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Category Archives: First Year on the Job

Job Outlook for Class of 2017 Grads

Every year the National Association of Colleges and Employers (naceweb.org) surveys companies to find out about their plans to hire new college graduates. The Job Outlook for 2017 grad report published last fall, showed that hiring for Class of 2017 grads in the … Read More…

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Unemployment Hitting a Ten-Year Low at 4.4 Percent

It might be safe to say that this is one time in American history where unemployment hitting a ten-year low at 4.4 percent —even just on the surface— doesn’t provide many people with any real sense of relief.  While people are cautiously optimistic, … Read More…

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Is Your Prospective Employer Getting Diversity Right?

In many ways college is a safe space, a place where the burdens of under-representation for African Americans can be slightly offset by the pedagogical drive to innovate and create new knowledge. This is particularly the case at HBCU’s where students have the … Read More…

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Campus Jobs are Real Jobs Too!

Working throughout the college experience is a reality for most HBCU college students. If you are lucky enough to land one of the jobs on campus, I encourage you to take your work seriously. Campus jobs are real jobs too and should be … Read More…

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Build a Career Advisory Board

Time to hail your C.A.B. If you have followed my blogs for the last several years, you know that I am a fan of developing quick and easy acronyms to reinforce career management ideas. Today, I am introducing one of those acronyms that … Read More…

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Job Outlook for 2016 Grads

Every year the National Association of Colleges and Employers surveys companies to find out about their plans to hire new college graduates. The Job Outlook for 2016 grad report shows that hiring for 2016 college grads is expected to be up by 11%. … Read More…

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