190,000+ alumni in 135 nations, the Mountaineer spirit spans the globe.

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Why Work at the Company?

West Virginia University understands its success depends on recruiting and hiring a highly-skilled and diverse workforce. Veteran-focused recruitment efforts, job-search training events and specifically targeted outreach activities are all designed to create an awareness of employment opportunities available to veterans at WVU. Not only have veterans earned our gratitude and respect through service to our country, WVU recognizes and places a high value on the attributes they bring to the workforce--leadership, teamwork, integrity, punctuality, adaptability, efficiency, technical and IT skills, respect for procedures, accountability, diversity, and a global perspective.

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Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

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A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.