Tag Archive: Careers

Women Leave Science Careers

August 31, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

The MIT Technology Review reported that even though equal amounts of men and women pursue graduate degrees in science a significant number of women leave science careers both in the private sector and academia. Why women leave science careers? Apparently the reasons are many. Nature.com says that nearly half of US women leave science careers after the birth of their first child. One study of 841 scientists revealed that more than 40 percent of women leave their full time science jobs after having a first child versus only 23 percent... 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

Green Jobs Continue to Explode

August 18, 2020 2:19 am Published by

A recent study revealed that the US green economy generates $1.3 trillion and created 9.5 million of workers.  To document some of the growth in this sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics developed the Green Jobs Initiative a few years ago.  The goal was to develop and publish information in three areas. First, on the number of workers and trend over time of workers in green jobs. Second was to document the industrial, occupational, and geographic distribution of the jobs. Third was to collect and publish the information on the... View Article

Retail is Booming. Retail is Dying. Which is it and What Does it Mean for Careers?

June 28, 2020 10:18 am Published by

On one hand some will say that retail is booming. Amazon, the online retail giant sought to hire 175,000 additional workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the latest 2020 jobs report showed that a total of 740,000 new retail jobs were added in June.  Some of those jobs were really retail workers returning to work after the initial layoffs due to the Coronavirus shutdowns. However, despite those upticks, it appears that retail as we know it, is in for some serious changes. The Retail Federation cautions that... View Article

Five Black Mississippi Trailblazers and Innovators

March 10, 2020 8:51 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. Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou Hamer was a black powerhouse from the Mississippi Delta with humble beginnings as a child of sharecropper parents. A voice for those unheard, her career involved starting organizations like Freedom Summer and helped start The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Her strive for civil rights carried throughout her life, unifying... 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

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

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