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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

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

Rail Careers are Worth Exploring

September 30, 2017 3:48 pm Published by

Did you know that median wages for rail careers last year was $57,160? I would guess that most people don’t know that. In fact, I have found that most people don’t know much about careers in transportation at all. As a former Air Traffic Controller myself, I have participated in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) sponsored by the Department of Transportation, many times. The goal of the NSTI is to expand the awareness of secondary  school students, about careers across transportation, including rail careers.  Those NSTI sessions, often had panels or presentations with rail professionals and sometimes students... View Article

Is a Gap Year Experience in your Future?

December 16, 2015 5:20 am Published by

If you graduated recently from a HBCU and have not landed your ideal job, think about doing something meaningful and exploring “gap year” activities. According to Wikipedia, the term, “gap year” refers to a “prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between two life stages. This “gap year” is also known as a “year out”, “year off”, “deferred year”, “bridging year”, “overseas experience”, “time off” and “time out”. Taking this time off is actually very popular in Europe and Australia where young adults are encouraged to take a break... View Article

HBCU International Students Networking Tips

July 31, 2015 3:44 pm Published by

There are many international students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students come from all over the world to attend colleges in the US and many actually choose HBCU’s for competitive academic programs.  Latest data on HBCU International students: HBCU’s with certification to admit international students: 98 of 105 Number of international students enrolled at HBCU’s: 8,327 (2014) Top 5 countries of origin for HBCU international students: Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, India, Bahamas and Jamaica Read the 2014 Full Report on HBCU’s and International Students from the US Department of... View Article

8 Things To Do NOW Before You Study Abroad (Part 2)

September 19, 2014 7:40 am Published by

As you read this you may be back on campus ankle deep in the semester, or enrolled in a class or two considering your next step.  Whatever your status, now is the time to prepare for your study abroad experience.  Last month we explored 4 steps to get you started in the process and here, we’ll explore the next 4 steps. Attend a Study Abroad Fair Most campuses will be sprinkled with activity and organizational fairs of all kinds during the first weeks of the semester.  Attending the study abroad... View Article

3 Things Black Students Must Do Before Graduation

August 31, 2014 4:01 pm Published by

Employers seeking diverse talent will have larger talent pools Gone are the days when seeking diverse talent, translated to “hire a Black person.”  I hate to be so blunt, but it is the reality.  Employers are looking for new grad talent with the professional preparation to succeed. The percentage of American college students who are Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and American Indian/Alaska Native has been increasing steadily over the years. For example between 1976 and 2011, the percentage of Black students rose from 10 to 15% according to the National Center for Education... View Article

New Scholarships for HBCU Students to Study in China

August 9, 2014 3:38 am Published by

1,000 Students To Receive A Free Ride to China: Will You Be One? A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Chinese Government and the HBCU Pilot Network Leadership Team solidifying the creation of 1,000 opportunities for HBCU students to receive full scholarships to study in China. That’s right – FULL SCHOLARSHIPS – including room and board.  The number of scholarships for HBCU students to study in China will increase over the next 3 years. Who is offering the scholarships? The scholarships offered through the HBCU-Chinese University Collaboration Network will... View Article

8 Things To Do NOW Before Studying Abroad (Part 1)

July 15, 2014 1:29 am Published by

Preparation is key for success.   Whether you have only thought about studying abroad or made up your mind that you’ll certainly do it – it won’t happen over night. Without ample time, preparing for studying abroad can be overwhelming, but if you start the process this summer it will be much easier.  Note, unforeseen challenges may arise – to that I say be flexible and have a sense of humor! Generally speaking, the average preparation time from idea to departure can be anywhere from 6 months to a year.  I’ve curated... View Article

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