65 Search Results for college life

Delaware State University Buys Wesley College

August 5, 2020 3:24 pm Published by

This is unusual.  This is good! Spend a few minutes online googling “HBCU” and you will find articles that are quick to address the financial woes faced by many of these colleges and universities. So to see the news that Delaware State University, affectionately known as Del State, is financially sound enough to be purchasing Wesley College, is really exciting news. Don’t let the well publicized financial challenges fool you though because HBCUs have consistently produced successful college graduates for almost 200 years. About Delaware State University Del State is the... 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

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

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 Students who Volunteer

September 6, 2008 12:47 am Published by

College students who volunteer have figured out how to build their resumes with actual work experience.  That’s what volunteering is – it’s actual work! Having a meaningful volunteer assignment not only helps college students build skills, but also helps them build a professional network and get exposure to career options.  HBCU campuses are notorious for their advocacy work, so it is not hard to find opportunities or projects needing volunteers. As elections approach, both the Democratic Party, Republican Party and other community groups are looking for college students who volunteer... View Article


June 5, 2020 2:03 pm Published by

HBCU campuses have a LOT (sometimes overwhelming) of groups and clubs for members to get involved and build leadership skills. Some of these groups include Greek Life, ROTC, Royal Courts and Intramural Sports, for students on HBCU campuses to get involved in college life! Career Competencies Employers cite key Career Readiness Competencies expected from new graduates annually.  These key competencies change as the future of work evolves. The 2019 list of importance of each competence is below. All are rated out of 5. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – 4.7 Teamwork/Collaboration –... View Article

Freshman Year Experience

June 4, 2020 10:16 am Published by

If you are beginning your college life, regardless of your age, and if you are like most students, you might still be fuzzy on what career path you will want to pursue in the future. Few students have a pretty good idea about what their future career could be. Let me caution you – Do not be surprised if at some point during your college experience you want to make a change. The Freshman year experience is a big year for changes. Studies show that at least 50% of college... View Article

Why Do Internships?

January 20, 2020 10:16 pm Published by

By Andrea Byrd (Mississippi Valley State University) Student Career Journal is a series of articles written by HBCU students about college life, career activities and opportunities on their campus that encourage career development and building success habits. When answering the question – why do internships? Four reasons come to mind immediately. Acquiring new skills Students do internships as an opportunity to learn one or more new skills that will prepare them for their careers. Not only do employers seek applicants who are fluent in their job duties, but they also... View Article

Healthy Study Habits for the New Year

January 20, 2020 9:09 pm Published by

By Andrea Byrd (Mississippi Valley State University) Student Career Journal is a series of articles written by HBCU students about college life, career activities and opportunities on their campus that encourage career development and building success habits. Every student has experienced unhealthy study habits at one point or another. According to sociologist  Richard Arum, “45 percent of undergraduate students show little advancement in their ability to think critically, reason, or write well after their first two years of college”. This is often due to extracurricular activities, off-campus social life, and... View Article

10 Skills New Grads Need to Be Ready for Work

May 19, 2019 1:26 pm Published by

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 that employers plan to increase hiring of new graduates by 17 % in 2019. For the 1.7 million new graduates with bachelors degrees and the 1 million with graduate degrees, this is good news.  Yet, there are a number of recruiters lamenting the lack of talent coming... View Article