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How To Use The HBCU Career Center Job Board

October 27, 2020 7:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The HBCU Career Center job board is the premier resource for connecting the HBCU community with organizations offering career and internship opportunities. Through the job board, these announcements reach students, new alumni and experienced working professionals. In fact 74% of our users already hold a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. In addition to The HBCU Career Center job board opportunities, there are many job search resources for job seekers and career researchers in the Career Toolkit. The HBCU Career Center job board allows users to: Search Jobs and Internships and... View Article

6 Twitter Job Search Strategies for Students

September 12, 2020 6:30 pm Published by

At the core of your Twitter job search has to be your own Twitter account! No brainer right? So know that you can’t do a Twitter job search without having your own professional Twitter account. Your first priority would be setting that up. We won’t cover that here, because it is rather easy and intuitive to follow the instructions to do it. What we will say though is to make sure your Twitter account stays professional. Doesn’t mean you can’t be personal, fun or show your personality. It just means... View Article

The Memo – A Book Review

September 6, 2020 11:58 pm Published by

The book is The Memo; What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Place at the Table. If you follow The HBCU Career Center, you know that we giveaway books to students, emerging professionals and career centers. So, it’s no surprise that when Minda Harts released her new book in late 2019, I picked up 17 copies. One for me, one for my daughter and 15 to give away. So far, I have given away 13 copies of The Memo to career center staff, students or new graduates... View Article

HBCU Online Education Offers Perfect Balance

September 2, 2020 7:44 pm Published by

The U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011) reported that Blacks are more likely to enroll and complete their entire academic undergraduate coursework online (Moore, 2014). This was more than any other demographic group. However, others are jumping on the online education movement as well. A recent Forbes article stated that “Even before the pandemic, Research and Markets forecasted the online education market as $350 Billion by 2025.” Although Blacks are increasingly accessing online education programs, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) still don’t have programs.... View Article

Michelle Obama Has a Podcast

August 20, 2020 10:00 am Published by

Maybe you have heard and maybe you haven’t, but Michelle Obama has a podcast! The internet has been buzzing with the news. By the way, the internet buzzes with news of everything she does. So the news that Michelle Obama has a podcast, was no different. Just think about the buzz about the gold V.O.T.E. necklace she wore for her recorded speech, as she capped off the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Based on the post launch buzz, the podcast has been delivering so far! Of course... View Article

Career, Work, Jobs and Social Justice in the Coronavirus Era

July 5, 2020 8:18 am Published by

Career, work and jobs have always been at the crux of social justice movements in the United States. The examples are many. The very founding of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837, as the Institute for Colored Youth, had career, work, jobs and social justice at its core. When a former slave owner, Richard Humphreys, bequeath a sum of ten thousand dollars to start the institution, the goal was “the benevolent design of instructing descendants of the African race in school learning, in the various branches of mechanic arts and trades and... View Article

Four Tips To Write A Great Personal Statement

March 11, 2020 7:39 am Published by

By Andrea Byrd (Mississippi Valley State University) Student Career Journal is a series of articles written by HBCU college students about life on campus, career topics and the career and professional experiences of black historical figures. If you are going to grad school, it’s pretty clear that personal statements are on your mind. Primarily the personal statement is a subjective piece of work. However, once an application is attached to a personal statement more objective criteria like grammar efficiency, education details and college activities are highly important. There are some... 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

Join professional associations; Membership has rewards

November 7, 2019 9:22 am Published by

Membership has its rewards. “Man is a tool-using animal…Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” ~ Thomas Carlyle Professional associations is one of the best tools out there if you are trying to get involved! We spend a lot of time being members of groups whether we define ourselves that way or not.  As children, we joined play teams, in high schools we were in sports or academic teams; in college we added Greek Life or clubs and as adults we are members of churches, community groups,... View Article

Career Self Care Tips

November 6, 2019 9:09 am Published by

National Career Development Month gives us the opportunity every year to practice a little bit of career self care. November is really a good time of year for reflection.  Why? We are edging closer to the end of the year and if you haven’t done anything to move your own career forward this year, you know there is still time. If you have ever read my blogs, you know I love lists and so this career development month, I felt called to do a list of 30 career self care... View Article

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