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How a Young HBCU Alumna Landed a Big Company Job (3837 hits)
When you don't have the hook-up, landing a job isn't easy. When I think of it, most of my jobs came through someone in my network. Don't get me wrong, I did impress folks in my networks enough for them to recommend me for positions. ...
Posted Tuesday, January 12th 2016 at 11:43AM
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Three Big Reasons You Are Expected to Do Your Homework About Potential Employers (11899 hits)
You have to know what you’re getting yourself into when you apply for a job. Let’s say your résumé passes the initial review and you get an invitation for a phone interview. In my capacity as a recruiter, that is often where I am the gatekeeper. If I ...
Posted Sunday, December 27th 2015 at 12:57AM
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How to Write an Effective Objective Statement (2127 hits)
An objective statement should not be a waste of space. As I read through resumes on a daily basis, it seems that writing an effective objective statement is a secondary thought to many job seekers. ...
Posted Wednesday, November 25th 2015 at 1:51PM
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Five Ways to Make a Hiring Manager's Day (7850 hits)
During a recent podcast interview (http://eddiefrancis.podbean.com/e/how-she-got-the-job-field-trip-to-kresge/) I asked a job recruitment colleague what kind of candidate makes her day. She talked about rooting for candidates who are articulate and c ...
Posted Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at 12:18PM
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Career Moves: Know Your Value (3309 hits)
As a job recruiter, I have noticed that people who make great career moves do so as a result of understanding their value both literally and figuratively. Having grown up like many African Americans--in the 'hood--I've learned that conversations abou ...
Posted Sunday, August 23rd 2015 at 4:10PM
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Taking Your Campus Organization to the Next Level (883 hits)
Almost every time a campus organization gets new members, proclamations of "running the yard" abound. This is especially true of Greek chapters. Almost every organization wants to plant its flag of visibility and achievement on campus but do the memb ...
Posted Thursday, March 13th 2014 at 7:24PM
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Many days in the life of... (1320 hits)
The Black Greek Success Program, Greek life, and life ...
Posted Thursday, March 13th 2014 at 7:20PM
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Five Challenges Black Fraternities Must Address in 2014 (907 hits)
TO READ THIS PIECE IN ITS ENTIRETY, SEE MORE AT http://hbculifestyle.com/black-fraternities-2014-challenges/. For more than a century, an effective leadership network for black male college students has existed with dynamic results. The fraterniti ...
Posted Monday, January 6th 2014 at 11:29AM
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Five Ways for Admissions Reps to Stand Out at College Fairs (1352 hits)
During my brief stint as an admissions director, I encouraged my staff and student volunteers to be engaging when talking to prospective students at college fairs. The fact of the matter was we were recruiting for an institution whose brand had been ...
Posted Monday, December 9th 2013 at 3:36PM
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#BBUM Provides the Perfect Opportunity for HBCUs (1215 hits)
The Black Student Union at the University of Michigan has given HBCUs a beautiful Christmas gift. I just wonder who is going to use it in the best health. Amid an active social media conversation about race relations at Michigan, HBCUs have an opport ...
Posted Wednesday, November 27th 2013 at 4:00PM
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Why school pride matters (regardless of how you feel) (1004 hits)
When I speak to HBCU students about the importance of school pride, I urge them to never get caught up in the emotions of the moment. I also challenge them to compete against proud students or graduates from some of the country's most well-respected ...
Posted Tuesday, April 16th 2013 at 5:07PM
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Can your fraternity or sorority chapter make Gumbo? (1814 hits)
I’ll never forget the words of an old radio colleague, a very cool Cajun man named J.P., who said in a classic South Louisiana dialect, “Eddie, cookin’ takes love.” In the Black Greek Success Program, I tell my fellow Greeks that every chapter is ...
Posted Friday, March 22nd 2013 at 12:33PM
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Yes We Must Coalition to convene at Paul Quinn College (2269 hits)
The Yes We Must Coalition will hold its fourth annual membership meeting on the campus of Paul Quinn College March 22-23, 2013. Yes We Must was formed to increase the number of degrees received by students from under-resourced communities by advocat ...
Posted Friday, March 15th 2013 at 12:12PM
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Paul Quinn earns place on National Honor Roll for Community Service (1887 hits)
DALLAS – Paul Quinn College was named as a finalist on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning ...
Posted Monday, March 11th 2013 at 3:27PM
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Paul Quinn competes for up to $50,000 in grants in "Retool Your School" (1884 hits)
New York, NY - Paul Quinn College has been announced as a finalist in The Home Depot’s 2013 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL campus improvement grant program. Designed to reinvigorate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), finalists are competing fo ...
Posted Thursday, February 21st 2013 at 12:10PM
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The Work Program at Paul Quinn College: Working towards a greater WE (2079 hits)
Independence. Most college students can’t wait to have it, and most parents can’t wait for them to have it. Visions of a great job, a starter home –in a super trendy area of course—and finally driving a brand new car fill the minds of most newly minted graduates. ...
Posted Saturday, February 9th 2013 at 1:13PM
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Paul Quinn approved for programs in Entrepreneurship, Fundraising and Philanthropy (1715 hits)
Paul Quinn College has received approval from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, also known as TRACS, to include Entrepreneurship and Fundraising and Philanthropy as concentrations in the College’s Business Administratio ...
Posted Monday, February 4th 2013 at 2:38PM
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Paul Quinn featured in 2013 calendar (1670 hits)
Paul Quinn is featured in the 2013 Journey Through African-American History Resource Guide. The College is the June feature along with a write-up on Golden Globe winning actor, Idris Elba. The calendar is part of a fundraising program by the Black ...
Posted Friday, January 18th 2013 at 5:56PM
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Divine Nine Greeks learn more than they realize about the workforce before getting there (926 hits)
To be a member of a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization is a beautiful thing. Many don't seem to realize it but members of the fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Iota Phi Theta and the sororities ...
Posted Friday, December 14th 2012 at 10:17AM
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Paul Quinn senior named Hercules Scholar (1499 hits)
Dallas, Tex. - John McWilliams, a senior at Paul Quinn College, was featured on the Thursday, December 6 broadcast of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” as one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Hercules Scholars. McWilliams is a Busine ...
Posted Friday, December 14th 2012 at 10:01AM
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The value of an HBCU goes beyond statistics (2132 hits)
At any given time on the campus of an Historically Black College or University you will find a non-traditional student, someone who enters college after the age of 25. That student may be a full-time working parent who selected the institution becaus ...
Posted Thursday, December 6th 2012 at 3:06PM
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Bishop College alum inducted into Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame (3721 hits)
Dallas, Tex. - Bishop College alum and president of the Bishop College Alumni Association, Bobby Moten, was inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame (TBSPHOF) class of 2012 on Saturday. Moten joined a highly distinguished group, which inclu ...
Posted Monday, December 3rd 2012 at 10:51AM
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Paul Quinn named Champions of Character Five-Star institution (804 hits)
The NAIA announced that Paul Quinn finished the 2011-2012 academic year as third-scoring NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. The College finished with a score of 91 out of 100. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each insti ...
Posted Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at 6:04PM
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The ICUT Foundation awards UPS Scholarship to Paul Quinn student (1169 hits)
Dallas, Tex. – D’Amante Deveaux, a sophomore at Paul Quinn College, received a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the ICUT Foundation. D’Amante is the son of Sharetha Ivory and Robert Deveaux of Cedar Hill, Texas and a 2011 graduate of Cedar Hi ...
Posted Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at 2:23PM
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