Tag Archive: Student Career Journal

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

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

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

College Freshman Activities for Summer

August 17, 2008 7:07 pm Published by

There are really two very exciting times for college freshmen.  The beginning of the semester when they are anxious about going off to college and the end of the freshman year.  Usually the start of college gets a lot more attention than planning freshman activities for summer.  This article shares three freshman activities to include in that first college summer plan.  Once students put that freshman year behind them, they join the ranks of “rising sophomores.” These freshman activities during the summer will really add value for rising sophomores. Summer Job  It really... View Article

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