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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. 29, No. 1, October

African Roots of African-American Culture
This past summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities offered a seminar, African Roots of African-American Culture, attended by representatives from 25 colleges and universities. Each is expected to start studies related to the seminar on her...
Campus Advisor
LINDA BATES PARKER Dear Campus Advisor: I am a graduating mechanical engineering senior with a G.P.A. of over 3.5. I have been a member of the University College honors program and have received a number of scholarships and other academic recognition....
Career Opportunities Soar for African-American MBA Graduates
How many times have you returned to thank someone who has given you some good advice? Well, if your parents or any one else is advising you to consider pursuing an MBA degree; follow their advice and for years you'll be thanking them through your...
Career Services Directors Offer Career Advice
Who is in Charge of Your Career Development? JOYCE P. EDWARDS In the process of developing your career strategy, Career Services is your link to companies looking for people with your skills. But acquiring a career and succeeding at it are your...
Covering Up Hate-Crimes on College Campuses: A National Tragedy
Introduction A hate-crime is one committed by a person whose motive is discrimination against another person or persons on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin or whose act against a person, or persons, grows out of...
Developing Powerful Study Skills Lead to Success in College
The study skills you need to succeed in college could more appropriately be called "life skills" because their acquisition affects your life far beyond the classroom. Participation in club activities, maintaining a job or home, playing sports, and...
Global Leadership for African-American Collegians: A 21st Century Imperative
STUDY AND TRAVEL ABROAD ENHANCE LEADERSHIP SKILLS Increasing numbers of African-American collegians are honing their leadership skills in the global classroom. The internationalization of the American economy is driving undergraduate students to...
Global Leadership for African-American Collegians: A 21st Century Imperative: Study and Travel Abroad Enhance Leadership Skills
Increasing numbers of African-American collegians are honing their leadership skills in the global classroom. The internationalization of the American economy is driving undergraduate students to acquire an international perspective. African-American...
Hate-Crimes on College Campuses
A NATIONAL TRAGEDY Introduction A hate-crime is one committed by a person whose, motive is discrimination against another person or persons on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or nation al origin or whose act against a person,...
How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search
GOING ONLINE TO FIND A JOB In the past few years, the Internet and other technological advances have had a tremendous impact on the recruitment process. Technology has created huge efficiencies that allow a smoother connection between job candidate...
How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search: Going Online to Find a Job
In the past few years, the Internet and other technological advances have had a tremendous impact on the recruitment process. Technology has created huge efficiencies that allow a smoother connection between job candidate and job opening. Coupled with...
Information Technology
YOUR PATHWAY TO INNOVATIVE JOBS AND CAREERS Peter Browne is information technology director for Microsoft's licensing subsidiary in Reno, Nev. As such he is the highest-ranking African-American technologist at software giant Microsoft Corp. Browne...
Information Technology: Your Pathway to Innovative Jobs and Careers
Peter Browne is information technology director for Microsoft's licensing subsidiary in Reno, Nev. As such he is the highest-ranking African-American technologist at software giant Microsoft Corp. Browne has worked for more than 20 years for some of...
Million Youth Movement Marchers Gather on the East Coast and in the South
The nation was treated this past Labor Day weekend to not one but two Million Youth Movement events in New York City and Atlanta on September 5 and 7 respectively. The New York City march in Harlem, promised earlier as a follow-up to the Million...
Opportunities Abound for Computer Science Majors
PREPARE YOURSELF WELL FOR A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB High-tech Shortage Computer science majors have many career paths available. As graduates, they may be employed in a variety of positions. In addition to working in "traditional" computer science...
Opportunities Abound for Computer Science Majors: Prepare Yourself Well for a Career, Not Just a Job
High-tech Shortage Computer science majors have many career paths available. As graduates, they may be employed in a variety of positions. In addition to working in "traditional" computer science positions, graduates work in chemical, petroleum,...
"Pass It On"
Xavier University's Cluster commissioned renowned artist John Scott to create a limited edition sculpture to commemorate its 30th Anniversary. "Pass It On" is a edition of 100 with an extra 2.5 artist proofs, all signed and numbered with certificate...
Plan for Career Success with a Monthly Planning Calendar for Seniors
Generally speaking, that period before or during your junior year can be pivotal to a successful senior year. Building a comprehensive network of friends, family members, professors and corporate connections often pays big dividends in launching your...
Plan for Career Success with a Monthly Planning Calendar for Seniors
Generally speaking, that period before or during your junior year can be pivotal to a successful senior year. Building a comprehensive network of friends, family members, professors and corporate connections often pays big dividends in launching your...
Profiles of Successful Interns
Anthony Russell Finance Intern - Procter & Gamble Senior, University of Virginia, Charlottesville Developing a quarterly forecast accuracy analysis was one of three projects Anthony Russell worked on as a Finance Intern at Procter &...
Self-Assessment: Knowing Yourself and What You Want to Do!
Self-assessment is an in-depth look at who you are, at discovering and learning your personality type, at becoming aware of what's important to you, and at understanding yourself, i.e. your values, interests, aptitudes, abilities, strengths and weaknesses....
SELF -ASSESSMENT: Knowing Yourself and What You Want to Do!
Self-assessment is an indepth look at who you are, at discovering and learning your personality type, at becoming aware of what's important to you, and at understanding yourself, i.e. your values, interests, aptitudes, abilities, strengths and weaknesses....
