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Study: Effects of Race and College Completion on Employment

Black male college grad has same chances of getting job as white high school grad

A new study done by Young Invincibles shows the effects that race and education have…

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Summer Heat: Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Will Rise in July

Some borrowers will pay more, but there is a silver lining

Institute for College Access and Success’ (TICAS) Project on Student Debt has chart to help…

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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

Scandal creator talks about the need to do more than showcase activism on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes returns to her alma mater, Dartmouth College, to give the graduating class three…

By Courtney Connley

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Nas Partners With Koru to Assist College Grads With Employment

Grammy-nominated rapper helps in prepping tomorrow's workforce

Nas uses his influence and business knowledge to partner with Koru and mentor college graduates…

By Courtney Connley

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Job Hopping Expected: 5 Industries Where It’s the Norm

Survey finds insights on employer habits in hiring job hoppers

A recent CareerBuilder survey found the top industries where employers expect to hire job hoppers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads

Unemployment rate for recent black college graduates more than double that of white peers

Study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows black college graduates face unemployment…

By Courtney Connley

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Dr. Juan Chisholm Dishes Advice on Graduating College Debt-Free

Entrepreneur and author shares tips on how he graduated three universities free of student loans

Dr. Juan Chisholm offers financial tips to college students on graduating free of student loans

By Courtney Connley

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Dr. Lomax Talks UNCF Better Futures Campaign and HBCUs Financial Crisis

UNCF President explains the need to revamp the federal student loan program

Dr. Lomax talks about UNCF Better Futures campaign, the financial crisis at HBCUs and problems…

By Courtney Connley

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Preferred Companies for Teens: What the CIA, Walt Disney Co., & Apple Have in Common

National Society of High School Scholars' research reflects youth career aspirations

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), conducted Annual Career Survey, reflecting preferences of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Family Affair: Father and Son Graduate from FAMU Together

The family duo walks across the same HBCU stage to get their degree

Sherwood Jr and Sherwood Sr cross the same stage to get their degree from Florida…

By Courtney Connley

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16-Year-Old Graduates High School and College in Same Week

Plans to pursue master's degree in the fall

Florida teen earns high school and college degree just days apart, with plans to pursue…

By Courtney Connley

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13 Black Speakers to Lookout for During 2014 Commencement Season

A list of this year's most anticipated commencement speakers

A list of this year’s most anticipated commencement speakers

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Africa-America Institute Hosting STEM-Focused Talent Summit

Panels and one-on-one conversations to be highlights of event

The AAI will host Second Annual Talent Summit, an event for mid-career professionals seeking employment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

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There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: How to Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

Four key things to consider while earning your advanced degree

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: How to Create a Winning Application for Advanced Degree Programs

There's no golden ticket, but use this foundation to be a stand-out applicant

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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On-the-Job Success: 11 Must-Do Tasks Post-Graduation

Use this checklist to ensure you're on the right (career) track

Use this post-graduation checklist to ensure you’re covering all job-related bases for career success.

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Get Hired: Top Jobs For Recent Graduates

Despite slumping employment stats, look at the brighter side with these opportunities

True, the employment stats for minorities may seem a bit gloomy, but here are ten…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Heading to Work Abroad Post-Graduation? Here’s a Checklist for You

Ensure that your international transition is seamless with this strategy

This strategy will help ensure your transition to your global opportunity is seamless.

By Janell Hazelwood

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“The goal of SEO remains what it’s always been: to demonstrate that ethnic background and socio-economic status do not pre-determine a young person’s future,” said William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO.

SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Empowering Youth Through Mentorship and Education

Organization raises more than $1 million to support career resources

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised nearly $1.8 million to help students achieve educational and…

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The One Valuable Success Trait You Need That Lawyers Have

Become indispensable with top-notch, quick critical thinking skills

Lateefah Muhammad, successful Florida A&M University College of Law graduate and professor, shares the secrets…

By Antoine Moss

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New Grads: 10 Career Boss Moves to Make Right Now

This checklist will get you through the first vital days post-graduation

Here’s a checklist of things you should get accomplished within the first 200 days post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. shares a strategy for job market advancement

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker, shares a strategy that can arm grads with…

By Antoine Moss

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An Old Staple for Youth: How to Write A Savvy Cover Letter

Students and young professionals, these tips will help you draft a winner

Hate having to tailor that initial introduction? Well, these tips will help you draft that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

Indirect perks of higher education

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So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage

Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.

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Washington’s Insider Secrets: How to Land Top Internships in Politics

Executive coach spills the tea on getting job opportunities on the Hill

Washinton D.C. career coach Beverly Jones has a few insider tips for those who want…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Show Me the Money: Are Unpaid Internships Worth Your Time?

Sometimes you have to weigh your options for long-term success

Sometimes getting no compensation for work may not be a viable option. Check out the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Your Network, Your Net Worth: How to Make Solid Connections with Key College Alumni

Best practices when building post-grad relationships

Check out these three best practices to use when networking with your fellow alums.

