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Category Archives: Life After College

Five Years Later: Still Trying to Remember Trayvon Martin

On Saturday Trayvon Martin received a posthumous baccalaureate degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University. It’s a strange thing to think about. FMU announced the award via Facebook and said that the degree was to honor Martin’s desire to become a pilot before … Read More…

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Read the Room: Betsy DeVos was Booed at Commencement

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is absolutely no stranger to criticism. But as she delivered her commencement speech to a packed room of graduates and families at Bethune-Cookman University, a Florida HBCU, criticism became a powerful reminder of the tensions between black students … Read More…

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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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Grad School or Look for a Job

What is the Best Option for a College Senior? If you are approaching commencement or are a new alumni, you have heard this question before: So what are you going to do when you finish that bachelors degree? Don’t worry, you won’t get … Read More…

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The HBCU Role in Building a Diverse Workforce

A 2014 report from the Association of Governing Boards summarized some of the routine challenges being confronted by these schools. “Today, in an era of rapid transformation, HBCUs face historic challenges as well as new obstacles. Questions about sustainability, cost, quality, and mission … Read More…

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Are you Failing at Job Search Follow up?

It’s been 5 months since millions of college graduates walked in commencement ceremonies all across the country this past spring.  If you are one of those grads who haven’t landed a job yet, take heart.  Experts say the average length of a job search for … Read More…

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