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Category Archives: New Grad

What’s Your College Degree Worth?

When I wrote about this question over a decade ago, it was in response to one jobseeker in an article for the Wall Street Journal who had this to say: “A degree isn’t any big guarantee of employment, it’s a basic requirement, a … Read More…

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Grambling State U Alum Shares Job Search Advice with New College Graduates

Ever so often, I meet a Human Resource professional who is super generous with advice for new college graduates. Recently, I lucked out and connected with Denzel Alexander, Talent Acquisition Associate at Enquero, a technology solutions company in Lafayette, Louisiana.   Mr. Alexander … Read More…

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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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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

Let me start by saying that recruiters won’t go digging to find the great information on your resume.  They expect to see it right away and so you have to find a way to make recruiters want to actually read it. Research says … Read More…

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Free Resume Reviews – Countdown to Graduation

Free resume reviews until May 31, 2019. It is that time of year when most of the graduating class becomes – what we usually call in career centers – RESUMANIACs.  Career offices get busier as a steady stream of graduates drift into career … Read More…

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