Homecoming Kicks Off Campus Job Interview Season

October 7, 2008 9:35 pm Published by

A few years ago, we really started to promote the idea of using Homecoming season as the official kick off for the campus job interview season.  As a former Dean, I know my HBCU students are well versed in campus Homecoming activities.  Why wouldn’t they be?  Most campuses are talking Homecoming the minute the fall semester begins. My challenge to HBCU students is this for the fall and all future falls – Sign up for at least one campus job interview for every Homecoming event you plan to attend.  Here... View Article

College Students who Volunteer

September 6, 2008 12:47 am Published by

College students who volunteer have figured out how to build their resumes with actual work experience.  That’s what volunteering is – it’s actual work! Having a meaningful volunteer assignment not only helps college students build skills, but also helps them build a professional network and get exposure to career options.  HBCU campuses are notorious for their advocacy work, so it is not hard to find opportunities or projects needing volunteers. As elections approach, both the Democratic Party, Republican Party and other community groups are looking for college students who volunteer... 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

Write a Targeted Resume Objective Statement

July 26, 2008 5:23 am Published by

There is still some debate about the value of a resume objective statement. I understand the debate and yet I still believe that a resume without a targeted objective statement is a little bit harder to read; especially if you are a new grad. If you have ever watched a recruiter sift through a stack of resumes for potential candidates for a job opening they needed to fill yesterday, you’ll probably see them wince at cliche resume objectives. A good resume objective statement will set the tone for the rest... View Article

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