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Michelle Obama Tells Students ‘My College Story Can Be Yours’

FLOTUS uses her story to encourage students to reach higher in education

Michelle Obama pens piece for Education Week encouraging students to dedicate themselves to learning and…

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Koch Brothers Grant $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

Conservative powerhouse lends large donation to UNCF

UNCF announced Friday that Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation had donated $25…

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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…

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White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results

Industry criticizing the proposed regulations citing unfair targeting

New “gainful employment” regulations related to “gainful employment” would mean programs could lose eligibility for…

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

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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…

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Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

Derric Studamire, co-founder of the Infinity Club Investment Group (ICIG), shares tips for job-seeking…

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8 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Internship Experience

Make good use of a prime time in your career development

Now is the prime time to make the most of your time, building your skills…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Bring on the Knowledge: 5 College Courses That Add to Your Job Marketability

Classes that translate into better jobs

These classes add valuable skills to your portfolio, making you that much more competitive in…

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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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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

By Jamie Harrison

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

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Try renting instead of buying. “The easiest way to save big when students head back to school is by renting textbooks through a program like Rent-A-Text,” suggests Ellie Kay, author of The Little Book of Big Savings. Sites like BookRenter.com, CollegeBookRenter.com and Rent-a-Text.com have been popping up ever since Congress added some textbook-affordability provisions to the Higher Education Opportunity Act in 2008. These websites allow you to rent a book for a flat fee and then return it at the end of your semester, save you anywhere from 50% to 80% off the costs.

Amazon Launches Textbook Rental Service

College students can save up to 70% off the retail price on print textbooks with Amazon.com’s new renting program

Amazon, which last year started offering rental textbooks for Kindle users, today, announced they would…

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Best Buy’s College Innovator Fund to Shell Out $100,000 for Tech Ideas

Calling all campus innovators: The retailer is awarding $100,000 in prizes and advising from the company’s development team

On Monday, Best Buy announced the launch of its College Innovator Fund, a contest that…

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How to Land a Job in the Financial Industries

Programs like Discover Ernst & Young give people of color jumpstart for careers

Discover Ernst & Young program seeks to diversify the financial industries by giving students first-hand…

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6 Tips for Getting a Job After Graduation

Tackle the job market with confidence after getting your degree

Here’s how to tackle the job market after getting your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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One of the most important parts of the job-seeking or college admission process is the ability to provide quality references. If an employer or school asks you to supply them with references, it’s usually a clear indication that the testimony of those persons will play a big part in whether you get the job or get accepted. The old adage is still true: It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

With this is mind, references should be chosen carefully, strategically, and wisely.  Consider these 5 tips the next time you submit the list of those who could very well make or break the decision to extend the offer. ---Aisha Taylor

5 Tips for Choosing Professional References

How to ensure those giving recommendations are an asset

References can make or break you. Here’s how to choose them wisely while job seeking.

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Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Ohio University's Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) starts a viral poster campaign

The 10-student group Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) launched a poster campaign to ignite a…

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4 Tax Breaks for College Students

How to be smart and save with a tax break on your tuition

A college education is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll make besides a home. Who…

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It’s that time of the year again when you’re bombarded with tons of back to school commercials, followed by the fall window displays and that signature end-of-summer breeze. For many college students, it means buckling down and hitting the books again (yes, less Facebook and Twitter time), but why do so without gadgets that will make college life easier? As part of our Back to School coverage, BlackEnterprise.com has selected six tech apparatuses you should invest in this semester. —Janel Martinez

6 Tech Tools To Make College Life More Manageable

These uber cool gadgets will make the college experience run a bit smoother

As the back to school rush continues, college bound students will need to be up…

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

7 Ways to Save on College Textbooks and Supplies

Use these smart tips to save as much as 80% on books and supplies this year!

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives smart tips that could save you as much as 80% on textbooks…

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Successful College Business

How entrepreneurial college students can get started on building a smart business

How entrepreneurial college students can get started on building a smart business

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Now is the time to start a business. Launching a business in college (See 5 reasons why you should here) — or collaborating on one — sets you up for a bright and successful future.  I’ve come up with 25 ideas college students can start for $200 or less.  Believe it! You can use one (or more) of these suggestions or come up with your own.  Some of these startup ideas may work better than others, or, depending on where you go to college, may not work at all, but it's up to you  so choose wisely and adjust quickly if the business you start isn’t advancing. So, college CEO, before you head back to school for the semester pick your money-making match.---Felicia Joy

25 Savvy Startups Students Can Launch for $200 or Less

College students can tap into their inner CEO with these smart startup ideas

College students can tap into their inner CEO with these smart startup ideas

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How to Handle Separation Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Students

Whether it's parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed, experts give advice on how to hold it together when going back to school

Whether it’s parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed or homesick when they…

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With 140 characters or less, social media regulars receive the latest deets on everything from the advertures of their favorite celebs to up-to-the minute info on their close friends’ whereabouts to a blow-by-blow account of the Arab Spring. But Twitter is more than a news feed, it's also a professional tool, and following people who interest and inspire you can enhance your college experience. Instead of only following your celeb obsessions or BFFs, try useful college resources, prominent organizations and established leaders. To help you get started for back to school season, BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights 9 Twitter accounts that will help   keep college students in the know. Let us know your  favorite Twitter account (on or off this list) below!

9 Twitter Accounts That Can Enhance Your College Experience

From influential organizations to young leaders making a difference in their community, these 9 Twitter accounts will keep you in the know

Back to school season is upon us and BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights…

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7 Tips for Job-Seeking College Students on Social Media Etiquette

Big Brother is watching and what you do and say online could cost you that job

Social networks have become part of the job search process so prospective college students and…

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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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