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 28,776 students, who choose 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-plus alumni in 135 nations, Mountaineer spirit spans the globe.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Recruiting & Sourcing

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 West Virginia University. 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 our workforce—leadership, teamwork, integrity, punctuality, adaptability, efficiency, technical and IT skills, respect for procedures, accountability, diversity, and a global perspective.

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Top Jobs

plaeholder-teamChemical Engineers

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.

plaeholder-teamComputer Information System Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

plaeholder-teamElectricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Food Services

Supervise workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

plaeholder-teamForest & Conservation Workers

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect forest, forested areas, and woodlands through such activities as raising and transporting tree seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to trees; and building erosion and water control structures and leaching of forest soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

plaeholder-teamMedia & Communications Specialists

All media and communication workers not listed separately.

plaeholder-teamPolice & Patrol Officers

Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

plaeholder-teamRail Maintenance Technicians

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and road bed tamping machine operators.

Top Degrees

Chemical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Culinary Arts/Chef Training

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Electrician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Finance, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair and maintain industrial machinery and equipment such as cranes, pumps, engines and motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machinery, marine deck machinery, and steam propulsion, refinery, and pipeline-distribution systems.

Plumbing Technology/Plumber

A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waster removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Secondary Education and Teaching.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

A program that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, Javascript, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing, and publishing (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in Internet theory, web page standards and policies, elements of web page design, user interfaces, vector tools, special effects, interactive and multimedia components, search engines, navigation, morphing, e-commerce tools, and emerging web technologies.

Top Metro Areas

Morgantown, WV

Clarksburg, WV

Washington, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Charleston, WV