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7 Reasons HBCU Presidents Must Support Career Centers

The HBCU Career Center conducted a survey to learn more about the state of career centers on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The survey results revealed an interesting dilemma faced by career centers. Of the 33 respondents, 76% agreed, … Read More…

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HBCU Career Centers Can Impact High School Graduation Rates in Southern States

The latest report from Edweek.org on high school graduation rates in the United States triggered my memory of an innovative college career center program that I worked on, over a decade ago.  It was my first job in higher education and I was working as … Read More…

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In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap – True or False?

In an article for the New York Times recently, writer Michael Luo, chronicled the job search of two college educated, African American professionals with strong work histories at prestigious firms. The two job seekers featured were:– Johnny R. Williams, 30 years old, a … Read More…

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HBCUs Are Needed Now More Than Ever

From the Daytona Times – June 4th by Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. (copy modified to add “y” to Cheyney University. http://www.daytonatimes.com/news/2009/0604/editorials/013.html **************** May was college graduation month in America and with job prospects significantly weaker this year … Read More…

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30 Career Lessons from Obama’s Campaign

It’s been almost a month since the Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, won enough electoral votes to become the 44th president of the United States of America. At that time I wrote a list of 30 career lessons that I thought that everyone … Read More…

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