10 Best Careers for Recent Grads

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Many people would agree that one of the hardest things you’re going to do in life is get that first job out of college.  There may be several jobs for you to choose from, but of course, you want to work for a company that’s a good fit in an industry that’s going to give you ample growth opportunity for many years to come.

If you’ve just graduated, (or even if you’re just about to embark on your higher educational career), there are some jobs that show the signs of faring well in the coming years. Here is a closer look: [Read more...]

Military to Manufacturing Graduates Ready to Move Forward

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ECPI University is pleased to announce a new group of veterans has completed training through the Military to Manufacturing (M2M) Program. M2M is an initiative between ECPI and the Virginia Manufacturers Association to help prepare returning service members for entry-level jobs in advanced manufacturing. Each participant completes 100 hours of training in an array of critical skills areas, including math and measurement, spatial reasoning and manufacturing technology, and quality and business acumen. Several employers were on hand at the ceremony to meet graduates and discuss career opportunities.

8 Powerful Questions to Ask at Your Next Job Interview

For students who have just graduated, many, if not all of you, will have to deal with job interviews in your near future.  If you find job interviews intimidating, remember that your prospective employers are often just as fearful as you are. They need to know that their potential employees will be valuable additions to the company, and they worry that the best candidates will not want to work there.

For this reason, a job interview should be a conversation, with candidates asking as many questions as they answer. If you ask the right questions, you will not only discover whether you want the job, but you will also show your interviewers your critical thinking skills. The following questions are ideal for any job interview:

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Benefits of Hydroponic Gardening

10440790_10152524017947328_280393695102622722_n“Farm-to-Table” is far from just a catch phrase these days; in many great restaurants, it’s a way of life.  Students that are exploring a career in the Culinary Arts are  putting themselves ahead of the competition by learning just how farm-to-table really works, and our new greenhouse is the perfect place to plant this foundation of learning.

If you’re considering a career in the Culinary Arts, please allow us to introduce to you the benefits of hydroponic gardening, which we are proud to say will start with our very own on-site greenhouse!

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Culinary Institute of Virginia – Best Summer Recipe Competition

How does it work?

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Culinary Institute of Virginia students are invited to see who can create the most popular summer recipe.  In order to enter, simply send a private message to CIV’s Facebook page with the name of your dish, recipe, a picture of the dish, and any comments you would like made about the dish.  The dish must be original, and the photo must be of your dish. Those dishes that have the most “likes” by July 30th will win a $100 bookstore credit!