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Nex Cubed Wants You to Be a HBCU Tech Founder

November 15, 2020 10:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Entrepreneurship is a powerful way to share your skills and values with the world. The thrill of creating a vision and building something from the ground up can be a rewarding life path. This path requires a lot of preparation. As such, students who see themselves as a future HBCU tech founder must start building skills early. If starting a business is the path you are planning, then you need to jump into a startup landscape. Consider how cool it would be to build up your business savvy before  graduation... 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

Black Teen Unemployment High During Coronavirus

August 1, 2020 12:47 pm Published by

The US Department of Labor released the employment numbers for July 2020.  The July jobs report showed non farm payroll went up by 1.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%. This reflects people returning to work as companies slowly reopened. The numbers are not good overall, but it is concerning that the unemployment rate among African American teens stands at 22.5%, down from the peak of shutdown in May of 34.9%. The Black teen unemployment rate typically lags other demographic groups and this time is no different... View Article

You Still Have to Excel in Your Virtual Internship

July 22, 2020 9:45 am Published by

Kudos to you for landing a summer internship during this pandemic. In all fairness, we wouldn’t have held it against you if you had not. It has been a trying year and having to abruptly leave campus, many HBCU students did not even get the chance to work with career services on campus on internship applications. Many companies also pulled back their internship offers or scrapped plans for internships all together. Others, like Bank of America, quickly envisioned and deployed virtual internships. As you jump into your virtual internships you... 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

Using AI But You Just Don’t Know It

February 14, 2020 3:40 pm Published by

It’s pretty simple to see Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work when you read a New York Times article about driverless car collisions or displaced factory workers. But, what’s harder is clocking the real ways that you are using AI in your day to day lives and just don’t know it. Here are four everyday functions of AI technology that you may not notice until you take a closer look. Advertising Machine learning has revolutionized the advertising industry. According to a piece in Variety, Lexus teamed up with the AI powerhouse... View Article

Predict Film Success With AI

February 6, 2020 2:20 pm Published by

It’s often tricky to figure out what makes a movie good. Is it having an amazing look? Good dialogue? Expensive personnel? Well Warner Bros. is taking the next step in trying to predict film success with AI. Plenty of movies have been successful or popular without any of those things. But now, Warner Bros. is trying to turn the business of making successful films on its head. They are making a deal with Cinelytic, an LA startup with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools “to guide decision-making at the greenlight stage. ” ... View Article

Teaching Job Skills Employers Want With Digital Education

March 13, 2017 11:14 am Published by

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has launched a new digital education initiative. The program officially titled “Technology Applications for Professional Success” is funded by Title III grants to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The project started off in a rather unique way that involved students — “updating” the university’s story on Wikipedia. According to Dean of Student Affairs, Marcia Robinson, the goal of the program is to make sure students understand the way that technology and the new economy of information are having “an impact in our everyday lives.”... View Article

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