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Serious Career Questions for New Grads

October 23, 2020 7:36 am Published by

Millions of people graduate from college every year and many are totally unprepared for careers or the future of work. Some research suggests that the overwhelming majority of graduates are not ready for the workplace. Gallup research shows that only 13% of US adults say that college graduates  are ready or prepared for the workplace. With this in mind, I started to think about some of the serious career questions that new grads should be asking. Answering these career questions will help new grads know what they should be thinking... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Make Good Career Choices You Need Honest Self Evaluation

October 21, 2019 8:30 am Published by

Once you know yourself, finding your path and making career choices will be so much easier! “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”” This is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King’s statement is one I share... View Article

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