Single Parents Taking Their Kids to College with Them
A popular National Organization for Women Program, called "Take Our Daughters to Work," encourages moms and others to take girls to work on this day to encourage career exploration and to see women achieving in a variety of career fields, Interestingly,...
Soaring Job Opportunities Await Engineering Graduates
While American corporations desperately need more engineers, enrollment in colleges of engineering nationwide has hit a 10-year low. An additional 250,000 engineers will be needed in the United States in the next 10 years, analysts predict. But American...
Soaring Job Opportunities Await Engineering Graduates
While American corporations desperately need more engineers, enrollment in colleges of engineering nationwide has hit a 10-year low. An additional 250,000 engineers will be needed in the United States in the next 10 years, analysts predict. But American...
So You're Thinking about a Marketing Career
Congratulations. You've chosen to explore a career that offers some of the most diverse challenges in the job world. Sit back, relax, and by all means, read on! This is going to be fun. You've heard it before--Opportunity abounds; you can do anything...
Succeeding at the On-Campus Interview
Picture the company as a medieval fortress, with armies protecting the King's assets against all competitors seeking to outperform them in the marketplace. You are interested in a position in the brigade, but how do you get the King's attention? ...
Successful Job-Search Strategies That Really Work
The good news is there are lucrative job opportunities that are yours for the taking. The not-so-good news is that there has been no significant increase in the number of job offers, meaning that the bar of expectations is higher for graduates, especially...
Teaching Opportunities in the New Millennium
Developing a Road Map to Your Job in the Classroom Now that you have decided that teaching is the career for you, your next important step is to determine how to get a job in a place that both interests and excites you. There are many ways to find...
Teaching Opportunities in the New Millennium
Developing a Road Map to Your Job in the Classroom Now that you have decided that teaching is the career for you, your next important step is to determine how to get a job in a place that both interests and excites you. There are many ways to find...
The Case for Reparations
It is now time, in this clear motion of the working class and other democratic forces to counterattack against the rising forces of U.S and world neo fascism, to raise anew the question of REPARATIONS FOR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FOR THE IMPACTED...
The Intelligent, Standout Resume and Cover Letter
Thousands enter the job market annually, including college and high school graduates, professionals changing jobs for advancement, displaced and laid off workers, immigrants, and the chronically unemployed. Amid this torrent of job seekers, African-American...
The Pharmaceutical Industry: SOLID AND EXPANDING
The Impact of the Industry The pharmaceutical industry is a mainstay of the American economy, showing signs of unabated growth among all its sectors as we move into the twenty-first century. "By the year 2000, the value of the pharmaceutical marketplace...
The Talented Hundred Percent
AMERICA'S PROMISE TARGETS AT-RISK YOUTH In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois declared that the Negro race, like all races, would be saved by its exceptional members, its "talented tenth." At that time, his attitude was understandable. In the early years of this...
The Talented Hundred Percent: America's Promise Targets At-Risk Youth
In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois declared that the Negro race, like all races, would be saved by its exceptional members, its "talented tenth." At that time, his attitude was understandable. In the early years of this century only a small fraction of Americans...
The Value of Internships and Co-Op Opportunities for College Students
If you think that a college diploma is all you need to find a job, you need to rethink your plans right now. Your search will bring you to a harsh reality: It's difficult to get a good job without experience in a particular field, and you can't get...
'The Young and the Restless': Shemar Moore Takes Center Stage
He's every girl's dream and, consequently, every guy's nightmare. But love him or hate him, you've got to give him his due. After graduating from college, a brief modeling career, and four years as Malcolm on the number one daytime drama, CBS's The...
The Young & the Restless Shemar Moore Takes Center Stage
He's every girl's dream and, consequently, every guy's nightmare. But love him or hate him, you've got to give him his due. After graduating from college, a brief modeling career, and four years as Malcolm on the number one daytime drama, CBS's The...
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
QUIET DIPLOMACY IN A TROUBLED WORLD What's it like to be in the hot seat, with a carefu1Iy built career hanging in the balance? At the pinnacle of success in your chosen career you suddenly face unbelievable triumph or tragic humiliation. Solving...
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: Quiet Diplomacy in a Troubled World
What's it like to be in the hot seat, with a carefully built career hanging in the balance? At the pinnacle of success in your chosen career you suddenly face unbelievable triumph or tragic humiliation. Solving the world's problems is pretty nerve-wracking,...
Wellness Means Work Dress and Keep the Garden
In Genesis 2:15 we are told, "God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." This first work order from God to humans, "to dress and keep the garden," is a command to do the work necessary to keep the garden viable....
Wellness Means Work: Dress and Keep the Garden
In Genesis 2:15 we are told, "God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." This first work order from God to humans, "to dress and keep the garden," is a command to do the work necessary to keep the garden viable....
You Need to Go to Graduate School
Perhaps you have already heard "You need to go to graduate school." Responding to your performance and your potential for academic success, an observant professor, a concerned advisor, or an eager parent, most likely said it. The advice is sound: You...
You Need to Go to Graduate School
Perhaps you have already heard "You need to go to graduate school." Responding to your performance and your potential for academic success, an observant professor, a concerned advisor, or an eager parent, most likely said it. The advice is sound: You...