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VI Open House Presentation

  1. 1. WhereYouFind Your Voice<br />
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  3. 3. Virginia IntermontCampus<br />Traditional and Evening & Weekend College enrollment is about 600, with students representing 30 states and 4 countries. More than half are residents of Virginia.<br />
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  8. 8. The outdoor amphitheater is a great place for plays or even classes<br />
  9. 9. VI Students<br />Student to teacher ratio: 12:1<br />
  10. 10. More than 90 percent of VI students receive financial aid.<br />
  11. 11. VIActivities<br />
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  16. 16. VIFaculty and Classes<br />Professor Jay Phyfer – Photography Program Coordinator<br />
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  18. 18. David Hite, Business Professor, has studied business in over 12 Countries throughout the world and has over 14 years of experience with Fortune 500 businesses.<br />
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  20. 20. “Our campus lends itself to an immediate appreciation of our charm and history (founded in 1884). Our place high on a hill, our signature Bell Tower pointing skyward and an overlook of majestic mountains combine for a stunning”<br /> Dr. Robert Rainwater<br /> Acting President<br />
  21. 21. “We tend to bring out the best in students through a focus on academic excellence, encouragement of critical thinking, unique learning and service experiences and programs, and highly accessible and caring instructors and staff”<br /> Dr. Robert Rainwater<br /> Acting President<br />
  22. 22. Honors Program<br />The Honors Program offers enhanced academic and co-curricular experiences for inquisitive and intellectually curious students. It is an opportunity to broaden your outlook, push the limits of your thinking and demonstrate leadership<br />
  23. 23. Studies Abroad<br />The Worrell Honors Program for Studies Abroad constitutes a distinctive educational experience in terms of quality, sensitivity to global issues and unique structure, and culminates with a May Term study sequence in Germany.<br />
  24. 24. Studies Abroad<br />“I spent the spring semester preparing for the three-week program, which focuses on environmental law political science in a uniquely German, yet simultaneously international, context.”<br />Sarah Tollie<br />
  25. 25. Germany Trip<br />
  26. 26. Studying in Germany<br />
  27. 27. Business<br />Majors:<br />Marketing<br />Management<br />TourismBusiness Administration<br />International Business<br />
  28. 28. Business @ VI:Preparing you for the REAL world!<br />Incorporating new social web technologies into our marketing and business courses<br />Partnering with many local businesses to help them grow their eBusiness, improve employee productivity, and market using the Internet<br />Just starting the planning phase for an International Travel Abroad trip (to Europe) for our students<br />Bringing in excellent guest speakers from large and small businesses to speak in our classes<br />Having the students develop an interactive recruiting video for CD, YouTube, and other online marketing channels<br />Teaching students how to start their own business from scratch<br />
  29. 29. We teach you how to use cool stuff for business…<br />Social Networking Marketing<br />Presenting and Facilitating<br />Economics<br />Building an online business<br />Organizational Behavior and Consumer Behavior<br />Web Technologies for Business<br />
  30. 30. Equestrian <br />Virginia Intermont’s Equestrian team brings in riders from all over the world. The team has 13 National Championships to add to the resume with the last one coming in 2007. Enthusiastic professors, state of the art facilities,uniqueresearch opportunities, along withexceptional hands-onexperience for students make for a well rounded educational program for anyone looking to further their knowledge in the Equine world.<br />
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  33. 33. Photography<br />In most university art programs, Photo I is taken your junior year! You will start at VI your first semester. This effectively gives you twice the experience. Why wait? Its what you came for.<br />We offer 30 specialized courses. You will leave VI prepared for work in commercial, fine art, and digital areas of the wide ranging field of photography. But we’re not trade school-you’ll also leave with a complete liberal arts education.<br />
  34. 34. Photography<br />“I photograph and work on images everyday, even starting out as a freshman, I spent five days a week in the darkroom” Bryan tributes his success to, “dedicated faculty, and course and workshop experiences, ranging from NASCAR’s hottest ticket – Bristol Motor Speedway – to some of the best landscape and scenery in the world.” <br />Brian Coryell<br />
  35. 35. Photography(Brian Coryell)<br />
  36. 36. Photography(Katie Bowles)<br />
  37. 37. Theatre<br />This year Virginia Intermont’s Department of Theatre presented “Little Women: The Musical” on campus. <br />
