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Category Archives: First Year on the Job

Update on College Debt for Black Graduates

Both Senator Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren are making bold statements about investments in HBCU’s and the student debt burden on black college graduates.  Senator Harris, a graduate of Howard University, is proposing to cap student debt interest payment at 3.5% while Senator … Read More…

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Robert Smith Jr. Shocks Morehouse College Graduates

It has been a phenomenal graduating season for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Every year at this time, these campuses come alive with tired but excited students and university faculty and staff who have worked hard to get their graduates ready.  Stages … Read More…

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10 Skills New Grads Need to Be Ready for Work

From the Desk of the Dean… New graduates in the Class of 2019 are going into the best job market in more than a decade.  With a 3.6% unemployment rate, the Job Outlook report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows … Read More…

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Resume Writing Tip – Grab the Recruiter’s Attention

The recruiter won’t go digging for great information on your resume.  You have to find a way to make them read it. Research says you have under 20 seconds to make an impression on paper.  If you want to impress the recruiters and … Read More…

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Artificial Intelligence in Hiring; AI is all over your Job Search

If you are graduating soon, you should know that recruiters are increasingly using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the hiring process.  That voice on the other end of the phone could be a real person or a real computer like a Chatbot or an … Read More…

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Companies are Creating New Alumni Programs

There is another reason to never burn your bridges when you leave your company – You may want to go back one day.  And furthermore, the company may actually want you back! Employers are doing more to create a new type of alumni … Read More…

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