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

IBM helps NSU students prepare to enter the workforce after graduation
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IBM helps NSU students prepare to enter the workforce after graduation

by Omar Ross An IBM Summit Campus Career Preparation Event was held on campus Thursday, April 14, to help current Norfolk State students prepare for entry into the professional workforce. The event was designed to assist with university career preparations and to give first-hand knowledge of the recruitment, interview and selection process within IBM. The event … Continue reading

Want a job after graduation?  You’ll need experience and we can provide it.
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Want a job after graduation? You’ll need experience and we can provide it.

Want a job in the media after graduation?  Want to work in a communication-related field?  If so, you’ll need more than a degree; you’ll need samples of work product you can show a potential employer and related experience listed on your resume…preferably two or more years of it. That’s where the Spartan Echo comes in.  … Continue reading

White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans
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White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans

Today, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to announce new steps to advance the President’s TechHire initiative and expand opportunities for young Americans to get trained and placed into well-paying tech … Continue reading

Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring
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Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources executive has left the coal producer amid a financial restructuring. Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. Sullivan resigned to pursue another employment opportunity. Sullivan’s resignation was effective on Friday. According to the company’s website, Sullivan had served as … Continue reading