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The Black Collegian is a career and self-development magazine aimed at African-American college students. The Black Collegian provides information on careers, job opportunities, graduate and professional school, internships, and study abroad programs.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, February

African-American Culture, Identity and the Corporate World
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO "SELL OUT" Many African-American students are steering away from corporate America in making career choices. On my campus, and many others, there are students who do not feel they will fit into the corporate environment. Some think...
Career Opportunities in the Insurance Industry
"Me, an insurance salesman? Never!" Those would have been my words just six years ago if someone had asked me about the idea of being in the insurance profession. Since that time though, I cannot believe how radically different my perception of the career...
Careers in Accounting: A Stable Career
At colleges and universities cross the United States, accounting continues to be a popular career choice for African Americans. The past three decades have seen steady and continuous growth in the numbers of African Americans entering into the accounting...
Careers in Hi-Tech: Pursuing Hi-Tech Careers to Prepare for the Next Millennium
Computers creatively connect communities to new technology circuits: reaching beyond urban career boundaries. "Computers have democratized technology," says Alexis M. Herman, the brilliant, beautiful and feisty lady President Bill Clinton appointed...
Careers in the Military
MILITARY SERVICE: A CHOICE, A CHANCE ... How advanced we have become while traveling down the Information Super Highway with Pentium II microchips; conducting spacewalks outside the space shuttle Columbia in outer space, and journeying to the deepest...
Contrasting Lives and Singular Vision: Two African-American Women, Miss Oseola McCarty and Dr. Ruth W. Hayre
Two women extraordinarily committed to educating African-American collegians Miss Oseola McCarty is an 87 year old Mississippian extraordinarily committed to educating African Americans by setting up a scholarship fund so that African Americans could...
Education Careers: Job Opportunities and Self-Development Requirements
MAKING TEACHERS AGAIN CENTRAL TO CLASSROOM LEARNING I recommend THE BLACK COLLEGIAN, as well as its electronic version, THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online, to all my students, undergraduate and graduate, minority and majority alike, because of its "real world"...
Emergence of Museums and Institutes for African-American Civil Rights, History and Culture
Over the last decade or so, African-American Civil Rights/Historical Museums and Institutes have evolved from concept to reality. This evolvement has been so widespread that a number of career options are now available to college students interested...
Financial Services
A breadth of experience is available in the financial services industry which comprises a vast number of majors, offering career opportunities in such areas as investment banking, sales and trading, asset management and management consulting. In Investment...
Global Study: Reflecting the Norms of an International Society
Many different people of color have immigrated to the United States. Consequently, changing demographics in America today dictate that soon 33 of every 100 students in American classrooms will be children of color. Because racial diversity is transforming...
How to Evaluate a Job Offer: Dotting the I's and Crossing the T's
The news just arrived: the job you applied for is yours. You are so excited that von can hardly contain your joy, now that your career is about to fail into place. The many hours you spent job searching and interviewing have paid off. To your added surprise,...
If You Don't Have a Job by Graduation, Get Busy!
For the rest of my life, this very special day, God help me... to labor with enthusiasm and love, no matter what the task at hand may be, realizing that if I cannot secure happiness out of my work I will never know what real happiness is. Og Mandino:...
Innovative Programs Affect Recruitment of Teachers: Aligning Teaching Talents and Innovative Curricula
Instructional changes in education affect teacher recruitment. As more schools and their community members set goals based on their priorities, needs and resources, recruiters for these schools will hire new teachers whose knowledge and skills demonstrate...
Interview with Brigadier General Clifford L. Stanley, U.S. Marine Corps
There are only four African-American General Officers in the United States Marine Corps and Brigadier General Clifford L. Stanley is one of them. As Director of Public Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., he is the Corps' information...
Leaping into the World of Work: Making the Transition from Campus to the Workplace
Graduating from college is a significant rite of passage. For most graduates, it signifies an important transition into the "real world" of being totally independent and earning a livelihood full-time. The thought of making it on your own can make you...
Majoring in Liberal Arts: Advice from the President of Smith College, a Liberal Arts Major
Liberal Arts, designed for students like me I was like any student undecided on a major when I started college. I didn't have the vaguest idea what I wanted to be or do, so I entered college with no specific career goals. My own familial background...
Paul Robeson: Voice of a Century
The enduring recorded voice of Paul Robeson had a profound effect on American culture for three decades - the 1920s, the 1930s and the 1940s. Born in 1898 the son of a former slave, Robeson rose from humble origins to unprecedented heights: scholar-athlete,...
Retailing a Growth Industry: Exchanging Money for Goods or Services
EXCHANGING MONEY FOR GOODS OR SERVICES Walk around on any college campus and ask students what is it they would eventually like to do and, undoubtedly, many will say, "I want to own my own business." If you press them for details of the kind of business...
Students Are the Vanguard of Million Woman March
Editor's note: Even though the Million Woman March occurred in October 1997, we write about it in this issue. Our cover gives the focuses of this issue: The issue is jobs, where they are and how to get them; the issue is African-American women, who they...
Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997: Additional Money for Working Students or Their Parents
To help with the rising cost of education, the U.S. Congress has included several new education programs in the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997. The Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997 is the name given to a series of tax changes recently passed by Congress. The...
The Health Care Industry: Multi-Disciplinary Opportunities Leading to Careers in Health Care
What is a typical day like for a health care executive? Gerard Michaels is one of the newest health care managers for one of the largest hospital networks in Austin, Texas. On any typical day, his calendar is filled with meetings with physicians and...
The Hospitality Industry
In an increasingly competitive employment arena, African Americans must prepare for and secure strong, definite jobs which lead them to long-term realistic career options and opportunities. One of the fastest growing sectors of the economy of our time...
The Job Market Offers Good News for the Class of 1998; an Industry by Industry Analysis Reveals a High Demand for Graduates across the Board, Especially Those with Technical and Computer Skills
AN INDUSTRY BY INDUSTRY ANALYSIS REVEALS A HIGH DEMAND FOR GRADUATES ACROSS THE BOARD, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH TECHNICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS The condition of the job market is a reality that must be faced by most new college graduates. Will jobs be available?...
The On-Site Interview: An Interview That You Must Not Take for Granted
So, you've performed quite well during your first on-campus or job-fair interview and feel quite optimistic that the company's recruiter will give you a call for a second meeting - but this time at the company, or even a restaurant. You figure that because...
The World of Commercial Art: A Field Vast with Commercial Opportunities
Commercial art has never been as exciting a field to work in as it is now. Commercial art appears in places and on things that most people take for granted. The field of commercial art is so vast and employment opportunities so good that anyone entering...
Women in the Military: African-American Military Women: Soaring beyond the Glass Ceiling
The military has been hailed as a national model for equal opportunity. No affirmative action has been required for the past fifty years to ensure the rights of employment, training, equal salaries or advancement for anyone; women included! Here's a...