  38. 38. VI Intercollegiate Sports<br />Baseball<br />Softball<br />Men’s Basketball<br />Women’s Basketball<br />Volleyball<br />Men’s Soccer<br />Golf<br />Equestrian Teams<br />Cheerleading<br />
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  43. 43. Student Activities<br />SAC offers many opportunities both on and off campus for students to get involved in. Activities range from poker night in the student center, movie night at Tinseltown Cinemas, Spring fling, and white water rafting trips. Activities are student driven and focused on the soul purpose of getting involved and having fun!<br />
  44. 44. Spring Fling<br />
  45. 45. White Water Rafting<br />
  46. 46. OurGraduates<br />
  47. 47. Student Name: Ismalel R.<br />Home: Uganda, Africa<br />Major at VI: Major was International Business. Favorite classes: Business Law, International Finance, International Logistics, E commerce, and all Computer classes.<br />Company working for: Boston, MA. Working for State Street Corporation as Client Trade Support.<br />Current Work Tasks: Projects, Research work and Presentations prepared me for my work. I do Presentation to Company Clients and Research Reports.<br />How did VI prepare you for the work world? Being from a foreign Country with a different cultural background,VI prepared me on how to deal with the Corporate world esp in US. how to handle stress situation while dealing with family and so on.<br />
  48. 48. Student Name: Erin I.<br />Home: Eads, TN<br />Major at VI: Business Management and Equine Studies<br />Company working for: Self-employed entrepreneur teaching horseback riding to children with special needs.<br />How did VI prepare you for the work world? “I think the small setting, and being able to develop a relationship with your teachers really helped. Teachers were able to build a relationship with you and help to prepare you not only for the work world in general, but to help you in preparing for your specific line of work, by placing you in internships and extracurricular that they felt would really help prepare you for whatever your passion was.” <br />
  49. 49. Student Name: Amanda M.<br />Home: Honaker, VA<br />Major at VI: Business Administration, Management<br />Company working for: Owns her own small bookekeeping business, Musick Bookkeeping Service, LLC<br />How did VI prepare you for the work world? “working for VI really prepared me for my career”<br />“I feel very fortunate to attend an institution where my class size was never over 15 people. I feel like this allowed me to get all the one on one experience and I can never remember a time when I needed help, that it wasn't received right away!”<br />
  50. 50. Student Name: Shawn P.<br />Home: Statesville, NC<br />Major at VI: Business and Photography (currently working on his MBA)<br />Company working for: Team Crum Racing (TCR) <br />Current Job Title: PR Director<br />How did VI prepare you for the work world? “Psychology courses taught me how to read situations and to predict behavior. Photography/Graphic Design courses allowed me to start a business while still in school. Business courses taught me how to effectively market my services and move up the ladder and into the Motorsports PR world.”<br />“Working together with classmates on creative projects and group discussions helped to prepare me for real-world projects, such as collective bargaining and contract negotiations. I also learned quite a bit about business research, which is essential to what I am doing now.”<br />
  51. 51. Student Name: Gabriel R.<br />Home: Lima, Peru<br />Major at VI: Business Administration<br />Company working for: Iberamericana de Plasticos in Lima, Peru<br />Current Job Responsibilities: Manager of selling plastics, preparing and conducting speeches, public relations<br />How did VI prepare you for the work world? <br />“My experience at VI was priceless! I was by myself when I first moved to VI. I had the opportunity to transfer to a bigger school but I didn´t. I was picked to play for the VI golf team after playing for the soccer team so that was important for me as well, If I consider myself to be something that is "competitive" so I choose to stay at VI.”<br />
  52. 52. <ul><li>Student Name: Predreg B.
  53. 53. Home: Belgrade, Serbia
  54. 54. Major at VI: Business Administration
  55. 55. Company working for: a small private company in Serbia
  56. 56. Current Job Responsibilities: technical support/sales manager – “I do great deal of work with international suppliers and international clients. “
  57. 57. What did you enjoy most about VI? “Enthusiasm of many teachers and especially friends were a great motivation and driver to always ask for more and better. Focusing on a school work, I believe class projects were great simulation for work situations. “ “I am proud of being a part of such a great group of people, experience, and society.“</li></li></ul><li>The Bristol Community<br />
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  61. 61. Virginia Intermont and <br />