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Short Term Degree Benefits

February 28, 2020 | WVJC Staff

In today’s economy nearly all jobs require some form of a credential beyond high school. However, many small businesses find it difficult to find qualified job applicants to fill job openings, particularly those entry to middle skill level jobs that require specific technical skills. These skills are often able to be acquired through a short-term degree program designed in partnership...

Rachael Salvucci – Faculty Highlight

February 21, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Hi everyone!  My name is Rachael Salvucci and I’ve been teaching at WVJC since 2013!  I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in English education in 2005, and then went on to receive my Masters of Education from The University of Pittsburgh in curriculum and instruction and earned my administration certificate in 2011. Teaching is my passion. I’ve...

Six Simple Steps to Budgeting

February 19, 2020 | WVJC Staff

One thing we know for certain in this life is that you can say one word to just about any person (over the age of 16) and produce 1 of 3 reactions.  Like side-effects in a pharmaceutical commercial, one of them tends to happen…. In some cases, slight nausea has been reported. In others, complete apathy- The use of this...

Marlena Salmon – Student Highlight

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Marlena Salmons is a full-time student, full-time mom, and full-time supporter. Marlena is earning her Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. In addition to earning her degree, she is Federal Work Study and assists students with textbook and library needs. Outside of school, she is a mother to three children and is happily married....

Ashly Ash – Student Highlight

February 7, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Ashly Ash is a student in WVJC Online’s Legal Office Assisting program. Like so many others, Ashly opted to attend a college that was not so close to home. After spending some time there she decided that it was not the best fit for her at that time in her life. She then found herself enrolled at a local college...

Travis Gyorko – Student Highlight

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Post-secondary education is generally a big change for a student that recently graduated from high school. Depending upon choice of program, maturity, comfort in new environments, and a host of other factors, new post-secondary students can find it difficult to transition from the high school environment to college.  Travis Gyorko, WVJC Business Administration student and Student Government Association President, found...

Jim Tuell – Student Highlight

January 31, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Jim Tuell is a student in the Business Administration program at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Jim has always had an interest in the business field.  He grew up helping his family operate a small business and has always been passionate about learning new strategies to help the business be successful. Before attending WVJC, Jim took some courses at other...

Lyndsey Medina – Student Highlight

January 24, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Lyndsey Medina is a Medical Office Administration student at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. Before Lyndsey enrolled at WVJC, she had not attended college, but she had experience in the medical field. She worked part-time as a specimen collector for 7 years for a drug testing company out of Tennessee. When Lyndsey was asked why she chose WVJC and her...

The Value of Short Term Degrees Online

January 17, 2020 | WVJC Staff

In today’s market, the need for specific skills is becoming extremely important and very necessary in many fields. The question is….How and where do you get the specific skills? Enter WVJC’s short term degrees. At WVJC, we focus on career specific training and certifications that may lead to employment opportunities in in-demand fields. At WVJC, we pride ourselves on working...

Samantha Esposito – Staff Highlight

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“I wanted a position where I would be able to help and impact individuals while also supporting the community.  My position at WVJC has allowed me to do both!” – Samantha Esposito As the Director of Career Management at West Virginia Junior College, Samantha Esposito assists WVJC students and graduates with employment opportunities upon graduation.  This is a responsibility that...