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Consider Military Officer Careers After College

November 20, 2015 11:06 am Published by

Are you graduating from college next spring and considering your career options? You might want to consider military officer careers.  If you haven’t thought about that, there is still time to explore those. Military officer careers offer unparalleled leadership development and long term career satisfaction. Visit your career center to find out more about when officer recruiters might be coming to campus. So you want to be an Army Officer? – 800.USA.ARMY US Marines Officer Candidate School – 800.MARINES Navy Officer Candidate School – 800.USA.NAVY Air Force Officer Training –... View Article

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

California Passes New Law to Compensate College Athletes

October 1, 2019 8:26 pm Published by

The California state government is going toe to toe with the NCAA with the passage of a new bill that will prohibit the enforcement of “any rule, requirement, standard, or other limitation that prevents a student of that institution participating in intercollegiate athletics from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness.” That sounds simple enough. They use your face and name to make money, then you get some of that money. Right? But, while logical rules like this are business as usual... View Article

What’s Your College Degree Worth?

June 22, 2019 3:53 am Published by

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 step you have to take to even be considered for many professional jobs.” Fast forward to 2019 and all college graduates, particularly in the context of HBCU and Black College debt, are asking themselves often – What’s your college degree worth? It’s a valid question and the... View Article

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

June 20, 2019 9:04 am Published by

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 has been with the company for just under two years and is a recent graduate of Grambling State University. When I asked if he had any advice for new college graduates, here are four insightful tips he shared: “Always be realistic and prepare yourself for every possible... View Article

20 Pieces of REAL Advice for a College Freshman

June 2, 2019 4:37 pm Published by

From the desk of the Dean…(Updated for the Class of 2023) In a few weeks, summer will end and you will become a college freshman.  You won’t be alone. Thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence halls. Most college students will enter college with tons of advice from parents, teachers and college counselors. With all the advice out there, it is hard for college students to separate the advice that will lead to long term success. If you are a new college freshman... View Article

It’s Official! Paul Quinn Is The First HBCU Work College

March 22, 2017 2:08 pm Published by

After a two-year application process, Paul Quinn College has become the first HBCU to meet the Department of Education’s standards for the “work college” designation. As of Monday morning, Paul Quinn now joins seven other institutions trailblazing this new method for potentially reducing student debt. Unlike traditional work study programs, whose distribution is based solely on the student’s financial needs —since 2015—every student at Paul Quinn, has either a job on campus or with a local business in Dallas, Texas. According to college president Michael Sorrell, due to 80 percent... View Article

20 Pieces of REAL Advice for College Freshmen

July 6, 2012 4:24 am Published by

There is already a ton of advice for college freshmen on how to succeed.  Let me add some more and give you what I call my 20 pieces of REAL advice for college freshmen.  I have spent so many years working with new grads who regret not starting good habits early that I felt compelled to do this list a few years ago. Not all of these tips will apply for every new college student.  So prioitize by picking five or so that you can put on a note card and refer... View Article

Start a Business

June 10, 2020 11:17 am Published by

Get your Business off the Starting Block! You don’t have to spend a lot of time on a HBCU campus to know that many students have a dream to start a business. Many of these students get their feet wet in entrepreneurship by starting businesses right there in their dorm rooms. Some of the dorm room businesses that I have seen students start include working as tutors, barbers, event promoters, web developers, baby sitters, hair stylists, seamstresses, photographers and artists. Many of those students graduate and continue to build on... View Article

Senior Year

June 5, 2020 1:10 pm Published by

This is your senior year on campus, you have a lot on your mind and still so much to learn. Your goal this year is to maintain focus on finishing classes and developing your plans for life after college.  If you are planning to apply to companies that hire HBCU graduates, the career center must be on your agenda.  Whether your goal is going to graduate school or launching a career, it will take work on your part.  As I have told hundreds of college seniors, none of it will happen... View Article