CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads
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CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads

The Spartan Echo went to CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer Michelle Armer to get advice for people entering the job market for the first time as college graduates. Here’s our question and answer session with Ms. Armer. I’m graduating in a month. What should I already have done and what should I be doing now? (In … Continue reading

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Generation Z feels far less prepared to enter workforce than previous generations

Ellucian, a provider of software and services built to power higher education, published findings of its survey “Credential Clout: How Higher Ed Can Prepare for an Evolving Job Market.” The survey, conducted in the U.S. by Wakefield Research, queried 500 students currently enrolled in a college or credential program aged 18-45, and 500 recruiters and … Continue reading

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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

~ Virginia’s unemployment rate ranks 2nd lowest among major U.S. states  ~ – Virginia labor force expands to record high 4,340,369 – – Initial unemployment claims hit 43 year low – RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after … Continue reading

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Higher education employment rises in Q1 2017 despite decline in job postings

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., September 15, 2017 — In the first quarter of 2017, the total number of jobs in higher education increased by the largest first quarter amount in five years, according to HigherEdJobs, the leading job and career site for higher education professionals. According to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data … Continue reading

Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!
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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!

Writers, photographers, graphic designers:  the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the winter break to prepare for the spring semester. Please see the Spartan Echo staff page at http://www.spartanecho.org/staff for more … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces significant gains in STEM-H workforce credentials
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Governor McAuliffe announces significant gains in STEM-H workforce credentials

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s state agencies granted 5,778 more STEM-H Workforce Credentials during fiscal year 2016 than in fiscal year 2015. In August 2014, the Governor issued Executive Order 23 Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative, which challenged Virginia’s education and workforce development programs to produce 50,000 STEM-H Workforce … Continue reading

What’s missing in the millennial skillset?
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What’s missing in the millennial skillset?

One thing is clear: millennials – those born after 1980 – are the world’s future, and they’ve already made significant contributions. Social media alone wouldn’t be what it is today without millennial entrepreneurs, for example. “It’s not just technology defining the youngest working-age population, it’s also a distinct optimism and a desire to do work … Continue reading

Do you have what it takes to be an IBM-er?
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Do you have what it takes to be an IBM-er?

by Carman Chatman On Thursday, April 14, Alisha Bazemore, the Director of Career Services at Norfolk State, held an IBM (International Business Machines) Preparation Event hosted by Eric Dykes, who is the Recruiting and Diversity Manager of IBM located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students arrived in their best attire and came prepared to asked questions … Continue reading