Tag Archive: Choosing a Major

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

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

7 Ways the Workforce is Changing

October 30, 2016 1:36 pm Published by

The workforce is changing and some of the questions to ask are – Am I keeping up?  How am I preparing to stay competitive?  What do I know about employment trends? If you work with college students as much as I do, you too might find yourself thinking hard about whether or not colleges and training programs are preparing the workforce in a manner consistent with how the workforce is changing.  I read an article today in Forbes.com, that made me think that some of us still have a ways... View Article

Does Double Major in College = Double Trouble?

November 3, 2015 12:34 am Published by

Is there real value in having a double major in college? Does having a double major in college give you an advantage when job hunting in a competitive market? Many college students have a second major because they believe it will positively affect a job search strategy. The truth is – not necessarily. I have yet to meet an employer who was not more impressed with someone who performed well in one major compared to someone who was mediocre in both. Here are some great and not so great reasons... View Article

Company Research in 3 Easy Steps

August 4, 2015 4:02 pm Published by

HR professionals say it all the time and I share it all the time: Do your company research before you go into the job interview. Some research says that if you spend just 15 minutes on the company’s website before a job interview, you will learn enough to do well in the job interview. Now with all the information available via social media, why do so many recruiters complain that job seekers are still walking into job interviews without doing any company research? Most experienced recruiters can tell the difference... View Article

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