By Jamie Harrison

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Student, Recent Grad, Young Professional: Get in Gear For Your Next Career Move

Don't know where to start? We've got you covered

Though the holidays are over, it’s still prime time to renew your strategy to become…

By Jamie Harrison

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Snore: 5 Ways to Remain Productive in Boring Meetings

As a young professional, here's how to get through a sometimes annoying office norm

To avoid being labeled as a rude youngster who goofs off on their smartphone during…

By Antoine Moss

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It’s Winter Vacay: 5 Steps to Advance Your Career During the Break

Take the time off to get a leg up in the job market

With the help of parents (or mentors), you should devise a quick game plan that…

By Antoine Moss

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First-Day No Nos: 3 Ways to Avoid Coworker Hate

Make a good impression at the onset with these tips

Take heed to these rules to the game that will prevent you from asking questions…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Real-World Workshops Every College Should Offer

Adding these to the curriculum would give students a leg up

These are offerings that all colleges/universities should provide to ensure their students are beyond prepared…

By Courtney Connley

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Get Serious: 5 Ways Students Can Clean Up Their Social Media Imprint

Take charge of how you're represented on the Web

Even as a college student, it’s important to protect your online presence as it directly…

By Jamie Harrison

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4 Bad College Habits to Leave Behind for Post-Grad Success

How to make the transition from student to working adult

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Whether you raced through college in search of adulthood and steady paychecks, or you’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Fair Ninja: How to Walk Out With a Winning Gig Today

Three steps that will ensure you aren't wasting precious time

Cindy Billington, career advisement professional at Texas A&M University, shares tips on how to conquer…

By Jamie Harrison

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You’ve walked across the stage, and graduation is over. Now you’re inching your way into the world of adulthood equipped with working a 9-to-5 and paying bills. For the majority of post-college grads, handling their own finances is a new--- and scary---experience. 
According to FinAid, graduating seniors leave college with an average of $23,000 in loan debt. Add to that rent, utilities, gas, and groceries, and it’s easy to dig yourself into a deep hole with the average entry-level salary. While surviving on a starting salary is difficult, it’s not impossible. Here are four tips from Darric N. Boyd, a Merrill Lynch certified financial expert, on getting (and keeping) a grip on your newfound finances. --- Jamie Harrison

Real-World Finances 101: Smart Money Tips for Recent Grads

Once you've landed your first job, be sure to map out a financial plan

So you’ve got your degree and you’ve even landed your first job. Well, you’ll need…

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6 Quick Steps to Upgrade Your Public Speaking Skills

Gift of gab is a major asset whether in front of one or many

Great leaders are usually awesome public speakers, able to effectively communicate and relate to their…

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Your Major Matters: How You Can Strengthen Employment Prospects

BE Next contributor, John Wilson, highlights worthwhile majors that may lead to lucrative employment opportunities post-graduation

Black Enterprise’s BE Next looks at the numbers in terms of which majors are in…

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College Majors that Lead to High Unemployment

A breakdown of how course of study relates to jobless rates

How your course of study relates to joblessness in the market

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Find a Program Many returning and non-traditional students are not in the same position as first-year undergraduates. With families, full-time jobs, and various financial responsibilities to maintain, full-time programs aren’t always an option. Since finding a program that meets these prospective students’ needs is imperative, universities and colleges offer evening, part-time and weekend programs as great alternatives. For people just looking to improve their skills and not enroll in a degree program, institutions do offer non-degree options.

4 Tips You Should Know Before Heading Back to (Graduate) School

If you’re thinking about hitting the books (again), take a page from BE’s Back to School guide

BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered with these four easy-to-follow tips on returning to school.

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5 Reasons Every Student Should Launch a Startup Business While in College

How getting a head start as an entrepreneur could change your future

Small business expert Felicia Joy tells how getting a head start as an entrepreneur while…

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Don’t Go There: What Not to Ask a Recent Graduate

If you plan on having a one-on-one with a new grad, beware of these three feather ruffling questions

Let’s pump the brakes a bit and look a little closer at this yearly Q&A…

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Recent Grads, Keep Your Head (And Morale) Up

It’s not the world you thought you’d graduated into, but, trust, you can make it work

Recent grads should remain optimistic yet realistic about finding a job post-graduation

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Getting That First Job

There is some good news for new GRADS in this challenging economy.

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Financial Advice for 2011 College Graduates (Beyond ‘Get a Job!’)

Strategies to help students do the right thing after getting that diploma

Our Money columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips to help college grads do the right (and…

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4 Tips for College Grads Seeking Entrepreneurship

See why one small business consultant and best-selling author says college students should consider going from graduation to getting their own businesses

See why one small business consultant and best-selling author says college students should consider going…

By Alan Hughes

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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Paying for the High Cost of Higher Education

Brenda and Mike Lipscomb relocated from New Jersey to Maryland in 2007 for better employment…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Education Trust: 4 Keys to Closing the Higher Education Gap

Researchers seek ways to narrow the college graduation rate between blacks and whites

If a solid college education is a necessary journey on the path to wealth and…

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Learning the New Rules of Today’s Job Market

The current economic crisis has forced college students to think strategically about career options. Most…

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