Ep. 006 – Career Opportunities For HBCU Grads
Episode Summary – What is the true value of your college education? Is it any harder for HBCU grads to find jobs? Let’s find out from this week’s guests who offer several tips and strategies on how to succeed in today’s market. Join the conversation with John Ridgeway, retired corporate executive and vice chair of the board of trustees at Delaware State University, his alma mater, and Dorothy Bland, professor, at UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism and former journalism school director at Florida A&M University.
EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS / SHOW NOTES
- Myths & realities of Corporate America as it relates to HBCU grads
- Career + life advice for HBCU grads and current students
- Biggest misconceptions Corporate America has for HBCUs and their grads
- Things undergraduates should be mindful of when pursuing a career
- “Leverage the internet & social to your advantage”
- “Companies want to hire students that will make the company successful”
- Should students go straight to grad school or work?
- The current job market for communications field
- Where to look for opportunities
- Difference between a multimedia journalist and a mobile journalist
- Programs students need to know about
- Top books you should be reading
- I’m Just a DJ But…It Makes Sense to Me by Tom Joyner
- Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges by Byron Pitts
John Ridgeway is a retired corporate executive and current vice chairman of Delaware State University board of trustees.
Dorothy Bland is a professor of journalism at the University of North Texas and former journalism division director and professor at Florida A&M University.
Dorothy Bland Twitter: @dbprof
Florida A&M University Twitter: @FAMU_1887
Florida A&M University Instagram: @famu_1887
Delaware State University Twitter: @delstateuniv
Delaware State University Instagram: @delstateuniv
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