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College Grants For More Than Just Tuition in Virginia

February 15, 2020 5:03 pm Published by

The state of Virginia is looking to help students with college grants to cover cost of living, not just tuition.  It is verifiable truth that college students spend precious financial aid dollars on a lot more than tuition. Textbooks cost an arm and housing costs a leg. The free printing budget at almost any institution is in all likelihood, laughably small. And, if students don’t want to eat cafeteria food in the mess hall every single solitary day, three times a day, for four years, they’ll have to shell out... View Article

Using AI But You Just Don’t Know It

February 14, 2020 3:40 pm Published by

It’s pretty simple to see Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work when you read a New York Times article about driverless car collisions or displaced factory workers. But, what’s harder is clocking the real ways that you are using AI in your day to day lives and just don’t know it. Here are four everyday functions of AI technology that you may not notice until you take a closer look. Advertising Machine learning has revolutionized the advertising industry. According to a piece in Variety, Lexus teamed up with the AI powerhouse... View Article

The Results from Andrew Yang’s Self Funded Universal Basic Income trial Are In

February 1, 2020 1:20 pm Published by

In January of 2018, presidential candidate Andrew Yang wrote the Fassi family in New Hampshire their first of 12 $1,000 checks in an attempt to field test his universal basic income policy (UBI). One year later, the Fassi family spoke with New Hampshire Public Radio about the results of the experiment. To Yang’s credit, the results are encouraging.  Universal Basic Income For the entirety of his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for President, Yang has championed a universal basic income (UBI) program that would give every American over eighteen... View Article

After You Quit – 4 Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Old Boss

January 28, 2020 11:59 am Published by

It is possible that you and your manager will go in separate directions and never talk or see each other again after you quit. There are often unspoken words when those working relationships end. If by some miracle you had the chance to tell an old boss why you left or why you hated working for them, what would you say? Here is what I would. “You Don’t Self Crit!” Unfortunately, it’s all too common that within the workplace, employees feel like their bosses dole out a lot of criticism,... View Article

Forgiving College Debt Could Boost Economy

December 4, 2019 5:58 pm Published by

Student debt is without doubt one of the major talking points in the Democrartoc race for the 2020 nomination and will likely continue being an issue well into the general election. While the Democrats have differing views on how to attack the problem of student debt, some economists are suggesting that eliminating the debt could boost the economy drastically.  So far, only two candidates have proposed that the US forgive the massive $1.5 trillion debt hole in a big way. Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed that the US shave around... View Article

NYC City Councilman Gives $500 000 to CUNY Diversity Initiatives

November 18, 2019 5:27 am Published by

Virtually no institution of higher education is likely to deny the fact that underrepresented groups must be brought further into the representational fold. The City University of New York (CUNY) is taking that sentiment about diversity to another level as they recently announced that they will use a $500,000 grant to create a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Incubator.” The donation for the new incubator came from New York City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson. Set to open in January 2020, the new space will serve to impact CUNY diversity initiatives by... View Article

2020 Internships to Explore

November 5, 2019 9:00 am Published by

Favorite Internships Employers value internships!  For the 7th year in a row, The HBCU Career Center has updated our list of favorite internships.  This year’s list includes 2020 Internships that share vacancies at The HBCU Jobs and Internship Board that students and alumni should be exploring right now! For rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior or new graduates, this list of 2020 internships is a starting point for an aggressive internship or career search for next year!  Diverse students who want to stand out in a crowded and competitive job market ... View Article

To Make Good Career Choices You Need Honest Self Evaluation

October 21, 2019 8:30 am Published by

Once you know yourself, finding your path and making career choices will be so much easier! “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”” This is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King’s statement is one I share... View Article

Critical Language Scholarship Deadline Approaches

October 14, 2019 6:49 pm Published by

The United States Department of State offers the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program annually. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST. What is the Critical Language Scholarship? The CLP Program is a fully funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of the following 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Is previous... View Article

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