How To Use The HBCU Career Center Job Board

October 27, 2020 7:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The HBCU Career Center job board is the premier resource for connecting the HBCU community with organizations offering career and internship opportunities. Through the job board, these announcements reach students, new alumni and experienced working professionals. In fact 74% of our users already hold a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. In addition to The HBCU Career Center job board opportunities, there are many job search resources for job seekers and career researchers in the Career Toolkit. The HBCU Career Center job board allows users to: Search Jobs and Internships and... View Article

Career Questions For Grads

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

Tips for Working with Employment Agencies

October 12, 2020 6:00 pm Published by

When the job search stalls, an employment agency could be the shot in the arm that a job seeker needs. An employment agency helps employers fill their vacant positions. They do this in two ways. First, they screen and submit the best job applicants and they serve as an advocate for job applicants. They do this by promoting the job applicant’s credentials to the employer. There are many myths about how an employment agency works with job seekers. Understanding some of the terms  used in the staffing industry helps clarify... 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

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

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

Explore Niche Job Boards

August 28, 2020 2:18 pm Published by

The US economy is in recovery and employers are increasing the number of new job openings every month.  Niche job boards are an excellent way to find job openings from employers looking specifically for groups of interested applicants. What are Niche Job Boards Niche job boards or niche job sites are online job search websites where employers can target candidates with specific interests.  Most niche job boards lists jobs that are specific to certain industries so job seekers can increase the odds of finding a job in their industry.  Many job boards also attract... View Article

Trump’s Executive Order on Federal Student Loans Could Give Biden Trouble

August 25, 2020 5:00 pm Published by

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos officially implemented measures that will extend the deferment of federal student loans via the CARES Act. The extension not only pauses loan payments on student loans but reduces the interest to 0 percent through December 2020. While the current administration hasn’t been strong on the issue of student debt, it could prove a difficult topic for Joe Biden to beat Trump on this November. Though the student loan relief measures were set to expire at the end of August, President Trump noted that it was “appropriate... View Article

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